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.

Léacht le hÉamon de Buitléar agus Rory Harrington

Léacht le hÉamon de Buitléar agus Rory Harrington

Éamon de Buitléar and Dr. Rory Harrington gave a joint lecture in Óstán Ghobnatan (The Abbey Hotel, Ballyvourney) at on Sunday 2nd October, titled “Exploring the Nature of Ireland’ Countryside”. Ireland’s countryside, its nature and the quality of life that it offers was explored with some suggestions as to how...
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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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...
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...