The CLUAS Archive: 1998 - 2011


Last weekend, I got an email from in Bundoran telling me about a beach party that they are holding in August to raise funds for a township building programme in South Africa. Earlier in the year, surfers from the East coast of Ireland took part in a fund raising drive to raise awareness and money for people who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis and on August 11th S.I.R.F will hold its annual fundraising paddle in Strandhill to support its school building project in Indonesia. In fact, they are presently building their third kindergarten. Its a long way from the popular image of the lazy, drugged up, selfish, stoopid surfer as immortalised by Jeff Spicoli (Sean Penn) in 'Fast Times At Ridgemont High" and surfing is all the better for it.

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2004 - The CLUAS Reviews of Erin McKeown's album 'Grand'. There was the positive review of the album (by Cormac Looney) and the entertainingly negative review (by Jules Jackson). These two reviews being the finest manifestations of what became affectionately known, around these parts at least, as the 'McKeown wars'.