It's McCool to ceili!

When my father told me that they used to ceili every night, I had images of people dancing to likes of the Kilefenora or McElroy ceili bands. The truth is that his day ceili described the informal visiting that was common in all rural parts of Ireland before mass media. Something the McCools in Co Armagh practise to this day.

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