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.

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...
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....
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...
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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.
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...

Oscailt Oifigiúil 29/07/11

               

Laochra an Aeríocht

Reacairí/Story-tellers: Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh Ré Ó Laighléis Seán Ó Morgha Charlie Bird Dónal Ó hÉalaithe Eddie Lennihan Michael O’Loughlin   Amhránaí/Singers: Seán Ó Sé Christy Moore Cara O’Sullivan Glen Hansard Flora MacNeil Josie Sheáin Jeaic Mac Donncha Eoiní & Dainní Maidhcí Ó Súilleabháin   Ceoltóirí/Musicians: Martin Hayes Phil Coulter Louis Stewart Laoise Kelly (replacing Tony...

Clár Saturday 30/7/11 Programme

Click on this title for the full programme for today Saturday 30th July.
Dónal Ó hÉalaithe

Dónal Ó hÉalaithe

Saolaíodh D. Ó É. ar na Millíní, baile fearann i bparóiste Bhaile Mhuirne sa bhlian 1933. Feirmeóirí a mhuintir agus bhí feirm bheag aca ann ar leacain an tsléibhe. Bhí ceathrar sa chlann, triúr iníon agus an t-aon mhac amháin –Dómhnall.  Chuaigh se ar Scoil Bharr D Ínse agu ba léir ón gcead lá ann ‘do...
Anthony Lynch

Anthony Lynch

  Tá Anthony Lynch ag imirt  le Corcaigh ó 1999. San am san tá sé tar éis ainm a dheánamh do fhéinig mar cosantóir comhsheasmhach agus muiníneach go forleathan. Tá dhá ghradam All-Star bainte amach aige agus ní dhéanfar dearúd ar an méid atá deánta aige dá chontae le fada an lá.   Anthony Lynch...
Michael O'Loughlin

Michael O’Loughlin

Michael O’Loughlin was born in Dublin in 1958. In the 1970s he founded Raven Arts Press with Dermot Bolger. He has published five collections of poetry, the most recent of which is In This Life, recently published by New Island. He has written screenplays for many feature films, and is also active as a critic...