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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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.

Oscailt Oifigiúil 29/07/11

               

Clár Saturday 30/7/11 Programme

Click on this title for the full programme for today Saturday 30th July.
Buíochas dár n-urraitheoirí!

Buíochas dár n-urraitheoirí!

Is é an structúr atá againn ar bhuiséad agus costaisí Féile na Laoch ná go bhfuil an carthanacht Iontaoibheas Fodhla taréis an t-airigead a bhailiú agus a chur ar fáil.  Carthanacht iad seo nách bhfuil cead acu proifíd a bheith acu agus a chuireann a gcuid iarrachtaí go léir  i dtacaíocht le cultúr agus oideachas...
Official launch in the Abbey Theatre

Official launch in the Abbey Theatre

Féile na Laoch had its official launch in the Abbey Theatre today, where Seán Ó Riada was musical directory for five years. Among the guests at the launch were old friend’s of Seán’s such as the great flute player Michael Tubridy. RTÉ coverage of the event can be seen on their site at http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0721/seanoriada.html
Glac páirt sa cheolfhoireann / Join the orchestra!

Glac páirt sa cheolfhoireann / Join the orchestra!

Féile na Laoch is looking for volunteers for our festival orchestra, and we welcome applications from qualified musicians who want to take part in this unique event celebrating the life of one of Ireland’s most famous composers, Seán Ó Riada. Just fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon...
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 Born John Reidy in Cork...