Birr Castle in County Offally, the birth place of the 3rd Earl of Rosse who in the 1840's invented a telescope with a 6 foot in diameter mirror handmade and invented from a unique copper, tin and zinc alloy by the 3rd Earl, which could see further and more clearly into space than any previous. Birr . . .
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This year's festival was held September 16 through September 18, 2011. Mark your calendars now for next year! The Dirty Dancy Festival is named after the famous 1987 movie "Dirty Dancing" Directed by Emile Ardolino (1943 - 1993) and starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swazey (1952 - 2009). According to Jo, quite a bit of the film was shot in Lake Lure even though the film is set in the Catskills. Visitors to Lake Lure will see familiar buildings from the film and some of the films scenes are reenacted. The Righteous Brothers, who sang the movies theme song "I've had the time of my life" will perform a benefit concert and dancing clinics and other events are planned for the weekend. Click through to the shownotes for more details.
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You can visit the festival online at www.dirtydancing.com and www.jnbllc.com
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