Bring Che back to Kilkee #HonTheBanner

Bring Che back to Kilkee #HonTheBanner #AnClárAbú #BackTheBanner #CLARE Re-instate the mural

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via Annual ‘Che Do Bheatha’ Festival, Kilke  Website here

#Che #AmericanTourists #Clare #kilkee #BackTheBanner

Belfast Telegraph, 04 September 2013: Irish village removes Che Guevara mural because it upsets US tourists

A village (Kilkee, Clare) in the republic of Ireland has removed a mural a mural of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara because it has upset American tourists.

It has been painted over by a local authority just weeks ahead of a local Latin-American cultural festival in Kilkee, Co Clare to celebrate links with Guevara.

The Americans left town after seeing the mural. The face of Guevara, who visited Kilkee in 1961, had adorned the same spot for the previous two Che do Bheatha festivals.

But Clare County Council staff removed the 20ft high mural yesterday despite agreement at a Town Council meeting on Monday that it should stay until the festival was over.

This is the third year of the festival, which was established in 2011 to mark the 50th anniversary of the visit to the area by Che Guevara. Guevara’s plane had been grounded at Shannon Airport so he and his entourage spent a night in the west Clare resort town.

The world-renowned image was created by Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick after a chance meeting with Guevara in the Marine Hotel in Kilkee during that visit.

Irish Indo: Iconic Che Guevara mural in Co Clare removed after ‘upsetting’ American tourists

** There’s a petition on the go to encourage the reactionaries on Clare County Council to reverse their decision. Sign it and pass it on: ¡Viva el Che! (currently at 530)

On the petition; Jim FitzPatrick DUBLIN, IRELAND

Admirer and artist.

This mural was done by a local artist whose name I do not know and while, i am the creator of the original red and black poster from 1968, I object to the removal. This Cgeh Festival ahs put a dying, beautiful town back on the tourist map and I am b very proud to be involved. I am a Clareman, though Dublin-Born, and a fanatic Clare GAA supporter. We should not bow to this sort of nonsense. The ‘American Tourists’ were probaly plants. Same stuff we had to listen to in Galway when we proposed a Che memorial in his ancestral town. Hit them where it hurts -with paintbrushes and forget any anti-American rubbish too.

“If you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine.”

Ernesto Guevara.

As a lad pointed out… His Great Grandfather was a Galway/Clare man! Che landed at Shannon and wrote to his own Father “I am at last in the land of my Forefathers” ! Shame on Kilkee Town Council and CCC

“Che do Bheatha” Festival Kilkee, Co. Clare. Ireland (2011)

Her Excellency the Cuban Ambassador to Ireland, Teresita Trujillo Hernández, opens the “Che do Bheatha” festival in Kilkee Co. Clare. The festival commemorates the 50th anniversary of the visit of Ernesto “Che” Guevara to Kilkee in September 1961.



This Sunday is the all Ireland hurling semi final, Clare, the banner county, take on the rebels of Cork. It should be a cracker of a game. In Barcelona we will have a good breakfast and go up to the Michael Collins to watch the game and to cheer on the banner.

The Clare People: Have you caught Hurling Fever yet? If not, this video might help you along the way #honthebanner

Clare vs Cork – 2013 All Ireland Hurling Final

A trailer for the 2013 All-Ireland Hurling Final between Clare and Cork, which will be Clare’s first final since 2002.

Featuring footage from Clare’s games against Waterford, Cork, Wexford, Galway and Limerick, as well as audio from Anthony Daly’s speeches in 1995 and 1997.

the Banners Road To Croker (original)

Noel McInerney: This is a small song i wrote for clare in the 2013 all ireland this year i tried to make it funny and catchy and hopefully it’ll get everyone in clare up for the game, An Clár Abú

Whipping Boys No More – Declan Clancy & Ruairí Henchy:

Song for #Clare #OnTheBanner #GAA #Sport #hurling #ireland

The Banner Raised – The Clare Hurling year 1995

The Long Hot Summer – Clare Hurling in 1998

Everyone is getting ready for the big day, especially these fellas

Even the dogs are excited about the big game

An sheep

An goats and babies

an rabbits

even baby calves…

This is why GAA is such a great thing, it moves people in ways that nothing else can…

The Clare People: Joanne O’Malley sent us in this pic of her nephew John Tobin who celebrated his first birthday on 31st August and as there wasn’t a Clare jersey to be had in the sports shops in Ennis he borrowed aunty Joanne’s. #honthebanner #backingthebanner
Hurling – A warrior’s game
Part of What We Are – A History of The GAA 2/4
PART OF WHAT WE ARE : A Living, Breathing History of the GAA is a major four-part series TV series tracing the story of one of the most unique sporting organisations in the world.Episode 2 – The Fastest Game on Earth – the passion, the history and future of hurling

6 Responses to Bring Che back to Kilkee #HonTheBanner

  1. fuspey says:

    The Complete collection of Clare 2013 All-Ireland songs

    Well here they are. The complete collection of Clare 2013 All-Ireland songs. Some are good and some are so bad they’re brilliant. What do you think. If there are any late additions that we should know about let us know…. Yeeeehoooooooooo. #honthebanner

    The Banners Road to Croker – Noel McInerney
    Here’s to Davy – Buddy Early and the Banner Bangers
    Whipping boys No More – Declan Clancy and Ruairi Henchy
    MC Banner and the Kilalloolas – The Banner’s Back Again
    Come Sing the Banner Song – James Flanagan
    You Can’t Keep the Banner Down – Jerry and the Junior B’s
    The Banner’s Here Once More – Saffron and Blue
    Banner Bound – Éanna Mulvihill and Oisín Hickey

  2. fuspey says:

    Final Fever sweeps Banner

    Pat McGrath takes a tour of the Banner County to sample Hurling Final fever!/clip/809/

  3. fuspey says:

    Reeling in the years: 9 of the biggest moments in the Cork v Clare rivalry
    Cork and Clare go head-to-head on Sunday and we look back on some previous encounters featuring drama, robberies and some pre-match pleasantries..

  4. fuspey says:

    Listen back to Clare FM’s “Road To Croker”. Live from Shannon Airport.

    Download it on

    Road To Croker – Shannon Airport Part1

    Road To Croker – Shannon Airport Part2

  5. fuspey says:

    Clare vs Offaly 1995 (full match)

    1995 All Hurling Final speech Clare Anthony Daly Clare Offaly

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