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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Cainteoir Fr. Enda McDonagh

Cainteoir Fr. Enda McDonagh

Beidh Enda McDonagh mar duine des na cainteoirí don comhdháil a bheidh ar siúl Satharn Féile na Laoch ar a 2 a chlog in Óstán Ghobnatan, Baile Mhúirne. ‘An Todhchaí- The Future’ is teideal do comhdháil agus beidh 5 cainteoirí ar fad ann a bheidh ag cuir comhairle orainn maidir leis an gcéad seacht mbliana...
Cainteoir, Tommy Hayes (Irish Seed Savers)

Cainteoir, Tommy Hayes (Irish Seed Savers)

Beidh Tommy Hayes (Irish Seed Savers) mar duine des na cainteoirí don comhdháil a bheidh ar siúl Satharn Féile na Laoch ar a 2 a chlog in Óstán Ghobnatan, Baile Mhúirne. ‘An Todhchaí- The Future’ is teideal do comhdháil agus beidh 5 cainteoirí ar fad ann a bheidh ag cuir comhairle orainn maidir leis an...
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...
New video of Tash Bourke's Aerial Performance

New video of Tash Bourke’s Aerial Performance

During the Aeríocht at Féile na Laoch, Tash Bourke gave a dance performance while suspended in the air, completely mesmerising the crowd with her grace, beauty and bravery. Click the image on the left for the full video.
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 it might be better managed....

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...
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....