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.

Tadhg Mac Suibhne

Tadhg Mac Suibhne

Beannacht Dé le Tadhg – ár laoch Ealaíona 2018 Tadhg Mac Suibhne  27/2/1936 – 1/9/2018. ‘Ar m’Éirí Dhom ar Maidin’ “Dob fhearr leis an t-ealaíontóir Francach, Corot, solas breaca an lae go lua ar maidin, ná aon solas eile. Tá rud éigin a bhaineann leis an solas lua san, mar shampla, tosach an lá nua...
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,...
Noel O'Grady

Noel O’Grady

Noel O’ Grady is a uniquely gifted singer whose repertoire straddles the works of great Irish writers such as James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Seán O’ Casey, Patrick Kavanagh, and John B. Keane. A four-time Oireachtas Na Gaeilge winner for traditional singing in Gaelic, his interpretation of love songs has one often listening to the familiar yet...