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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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

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...