In an eventful summer, Liberty Mountain Resort has a lot to remember.
The resort, in the Highlands of Ireland, hosted a huge outdoor concert for a global audience.
A crowd of over 5,000 came together for a rendition of Queen’s “O Canada”.
It is the largest indoor concert at the resort and the most sold tickets in Ireland.
It also brought in some of the most colourful faces of the country.
There was a rendition by The Clash in the resort’s main bar.
And, on top of that, the concert was streamed live on Facebook Live.
There are some truly special moments at Liberty Mountain.
In 2012, a group of young people were filmed taking part in the world famous “Treat Me Like Your Uncle” video.
They are part of a movement to make Ireland a more accepting and welcoming nation.
This year, the resort welcomed over 20,000 people to its popular music venue, The Mooze.
On Saturday night, the band The Red Shoes performed on stage.
The Red Skins are known for their outrageous live performances.
The band performed on Sunday night.
In 2016, a party of the same name was held at the island.
A party of a whole new nature.
The music scene is booming.
A number of new acts have been announced.
One of them, The Temptations, performed at the Liberty Mountain this year.
“I’ve got to say, it was definitely the highlight of my year, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get a little nervous,” said The Tents’ frontman, Paul McLean.
“But that’s what happens when you’ve been playing live for a few years, you’re in the groove and you’re enjoying it.”
And so I’m just so grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of it.
“As well as the concerts, the island has also hosted several other events.
On Saturday, a special dance for a group called “Tiny” was held.
The group, made up of young women, sang about their lives as a single mother.
The concert was livestreamed by the local news channel, RTE.”
They said to us, ‘You know what, we’re going to do this dance for Tiny’,” said McLean of the Temptions.”
So we did it, and it’s really quite touching and beautiful.
And it was a really lovely thing to do.
“But, for many in the music world, the Liberty event is not a celebration of the music scene, but an opportunity for people to experience something entirely different.”
The big thing is that we have a culture here, and a whole country that has never seen anything like it before,” said Liam Harkin of the Irish music festival Music for the Cure.”
We’re seeing all of this stuff that’s been happening in Ireland, and we’re seeing that all over the world.
“Now we have people coming here to experience it.
So that’s really exciting.”
It’s great for people who are new to the country, to feel a bit more connected to the music that’s being performed here.
“That’s really what it’s all about, really, and to see that happen in Ireland is really exciting.”
Listen to a selection of the stories from RTE’s ‘Liberty’ series.