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.

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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 official commemoration of this Irish...
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. Tá fáilte fial againn roimh...
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.
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...
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.
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 it might be better managed....

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,...

New video of Nic Gareiss agus Caoimhín ó Raghallaigh

One of the many highlights of the Aeríocht was the sean-nós dancing of Nic Gareiss accompanied by Caoimhín ó Raghallaigh. Follow the link to see the video!
Highlights from the whole weekend!

Highlights from the whole weekend!

You can see highlights of the entire festival here, including the acts at the grand finale, the Aeríocht on Sunday night. Just click on the image to the left!
Go raibh maith ag gach duine!

Go raibh maith ag gach duine!

Click on the image to the left to see some of the first photos from the event! We want to take the opportunity to say many many thanks to all the people who made Féile na Laoch possible, and made it such a huge success. To the organisers, the artists, the sponsors, a big thanks....

Clár Sunday 31st July

Click on the title for a full programme for Sunday’s events, including the Aeríocht.