The Miami Showband at the Villa Rose Hotel

The Miami Showband at the Villa Rose Hotel
Sunday July 15th
Book now on 074 9132266

Enjoy a night of dancing to the dance hall sounds of years gone by with The Miami Showband at the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey, Co Donegal.

Expect to hear some of the biggest showband tunes from that golden era plus some great country music from some of finest artists on the circuit today.

The Miami Showband

Following the success of the Vicar Street concert in 2005, Des Lee, Stephen Travers and Ray Millar have joined with Gerry Brown (who bought the Miami name in the mid 90’s) to recreate the excitement of the Miami Showband. Joining the foursome are Johnny Fean (who has since left), former guitarist with Horslips and Barry Woods, a long time veteran of the showband ranks having played with The Newmen, Real McCoy and Lyttle People, among others. The band hit the road in late 2008 and are managed by David Hull, promoter of the famous “Do You Come Here Often” series of concerts.

Call 074 9132266 to book your tickets or why not avail of our fabulous overnight rate including breakfast and ticket to the dance for only €65pp.

The Villa Rose Hotel

The Villa Rose Hotel is a 4 Star, family owned, boutique spa hotel located in the bustling town of Ballybofey, Co Donegal. Centrally located on the N15 between Lifford and Donegal Town it is an ideal base from which to experience all that Donegal and the North West of Ireland have to offer.

The hotel comprises 55 beautifully appointed bedrooms and 2 superior suites contemporary in design with the emphasis on absolute luxury. Our facilities include Fara’s Restaurant & Wine bar for a sumptuous meal in elegant & modern surroundings, The Forge Bar with live light entertainment every weekend, The V Spa for pampering & indulgence and The Wee bar where you can enjoy your drink while watching the world go by overlooking Ballybofey’s bustling Main Street.

McElhinney’s Bridal Rooms

McElhinney’s Bridal Rooms

Ireland’s favourite department store, McElhinneys in Ballybofey have launched a fabulous new website dedicated to showcasing the very best in bridal and occassionwear. Easy to navigate, is divided into sections including wedding dresses, bridesmaids, accessories, occassionwear and suit hire.

McElhinney’s Bridal Rooms

Within each section you’ll find all your favourite designers and a colourful gallery of their latest designs. From here you can make an appointment, post an enquiry or make a list of your favourite dresses. There’s even a sale shop featuring wedding gowns with up to 70% off!

Contact McElhinney’s

+353 (0)74 9131217

Christmas at McElhinney’s Ballybofey

McElhinneys department store invites you to drop in over this festive season for some great gift ideas at affordable prices at Irelands No1 retail store of the year.

McElhinneys wishes you and yours a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2012.

McElhinneys Gift Cards can be purchased online at

County Development Board Cultural Resources Forum

Donegal: A Creative County
Donegal County Development Board Cultural Resources Forum


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Culture Conference Ballybofey

Culture Conference Ballybofey

High profile speakers, with a national profile, are among the contributors wh- will attend an important conference in Villa Rose Ballybofey exploring the potential for developing the cultural sector in Donegal. Speakers include the well-known musician, television producer and cultural champion, Philip King; Dermot McLaughlin of Temple Bar Cultural Trust, wh- is als- the man behind the successful Culture Night festival; Ian Brannigan of the Western Development Commission; Michael Starrett of the Heritage Council; Kevin Kidney of Failte Ireland and Shona McCarthy of City Of Culture 2013.

This special one-day conference, organised by the Cultural Resources Forum of the Donegal County Development Board, aims to explore the possibilities for development, expansion or possibly just survival, that may be available to the cultural sector in Donegal, specifically in the areas of Cultural Tourism and in the context of the emerging focus on role the ‘Creative Industries’ are set to play in Ireland’s eventual economic recovery.

The conference is designed to give participants the best opportunity to explore and discuss with national figures the role that culture can play in assisting Donegal and the north-west region make connections and create opportunities within the areas of cultural tourism and creative industries.

The conference will be of great benefit t- anyone working in the sector or participating in cultural activities, be it the Arts, Heritage or language. The conference will also explore how other sectors can benefit from the development of Culture, with particular emphasis on the tourism sector.

The conference, thus, will be of great benefit to people from a wide range of sectors and agencies. Facilitated workshops for Conference Participants, discussing theme, issues and ideas raised in presentations will pose questions such as :
– What Constitutes A Creative Industry In Donegal?
– What Are The Opportunities For Growth In Creative
Industries In Donegal?
– How Can Heritage Contribute To Economic Growth In
– What Constitutes Cultural Tourism In Donegal and what role
has the Diaspora?
– How Can Donegal Benefit From City Of Culture 2013?

Tuesday 4th of October, 2011
Villa Rose Ballybofey. 8.30am

Bookings at: Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey. 074 91 31840 or book direct
Subscription €10.

Further information contact Aideen Doherty Cultural Forum 074 9373 718

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