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HAVE A HAPPY ST PATS FREO!

Posted in city of fremantle, drinking, entertainment, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on March 17, 2018

 

St Pats Clancys

 

It is going to be a rather cool 23C degrees today so enjoy your St Patrick’s Day, Fremantle.

The pubs got specials on and Clancy’s have a big music program from midday till late.

Guinness is a great drink as long as it is consumed in moderation, so keep that in mind and don’t drink and drive please.

Roel Loopers

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HAVE A HAPPY ST PAT’S FREO!

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, multicultural, st patricks day, Uncategorized by freoview on March 13, 2018

 

 

St Pats Clancys

I am sure many in Fremantle are just waiting for St Patrick’s Day, so here a couple of pubs that got something special on this Saturday.

It’s the day that starts off with people wearing green but at the end of the day many of them will look pretty green as well. Oh yes that delicious good old Guinness!

Lots of music at Clancy’s and specials at The Federal, so enjoy the day. The forecast its for Irish weather. Rain.

St Pats March 17

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FENIANS FESTIVAL HIGH AS A KITE

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, history, Uncategorized by freoview on January 6, 2018

 

 

The symbolism that one can get as high as a kite on the lovely Irish beverages of Guinness and whiskey was not lost on me when I photographed these kites at the Fremantle FENIANS FESTIVAL at Bathers Beach.

There will be a lot of Irish dancers and music from 5.30pm today to enjoy the sunset, so go along!

Roel Loopers

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FREO FENIANS FESTIVAL STARTS

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, history, Uncategorized by freoview on January 5, 2018

 

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The Fremantle FENIANS FESTIVAL starts today so make sure to check out their Facebook page for the dates and times of events, or wander into Kidogo Arthouse at bathers Beach and ask for info.

FENIANS festival events calendar

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FAMILY DAY AT FENIANS FESTIVAL

Posted in bathers beach, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on January 4, 2018

 

Fenians family day. Jan 6

 

It is FAMILY DAY at the Fremantle Fenians Festival this Saturday.

Come to Bathers Beach between 10am and 4pm for kite making, art, music, dance and more.

It’s for young and old, so have some fun!

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FREMANTLE FENIANS FESTIVAL STARTS

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, multicultural, Uncategorized by freoview on January 2, 2018

 

FENIANS festival events calendar

 

Here a message from Kidogo owner Joanna Robinson about the FENIANS FESTIVAL that will be held from January 4 to 14.

You are all invited to the Exhibition Opening of our Fenians show “89 Days…” and the “Soft Opening” of the “Irish Festival Hub Beach Bar @ Kidogo Arthouse” this Thursday 4th Jan from 4pm onwards. All your friends are welcome!

We are delighted that Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill will be over for the Festival and playing the following eve at JCCA in Fremantle – we have an amazing line up of events in store for you over the following 10 days!! (www.feniansfestival.com.au)

A bit of history: The frigate Hougoumont was the last ship to bring convicts to Fremantle on January 9, 1868.

It had 262 convicts on board, including 62 Irish Fenian political prisoners.

Roel Loopers

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IRISH FIDDLER AT FREO PS ART SPACE

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, music, Uncategorized by freoview on August 25, 2017

 

ROBERT ZIELINSKI TRIO and BILLIE ROGERS at PS ART SPACE tonight!

Friday 25 August 2017, 8pm- Doors open 7pm

After a short break the sixth concert in the Hemispheres | Music of the World series at Fremantle’s PS Art Space in Pakenham Street is back, featuring formidable Irish fiddler and instrument maker, Robert Zielinski, playing in a trio with Fiona Doyle, wooden flute, whistle & vocals and Phil Waldron, double bass, mandolin & vocals.

The ROBERT ZIELINSKI TRIO draws inspiration from the deep reservoir of an older generation of west Ireland fiddlers. As a seventeen year old Zielinski travelled to Ireland and spent the next 14 years learning and immersing himself in the traditional music and in 2000 he won Ireland’s Michael Coleman Traditional Fiddler of the Year Award.

Together this trio plays a captivating set of tunes from Ireland, Scotland and the Shetland Isles including lively reels, jigs, strathspeys and hornpipes, as well traditional and contemporary songs, haunting slow airs and originals.

Supporting the ROBERT ZIELINSKI TRIO in the opening set is Fremantle’s own, BILLIE ROGERS, who describes her music as “soulful country”, but is so much more.

Rogers is an exceptional singer and songwriter who can rightly be described as one of Fremantle’s best hidden treasures.

 

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HISTORIC IRISH FESTIVAL FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in fremantle, history, kidogo arthouse, western australia by freoview on April 10, 2017

Fremantle Kidogo Arthouse owner Joanna Robinson is organising a big historic, culture and art Irish festival in January next year to commemorate the arrival 150 years ago of the Hougoumont, the last vessel to transport convicts from England to the Swan River Colony.

Among the 279 convicts on board was the famous John Boyle O’Reilly. The majority of the 108 passengers was made up of pensioner guards and their families.

The Hougoumont was the last of 37 convict shipments to Fremantle and arrived on January 9, 1868 after a 89-day journey.

That sounds like a fantastic festival to me which the whole Freo community should get involved in, so put your thinking caps on and come up with ideas for events around that day! Major corporate financial sponsorships would be welcome.

And what a brilliant excuse to drink a lot of Guinness, if we ever needed one. : >)

Roel Loopers

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ST PATRICK’S DAY BOWLING FUNDRAISER

Posted in city of fremantle, st patricks day by freoview on March 15, 2016

Fremantle St. Patrick’s very first fundraiser of the year is on St Patrick’s Day tomorrow and going to be fun!

Lawn bowls, delicious food, an acoustic set of Irish music from members of The Fling. You don’t even have to know the difference between bowls, balls or anything else that is round, because most Irish people don’t know the difference either, and even less after a pint of six of Guinness. ; >)

And all funds raised go directly to helping some of the least advantaged people in Freo.
Thursday, March 17th
4-7pm
Fremantle Bowling Club, Ellen Street, Fremantle.
Tickets are $35 or get a team of five together for $150
Book your tickets here:
https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=181917

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TODAY IS LAST DAY FOR FREO’S ROSY O’GRADY

Posted in accommodation, fremantle, hospitality by freoview on January 10, 2016

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Today is the last day for Fremantle’s ROSY O’GRADY after twenty years of the Irish pub, so get over there and have a Guinness or two and enjoy Irish music and dancing this afternoon.

Reportedly the building has been bought by the operators of the South Beach Hotel in South Fremantle who intend to create a more classy ambience and a boutique hotel branded as the Federal Hotel. Good luck to them. They have done a good job with the SBH!

Roel Loopers

 

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