2011 Cavan Fleadh Cheoil
All the family had a ball at the 2011 Cavan Fleadh Cheoil , great crowds and beautiful music on the streets of Cavan. Really impressed with all the young kids playing such good music. And guess what Cavan will host the 2012 Fleadh Cheoil-third year in a row-looking forward to it already. Here are some images from the 2011 Fleadh Cheoil more pictures can be found on Lake Avenue House’s face book page
Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann-13th to 22nd August, 2011
The Geopark is contributing to this magnificent celebration of Irish heritage through a number of specially organized events throughout the area.
- The Tullyhaw Trail, following the McGovern Clan
Saturday 13th August 2011 from 10:00 to 17:00 Location: Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural Centre
Admission: The cost of this event is €10 and includes a light lunch, refreshments and all entertainment. Places are strictly limited for this event so booking is essential.
Join local historian Oliver Brady as he follows in the footsteps of the McGovern Clan, visiting many of the archaeological and historic sites of the Geopark in West Cavan. The tour begins at Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural Centre at 10am and will take in sites including Drumlane Abbey, St Mogue’s Island, Maguire’s Chair, Tullydermot Falls and the Shannon Pot. The day will finish with some light refreshments and entertainment at Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural Centre.
- Family Friendly Day at Con Smith Park
14 August 2011 from 14:00 to 18:00 Location: Con Smith Park, Cavan
Admission: Free. Join Geopark staff for an arts and craft event as part of the Family Friendly Day in Con Smith Park, in Cavan town. Have a go at fossil rubbing, and learn how to make your own fossils whilst soaking up the atmosphere of the Fleadh. The event will take place from 2pm until 6pm, beside the Cavan Institute in Cavan Town.
- Historic tour of the Kilmore and Clogh Oughter Area
Tuesday 16th of August, 2011
- Storytelling at Clogh Oughter Castle
Wednesday 17th August, 2011 Costs €5
For more information of these and more events please go to Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark website
Cavan Fleadh 2011…..coming soon
Fleadh Cheoil 13th – 22nd August 2011
The biggest celebration of Irish culture in the world is happening right here in Cavan this August!
The official launch of the Fleadh took place last night Monday, 18th July at 7.30pm by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Market Square, Cavan.
2011 All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil Fundraiser
Monday April 18th ,Harcourt Hotel, Dublin Fantastic night of traditional Irish music. Some of the biggest names in Irish music performing together for one night only!
Free bus from Cavan town contact Martin Donohue at 086 2342270 to hold seats
All Artists performing free as this is a Fundraiser for the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan Town
Info at www.fleadh2011cavan.ie
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann takes place from August 19-21, 2011 and will be held in Cavan Town – This is the first time that the All-Ireland Fleadh has returned to the Ulster Town since that memorable Fleadh back in 1954.
Congratulations to Joseph Keane (Seosamh O Cathain CCE Cam Ros, Laois) who won first place at the 2010 Cavan All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil on the Button Accordion in the 12-15 year old section . We were delighted to have Joseph and his family stay at Lake Avenue House and to hear Joseph play his accordion in a run up to his competition.
Images of Fleadh 2010 Cavan-brillant sunshine, fabulous music and a great atmosphere made Cavan town the place to be for the last week.
August 19, and to celebrate the Fleadh Cheoil coming to County Cavan Beyond the Blarney are running a ‘Singing Ireland’s Story’ Workshop at the Farnham Arms Hotel at the special ‘Fleadh’ price of only €10. It’s a terrific workshop – even for those who are native Irish – a whole new way to look at our culture and history. You will never hear a singer, or listen to the lyrics of a traditional song in quite the same way again after attending this workshop!
Hallow’een Beyond the Blarney are lighting the fire, pulling the curtains and pouring a glass of something to steady the nerves as they settle in for a night of storytelling, music and song in Clonabreany, Co. Meath. It will be an evening of entertainment the way things used to be. Sunday 31st October from 8pm till later. €20 includes a light buffet – strictly over 18s only.
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann has awarded Cavan Town the prestigious honour of hosting Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2010. Cavan is celebrating the announcement following a meeting at Comhaltas headquarters in Monkstown, Dublin on September 12, at which the Ardchomhairle voted to stage Ireland’s premier traditional culture event in the Lake County.
The Fleadh which is now an 8 day event will officially open on Sunday August 15 until Sunday August 22 incorporating the Scoil Éigse (the Comhaltas Summer school) running for the full week before the event and Seachtain na hÉigse. The Fleadh will include competitions, events and concerts such as the awarding of the Fleadh Ard Olamh, the overseas concert and the excitement of the All Ireland Senior Ceili Band competition.
The All-Ireland Fleadh is Ireland’s largest festival of music, song and dance and 2010 in Cavan promises to attract over 200,000 visitors and 11,000 musicians from all over the world. The fleadh competitions alone attracting over 4,000 competitors annually from all over Ireland, Britain, Europe, USA and as far away as the Tokyo branch.