Fleagh Cheoil Chiarrai Cahersiveen

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Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí Cahersiveen is hosted by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, includes a packed programme of music competitions, sessions and free concerts.

A total of up to 2,000 competitors will take part in a range of singing, instrumental music and dancing competitions over the weekend.

Competition events are taking place at Coláiste na Sceilge in Caherciveen while a number of free open-air events will be held in the main square.

As well as the all-important competitions which run across the weekend, the festival will also feature plenty of activity for visitors and spectators alike, including a gala concert with céilís, set dancing, music and dance workshops, street music and of course plenty of live sessions in the local hostelries.

As usual, the event will draw to a close on Sunday with the official closing by Fleadh chairperson Mary Sheehan and Tony O'Connor.

Bring the family and kids to see the wonderful talents that Kerry has. There will be Céilí and sessions on all over Cahersiveen.

Cahersiveen—alternate spellings Cahirsiveen, Cahirciveen or Caherciveen—is a town in the Region of Skellig Kerry, County Kerry, Ireland. It is located on the River Fertha and is the principal town of the Iveragh Peninsula.

Cahersiveen is near Valentia Island and is connected to the Irish road network by the N70 road. It has a population of 1,294 (CSO 2006).The Catholic church in the town is the only one in Ireland named after a lay person, Daniel O'Connell.

It is situated on the slopes of Beentee. It also contains a decommissioned Royal Irish Constabulary barracks, now a heritage centre, which according to legend, was built from the plans for a British barracks in India that got mixed up (a very common myth that occurs in many Irish garrison towns).

Cahersiveen was where the first shots of the Fenian Rising were fired in 1867.

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Web: www.kerrycomhaltas.com

Chairman: Cliona Ní Bhraonain
Assistant Chairman: Sheila O’Neill
Secretary: Helen Coffey 087 - 6348497   helencoffey@eircom.net
Treasurer: Eileen Moriarty
Auditor Eileen O'Sullivan
P.R.O. Lisa O Shea 0857204044 Salonglow@hotmail.com
Offig Na Og  Eilis Moriarty
Treoraí na Gaeilge: Ryna O'Shea

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