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Welcome to Jitterbugs Ireland, Tent #220 of our beloved "Sons of the Desert" Laurel and Hardy appreciation society. We are the only Sons Tent in Southern Ireland, and currently meet two to three times a year where we enjoy our Laurel & Hardy movies, have a drink (optional), hold our raffle, chat and swap stories and of course there's the toast and our famous sing song "Sons of the Desert" (see below for lyrics).

So come on in and look around and if you wish to join (personally we think it would be one of the best decisions you made like the the time we bought Brooklyn Bridge), simply pop along to our next meeting, or contact us via the 'contact page'

Where We Meet

The Village Inn, Lisle House, Lisle Road, Walkinstown.
Google Map Link for full directions.

Sons of the Desert Lyrics

"We are the Sons of the Desert
Having the time of our lives
Marching along, two thousand strong
Far from our sweethearts and wives
god bless them
Tramp tramp tramp, the boys are marching
And dancing to this melody
Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, Hmm,
Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, Hmm
Sons of the Desert are we"

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We are afraid we must apologise again, but due to unforseen difficulties, we have to cancel our December 8th meeting at The Village Inn, Crumlin. We will be meeting in the new year and will post new dates then. Meanwhile from all at Jitterbugs, have a wonderful Christmas X.

See Where we Meet for directions


Please see our Articles to read about a recent meeting between Liam, Stephen and a young schoolboy named Tom and his mum in Cork. Young Tom is a huge Laurel and Hardy fan.

It is with great excitement we announce the 2019 UK Sons of the Desert Convention will be held in Wigan over the May bank holiday. To give a full report on all proceedings, Liam and Colin will be in attendance even if only in body and not so much mind. Any contributions towards their beer money is very much encouraged.