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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

Probabaly the Village Inn, Crumlin but to be confirmed.

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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It is with heavy heart we announce the sad news that Lois Laurel Hawes, Stan Laurels only child has passed away aged 89 at Holy Cross Hospital California. Lois was born in Beverley Hills in 1927 and is survived by her daughter, 5 grandchildren and 9 great granchildren. For more information and up to date posts, see Sons of the Desert FB page.

Please see attached for latest news on our next Waterville visit here: Charlie Chaplin Convention Waterville 2017.

It is with deep sadness we announce the end of our Northern Ireland friends Sons of the Desert Tent "Another Fine Mess". We would like to send our best wishes for the future, to Keith & Gerry and all the gang. We were fortunate enough to join the gang up north several times but the most memorable trip has to be our 2007 visit (see Gallery Page for images), where we recieved a lovely certificate each personalised, we were very touched. So from all here at Jitterbugs, good luck and "Good-Byyyyyyyyye"