Leinster Fleadh

Well done to all those who participated in the Leinster Fleadh.  Special congratulations to the under 12 gruapa who had to hang around for so long before playing so well.  Well done also to all those who got through to the all Ireland’s.  The Craobh will be well represented there.

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig

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Bhí seachtain thar barr ag an craobh – ag seinm ag an Lexicon i nDún Laoghaire do Féile Leabhar Ó Chuan go Sliabh agus arís ar Lá Fhéile Phádraig i lár an Charraig Dhubh. Lá álainn grianmhar a bhí ann (mar is gnáth??) agus tháinig slua mór amach chun éisteacht agus rince a dhéanamh leis an cheol iontach.


1916 commemoration message from Comhaltas

The following is a letter from the County Board.  If you wish to pass on information contact a member of the committee.

4th February 2016.

1916 Relatives Commemorative Medal presentations.

A Rúnaí,

As we commemorate the Centenary of the 1916 Rising, Comhairle Laighean will host a spectacular concert on May 29th in Tullamore Court Hotel.

In conjunction with the concert we will make presentations to Comhaltas members who had a relative that participated in 1916 rising.

Each Comhaltas branch is asked to research if there is a member  in their branch who had a relative who took part in the  1916  Rising. We are asking  for direct descendants please.

  • The Comhaltas member is asked  to write a short piece giving the name of the relative, what part they had in the Rising, where they fought and with whom, do they have a commemorative medal or other proof of the connection.

On the 29th of May prior to the concert  a commemorative medal and scroll will be presented to those who had a relative who was part of the 1916 Rising.

Collection of this information  will  take time so I am asking you to make it a priority in your county and branch. We do not wish to omit anyone who had a relative who played such an important role in the foundation of our Country.

I look forward to receiving your list of names by March 11th 2016.

If you require clarification please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Mary Whelan

Events past and to come

It’s going to be busy year!!  Well done to all who were in City Hall for TradFest.  It was a lovely concert with some great music that really demonstrated our motto of ‘Ceol is Craic le Céile’.  The fun everyone was having on stage was reflected in the audience and many people who just dropped in for a ‘listen’ ended up staying for the hour.

Other events coming up are the Dublin Feis on the 17th of April in Clasac. The  Plearacha Leinster final is on 10th April and the All-Ireland Plearach final is on April 24th.

We have also been invited to play in Blackrock on St Patrick’s Day. More details will be available soon.

Fees for 2nd Term due end of January

Fees for the second term of 12 weeks are due on 26th and 28th of January. A committee member will be available at classes on these days to take payments. Fees for classes are as follows : €140 for 1 Child, €220 for 2 Children, €250 for 3 Children and €270 for 4 children.

Temple Bar Tradfest

The best of Irish Traditional music can be experienced at Temple Bar tradfest is on from 27th-31st of January. Further information available from www.templebartrad.com

Welcome Back and a quick recap on Christmas 2015

Happy New Year to you all. Welcome back to a new year with Craobh Phiarais.

On a quick recap of what happened over the Christmas period we raised around €400 for Trocaire busking in Blackrock Shopping Centre. This is a lovely tradition we have followed over the past few years.

This was quickly followed by our now long established and much anticipated concert with Moya Brennan. This was as always the perfect start to the Christmas season. Well done to all the musicians who participated. They were great as always. Moya then went on to treat us to a selection of beautiful Christmas carols in the atmospheric Monkstown Church. Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without it.

The third Christmas tradition, the Siúl agus Sessiún was touch and go due to the weather for a while but there are no wimps in our Craobh. We greeted Storm Frank from the top of the Three Rock Mountain and reached The Blue Light soaked but happy and ready for a great session. As usual it was a great afternoon and evening. Thanks again to Morgan and Carrie for their hospitality.