JULY 18th-23rd 2017
Fleadh Parking and Venue Info
Fleadh Gig-Rig Line-up is announced
Competition Timetables available on our competitions page
SAT, JULY 22ND
10am Competitions for Under 12 and 12/15
(Cork School of Music, Cork College of Commerce)
10am Grupaí Cheoil/Céilí Band Competitions
(Cork City Hall)
10am Set Dancing Competitions (Everyman Palace)
3pm Street Entertainment
(Grand Parade Gig Rig)
9pm Singers Club with Máire Ní Chéileachair
(An Spailpín Fanach)
9pm Fleadh Céilí with the Shandrum Céilí Band
(St Finbarr's GAA Hall)
9pm Pub Session Trail
Craobh na Dúglaise was founded in 1997. In the years that followed our branch has grown from strength to strength and we now have a current membership of 407.
The branch meets in Gaelscoil Na Dúglaise on Wednesdays where 18 tutors teach 350 children and adults Whistle, Flute, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Concertina, Accordion, Bodhran and Drums. In keeping with the aims and ideals of Comhaltas the Harp and the Uileann Pipes are also taught. Internationally renowned traditional singer, Karen Casey (Solas, Trans-Atlantic Sessions, etc.), teaches traditional singing and also conducts the branch choir. The branch has Céilí Bands and Grúpaí Cheoil competing in Under 12, 12-15, under 18 and Senior age groups. 16 classrooms are used for teaching. The Halla is used for the Ciorcal Cheoil that commences at 5.30pm for the younger children and continues with teens and adults until 9.15pm. The Ciorcal Comhrá Gaeilge is also located in the Halla and all are encouraged to use the 'Cupla Focal'. Refreshments are available throughout the night and members sit around and enjoy a great social gathering and savour the atmosphere.
Douglas Comhaltas musicians have been invited to play at Masses in neighbouring churches and on many occasions for Cork City events including Culture Night, Ceol Chorcaí, St Patrick's Festival, City Hall Concerts, School of Music Concerts, with visiting musicians from USA and Europe and at the Annual Rebel Óg County Awards Night. Branch musicians also play for charities i.e Trad for Trocaire, Penny Dinners, Children's Ward in CUH. They also play regularly in Nursing Homes for the elderly.
The current branch officers are:
•Cathaoirleach: Barry Cogan
•Leas Cathaoirleach: Mick Hickey
•Runai: Trish Conroy
•Runaí Miontuairiscí: Maggie Shorten
•Cisteoir: Rós de Faoite
•Cisteoir Cúnta: Bernadette Desmond
• Iniuchóir (Auditor): Helen Walsh
•Oifigeach Caidreamh Poibli (PRO): Aislinn de Cogain
•Oifigeach na nOg (Youth Officer): Joanne Quirke
•Treorai na Gaeilge (Irish Officer): Ted Dorgan
•Cláraitheoir (Registrar): Mary Cooney
•Oifigeach Cosanta Leanai (DLP): Niamh ni Mhaoláin
•Teachtaí do Bhord an Chontae: Barry Cogan & Margaret Quirke
•Coiste: Margaret Quirke, Helen Walsh, Finbarr Mc Carthy and Edel Scanlon.
Over the years Craobh na Dúglaise has won many County, Munster and All Ireland Titles in Fleadh competitions. Craobh na Dúglaise young grupai and members also enter Ceol an Geimhridh and Feis Maitiú in the new Ceol agus Amhranaiocht Traidisiúnta competitions. During the course of the year, Craobh na Duglaise has been to forefront forming links with local branches including Ballinspittle and Newcestown branches where we exchange visits for an afternoon or evening of ceol. The Branch's Ceili Band also play for the Gaelscoil's annual Céilí.
Our branch members are actively involved in Cork County Board and we are honoured that our Branch Chairman Barry Cogan currently holds the position of Uachtarán of Cork County Board.
We hope Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan 2017 will form another memorable chapter in our branch’s history. We hope you will enjoy your visit to Cork and return home with many happy memories of Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan 2017 in Cork City where we are confident we can showcase the best of Cork’s traditional culture to all our visitors.