Rinnce na Trí bring St Patrick’s Day to Spain’s Costa del Sol

Rinnce na Tr� plus one. Killea's Gerard and David McNamee with their Castlederg cousins Emma and Tanya Catterson. All off to sunny Spain for St Patrick's Day.
Rinnce na Tr� plus one. Killea's Gerard and David McNamee with their Castlederg cousins Emma and Tanya Catterson. All off to sunny Spain for St Patrick's Day.

Talented Inishowen dancers, ‘Rinnce na Trí’ are not worried about St Patrick turning up the warm side of the stone.

Killea brothers, Gerard and David McNamee and their Castlederg cousins, Tanya and Emma Catterson will be dancing for Malaga’s Irish community on March 17.

Gerard McNamee explained: “Before Christmas, Tony Bell who lives in Malaga but is originally from Sligo saw ‘Rinnce na Trí dancing on the TG4 programme, ‘An Jig Gig’. He enjoyed our performances and has now invited us out to Spain, to entertain the Irish community during St Patrick’s week.

“We are all really excited about the trip. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to bring a little bit of Ireland to Spain. Not to mention the fact that we will be able to soak up some winter sun. We will be participating in Malaga’s St Patrick’s Day Parade and Mass, before dancing at three local community centres in the evening.”

‘Rinnce na Trí’ are not resting on their ‘Jig Gig’ laurels, according to Gerard McNamee.

He said: “When we return from Spain, we will begin practising for the World Irish Dancing Championships. They are taking place in Belfast’s Waterfront at Easter. Then it will be down the road for Derry Féis. Wherever you are in the World, you cannot miss Féis Dhoire Cholmcille. It’s a fantastic event.”