Tweet The local Niteclub, Vibe, had a full moon party last Saturday. The concept was to capture the wild spirit of one of those trancey all-nighters that go down on the beaches out in Thailand. Some of the local boyos must have come back last Summer with the faces peeling off them and tales galore of the craic they had out there, atein' funny mushrooms and hittin' the sliotar around the beach with some ladyboys at dawn. Last week, it was time to bring a bit of that exotic magic to Kells. Forty tonnes of sand were dumped inside the niteclub and a hot-tub was placed in the smoking area to create that authentic beach experience. Not to be outdone by the lack of a full moon (it was a tiny fingernail on the night in question) the organisers bravely raised a huge smiley helium balloon against the uncooperative lunar calendar so the good people of the town could get wild n'funky. I went down with a few mates and we had the most magical, enlightening, loved-up night of our lives... Only kidding. It was pure shite. I knew in my heart we were chasing rainbows as the twelve euro cover charge was bled out of us at ten minutes to fucking two. "Typical Vibe" we muttered, the opening incantation of an inevitable, grim ritual. Subsequent highlights included someone getting sick in the sand, a local girl in a bikini horsing around the hot-tub with a ripped Germanic dude while a shadowy conglomeration of paunchy young farmers with buckeldy belts and wranglers looked on intently, and someone telling the black toilet attendant "ye must feel at home tonight with all this sand." Kells, I love you but I hate you. full moon party Thailand full moon party Kells. Something good is happening in Kells this weekend though, the yearly town festival which actually has a lot of engaging looking events. I know a few people end up on this site when they search for useful information about the town, because I tag the word 'Kells' a lot. Well, Kells information seekers - if you are looking for something fun to do this weekend may I suggest taking a visit to the Arches bar from 8pm on Sunday night (5th of July). Two talented local comedians, Aodhgan Comiskey and Fred Cooke, will be doing their thing and there will be an open mic too. If you see me, try to stop me going to Sunday night Vibe. Why? Because it is a bleak vortex of career alcoholics and cougars. Yet, despite all our best intentions it will start to exert an inexplicable gravitational pull on us the very minute the barman in the Arches yodels "Time now folks!"