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The Way We Tell a Story
A Wee Bit of A Poem

Says I to him, I says, says I,
Says I to him, I says,

The thing, says I,
I says to him,
Is just, says I, this ways.
 
I hev', says I, a gret respeck
For you and for your breed,
 
And onything I could,
I says, I'd do, I wud indeed.
 
I don't know any man,
I says, I'd do it for, says I,
 
As fast, I says,
as for yoursel',
 
That's tellin' ye no lie.
 
There's nought, says I,
I wudn't do
 
To plase your feyther's son,
 
But this, I says
ye see, says I,
 
I says, it can't be done.
 
-Pat McCarty
1851-1931

A New Year Marching to the Beat of a New Drum Corps

Last year’s festival sort of missed a beat.  Not only did we lose our larger than life master carver, but the village lost its drum corps. 

This year McDara is showing signs of healing nicely, and when the Barron Von Laugher declared that the village needed a new Drum Corp… Our very own “Brando” stepped up to fill the void.

The group is small but mighty… they need more drums… and a name… but this did not stop them from marching for the first time in the closing parade Saturday night.

Things are already feeling much more up-beat!

  


News from the Town Crier
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News from the Town Crier

  • Opening Weekend - Fun in the Sun Opening weekend was a lot of FUN… and a little too much SUN for some.  Let’s hope that this is our ONLY weekend with triple digit heat!  It was ...
    Posted May 14, 2013, 8:44 PM by Scully McQuillan
  • Last Chance - A Message from KGA LORE Make-up Classes: Saturday April 13 @ 9:30 am for registration; class begins at 10 am. This just in: Due to the number of folk who couldn't make ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2013, 1:40 PM by Scully McQuillan
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The McDara Family of Tradesmen

The McDara Family of Tradesmen hail from Ireland.

Dan and Fiona McDara started a home and accepted a large number of very talented craftspeople into their extended family.

The family became prosperous and renowned for the fine quality of goods they produced.

The Baron Von Lauffer of Koronaberg was traveling the world searching for entertainment for his festival when he came across the McDara Family of Tradesmen and became enthralled. 

He convinced Daniel (Now known as the McDara Mor) to bring the entire family to Germany to participate in the festival.  He paid passage on a ship and the entire family went on vacation for a year to be a part of this huge event.

That was more than ten years ago.

The Baron promises every year to pay for return passage to Ireland... though he never seems to find the time, or funds, to make this occur.

Having become accustomed to the substance of a Baron's promises... McDara has built new homes in Germany.