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Fleadh Cheoil 2017 Details

As many of you will know, Clane has been chosen as the location for the Fleadh Cheoil Chill Dara 2017 which will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Clane Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann.

The festival will kick off this Wednesday (17th) and run through to Sunday evening (21st), with a host of great activities, festivities, and, of course, plenty of music! We’ve got an itinerary of the events below, and there really is something for everyone. We’d encourage all our readers to get out and take part in the action!

Fleadh Cheoil Events

Wednesday 17th May.

11am. Coffee morning as Gaeilge in the Oak Bar of the Westgrove Hotel Clane

7pm. History Walk of Clane with Brendan Cullen. Meet at Manzors car park, followed by a slide show of 50 years of CCÉ in Kildare at upstairs lounge of Clane GAA at 8pm.

Thursday 18th May.

8pm. Launch of Fleadh Cheoil Chill Dara by Lucina Russell Arts Officer Kildare County Council in Clane G.A.A. Upstairs Lounge. Recital featuring Jenny Dillon & friends followed by Session. Adm. €5 which includes Raffle

Friday 19th May

9.30pm. Set Dancing Céilí in Clane GAA Club. Music by The Johnny Reidy Céili Band. Fear an Tí is Frank Keenan. Dancing 9.30 p.m. – 12.30 a.m. Adm. €12. Refreshments served.

Saturday 20th May.

6.30pm Aifreann Traidisiúnta in St Patrick and St Bridget’s Church, Clane.

7.30pm Youth Session in Clane GAA Upstairs Lounge 7.30 – 9.00p.m. led by Co Board Youth Officer Ciarán Mac Gearailt.

9pm. Singing Session in Main Bar, everybody welcome.

Sunday 21st May.

All Competitions will be held in Scoil Mhuire Clane. Closing Seisiún in Manzors from 6.00 p.m.

If anyone is able to volunteer during the festivities, stewards etc. Please contact Catherine on 0872660509 or Mairéad on 0879311249 - it is greatly appreciated!