Good Luck to our All Ireland Fleadh contestants

Derry is where it is at this week and a large number of Craobh Phiarais members have made it through to the finals including the under 18 Grúpa Cheoil. Good luck to everyone competing this week.

Summer in the City ….and the sun is shining!!!

With 3 groups in the Leinsters you would think we would be practicing all the time.  Well we are but that doesn’t mean there is no fun to be had.  Between barbeques and the odd busking we are making sure this will be a memorable summer.  Check out the photos in this slideshow and keep checking  the website for more.  Click to move through pictures.

Dublin Fleadh – Great News

Congratulations to the Under 18, Under 15 and Under 12 “seacláid” groupaí ceoil all of whom finished 2nd in their competitions and go through to the Leinster Fleadh in July. Special congratulations to “milseáin” who gave a great performance and charmed everybody in the hall. We see great things ahead for them.

Dublin Fleadh – Details for Saturday

The Fleadh will take place in Malahide Community School also know as Scoil Íosa.  A map can be found in the calendar section of this site.

Please arrive 45 minutes early for your competition unless given other instructions by the musical director of your band or group.

Good luck to everybody.  You have all worked hard, now go out and enjoy the competition.


Comortas Aois Am Ait
Grúpaí Ceoil 12-15 10.00-11.30 Gym
Grúpaí Ceoil 15-18 11.30-13.00 Gym
Grúpaí Ceoil Faoi 12 14.15-14.45 Gym
Grúpaí Ceoil O/18 15.45 Gym
Bannaí Céili Faoi 12 11.30-12.45 Scoil Íosa Halla
Bannaí Céili 12-15 14.00-15.00 Scoil Íosa Halla
Bannaí Céili 15-18 15.00-16.30 Scoil Íosa Halla
Bannaí Céili O/18 17.30 Scoil Íosa Halla

Dublin Fleadh

As you all know the Dublin Fleadh takes place in Malahide on 11th and 12th May 2013. Help is needed on both these days in a lot of areas including clerking, stewarding, programme sales, admission, catering, running the shop, ticket selling and others. Please help out if you can, as with all comhaltas events the fleadh is run on voluntary labour. You can give as much or as little help as you wish. Contact Mary 086 1937669, email or talk to Michael Mc Cabe on Tuesday or Thursday nights.

Thank you to our anonymous donor

The Cóiste wish to express their sincere gratitude to the anonymous donor who so generously gave the Craobh a gift of €500.  At the request of the donor some of the money was given to those older students who are attending Meitheal (a residential summer school for promising traditional musicians).  The rest was used to purchase some instruments for use within the Craobh.  Once again we wish to thank the donor for such an unexpected and generous gift.