Schedule of Events – Fleadh by the Feale 2018

We open proceedings on the Thursday evening with an Art competition confined to all the Primary Schools in the locality. Each year we offer the children a theme associated with music, local history or geography – this year its “50 years celebrating the new Church in the town”. Its a packed house every year when we announce the winners & give out the prizes. Later we have an Oíche Gaelige in TJ O’Connells Bar, New Street with Ceol, Cainnt agus crac.

Friday night is Busking night for groups aged 9 to 18 years. The footpaths on Main street are crowded with young musicians and their parents & friends. Bank Holiday motorists on their way down to Kerry, join in the festivities. We have a Ceili in Fr Casey’s GAA club, featuring Donie Nolan & Taylors Cross Céilí Band.

Daytime Saturday is devoted to music workshops with local participants and many more from neighbouring counties Kerry & Cork. After the workshops, we all adjourn to Donal & Ann’s Bar for the Youth Trad Session. In the evening, the town square is crowded with entertainment on the gig-rig. The main attraction will be the fabulous Wren Boys, namely The  Ballaugh Ramblers.

Sunday afternoon, more music & fun in the square and Junior Bone playing on the Gig-rig. At 8pm we have Colaiste Íde agus Iosef band followed by the Shandrum Céilí Band in the Church of the Assumption.

On Monday night we have a show that is unique to Abbeyfeale; it is the International Bone Playing competition. At its peak around 2006, we had contestants from six countries, with the winner coming from the US.

We will have more details closer to the start date.