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The Mullagh set from the village of Mullagh, Co Clare, was a legendary group of dancers who won many awards in competition, including the All-Ireland, and who performed on television and in America and Europe. Show here are the members of the set in 1969 - standing Ollie Conway, Anthony Talty, Tone Darcy, Willie Keane, seated Maureen O'Grady, Betty Sexton, Kathleen Haugh and Rita Tubridy. Many thanks to Michael and Betty Sexton for supplying the photograph.

The Michael Sexton Ceili Band and Michael Sexton himself in publicity photographs, November 1998.

Your Internet set dancing correspondent does the Caledonian set with Betty Sexton to the music of the Michael Sexton Ceili Band in the Armada Hotel, Spanish Point, Miltown Malbay, Co Clare, December 1998.

Mary Doorty

At the set dancing weekend in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, 8-10 January 1999 - Larry Carroll, Pat Murphy, Jack Grogan and Nora Caroll all contributed to the revival of the Killyon Set. Set dancing teachers Jim Barry, Betty McCoy, Michael Loughnane and Pat Murphy had a very enjoyable weekend.

Donal Morrissey

Teachers in Dublin held a meeting in January 1999 to plan a coordinated approach to teaching set dancing which they hope will improve the repertoire of sets danced at ceilis. In attendance were in front Micheál Lalor, Mary Brogan, Roisín McEneany, Eileen O'Doherty, Carmel Kearns, Ann O'Donnell, Mary Murphy, Angela Bernard, Betty McCoy, behind Pádraig McEneany, Irene Martin, Ciaran Condron, Dan Crotty, John Sinnott, Pat Murphy.

Gerry Ryan

The Mighty Weekend of Set Dancing in Malahide, Co Dublin, is one of the most popular weekends of the year. Seen here are Matt Cunningham and his band which includes sons Joe and Eric and daughter Ita (with Pádraig McEneany calling), Donncha Ó Múinneacháin who danced some very impressive steps during one of the ceilis and the ceili on Sunday afternoon which was filmed for an RTÉ documentary.

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