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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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NEXT MEETING

Village Inn, Crumlin, 18th May 2019 at 15.00pm sharp.

See Where we Meet for directions


NEWS

Yes folks, May 18th saw Jitterbugs celebrate their 20th birthday and a Swell time was had by all. To read Stephens (Vice Sheik) account of the whole affair, look no further than HERE!


Our very own Grand Sheik Liam Muldowney has recently published his latest book entitled 'Near Dublin'. Containing over two decades of research, Near Dublin tells the story of the visits to Irish shores in the early 1950's of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Drawing on newspaper interviews, personal recollections and archive material, it follows their every move as they became a bit Irish for a small time.
Find out what Oliver Hardy thought of the selection of Whiskey on offer and what he made of the price of eating out in the capital. Discover if Stan Laurel was able to get to go on a fishing trip to Poulaphauca Lake and if he managed to outsmart the doctors in Belfast.
With rare photographs and anecdotes, this is the real story of what they thought of Ireland and of what Ireland thought of them.
To order your own copy, simply follow this link for
Hardback or Paperback


Why not join us for a great night at either the Mill Theatre Dundrum or any of the other venues where our SOTD friend Jeffrey Holland performs his one man show 'And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel'. For tickets, dates, venues and profile, visit MyFriendMrLaurel.co.uk.


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.