Féile na Laoch (The Festival of Heroes) celebrates our cultural heroes, including storyteller, poets, actors, dancers, singers, and musicians.
The féile was inspired by the life and work of one of Ireland's true cultural giants, Seán Ó Riada, and this year we commemorate 80 years since his birth and 40 years since his death.

Féile na Laoch 2018 - What is it?

Féile na Laoch 2018 – What is it?

Overview Féile na Laoch (Festival of Heroes) is an international, multifaceted festival of all the arts which is organized over a six month period every seven years across Ireland and internationally. It is dedicated to the memory of the Irish composer and creator Seán Ó Riada and is the only...
Féile na Laoch 2018 - Cad é?

Féile na Laoch 2018 – Cad é?

Cur Síos Féile oll-mhór idirNáisiúnta, uileghnéitheach, idir-ealaíona, a reachtáiltear thar tréimhse sé míosa ar fuaid Éireann is thar lear, gach seachtú bliain, i gcuimhne ar an cumadóir is cruthaitheoir Éireannach Seán Ó Riada. Is chun féin aithne mar Éierannaigh is mar Ghael, do chách, thall is abhus an tréimhse seo....
Seán Ó Riada

Seán Ó Riada

Seán Ó Riada (1 August 1931 – 3 October 1971), was a composer and bandleader, and perhaps the single most influential figure in the renaissance of Irish traditional music from the 1960s, through his participation in Ceoltóirí Chualann, his compositions, his writings and his broadcasts on the topic. Early life...
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Comortas an Píob Mór /Warpipes competition

Comortas an Píob Mór /Warpipes competition

Tá Bonn Óir Seán Ó Riada le bronnadh ar an píobaire is fearr i 2018. Bronntar an bonn seo uair gach seacht mbliain. Ní mór don píobaire máirseáil chun ardán ag seinnt a rogha féin.  Seasamh agus fonn mall do sheinm agus ansan márseáil amach uaigh seo treo eile ag seinn a rogha féin arís....

Féile na Laoch Program 2018

1/5/2018   12:00 Cófra na Laoch is removed from the Back Gallery wall of Cúil Aodha church where it has been hanging since 4/10/2011. It is opened in front of a gathering of local people – school scholars and others interested in the moment – it is a public occasion. The enclosed flags and portraits of...

Clár Féile na Laoch 2018

1/5/2018   12:00 Tógtar anuas an bosca ón falla sa séipéal i gCúil Aodha agus osclaitear é ós cóir bailiúcháin de Mhuintir na hÁite – scoláirí scoile, daoine gur suim leo é ón dtaobh amuigh 7rl- ócaid phoiblí. Roinntear na brattaibh ar na leannaibhe scoile agus na pictiúrí agus brat an féile 7rl ar gach duine...

Omós Ceoil Seán Ó Riada

Tá Oireachtas an Gaeilge agus Iontaoibheas Fódhla agus RnaG ag teacht le chéile don gcéad uair chun coirm ceoil do reachtáil in omós do Seán Ó Riada mar a mbeidh buaiteóirí Corn Uí Riada ag an Oireachtas agus buathóirí Bonn Óir Seán Ó Riada ar stáitse le chéile. Tosnóigh an Coirm seo ar 8:00 oiche...

Lá na nÓg

Lá na nÓg Dé Luain 30/7/2018 Le cead agus coimirce Óige na Gaeltachta agus Aonach Tailteann Comórtaisí Spóirt, ealaíona is éachta is ceoil fan lae le taispeántaisí Árus Eamon Mac Suibhne Cúil Aodha, Áras Íosagáin (CLG Naomh Abán) Baile Mhuirne An Ionad Culturtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh, Baile Mhuirne, Coláiste Ghobnatan, Baile Mhuirne Ostán Ghobnatan...
Comhdháil na bPíobairí

Comhdháil na bPíobairí

Comhdháil na bPíobairí (Saor in aisce don bpobal / free entry) (fuirm glaca páirte ar bun an leathanaigh/form for registering at bottom of page) Taoiseach an Lae- Mick O’Brien (Leader of the day- Mick O’Brien) Format: Painéal cainteóirí le cead cainnte ina dturas ar gach abhar. Leannan pléadh ón úrlár ag deire gach babhta. 4...
Comhdháil Cruitireachta

Comhdháil Cruitireachta

Comhdháil na gCruitirí   (Saor in aisce don bpobal / free entry) (fuirm glaca páirte ar bun an leathanaigh/form for registering at bottom of page) Taoiseach an Lae- Laoise Ní Cheallaigh (Leader of the day- Laoise Kelly) Format: Painéal cainteóirí le cead cainnte ina dturas ar gach abhar.  Leannan pléadh ón úrlár ag deire gach...
Clár Féile na Laoch 2018

Clár Féile na Laoch 2018

1/5/2018   12:00 Tógtar anuas an bosca ón falla sa séipéal i gCúil Aodha agus osclaitear é ós cóir bailiúcháin de Mhuintir na hÁite – scoláirí scoile, daoine gur suim leo é ón dtaobh amuigh 7rl- ócaid phoiblí. Roinntear na brattaibh ar na leannaibhe scoile agus na pictiúrí agus brat an féile 7rl ar gach duine...
Video of commemoration of Dónal Ó Mulláin - composer of 'An Puc Ar Buile'

Video of commemoration of Dónal Ó Mulláin – composer of ‘An Puc Ar Buile’

One of the highlights of the second Féile na Laoch weekend was the unveiling of a commemorative plaque to Dónal Ó Mulláin, the composer of many songs including An Puc Ar Buile.
Mná agus Fir a' Tí Coirmceoil na Féile

Mná agus Fir a’ Tí Coirmceoil na Féile

Beidh Páidí Ó Lionáird, Dónal Ó hÉalaithe, Eoghan Ó Riada agus Sorcha Ní Riada mar mná agus fir a’ tí ag Coirmceoil na Féile oíche Dé Domhnaigh. Cuirfidh an ceolchoirm deireadh le Féile na Laoch 2011. Cuirfear gach rud isteach i cónra mór adhmaid agus bualfar tairní tríd chun é a dhúnadh ar feadh an...
Duaiseanna/ Prizes

Duaiseanna/ Prizes

<Hand sculptured pottery by Meredith Flandreau made in Ireland that will be presented to the winner of the Mise Éire-freisin film competition. Beidh an píosa álainn seo bronnta ar buaiteoir an comórtas scannánaíochta ‘Mise Éire-freisin’     Medals to be presented to the winners of the mini seven’s Gaelic Football tournament that was held at...
Cainteoir - Davie Philip

Cainteoir – Davie Philip

We are pleased to announce Davie Philip as another speaker at our conference “An Todhchaí- The Future”, at 2pm in the Abbey Hotel in Ballyvourney. Davie is a founder member of the Cloughjordan eco-village (www.thevillage.ie) where he now lives. He has been Education Manager for Cultivate Living & Learning (www.cultivate.ie) for 10 years and has...