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.

Nuacht / News
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...

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...
Cainteoir Deimhnithe don Comhdháil, Confirmed Conference Speaker: Ted O Sullivan

Cainteoir Deimhnithe don Comhdháil, Confirmed Conference Speaker: Ted O Sullivan

Tá Ted O Sullivan mar duine des na cainteoirí a bheidh ag an Comhdháil ar a 2 a chlog an Dé Domhnaigh do Féile Na Laoch(31ú Iúil) in óstán an Abbey, Baile Mhúirne. Tadhg Ó Súilleabháin (Timothy Ted O Sullivan) B.A., Árd.T.O., M.Comm. _____________________________________________________________________ OIDEACHAS   2004 – M. Comm.,  U.C.C. 1995 – Diploma in...
Cainteoir Deimhnithe don Comhdháil, Confirmed Conference Speaker: Trevor Sargent

Cainteoir Deimhnithe don Comhdháil, Confirmed Conference Speaker: Trevor Sargent

Tá Trevor Sargent mar duine des na cainteoirí a bheidh ag an Comhdháil ar a 2 a chlog an Dé Domhnaigh do Féile Na Laoch(31ú Iúil) in óstán an Abbey, Baile Mhúirne. Our place of work: the small industrial unit, its role in Irish society today and its development in the future here. High tech/...
Liturgical Music: Cór Chúil Aodha & Maynooth College Chapel Choir

Liturgical Music: Cór Chúil Aodha & Maynooth College Chapel Choir

Saturday 30th of July, 4p.m. Ceolchoirm/Concert, Séipeál Chúil Aodha (Cúil Aodha Church) . Free entry. Saturday 30th of July, 7.30pm. Vespers, Maynooth College Chapel Choir. Séipeál Chúil Aodha. Sunday 31st of July, 11a.m. Seán Ó Riada Aifreann 1. Live broadcast on raidió (RnaG) and available worldwide. Cór Chúil Aodha: Bunaíodh Cór Chúil Aodha sa bhliain...

Coverage in The Irish Times 25/6/11

An Irishman’s Diary FRANK McNALLY, IRISH TIMES, 25th JUNE 2011 I STAND TO be corrected, and no doubt I will be. But it is my belief that the River Sullane in West Cork is very unusual – perhaps even unique – among Irish waterways, in being male. You wouldn’t know to look at it that...

Seán Ó Sé ina laoch / Seán Ó Sé announced as hero

Tá lúchair ar Fhéile na Laoch a fhógairt go bhfuil an t-amhranaí cáiliúil, Seán Ó Sé, ina laoch don fhéile 2011. Is mar amhránaí is mó a bheadh aithne ag daoine ar Sheán Ó Sé, go mór mór de bharr a chuid oibre le Seán Ó Riada. Biodh is gur o Bhéal Átha na Lice,...
Mise Éire freisin....dúshlán do scánnánaithe

Mise Éire freisin….dúshlán do scánnánaithe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAsCHkKvRLY Seo mír ón scánnán iomráiteach, Mise Éire, scánnán faisnéise stairiúil faoi Eirí Amach 1916 a rinne an scánnánaí George Morrison agus a h-éisíodh i 1959.   Tá clú agus cáil ar an scánnán seo mar gheall ar an gceol a chum Seán  Ó Riada, ceol a mhúsclaíonn misneach agus macallaí ónár stair fiú go...

Tá laochra ag teastáíl – we’re looking for heroes!

Tá comóradh á dhéanamh i mbliana ar shaol agus ar shaothar Seán  O Riada, cumadóir ceoil agus ceann ródaí cultúrtha, san cheantar inar chaith sé na blianta deiridh dá shaol.   Bheadh an Riadach 80 bliain d’aois ar Lá Lúnasa ach fuair sé bás ró-óg ar an 2ú Deireadh Fómhair i 1971, dhá scór bliain...