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.

Léacht le hÉamon de Buitléar agus Rory Harrington

Léacht le hÉamon de Buitléar agus Rory Harrington

Éamon de Buitléar and Dr. Rory Harrington gave a joint lecture in Óstán Ghobnatan (The Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney) at on Sunday 2nd October, titled “Exploring the Nature of Ireland’ Countryside”. Ireland’s countryside, its nature and the quality of life that it offers was explored with some suggestions as to how...
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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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...
Cainteoir Fr. Enda McDonagh

Cainteoir Fr. Enda McDonagh

Beidh Enda McDonagh mar duine des na cainteoirí don comhdháil a bheidh ar siúl Satharn Féile na Laoch ar a 2 a chlog in Óstán Ghobnatan, Baile Mhúirne. ‘An Todhchaí- The Future’ is teideal do comhdháil agus beidh 5 cainteoirí ar fad ann a bheidh ag cuir comhairle orainn maidir leis an gcéad seacht mbliana...
Cainteoir, Tommy Hayes (Irish Seed Savers)

Cainteoir, Tommy Hayes (Irish Seed Savers)

Beidh Tommy Hayes (Irish Seed Savers) mar duine des na cainteoirí don comhdháil a bheidh ar siúl Satharn Féile na Laoch ar a 2 a chlog in Óstán Ghobnatan, Baile Mhúirne. ‘An Todhchaí- The Future’ is teideal do comhdháil agus beidh 5 cainteoirí ar fad ann a bheidh ag cuir comhairle orainn maidir leis an...
An Laoch & An Liúdramán

An Laoch & An Liúdramán

Tá Robert (Bobby) Ballagh imihe i bhfeidhil an tógra ata ag Féile na Laoch chun nótaí nó piosa airgead   “An Laoch” do dhearadh.  Beidh sé seo da fhógairt againn le linn an deire seachtaine  deirneach do Feile na Laoch 2011 – an 30/9/2011 – 2/10/2011 Tá Cáil ar Robert Ballagh mar ealaíontóir idinaisiúunta agus...
Dónal Ó Mulláin

Dónal Ó Mulláin

Rugadh agus tógadh Dónal Ó Mulláin ar an Screathan taobh thiar de Chúil Aodha. Cumadóir amhrán agus scéalaí thar cuimse dob’ ea é. Bhíodh sé ag iomaíocht ag Oireachtas na Gaeilge go minic i lár na haoise seo caite agus is ann a chann sé An Poc Ar Buille chun gur chualadh Muintir na hÉireann...
Steve Cooney

Steve Cooney

Tá áthas orainn go mbeidh Steve Cooney linn ar an árdán do Coirmcheoil na Féile ar Domhnach an Féile. We are delighted to announce that Steve Cooney will be joining us on stage for the Festival Concert that will bring an end to Féile na Laoch 2011. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Steve Cooney started his...
New video of Tash Bourke's Aerial Performance

New video of Tash Bourke’s Aerial Performance

During the Aeríocht at Féile na Laoch, Tash Bourke gave a dance performance while suspended in the air, completely mesmerising the crowd with her grace, beauty and bravery. Click the image on the left for the full video.

Clár / Programme October Weekend

The second weekend of Féile na Laoch is fast approaching, with more events planned on the weekend of 30th September to the 3rd October. This will mark the closing of the festival, and your last chance to join the join us until the festival is held again in seven years time! Friday 30/9/2011 – Start...
Christy Moore's Féile na Laoch

Christy Moore’s Féile na Laoch

Christy Moore has given a wonderful account of the Aeríocht on his website news, where he says: “On Sunday 31st of July I performed at Féile na Laoch in Coolea, Ballyvourney, Co. Cork. It was organised by Peadar Ó Riada and family along with the local community. It marked the 80th birthday of Peadar’s father,...