ONE THING lockdown has undoubtedly done is help bring us closer together, with citizens looking out for one another and everyone doing their bit to protect each other.
But the world changing so suddenly, and all the restrictions and isolation that came with it, means that a lot of people have suffered with their mental health, and there have been multiple campaigns to help people cope until life returns to normal.
To help do our part, The Irish Post has organised for a whole host of talented Irish performers to come together for a virtual Irish Country & Folk Festival in aid of charity Mental Health Ireland.
Join us on The Irish Post Facebook page (here) this Sunday, 21 June at 7pm BST for a night of comedy, ceol agus craic from our star-studded line-up, which will include performances by:
Aslan, Daniel O'Donnell, Ash, Rory Best, Michael Flatley, Lisa Canny, The O'Neill Sisters, Sharon Shannon, Dublin City Today, Derek Ryan, The Byrne Brothers, Megan O'Neill, All Folk'd Up, Cliona Hagan, Malachi Cush, Owen Mac, Dan McCabe, David Geaney, Sir Stevo Timothy, Fusion Fighters and the Gardiner Brothers-- with even more acts to be announced this week.
The virtual summer festival will be broadcast live from our Facebook page with the aim of raising awareness and funds for the essential charity while also having a bit of classic Irish craic-- so mark it in your calendar because this is one virtual concert you won't want to miss!
For more information on Mental Health Ireland and the essential work they do, or to donate, you can visit the website here.
Until then, we'll see you all on Sunday!