Well, here is the home of a Dixie.

Musician Joe Mac has had Cork at his feet for decades but so too has his lofty St Patrick's Hill home.

The ex-Dixies singer and drummer is 50 years in showbusiness this year. "My father got me my first drum kit in 1954, in Crowley's shop on Merchants Quay, I've just made the last repayment on it," he says cheekily.

Still gigg(l)ing professionally with the Joe Mac band, he is about to leave his family home of the last 25 years.

No 3 Lansdowne Terrace hits the market with estate agent Andy Moore brother of Christy Moore and whose own son, Gavin, is also a musician and launched his first album in Cork's Opera House just last night.