PRO Weekly Notes
26th October 2014


Kerry County Finals Ceol an Gheimhridh Music/Singing competition in the IT College Tralee at 10.30am Saturday the 15th November 2014 and Dancing competitions at 12.30pm Sunday 16th November in Fossa. Deadline for entries this Sunday at Kerry CCE AGM
On next Sunday delegates from all over the County will converge on the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee at 3pm when this year’s Annual Convention will take place. County Secretary Tadhg Creedon in his report confirms that the Board are very grateful to our Sponsors including Chapter23 of the Credit Union, the Sheehy Family and Meitheal funding as well as all those other Sponsors who contribute during the year. He congratulated the Fleadh committee in Cahersiveen for the huge success of the running of Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí. Nearly 900 entries were entered in the Fleadh and this number was well up on the previous year. On behalf of the County Board he thanked all branches for their continued improvement with entry submissions for all competitions and especially at County Fleadh time. He Say’s in his report "We must again emphasise that compliance with Fleadh rules remains paramount. I cannot stress enough the importance of submitting all entries correctly in total compliance with the rules. Each year every effort is made by the County Board to get the message out to the branches and the county generally to publicise the closing date for Fleadh Chiarraí and whilst the County Board find it regrettable to refuse entry as we must adhere at all times to Fleadh rules. He congratulated all our competitors from the County who competed at Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan which was held in Killarney in July, and also to all who were successful and represented the county at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo. He finished his report by thanking all his fellow officers and Munster Council Officers for all their help and co-operation throughout the past year.
On Thursday night last the Concert Tour of Ireland and its artists arrived into the beautiful seaside town of Ballybunion. The local Comhaltas branch Ballybunion CCE were hosting the Show, the Tintean Theatre was one of 14 venues around Ireland to host this event. A blend of experience and youth took the stage and during the two hour show put on a most entertaining performance. Cliona Creedon from the Glenflesk CCE represented Kerry on the tour and on the night Cliona represented her County and branch with her excellent footwork as part of the dance troupe and later in the show performed on the fiddle to show everyone how versatile she is. Well done Cliona we are all very proud of you. Causeway CCE will hold an Open Day on Sunday the 9th November in the Adult Education Centre Causeway. All are welcome

Craobh Naomh Chiaráin CCE branch of Comhaltas held its 5th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday October 12th at Brosna Parish Hall at 5pm. The event was very well publicised through Kerry C.C.É. website, local papers, some people were contacted by post, others by e-mail and all members were contacted by text message. Unfortunately there was a very low turn out at the meeting and as a result there were not enough officers to form a branch.
The AGM of Kerry C.C.É County Board takes place on Sunday next November 2nd 2014, following that meeting Craobh Naomh Chiaráin will no longer remain in existence. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has support my fellow officers and I over the last five years. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir. Cáit Uí Dhálaigh (Runaí)

Ballydonoghue CCE
There will be no music or dancing classes this Friday night or Saturday morning due to midterm break. Music, singing and step dancing classes resume on Friday November 7th  in LIsselton N.S. and set dancing class resumes on Saturday morning in Coolard Clubrooms beginning at 10am on November 8th. All entries for Ceol an Geimhridh must be with Jenny by Wednesday evening 29th October. Competition on November 15th.

Lixnaw CCE
The AGM of Lixnaw Comhaltas was held in the Ceolann on Friday last 24th, with guest speaker, Tony O Connor, County Chairman of Kerry Comhaltas. The following are the officers in place for the coming year: Chairperson, Liz O'Keeffe, Secretary, Bridie Stack and assistant Secretary, Mike Kissane, Treasurer, Helen Shanahan, Auditor, Sonny Egan, PRO, Róisín Rice, Delegates to Co board, Annette Galvin and Kathleen Quinlan, Irish Language Officer, Alannah Kissane,youth Officers, Donagh Mc Elligott and Julianne O keeffe. Due to the huge demand for music classes this year please note that regrettably all ceolann music classes are now full for this year.  Ceol an gheimhridh entry forms to be in to the Secretary, Bridie Stack before this Thursday at latest. Enjoy the halloween break and see you all back in the Ceolann again next week as usual.

Causeway CCE is holding an open day at an Tochar Adult Education Centre on Sunday the 9th November from 2 till 4pm. If you would like to know more about the activities of branch, come along on the day and speak to the officers and teachers- Set/Ceili dancing for children and adults, Step Dancing and Music. Free admission and everybody who attends will be entered into a free draw for one night B&B & evening meal for 2 people sponsored by Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Also on Saturday the 15th November there will be an Irish Night in Harty’s Bar Causeway.

Killarney CCE
Dates for your diary, Ceol an Gheimhridh 15th & 16th November. Music in The IT Tralee,15th November 10.30am and Set Dancing in Fossa Community Centre on16th November at12.30pm. Closing date for all events next Sunday 2nd November. Contact Ann Mangan 0879403508

Ceoltoiri na nGleannta CCE
Ceoltoiri na nGleannta had their AGM  last Tuesday night 21st October . The officers for 2014/15 elected on the night are Chairman Sean O Sullivan, Vice Chairman Sean Falvey, Secretary James (Gerry) Smith, Treasurer Zelda O Shea, PRO Eileen O Connor, Auditor Niamh Burke, County Board Deligates  Shelia McGillicuddy and James (Gerry) Smith . Adult classes on every Thursday night in Glenbeigh school at 9.30pm. Everyone welcome. Adult set dancing will commence shortly. If you are interested please contact us at 086 2673577086 2673577 after 6.00 pm.

Kilcummin CCE
Senior set dancing. If you are interested in dancing in a senior Kilcummin Comhaltas set for the coming year please contact Marie Sheahan (083) 0045432(083) 0045432. Membership is now due for Kilcummin Comhaltas. Child €6, Adult  €12, 2nd Adult €8, Family €20. Please contact Timmy Lane (086) 058 7047(086) 058 7047 or  Grace Fitzgerald (087) 9860473(087) 9860473
Kilcummin Comhaltas would like to invite parents of junior set dancers born in 2005,2006 and 2007 to contact the Branch Secretary Marguerite on 086 0810208086 0810208 if you would like your child to be considered for entering competitions. The 2nd Annual Chief O Neill festival will be held in Bantry, Co. Cork from Thurs 13th - Sun 16th November - For full details visit www.chiefoneillfestival.com  

Sliabh Luachra CCE
Memberships for the coming year are now due - €20 Family, €12 Senior and €6 Junior Ceol an Gheimhridh Competitions 2014/2015 will take place over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of November. Music/Singing/Storytelling/Recitation of a Poem competitions in the I.T. Tralee on Saturday 15th November and the Dancing Competitions in Fossa Hall on Sunday 16th November. There are two age groups U13 and U17. In order to take part in these competitions you first need to become a member for the coming year. Reminder the closing date for entries is the 24th of October, contact our secretary Maureen Dalton on
087 2871357087 2871357

Listowel CCE
Music classes are ongoing Wednesday and Saturday at the Seanachi centre Listowel and throughout the week at the Family centre Duagh. For more details contact Sharon at 0873822275 New members welcome.


PRO Weekly Notes
19th October 2014


This week sees the Comhaltas Concert Tour of Ireland and its Artists converge on the picturesque North Kerry town of Ballybunion. On Thursday night in the Tintean Theatre the cream of talent from around Ireland will perform a Spectacular 2 hour show of fast moving Music Song and Dance. This is a great Opportunity to see some of Ireland greatest talent on show which will include the very talented Cliona Creedon from Glenflesk. Cliona will perform on the Fiddle and will also feature with the Dance troupe. Tickets can be got from all branch oficers through the County. As our County Convention is getting closer All Motions must be with the County Board Secretary at least five days prior to the AGM. The AGM will take place on Sunday 2nd November 2014 in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee at 3pm. All branches are advised to be registered on the day other they will be not have any voting rights. There is a new Garda Vetting form for child protection which can be downloaded from the county board Web Site www.kerrycomhaltas.ie.  Please discard old forms. Those of you who still have to hold ther AGM or if you have already held your AGM please forward your upp to date officers to the County PRO at prokerrycce@gmail.com. Ceol an Gheimhridh 2014/2015 Music/Singing competition in the IT College Tralee at 10.30am Saturday the 15th November 2014. Dancing competition at 12.30am Sunday 16th  November 2014 in Fossa Community Hall. Closing date for entries will be the day of the AGM.Please conrtact your local Secretary ASAP with entries for these competitions Check out our website for all the latest news and dates of Competitions coming up. www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

Craobh an Aghasaigh CCÉ
AGM will be held on Monday 20th October 7.30pm in Halla Na Measartha Everyone welcome

Causeway CCE
The AGM of Causeway Comhaltas was held on Wednesday the 15th October 2014, in the Causeway Inn, An Tochar, and the following were elected: Patron Fr. Brendan Walsh, President: John Lyons, Vice President: Denis McCarthy and Liam Power, Chairman Johnny O’Carroll, Vice Chairman Nicholas O’Mahony, Secretary Norma O’Donoghue, Treasurer John Canty, PRO Doreen Egan, Youth Officer Triona Casey, Irish Officer Jackie O’Carroll, Auditor Richard Casey, Youth Protection Officer Roisin O’Hanlon,
Delegates Mary Casey, Mary Yallop, Mary Regan, Christina Neilan, Geraldine Quilter. We hope to increase our membership numbers this year by hosting an Open Day on Sunday the 9th November 2014, in the Adult Education Centre Causeway from 2 till 5pm. The day is aimed to make the officers and teachers available to the public for an questions or interests they may have but did not know who to approach in the past. A Big Thank you is due to Ballyroe Heights Hotel for the door prize Membership is being collected at the moment by the Secretary Norma O’Donoghue, Treasurer John Canty, Music Teacher Richard Casey and Dance Teacher John Stack. Membership is €20 for a Family, €12 for Seniors and €6 for Juniors. Upcoming events: Sunday the 9th November 2014 Open Day in the Adult Education Centre Causeway. Saturday the 15th November 2014 Irish Night Harty’s Bar Causeway. Next Meeting Wednesday the 22nd October 2014 at 9pm  in Causeway Inn (Yallop’s Bar) Causeway.

Sliabh Luachra Comhaltas
The Annual General Meeting of Sliabh Luachra Comhaltas, took place on Wednesday 15th of October in the Le Ceile Room, Gneeveguilla. The officers for the coming year 2014/
2015 were elected Chairperson Siobhan McGillicuddy, Vice Chairperson Christy Cronin,  Secretary Maureen Dalton, PRO Katie O’Sullivan, Treasurer Patsy Crowley, Assistant Treasurer Carmel O’Connor, Irish Officers: Marion O’Connor and Niamh Dalton, Youth Officers Conor Crowley, Ciarán O’Sullivan and Niamh Dalton,
County Board Delegates Martina O’Leary, Katie O’Sullivan, Carmel O’Connor.  Memberships for the coming year are now due - €20 Family, €12 Senior and €6 Junior  Ceol an Gheimhridh Competitions 2014/2015 will take place over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of November. Music/Singing/Storytelling/Recitation of a Poem competitions in the I.T. Tralee on Saturday 15th November and the Dancing Competitions in Fossa Hall on Sunday 16th November. There are two age groups U13 and U17. In order to take part in these competitions you first need to become a member for the coming year. Reminder the closing date for entries is the 24th of October, contact our secretary Maureen Dalton on
087 2871357087 2871357

Killorglin CCE
Set Dancing Classes
Childrens set dancing takes place Friday 24th October in the Chapel on the Hill. The first class will run from 7pm - 8pm. The second class will run from 8pm to 9pm. Adult set dancing takes place on Tuesday nights at 8pm in the CYMS. Comhaltas Concert Tour of Ireland is coming to Ballybunion on 23rd October. Tickets cost €10 / €12. Please contact Deirdre on 085 7326803 for tickets.

Lixnaw CCE
The AGM of Lixnaw Comhaltas will be held on Friday next 24th at 8pm, we invite you all to come along for your support and we welcome new members. The Comhaltas concert tour of Ireland will be coming to the Tinteán, Ballybunion this Thursday, 23rd, a night not to be missed,please check with the Secretary, Bridie Stack on 086 1642373086 1642373 or the Tinteán for tickets. As always, keep checking 'www.kerycomhaltas.ie' and 'Kerry CCÉ' on Facebook for all up to date details. Slán tamall.

Kilcummin CCE
Sunday Session will be held on 26th October at 2.30 to 5pm in Kilcummin Recreational Hall. All welcome. Kilcummin Comhaltas would like to invite parents of junior set dancers born in 2005,2006 and 2007 to contact the Branch Secretary (Marguerite) on 086 0810208086 0810208 if you would like your child to be considered for entering competitions.
Senior set dancing. If you are interested in dancing in a senior Kilcummin Comhaltas set for the coming year please contact Marie Sheahan (083) 0045432(083) 0045432.
Membership is now due for Kilcummin Comhaltas. Child €6, Adult  €12, 2nd Adult €8, Family €20. Please contact Timmy Lane (086) 058 7047(086) 058 7047 or  Grace Fitzgerald (087) 9860473(087) 9860473
Ceol an Gheimhridh singing, music and dancing competitions will be held on Nov 15th and 16th. Anyone interested in participating please contact Marguerite on 086 0810208086 0810208. Closing date is Oct 23rd. All entrants must be members of Kilcummin Comhaltas. *N.B. COMPETITORS MAY BE MEMBERS OF ONE BRANCH ONLY AT THE TIME AND MAY COMPETE WITH ONE BRANCH ONLY FOR CEOL AN GHEIMHRIDH!*
The 2nd Annual Chief O Neill festival will be held in Bantry, Co. Cork from Thurs 13th - Sun 16th November - For full details visit www.chiefoneillfestival.com Comhaltas Tour of Ireland will be visiting Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion on Thurs 23rd Oct at 8pm - Tickets €10 available from the Branch Secretary (Marguerite) on 086 0810208086 0810208

Glenflesk CCE
Glenflesk AGM on wednesday 29th october in St Agatha's GAA HALL at 8pm. All welcome.

Ballylongford/Tarbert CCE
The A.G.M. of Ballylongford/Tarbert Comhaltas was held in the St. Oliver’s National School Hall on Tuesday 7th October 2014. The following officers were elected Chairperson Alan Kennelly, Vice Chair John Langan, Secretary Brendan Kiely, Asst. Secretary: Catherine McEllistrim, Treasurer: Ann Marie Donovan, Auditor: Mena O’Connell, P.R.O.: Mary Enright, Treoraí na Gaeilge: Maria Walsh, Youth Officer: Cáit McEllistrim, Delegates: Ann Marie O’Donovan & Alison O’Brien. Classes continue every Friday evening  at St. Oliver’s National School, Ballylongford.

Craobh Tra Li
Ba mhaith le Craobh Thrá Lí  gach beannacht a ghuí ar Bhreandán agus ar Threasa Feiriteur athá le chéile mar lánúin phósta ar feadh dhá bhliain is trí fhichid....comhghairdeachas ó chroí leo beirt. Nárbh iontach spéisiúil an comhrá a bhí acu le Pádraig Ó Sé ar 'An Saol ó Dheas' le fíordhéanaí nuair a thugadar sciuird siar ar bhóithrín na smaointe! Everybody in the Tralee Branch sends their good wishes to Breandán and Treasa, both Comhaltas stalwarts, on celebrating 62 years of marriage. And what a wonderful interview they did with Pádraig Ó Sé of Raidió na Gaeltachta. Bhíomar sna tríthí ag éisteacht leo! Go maire siad an céad and may they get a cheque each from Uachtarán na hÉireann!

Killarney CCE
Dates for your diary, Ceol an Gheimhridh 15th & 16th November, music in IT Tralee 10.30am Set dancing 12.30pm (venue to be clarified) Reminder subs are due now Family €20. Adult €12.  Children €6. Our next club meeting is Thursday 13th November in The Cultural Centre Killarne at 9pm . New menbers always welcome

Sliabh Mish CCE
Anyone interested in competing Ceol an Gheimhridh this year should contact Cailín on 0879009579. This will take place in November and includes music, singing, story telling and dancing competitions in under13 and 13-17 age groups.

Ceoltoiri na nGleannta.
Adult classes have commenced . Adult classes will take place this Thursday evening at 9.30pm at Glenbeigh national school.All are welcome.

Foilmore CCE
Closing date for membership is 23rd October 2014, please contact Carmel on0879372785.
Ceol an Gheimhridh music and singing competition is taking place on Saturday 15th November in I.T. College Tralee at 10.30am. Dancing competitions on Sunday 16th November in Fossa Community Hall from 12.30. The ages are under 13 and 13-17. Anyone wishing to take part should be a member of Comhaltas or contact Carmel to become a member. Closing date for entries is at the County Board A.G.M. on Sunday 2nd November. We are pleased to announce biweekly music sessions for young members of the branch who wish to get together and learn new tunes! Starting on Sunday 9th November at 11am in Foilmore Community Centre for anyone from 1st year up and then from 11.45 - 12.30. Please note, these are for children who can already play an instrument (for at least 2years) and wish to do so in a group class.

Tuosist  Kenmare Comhaltas AGM
Comhaltas  AGM  The Tuosist  Kenmare Comhaltas AGM  will be held on  Wednesday  October 22nd  at the Lake House at 8 pm .All members  are asked  to attend and anyone else interested in promotin our Irish  song and dance will be made  very  welcome

Ballybunion CCE
Ballybunion Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éirinn are delighted to host the 2014 Comhaltas Tour of Ireland in the Tinteán Theatre on Thursday, 23rd October. The concert which started out in Dublin on the 12th October will be held in fourteen different venues throughout the country, finishing back in Dublin on the 25th October. The Tinteán Theatre is the only Kerry venue and one of only four in Munster. Thursday night's concert promises to be a very entertaining, hosting the cream of Irish music, song and dance - not to be missed! Kerry will be represented by Clíona Creedon of Glenflesk dancing and playing fiddle. Meanwhile, the seisiún cheoil continues in Kilcooly's on Saturday night, dancing with John Stack every Monday evening from 4pm-6pm in the Old Convent Hall and Timmy Woulfe is going strong with the set dancing classes in Kilcooly's every Thursday night at 8pm.


PRO Weekly Notes
12th October 2014

Thursday 23rd October Ballybunion CCE will host the Comhaltas Concert Tour of Ireland at the Tintean Theatre. This Exciting, Colourful and Vibriant Concert will showcase Ireland's best of talent in Traditional Music Song and Dance. Ballybunion will be Kerry's only venue and it will give a chance to our members and friends all over Kerry and beyond a chance to enjoy and see this wonderful event. Kerry will also be well represented on the tour when the talented Clíona Creedon from the Glenflesk CCE  branch will take the stage, Clíona will be playing Fiddle and will also form part of the Dance troupe. Cliona is Daughter of Tadhg and Margaret who are well known in Comhalats Circles and Tadhg is Currently Secretary of Kerry CCE. We wish the best of luck to Cliona Creedon on her tour and to Ballybunion CCE who will host the event Ceol an Gheimhridh 2014/2015 Music/Singing competition in the IT College Tralee at 10.30am Saturday the 15th November 2014. Dancing competition at 12.30am Sunday 16th  November 2014 in Fossa Community Hall. Closing date for entries will be the day of the AGM. Our Annual Convention will take place on Sunday 2nd November 2014 at 3.00pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. All motions should be sent to County Runaí. Check out our website for all the latest news and dates of Competitions coming up. www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

Lixnaw CCÉ
Congrats to Clodagh McElligott, a member of our branch, who danced with Ballydonoghue in the TG4 programme,'An Jig Gig' on Sunday night last. Clodagh travelled to the RTE studios Dublin with  the group and had a brilliant day meeting many from the TV world and also saw the RTE makeup Dept where her make up was applied for their TV appearance. Well done Clodagh. Reminding you all again of our AGM on Friday 24th Oct at 8pm,  your support will be appreciated, new members always welcome. Re any unpaid memberships, please pay to the Secretary, rates: adults €12, Juveniles €6, family €20. The Comhaltas Concert Tour of Ireland will be coming to the Tinteán, Ballybunion on Thursday, Oct 23rd, this should be a great nights entertainment and Kerry will be represented by Cliona Creedon, Glenflesk. Again, keep up to date with all events on 'www.kerrycomhaltas.ie' and 'KerryCCÉ' on Facebook. Slán tamall.

Ceoltoiri na nGleannta CCE
Ceoltoiri na nGleannta.Adult classes in Glenbeigh National School will commence this Thursday evening at 9.30pm.  Everyone who would like to take the opportunity to avail of the classes are welcome to attend on the night.
Our AGM will be held in Glenbeigh National School on Tuesday 21st October at 8.00pm

Barr na Sraide CCE
Brendans Classes: Beginner Fiddle 4pm; Beginner Guitar 4.45, Intermediate Fiddle 5.15 Advanced Fiddle 5.45 Intermediate&Advanced Group 6.15.
Kevin's Classes: Beginner Group including tin whistle 4pm. Beginner Accordion 4.40. Intermediate Accordion 5.15 Advanced Accordion 5.45pm.
Open session: Thanks to all who attended the open session night in the East End Bar on Friday night last. A great night was enjoyed by all. Watch this space for details on our next open session night.

Kilcummin CCE
Church Gate Collection will be held on 25th/26th October. Sunday Music Session will be held on 26th October at 2.30 to 5pm in Kilcummin Recreational Hall. All welcome.

Foilmore CCE
Closing date for membership is 23rd October 2014, please contact Carmel on0879372785.
Ceol an Gheimhridh music and singing competition is taking place on Saturday 15th November in I.T. College Tralee at 10.30am. Dancing competitions on Sunday 16th November in Fossa Community Hall from 12.30. The ages are under 13 and 13-17. Anyone wishing to take part should be a member of Comhaltas or contact Carmel to become a member. Closing date for entries is at the County Board A.G.M. on Sunday 2nd November. We are pleased to announce biweekly music sessions for young members of the branch who wish to get together and learn new tunes! Starting on Sunday 9th November at 11am in Foilmore Community Centre for anyone from 1st year up and then from 11.45 - 12.30. Please note, these are for children who can already play an instrument (for at least 2years) and wish to do so in a group class.

Killarney CCE
Comahaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Craobh Cill Airne held their A.G.M. on Thursday 9th October in The Cultural Centre in Killarney. Cathaoirleach Eoin O’Carra welcomed everyone and said that the branch had a very successful year. The minutes were read by Runai Ann Mangan and adopted.  . Eoin O’ Carra Cathaoirleach congratulated and thanked all the dancers and musicians who brought home so many accolades  at the Ceol an Gheimhridh, Sult, and the County & Munster and All-Ireland Fleadhanna Cheoil He said they were all a credit to their families and that their success was testament to the hard work and dedication of the dancers, musicians and their teachers .Eoin also thanked his hard working committee for their help and support in the past year with a special tribute to runai Ann Mangan for her efficient work, he said this past  year was very exciting as Killarney hosted  Fleadh na Mumhan, which was a huge success. He said the feedback was excellent and that the townspeople and businesses were delighted. He wished Nenagh Co Tipperary branch the best of luck as they host Fleadh na Mumhan 2015.
Sadly two members have retired, Mairead O’Brien and P J Harnett. Eoin thanked them for their dedication hard work and commitment. He said we need more young members to keep Comhaltas alive. Election of officers then ensued, Cathaoirleach Eoin O’ Carra, Leas Cathaoirleach Noel Grimes, Runai Ann Mangan, Cisteoir Gerard Manga n, P.R. O. Joan Pollard Carew, Youth Officers Marie O’Mahoney, Niamh Fenton, Auditor Maureen McMahon O’Leary. Delegates to County Board David Rae, Eoin O’Carra, Treoiri na Gaeilge Eoin O’ Carra. Designated liaison person Eoin O’Carra.
Reminder subs are due now Family €20. Adult €12.  Children €6. Dates for your diary, Ceol an Gheimhridh 15th & 16th November, music in IT Tralee 10.30am Set dancing 12.30pm (venue to be clarified)

Ballybunion CCE
Set Dancing Classes for Children continues every Monday in the Convent Hall Doon Road Ballybunion at 4pm. All are Welcome. 2014 Comhaltas Tour of Ireland 23rd October 2014 at 8pm  Tintean Theatre Ballybunion.
Adult Set Dancing Classes continues every Thursday at 8pm in Kilcooly's with Timmy Woulfe Seisiun Cheoil every Saturday night in Kilcooly's at 9.30pm
AGM of Ballybunion CCE will take palce on 30th Ocotber.

Sliabh Mish CCE
The Sliabh Mish AGM took place last Friday night. All officers were thanked for their great work and congratulated on a fantastic year of events and activities. The new committee was elected and we're now looking forward to what will hopefully be another great year for Craobh Sliabh Mish. The new officers are as follows: President-Kieran Kelleher Chairperson-Michael O'Shea Vice Chairperson- Mary Farrell  Secretary Cailín O'Shea Vice Secretary-Josephine Sayers PRO Clíodhna Ní Dhálaigh Treasurer Jane O'Shea Vice Treasurer Noreen O'Neill Co Board Delegates Julie Grey & Mary O'Connor Oifigeach na Gaeilge-Clíodhna Ní Dhálaigh  Youth Coordinators Siobhán Griffin & Micheál O'Shea Youth Officers- Heather Grey & Robert Fell Junior Youth Officers- Morgan Sayers & Megan O'Connor Auditor Liam Fell Events Organisers Jane O'Shea & Cailín O'Shea Designated Liaison Person Mary Farrell  OCM Sheila Fell Craobh Sliabh Mish music classes for the coming year are as follows Tin Whistle, Flute, Accordion and Concertina with Cailín O'Shea in Castlemaine and Firies, contact 0879009579 Fiddle, with Jane O'Shea, contact 0879510302 Singing and Accordion with Micheál O'Shea in Castlemaine, contact 0876953040 Classes for other instruments may be available subject to demand, contact branch secretary Cailín 0879009579 if interested. The branch are setting up an instrument bank to allow beginners to borrow, and practice before purchasing their own instrument. If you are interested in donating or selling an instrument to the bank please contact 0879009579

Glenflesk CCE
Music classes continuing in St. Agatha's hall every Thursday night. New members welcome. Best of luck to Cliona Creedon who is touring Ireland at the moment with Comhaltas in the Concert Tour of Ireland

CCE Trá Lí
Our music classes continue every Tursday night at 7pm in Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. We have one adult and fifteen or so young people enjoying their Tuesday night session and it's still no too late to join in! Come along if you feel the musical urge! Newcomers welcome! Cuirfidh Louise, Caitlín agus Dawn an-fháilte romhat. Táimid buíoch i gcónaí le bainistíocht an Ghaelcholáiste. Tagann na ceoltóirí sinsearacha le chéile le haghaidh ceoil gach Céadaoin agus tá ag éirí go diail leo! Comhghairdeachas leo siúd a ghlac páirt i dTrad for Trócaire in Ionad Siopadóíreachta an Ghrágáin le déanaí.

Glenflesk CCE
Music classes continuing in St. Agatha's hall every Thursday night. New members welcome. Best of luck to Cliona Creedon who is touring Ireland at the moment with Comhaltas in the Concert Tour of Ireland

Ballydonoghue CCE
Congrats to our Set Dancing Ladies who performed excellently on An Jig Gig on Sunday night last. They put on a wonderful performance and during their trip to RTE in Dublin had a fantastic time and had an experience of a lifetime. Well done to Sophie Flavin, Orla Horgan, Ciara Fitzgerald, Eve Hennelly, Nora Keane, Clodagh McElligott, Edel Martin, and Shauna Mulvihill. Set Dancing Classes continues every Saturday morning in the GAA Clubrooms Coolard beginners starting at 10am.

Sliabh Luachra Comhaltas
The Annual General Meeting of Sliabh Luachra Comhaltas, will take place on Wednesday 15th October at 9pm in the Le Ceile Room, Gneeveguilla. All members are asked to attend and new members are always welcome. Memberships for the coming year 2014/2015 are now due - €20 family, €10 senior and €6 Junior, this can also be paid on the night of the A.G.M.
Ceol an Gheimhridh Competitions 2014/2015 will take place over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of November. Music/Singing/Storytelling/Recitation of a Poem Competitions in the I.T Tralee on Saturday 15th November and the Dancing Competitions on Sunday 16th November, venue to be confirmed. There are two age groups U13 and U17. In order to take part in these competitions you first need to become a member. Closing date for entries is the 24th October, contact our Secretary Maureen Dalton on 087 2871357087 2871357

PRO Weekly Notes
5th October 2014
At last weeks County Board Meeting Cahersiveen was once again selected to host Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí 2015. The Chairman congratulated the Fleadh Cheoil Committee of 2014 on the way they hosted this years Fleadh Cheoil. He thanked everyone who in anyway contributed to a most successful Fleadh and said  he was once again looking forward to working with the Officers and people of Cahersiveen again for next year. Nenagh Co Tipperary will host the Munster Fleadh and Sligo will host the All Irleand Cheoil. Ennis Co Clare and Douglas Co Cork are this years Munster branches who will compete with each to win the vote for the right to represent Munster to host the All Irleand Fleadh Cheoil in 2016. The Munster vote will take place in December. We would ask all branches to forward on the date of their AGM and to advertise it in their local notes and other outlets. Also all Branch AGM's must be held by 1st November 2014. Votes of Sympathy expressed at the County Board Meeting Margaret O'Connell Ballydonoghue on the death of her father The family of Patie Culloty and Eileen O'Brien Tipperary on the death of her Son. Checkout the Kerry CCE website for all the dates for next years Fleadhannna www.kerrycomhaltas.ie Once again I would like to thank all those PRO’s who work so hard in promoting their branches and continue to send me in information which helps me to promote Comhaltas in Kerry

Ballydonoghue CCE
Set Dancers.
Our Ladies U12 Set Dancers traveled last week to the RTE Studios in Dublin to be recorded for An Jig Gig on TG4. What a great day it turned out to be with the girls meeting all the Fair City cast and well as walking down the street where they record the programme. They met several television personalities including Ryan Tubridy, everyone took pictures and got autographs and had a great day. Tune into TG4 next Sunday at 8.30pm when the girls will be performing on Television. Classes continue every Saturday Morning in the Coolard GAA Clubrooms. Contact 0876020990 for details Well done to the group of Ballydonoghue musicians who were invited to play on stage in the square listowel on Saturday night to welcome home the victorious Kerry Senior and Minor football champions. A great night was enjoyed by all!

Killorglin CCE
Children's set dancing takes place Friday 10th October in the  Chapel on the Hill. Please note due to large numbers this class will now be split. The first class will run from 7pm - 8pm. The second class will run from 8pm to 9pm.
Adult set dancing class takes place in the CYMS on Tuesday's at the earlier time of 8pm. Ceili Band/Grupai Cheoil class for U12's and U15's takes place on Thursdays in Chapel on the Hill between 3pm and 4:30pm.

Sliabh Mish CCE
Our AGM will take place on Friday 10th October at 8pm in Castlemaine. All welcome. Craobh Sliabh Mish music classes for the coming year are as follows: Tin Whistle, Flute, Accordion and Concertina with Cailín O'Shea in Castlemaine and Firies, contact Cailín: 0879009579. Fiddle, with Jane O'Shea, contact Jane: 0879510302. Singing and Accordion with Micheál O'Shea in Castlemaine, contact Micheál: 0876953040. Classes for other instruments may be available subject to demand, contact branch secretary Cailín on 0879009579 if interested. The branch are setting up an instrument bank to allow beginners to borrow, and practice before purchasing their own instrument. If you are interested in donating or selling an instrument to the bank please contact 0879009579

Barr na Sraide CCE
Barr na Sraide AGM took place in Kerry Coast Hotel in Cahersiveen Friday 3rd October. Committee Elected as follows.
Chairperson Cliona Brennan, Ass. Chairperson Sheila O'Neill, Secretary Helen Coffey, Assistant Secretary Eileen Moriarty, Treasurer Phonsie O'Shea, Ass Treasurer Aine Shedehan, PRO Caroline Moriarty, Assistant PRO Sarah O'Neill & Lynda O'Neill, Co Board Delegate Mary Sheehan & Ryna O'Shea, Auditor Aine O'Connell & Eileen O'Sullivan Treoraí na Gaeilge Ryna O'Shea, Offig Na Og  Eilis Moriarty & Gearoid Reardon
We are holding an Open Trad Seisiun in East End Bar Bar Cahersiveen on Friday Next at 8pm. All welcome, only thing needed on the night is a musical instrument, dancing shoes, song or two  and a sense of humour!!

Naomh Ciaran CCE
AGM: Branch Annual General Meeting takes place on Sunday October 12th at 5pm at Brosna Parish Hall. To ensure the future of the branch we would encourage all parents and teachers of children attending classes in the various areas to attend.
Brosna Music Classes: Music Classes with Philip Shine continue at The Rambling House in Brosna on Thursday nights commencing at 7pm with beginners, 7.30pm for more advanced and 8pm for teenagers and adults. For further details contact Kay Daly on 0879940339.
Scartaglen Music Classes: Music classes with Philip Shine take place at Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on Wednesday nights from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. For further details contact Julianne O’ Connor on 0879126184
Brosna: The Rambling in Brosna will take place on the first Thursday of every month until further notice. The next Rambling House which takes place on Thursday October 9th at 9pm is its 14th anniversary. All are welcome to come along and mark the occasion with host Josie Mc Creesh. 087 6949804087 6949804.  
Scartaglen:
The Rambling House takes place at Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on Monday October 13th at 9pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on 0667147231 for further details. For information and rules on all Comhaltas competitions together with an insight into the wide variety of activities which are taking place in Comhaltas branches around the county log on to www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

Ballylongford/Tarbert CCE
Classes on a Friday evening at the usual times have resumed in Ballylongford National School. Variety of instruments catered for Accordion Concertina, Banjo Fiddle Tin Whistle Flute Guitar and Bodhran.

Kilcummin CCE
We would like to thank all of our members who represented Kilcummin Branch so well at the County, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadhanna. Our AGM will be held on 13th October at 8pm in the Rural Development Office, all welcome.

Kilarney CCE
We would like to thank all who contributed or helped in any way at Comhaltas Collection last weekend. Music classes starting in St Brendan's college, with Nicky and Anne McAuliffe Saturday 11th October at 6pm. Sean Nos dancing classes in Killarney School of music every Monday for children and adults. Adult set dancing classes recommencing on Monday 6th October 7.30-8.30 pm for beginners and 8.30-10pm for improver's TheTorc Hotel ( Darby's) Waltzing, jiving etc recommencing Killarney school of music Thursday 9th October. Contact Ann087 9403508087 9403508. Mark your diaries for our AGM Thursday 9th October in the Cultural Centre. Everyone welcome this is an unique chance to get involved in promoting traditional music and dancing and an opportunity to meet great people.

Glenflesk CCE
Glenflesk Comhaltas AGM will be held in St Agatha's GAA hall on 29th October 2014 at 8.00pm. All welcome.

Ceoltoiri na Ghleanna CCE
Music classes have resumed in Glenbeigh National school on Monday evenings as follows 4pm Intermediate all instruments except Accordians/Concertina's 4.30pm Intermediate Accordians/Concertina's only. 5.00pm Beginners all instruments including Accordians/Concertina's,Tin Whistle Fiddle Banjo etc. 5.30pm Guitar 6.00pm Advanced (all instruments). Adult classes for beginners and intermediate commence on Thursday October 16th at 9.30pm in Glenbeigh school.This is a great opportunity for children and adults to avail of these classes.

Lixnaw CCÉ
AGM of  Comhaltas will be held on Friday 24th October in the Ceolann at 8pm, please come along on the night to show your support, you will all be welcome and we will gladly welcome new members. Regarding any unpaid memberships, please pay to the Secretary, adults €12, Juveniles €6, family €20. Any queries about classes or use of any Ceolann facilities please contact branch Secretary on066 7132462066 7132462 or 086 1642373086 1642373 and keep up to date with all happenings on www.kerrycomhaltas.ie and Kerry CCÉ on Facebook.

Naomh Breandain CCE
Classes resumed last week and will continue every Monday evening in Ardfert Community Centre

Sliabh Luachra CCE
The Annual General Meeting of Sliabh Luachra Comhaltas, will take place on Wednesday 15th October at 9pm in the Le Ceile Room, Gneeveguilla. All members are asked to attend and new members are always welcome. Memberships for the coming year 2014/2015 are now due - €20 family, €10 senior and €6 Junior, this can also be paid on the night of the A.G.M.  Membership forms are available from our Secretary Maureen Dalton, 087 2871357087 2871357.
Many thanks to everyone that supported our recent cloths collection and also thanks to the Gneeveguilla G.A.A. for the use of the hall.

Causeway CCE
Music classes continue every Friday at the Causeway Inn  Yallops. Beginners 6pm improvers 6.30. Adults also catered for. Usual instruments including fiddle whistle box and bodhran keyboard and guitar with singing. Set Dancing Classes continues every Saturday in the Comp School hall. Beginners at 1.30pm and last years Class at 2pm. All are welcome Contact 0876020990 for details
Adult Ceili and Set Dancing continues in the Adult Education Centre Causeway every Monday from 8pm to 10pm All are welcome. AGM will take place on Wednesday October 15th at 8.30 in the Causeway Inn  Yallops  

Ballybunion CCE
Set Dancing Classes for Children continues every Monday in the Convent Hall Doon Road Ballybunion at 4pm. All are Welcome. 2014 Comhaltas Tour of Ireland 23rd October 2014 at 8pm  Tintean Theatre Ballybunion. Adult Set Dancing Classes continues every Thursday at 8pm in Kilcooly's with Timmy Woulfe Seisiun Cheoil every Saturday night in Kilcooly's at 9.30pm

PRO Report County Board Meeting
Meadowlands Hotel Tralee
30th September 214


Since our last meeting on May 20th in the Kerry Coast Hotel Cahersiveen. It has been a very busy but a most successful time for Comhaltas in Kerry.

Album Launch
Congratulations to Danny O Mahony and the Shannon Vale Ceili Band who held a brilliant Album Launch in the Listowel Arms Hotel during the Summer.
We wish Danny and the band the best of luck with their New Album Shannon’s Lovely Vale

Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí
CCE Barr na Sraide ran a very eventful and successful Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí. It started with the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Mr Jimmy Deenihan officially opening Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai. Radio Kerry broadcast from the picturesque Town on the Sunday before and once again we thank the Sheehy Family Ballyheigue/Milltown for their generous sponsorship of this Event. Over the weekend
Our Thanks to Billy Donegan and all the Radio Kerry Staff for their help leading up to and during the programme. Well done to all the guests who spoke and a special thanks to the Sheehy Family of Ballyheigue/Milltown in memory of the late Andrew Sheehy who was the first Kerry County Chairman of Comhaltas for sponsoring the programme. We are indeed very grateful for their  generous sponsorship. Over the weekend of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarrai, nearly 900 entries and 2000 competitors competed and credit must be given to everyone in the Fleadh Committee and those who volunteered over the weekend, under the guidance of Mary Sheehan and the Trojan work done by their Secretary Helen Coffey and everyone who made us so welcome.

Munster Fleadh na Mumhan
There was no time for rest after Fleadh Cheoil Chiarrai, as officers of Coiste Ciarraí  were very involved in holding Fleadh na Mumhan. Credit must be given to the Committee of Fleadh na Mumhan under the direction of Eoin O Carra for a memorable week in Killarney. What a success Fleadh na Mumhan turned out to be with so many events taking place outside of Competitions. The outdoor events were outstanding and the weather was very kind during the event as well. A total of 98 Competitors from Kerry, Qualified from Munster to the All Ireland Fleadh in Sligo.

All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil
A convoy of Cars and Buses converged on Sligo for this years All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil from the County and after a great week of Music Song and Dance. Kerry returned home with 20 Gold, 27 Silver and 10 Bronze a total of 57 Medals. On behalf of the County Board I would like to Congratulate all the Competitors who took part in all the Fleadhanna during the year. To those who were successful at this year’s All Ireland we salute you.
I received 2 lovely messages from people in Mayo and Monaghan thanking us for updating the results as they became available, on our Facebook page of this year’s All Irleand Fleadh Cheoil. They could not access the results from the Fleadh website so there only access was our Facebook page. It shows that we are been accessed Nationally.

Bardic Award
Another success story from this year’s Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo was the recognition of Karen Trench from the Ballydonoghue/Lisselton Branch for her contribution towards the art in Singing. Karen received the prestige National Bardic award. Each year a number of people in the Comhaltas are recognised for their work and over the years this is only the second time that this award has been given to a Kerry Person, The last person to receive the award was Nicky McAuliffe.

Concert Tour of Ireland
Concert Tour of Ireland will take place in Ballybunion on Thursday 23rd October. This Exciting and vibrant show, showcases some of the best, in Traditional Music Song and Dance. Please support this event and all information can be received by Contacting Ballybunion CEE Secretary Margaret O Connor.

Celebration Night
In September some branches have conducted Celebration evenings to acknowledge the success of their members at this years All Ireland. Congratulations to the branches of Sliabh Mish and Ballydonoghue which I was invited and attended and apologies to Lixnaw CCE who also held a very successful night as I was unfortunately unable to attend to a clash of events

AGM’s/Officers
Again I am asking all Branches who are holding their AGM’s to forward me on Information regarding the meeting and to forward me on a full list of officers.

Branches
It is important for all branches to let me know about events when the dated are made so that I can put them on the website and Facebook and also to PRO’s to forward me on information on events each week leading up to the event rather than asking me to put it in for the next 3 weeks as I could overlook some events from time to time. As I am dealing with alot of information during the week.

Trad for Trocaire
Some branches have held Irish nights for Trad for Trocaire. It is still not too late to hold a night. Branches can contact me as I have some Poster and Flyers and stickers to hold your event.
Milltown/Listry CCE will hold a Trad for Trorcaire night in the Killarney Country Club on October 4th 2014

Michael Dowling Memorial Event
During this year’s Harvest Festival in Listowel the festival Committee held a Traditional Music Song and Dance Show in memory of the Late Michael Dowling who was vice Chairman of Kerry CCE in 1978. A very successful event was held in Listowel with a limit of 4 groups from the North Kerry area putting on a 25minute show for the Michael Dowling Memorial Shield. It is hoped to run this as an Annual event.

Kerry County Board of Comhaltas vacancy for an Office Secretary
Kerry County Board of Comhaltas have a vacancy for an Office Secretary to work 19 1/2 hours per week. Main duty is as follows; to provide secretarial assistance to the officers of the County Board. Please contact your local Department of Social Protection Office as Community Employment illegibility applies. This is a development opportunity and accredited training will be provided to support your career. Please forward your CV to Kilcummin Rural Development Office, Kilcummin Village, Killarney or email info@kilcumminparish.com  For further details contact John on 086-1579381086-1579381.

Foilmore CCE
Congratulations to Marian Cournane who is the new PRO of the Foilmore Branch. I look forward to working with Marian over the coming year. Treoir
In the last edition of Treoir, Kerry CCE had a full page in the Booklet


Events Coming up
Classes have now started in Most Branches and Branches are haing their AGM’s because there are so many events please log into www.kerrycomhaltas.ie to get a full list of events happening in Kerry

Ceili
There will be a Ceili in Kilcooly's on Sunday October 5th Music by Ui Bhriain and they will play between 3 to 6pm.

West Limerick Singing Club weekend
6th Annual Garry McMahon Singing Weekend takes place on
October 17th , 18th  & 19th 2014 in Abbeyfeale

St John’s Theatre & Arts Centre The Square, Listowel , Co Kerry.
Wednesday 22nd October Variety Concert Featuring local musicians, singers, storytellers and dancers. MC on the night will be Sonny Egan. Proceeds in aid of the Alzheimers Society.

AGM’s
Now that AGM’s are being held, the position of PRO has become a very important role in the running and promoting of the branch. I would ask all branches to make sure that people taking positions are willing to work in their positions and to promote their branch.
Some branches have still not informed me of their AGM date, I would ask these branches to make contact with regarding their date

Web App
I am at present dealing with a company about sponsoring an Web App for the Phone. This would be a great asset as a lot of people are now accessing our website from their phone. I will have more updates on this as progress is made on the venture.

PRO’s
Once again I thank all those PRO’s who work so hard in promoting their branches and continue to send me in information which helps me to promote Comhaltas in Kerry

Information
If you have or know of any events that supports Traditional Music Singing and Dancing in your area please let me know and I can promote it.

John Stack
PRO Kerry CCE
0876020990

prokerrycce@gmail.com
http://www.kerrycomhaltas.ie
http://www.kerrycomhaltas.com


PRO Weekly Notes
28th September 2014
Its a busy time on the Comhaltas scene as branches hold their AGM's. Please checkout when your local branch is holding thier AGM and try and support whet good work is being done at ground level. On Thursday 23rd October National Concert Tour of Ireland Comhaltas will desend on North Kerry as the Ballybunion CCE will host this exciting event. Taking in 14 Venues around Ireland including Tintean Theatre Ballybunion this uplifting and exciting show will showcase the best of Tarditional Music Song and Dance that Ireland has to offer. More details later.

Ballybunion CCE

Set Dancing Classes for Children resumes Monday 6th October Convent Hall Doon Road Ballybunion at 4pm. All are Welcome. 2014 Comhaltas Tour of Ireland 23rd October 2014
at 8pm Tintean Theatre Ballybunion. Set Ceilí Kilcooly’s Ballybunion Sunday October 5th 3pm to 6pm Music by Uí Bhriain Adult Set Dancing Classes resumes on Thursday 2nd at 8pm in Kilcooly's with Timmy Woulfe Seisiun Cheoil every Saturday night in Kilcooly's at 9.30pm

Ballydonoghue CCE
The A.G.M. was held on Sunday evening last 28th September. It was well attended. A report was given from both the music and dancing teachers and all were in agreement that the branch had a very successful year with plenty of participation at all levels in competitions. The importance of promoting comhaltas events through local media and social media was highlighted and the county PRO which is John Stack was commended on his work in this area. All information on upcoming events and competitions are available on the website: www.kerrycomhaltas.ie. The following officers were re-elected Chairperson: Liz Mc Namara, Secretary: Jenny O Neill, Treasurer: John Nolan, Auditor: Noel Fennell, P.R.O.: Miriam Costello, Youth Officer: Kevin O Neill and the delegates to the County Board are Liz Mc Namara, Karen Trench and Katie Mc Namara Purcell. The branch teachers were thanked for their dedication and hard work. This year the music teachers are T.P. Mc Namara, Katie Mc Namara Purcell & Aoife Trench. Singing teacher is Karen Trench. Step dancing teacher is Mary O Connell and Set dancing teacher is John Stack.
Sympathy was extended to katie Lucy, Joan Lane, Orla Keane, Aisling Neville & Eithne Walsh on the recent death of a family member.
Music Classes continue every Friday night at Lisselton N.S. beginning at 5pm with beginner tin whistle/fiddle & banjo, 5.30pm beginner concertina/flute and beginner button accordian at 7pm. Singing class is from 5.30 - 6.30 and Step dancing begins at 7pm.
Set Dancing Classes continue every Saturday morning at G.A.A. Clubrooms Coolard beginning at 10am. For details contact John at 087 6020990087 6020990.
Please ensure that all membership forms are into Jenny O Neill (Secretary) before October 10th.

CCE Trá Lí
Our weekly music classes will be held on Tuesday nights at 7pm in Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Fáilte roimh cheoltóirí all youngsters with some konwledge of music will be most welcome. Fáilte roimh bhaill nua. Please come along and enquire or ring our Rúnaí at 7125205. The Craobh Thrá Lí AGM was held last week and the following officers were chosen for the coming season:-Cathaoirleach: S.S.Ó Conchubhair; Leaschathaoirleach: Máire Uí Ghríofa; Rúnaí: Dawn Uí Chonchubhair; Cisteoir: Caitlín Uí Aodha; Treoraí na Gaeilge: Padraig Mac Fhearghusa; Toscairí Bhord an Chontae: Dónall Tydings, Leon Ó Grífín; Iniúchóirí: Seán Masún, Aoife Ní Chonchubhair; Oifigeach na Leanaí: An tSr Máirín; Oifigeach na hÓige: Shelley Ní Eidhin. Comhghairdeachas le Clann Uí Eidhin agus a gcairde a bhí i mbun ceoil ag an 'Trad for Trócaire' session last weekend in Ionad Siopadóireachta an Ghrágáin, Trá Lí. Buíochas le daoine a thug airgead dóibh agus buíochas le bainistíocht an ionaid a thug cead seinnte agus bailithe dóibh.

Lixnaw CCE
AGM of Lixnaw CCÉ will be held on Friday 24th October at 8pm, you are all welcome to attend and we will welcome new members. All classes are up and running in the Ceolann, Comhrá on Mondays, Step dancing on Wednesdays and Saturdays and Traditional Music on Thursdays. Any further enquiries about classes or anything relating to the Ceolann.  please contact the branch Secretary on 7132462 or 086 1642373086 1642373. Remember, as always, keep checking 'www.kerrycomhaltas.ie' and 'Kerry CCÉ on Facebook, the assured way to get your up to date info on all branch activities.

Naomh Ciaran CCE
Brosna Music Classes: Music Classes with Philip Shine return to The Rambling House in Brosna on Thursday nights commencing at 7pm with beginners, 7.30pm for more advanced and 8pm for teenagers and adults. For further details contact Kay Daly on (087)9940339(087)9940339.
Scartaglen Music Classes: Enrolment for Music classes with Philip Shine takes place at Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on Wednesday October 1st from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. For further details contact Julianne O’ Connor on (087) 9126184(087) 9126184
AGM Branch Annual General Meeting takes place on Sunday October 12th at 5pm at Brosna Parish Hall. To ensure the future of the branch we would encourage all parents and teachers of children attending classes in the various areas to attend.
We would be very grateful if teachers in the area would contact PRO of the branch Daniel Woods on (087)2453904(087)2453904 after office hours with the times and days of your classes for 2014/2015.   
The Rambling in Brosna will take place on the first Thursday of every month until further notice. The next Rambling House which takes place on Thursday October 9th at 9pm is its 14th anniversary. All are welcome to come along and mark the occasion with host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on (087) 6949804(087) 6949804.
Scartaglen Rambling House takes place at Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on Monday October 13th at 9.00 pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details.
For information and rules on all Comhaltas competitions together with an insight into the wide variety of activities which are taking place in Comhaltas branches around the county log on to www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

Foilmore CCE
Filemore Comhaltas held their first Children's Ceili of the year in Caitin's pub, Kells on Sunday 28th September. There was a great turnout by young and old and we were delighted with all the children who took part either singing, dancing or playing music. Thanks also to Neilie O'Donnell for providing music and keeping the show on the road.
We hope this will be the start of a great year for the branch. Membership now being taken by Carmel or Maureen, new members very welcome

Causeway CCE
Music classes continue every Friday at the Causeway Inn  Yallops. Beginners 6pm improvers 6.30 and others after. Adults also catered for. Usual instruments including fiddle whistle box and bodhran keyboard and guitar with singing. Set Dancing Classes continues every Saturday in the Comp School hall. Beginners at 1.30pm and last years Class at 2pm. All are welcome Contact 0876020990 for details
Adult Ceili and Set Dancing continues in the Adult Education Centre Causeway every Monday from 8pm to 10pm All are Welcome. AGM will take place on Wednesday October 15th at 8.30 in the Causeway Inn  Yallops

Killorglin CCE
Children's set dancing takes place Friday 3rd October from 7 to 8.15pm in Chapel on the Hill. Adult set dancing class takes place in the CYMS on Tuesday's at the earlier time of 8pm.
Ceili Band and Grupai Cheoil class for U12's and U15's takes place on Thursdays in Chapel on the Hill between 3pm and 4:30pm.

Sliabh Mish CCE
Our AGM will take place on Friday 10th October at 8pm in Castlemaine. All welcome. Craobh Sliabh Mish music classes for the coming year are as follows:
Tin Whistle, Flute, Accordion and Concertina with Cailín O'Shea in Castlemaine and Firies, contact Cailín: 0879009579 Fiddle, with Jane O'Shea, contact Jane: 0879510302 Singing and Accordion with Micheál O'Shea in Castlemaine, contact Micheál: 0876953040 Classes for other instruments may be available subject to demand, contact branch secretary Cailín on 0879009579 if interested.
The branch are setting up an instrument bank to allow beginners to borrow, and practice before purchasing their own instrument. If you are interested in donating or selling an instrument to the bank please contact 0879009579

Killarney CCE
We would like to thank all who contributed to our annual church gate collection which took place at all masses in the Cathedral, Friary and Park road on Saturday and Sunday 27th and 28th September. A special thanks to all our collectors and anyone who helped in any way. Music classes starting in St Brendan's college, with Nicky and Anne McAuliffe Saturday 11th October at 6pm.
Sean Nos dancing classes in Killarney School of music every Monday for children and adults. Adult set dancing classes recommencing on Monday 6th October 7.30-8.30 pm for beginners and 8.30-10pm for improver's TheTorc Hotel ( Darby's)
Waltzing, jiving etc recommencing Killarney school of music Thursday 9th October. Contact Ann 087 9403508087 9403508. Mark your diaries for our AGM Thursday 9th October in the Cultural Centre. Everyone welcome this is an unique chance to get involved in promoting traditional music and dancing and an opportunity to meet great people.

Kilcummin CCE
AGM will be held on Monday 13th October at 8pm in Kilcummin Rural Development Office. All welcome.

Milltown Listry CCE
Will host an evening of singing, music and craic at Faha Court on Saturday, October 4th, from 9 till late. All performers and revellers on the night will be invited to contribute toTrocaire's work in education and helping poorer communities to become self-reliant. So head for Faha for a great night, the music will be powerful and you'll have the power to make a big difference to people's lives.

Glenflesk CCE
Glenflesk CCE Set dancing in St Agatha`s Community Centre Glenflesk. Every Wednesday 5-6 for beginners and 6-7 for advanced. Contact Jennifer 0861037496 Linda 0876423683

CCE Barr na Sraide
AGM will take palce on this Friday October 3rd at 8.30pm in Kerry Coast Hotel Cahersiveen. All are welcome to attend.
Brendans Class Beginner Fiddle 4pm; Beginner Guitar 4.45, Intermediate Fiddle 5.15 Advanced Fiddle 5.45 Intermediate&Advanced Group 6.15. Kevin's Class Beginner Group including tin whistle 4pm. Beginner Accordion 4.40. Intermediate Accordion 5.15 Advanced Accordion 5.45

Ballylongford/Tarbert CCE
AGM will be held on the 7th October at 8pm in St. Oliver's National School Ballylongford. All are welcome.

PRO Weekly Notes
21st September 2014
Another hectic week as the Listowel Harvest Festival held the first Michael Dowling Memorial Traditional Music Competition. A large crowd turned up on Thursday night to be treated to a wonderful nights entertainment. Two full hours of Music Song and Dance echoed through the streets of Listowel and no doubt Michael Dowling would have been a proud man to see and hear the wonderful occasion that took place.
The winners on the night were Snasta. A group made up from North Kerry and each and every group that took part were brilliant. County Board meeting will take place next Tuesday evening in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee at 8pm. Both Doughlas Cork and Ennis Clare will make presentations and afterwards there will be a vote to see who Kerry will support in the quest for Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2016. Also on the night Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai 2015 will be disscussed. All Delegates are asked to attend.
Braches are now in the process of holding thier AGM's Checkout our website for all details regarding the latest news and events and happenings with Kerry. Concert Tour of Ireland 2014 will be held in Ballybunion on October 23rd. check out www.kerrycomhaltas.ie for details. Herllihys Bar Farranfore will hold a Rambling house this Friday night 26th September all singers story tellers and Musicians very welcome.

Craobh Naomh  Brendain
Lessons for Craobh Naomh  Brendain commencing September 29th times to be confirmed later

Killorglin CCE
The AGM of the Killorglin branch of Comhaltas was held on 15th September 2014. The following are the elected officers. Chairperson Orna Eccles, Vice chair Donal Mangan, Secretary: Deirdre Keane,  Treasurer: Bridie Kingston  Auditor: Delia Foley,  PRO Róisín Looney,  Treoiraí na Gaeilge: Nóirín O'Connell,
Delegates to the County Board Ireneus Looney & Róisín Looney. Youth officer Róisín Looney Thank you to the 2013 / 2014 Killorglin CCÉ committee and especially to the outgoing chairperson, John Joe O' Sullivan & outgoing Vice Chairperson, Patrick Joy for all their hard work down through the years.


Sliabh Luachra CCE
Junior Set Dancing Classes – will resume on Wednesday September 24th of September from 6.30 – 7.30pm in Gneeveguilla G.A.A. Hall, for beginners and advanced. Please contact Mary Moriarty on 087 9620135087 9620135 for more information.
Music Classes- with Nicky McAuliffe will commence on Monday 29th of September from 6pm in Gneeveguilla National School. Fundraiser- We will be holding a clothes collection, drop off bags from 8-9pm on Tuesday 30th September and 9-11am Wednesday 1st October at Gneeveguilla GAA Hall. For full details on Comhaltas around the county go to www.kerrycomhaltas.com


Ballydonoghue CCE
CCE AGM will be held at Lisselton N.S. this Sunday 28th September at 7pm. Memebrship can be renewed on the night. New members always welcome.
All music classes will be in full swing this Friday night at Lisselton N.S. Beginner fiddle/banjo 5pm, Beginner tin whistle 5.30pm, beginner concertina/flute 5.30pm, last years beginner tin whistle 6.15pm, last years beginner concertina/fiddle and u12 fiddle/concertina 6pm, beginner button accordian 7pm. U15 musicians 6.30pm, 15-18 musicians 6.30pm.
Step dancing class with Mary O Connell will begin at the school this Friday evening at 7pm. Singing with Karen Trench will also commence.
Set Dancing continues in Coolard Clubrooms every Saturday morning. Beinners at 10am. For details contact 0876020990


Kilcummin CCE
The AGM of Kilcummin CCE will take place on Monday 13th October in the Rural Development Office at 8pm. Kilcummin Comhaltas: Our next Sunday Music Session will be held on the
28th. Sept. at 2.30pm to 5pm in Kilcummin Recreational Hall. Musicians
and Singers of all ages and levels are welcome.


Killarney CCE
Our  branch annual  church gate collection will take place at all masses in the Cathedral, Friary and Park road on this Saturday and Sunday 27th and 28th September.
Music classes starting  in St Brendan's college, with Nickey and Anne McAuliffe  Saturday  11th October at 6pm. Sean Nos dancing classes in Killarney School of music every Monday for children and adults .
Adult set dancing classes recommencing on Monday 6th October 7.30-8.30 pm for beginners and 8.30-10pm for improver's The Torc Hotel ( Darby's) Waltzing , jiving etc recommencing Killarney school of music Thursday  9th October.
Contact Ann 087 9403508087 9403508. Mark your diaries for our AGM Thursday 9th October in The Cultural Centre. Everyone welcome this is an unique chance to get involved in promoting traditional music and dancing and an opportunity to meet great people.

Ballybunion CCE
Ceili in Kilcooly's on Sunday October 5th Music by Ui Bhriain they will play between 3 to 6pm. Music Session Continues Every Satruday night in Kilcooleys


Glenflesk CCE
Music Class resuming in St. Agatha's Community Centre, Glenflesk on Thursday, the 25th September at 700pm   Registration at 6.45 p.m.  Beginners very welcome.
Music Session Class resuming on Saturday the 27th September at 12.45 in St. Agatha's Community Centre, Glenflesk Registration at 12.30. If  you play an instrument and would like to play as part of a group come along. Contact Margaret Creedon on 087 2706290087 2706290 for Details


Accordion Master Classes
Limited vacancies available, for more info contact Danny O'Mahony. 087 2338598087 2338598, dannyomahony1@gmail.com


Foilmore CCE
Children’s dancing (boys and girls) with Norita will be commencing in Foilmore Community Centre as follow 4th class and over Tuesday, 16th September 7 – 8pm. Beginners Tuesday after mid-term (beg Nov.) 3.30 - 4.30pm Further details to follow. If you have any query on the above contact Anne Sugrue on 087 9761398087 9761398 There will be a ‘Ceili’ in Caitín Beaters on Sunday, 28th September from 4 – 6pm.  Everybody welcome


Lixnaw CCE
Lixnaw CCÉ: Branch meeting on Wed 24th at 9pm. Well, the races are over, Sam is home so its time to concentrate on our work for the year in the Ceolann. All classes are fully resumed from this Monday, a reminder again that Comhrá Gaeilge is held every Mon at 7.30 pm, Step dancing each Wed 7.30-9.30 and Sat 11.30-2.30, traditional music, covering all instruments, on Thursdays, beginners from 5pm, starting this Thurs, 25th. Any other queries relating to these classes or use of any facilities at the Ceolann for meetings, parties ect, please contact branch Secretary, Bridie Stack on 7132462 or 086 1642373086 1642373 or Chairperson, Liz O Keeffe on 7131625 and as always check 'www.kerrycomhaltas.ie' and 'Kerry CCÉ on Facebook, both of which are being constantly updated. Slán tamall.


Naomh Cairan CCE
Brosna Music Classes Music Classes with Philip Shine return to The Rambling House in Brosna on Thursday September 25th commencing at 7pm with beginners, 7.30pm for more advanced and 8pm for teenagers and adults. Enrolment takes place on the night. For further details contact Kay Daly on 0879940339.
AGM Branch Annual General Meeting takes place on Sunday October 12th at 5pm at Brosna Parish Hall. To ensure the future of the branch we would encourage all parents and teachers of children attending classes in the various areas to attend.
We would be very grateful if teachers in the area would contact PRO of the branch Daniel Woods on 0872453904 after office hours with the times and days of your classes for 2014/2015.  
Brosna The Rambling in Brosna will take place on the first Thursday of every month until further notice. The next Rambling House which takes place on Thursday October 9th at 9pm is its 14th anniversary. All are welcome to come along and mark the occasion with host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on (087) 6949804(087) 6949804.  

Listowel CCE
Listowel CCÉ Branch held an Open Day in the Seanchaí Centre on Saturday, September 13th from 2-4pm to launch an exciting programme of classes for 2014-2015. Music, dance and singing teachers were in attendance and provided information on the day.  Classes are being offered in accordion, concertina, fiddle, bodhrán, drums, mandolin, banjo, flute, tin whistle, piano & harp. Also available are Sean nós dancing, Step dancing and Set dancing classes, English singing, Irish singing & ballad singing. Storytelling, Recitation, Irish language, baby boogie (Irish themed) and preschool tin whistle classes are also being offered. Lessons are offered for beginners, children and adults, for small groups, for a fee of 5 euros per person. Advanced and private lessons will also available. Classes held on Saturdays and Wednesdays in Listowel in the Seanchaí Centre. Classes will also be held in Duagh. Enrolment still open until October. Registration required for commencement of classes. Contact Sharon 087 6567322087 6567322 or Anne Marie 086 3483236086 3483236.

PRO Weekly Notes
14th September 2014
Branches are getting into full swing again as a new year begins in Comhaltas. Most of the branches are holding enrolling nights or already have begun their Classes. Check out the website for the latest update on Classes around the County. Last Friday night Sliabh Mish held thier Celebration night in Foleys Bar Inch. A great nights entertainment of Music Song and Dance was had and the large crowd that turned were treated to a lively night. This Friday night see Sliabh Luachra hold their Culture night for Trad for Torcaire and will also Celebrate their success with a party for their members. They will hold their night in Gneeveguilla GAA Club commencing at 9pm. Also on the same night Naomh Ciaran CCE Branch Culture Night Session takes place from 8pm to 10pm in Brownes Bar Castleisland. Everybody is welcome. Trad for Trocaire night is being held in various venues through out Kerry and we encourage Branches to get involved and hold a night. Contact County PRO for more details. Next County Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday 30th September in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee at 8pm. At this meeting the Venue for next years Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí will be discussed and also on the night Representatives from the two committees from Ennis Co Clare and Craobh na Dúglaise who are applying for Fleadh na hEireann 2016 will make a 15 minute presentation to our County Board. All delegates are asked to attend as your will be asked to vote on these. This Thursday night Listowel Harvest Festival will hold a traditional Music Competition starting at 8pm Groups from North Kerry will compete for prizemoney.

Sliabh Mish CCE
Last Friday, Sliabh Mish members, family and friends turned out in great numbers to Foley's bar Inch, to celebrate another very successful year at Fleadh na hÉireann.
All Ireland achievers were presented with awards and there were songs and tunes from each of the champions. The night ended with a mighty music session including members and friends of the branch.

CCE Barr na Sraide
AGM Friday October 3rd at 8.30pm in Kerry Coast Hotel Cahersiveen. All are welcome to attend.

Killarney CCE
Our  branch annual  church gate collection will take place at all masses in the Cathedral, Friary and Park road on Saturday and Sunday 27th and 28th September.
Music classes starting  in St Brendan's college, with Nickey and Anne McAuliffe  Saturday  11th October at 6pm. Registration for Junior set dancing classes on Thursday 18th September in The Spa GAA club from 6-7pm.
Sean Nos dancing classes in Killarney School of music every Monday for children and adults. Adult set dancing classes recommencing on Monday 6th October 7.30-8.30 pm for beginners and 8.30-10pm for improver's The Torc Hotel ( Darby's)

Killorglin CCE
Two set dancing classes have commenced in Killorglin this week. The Juniors class begins this Friday at 7pm in Chapel on the Hill. Registrations will be taken on the night.The adults take to the floor on Tuesday's in the CYMS at 9pm on Tuesdays.

Miltown/Listry CCE,
Registration for Junior Set Dancing class taking place in Miltown Community Centre on 29th of September from 2pm to 3pm Listry Community Centre from 6pm to 7pm. All welcome. Contact Marie on 0830045432

Sliabh Luachra CCE
Culture Night- In conjunction with the nationwide Culture Night we will be holding an Irish Night in Gneeveguilla GAA Club on Friday the 19th September, commencing at 9pm, we will also be celebrating our successes throughout the year of which there were many. Everyone welcome, to take part musicians, singers, dancers, listeners and is free of charge. Light refreshments will also be served on the night. Fundraiser- We will be holding a clothes collection on Wednesday 1st October, drop off from 8-9pm on Tuesday 30th September and 9-11am Wednesday 1st October at Gneeveguilla GAA Hall.
Junior Set Dancing Classes – will resume on Wednesday September 24th of September from 6.30 – 7.30pm in Gneeveguilla G.A.A. Hall, for beginners and advanced. Please contact Mary Moriarty on 087 9620135087 9620135 for more information.

Glenflesk CCE
Set dancing in St Agatha`s Community Centre Glenflesk .Every Wednesday 5-6 for beginners and 6-7 for advanced.  Contacts Jennifer 0861037496 Linda 0876423683

Naomh Ciaran CCE
Branch Culture Night Session takes place on Friday September 19th from 8pm to 10pm at Brownes Bar Castleisland. Everybody is welcome to come along to play a tune, sing a song, dance a step or tell a story. Brosna Music Classes: Enrolment for classes with Philip Shine takes place at The Rambling House in Brosna on Thursday September 25th commencing at 7pm with beginners, 7.30pm for more advanced and 8pm for teenagers and adults. For further details contact Kay Daly on 0879940339.
Branch Annual General Meeting takes place on Sunday October 12th at 5pm at Brosna Parish Hall. To ensure the future of the branch we would encourage all parents and teachers of children attending classes in the various areas to attend.
We would be very grateful if teachers in the area would contact PRO of the branch Daniel Woods on 0872453904 after office hours with the times and days of your classes for 2014/2015.  
For information and rules on all Comhaltas competitions together with an insight into the wide variety of activities which are taking place in Comhaltas branches around the county log on to www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

Ballydonoghue CCE
The AGM will take place on Sunday September 28th at 7pm  in Lisselton National School. All members are asked to attend. New members welcome. Membership is now due for renewal.
Music Classes. There will be no music classes this Friday evening September 19th. Classes will resume again on Friday September 26th. Set dancing continues every Saturday morning at 10am. For details contact 0876020990

Lixnaw CCE
Well, we had a lovely night at the Ceolann on Friday last when we officially recognised and congratulated our branch prize winners at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. Families and friends gathered to hear Brīd Leonard's newly composed song, sung beautifully by Máiréad Curran, Aoife Enright play her winning tune on the Mouth Organ and Gearóid Galvin to sing Aoife's winning newly composed Irish Song and Donagh Mc Elligott play his winning newly composed tune on concertina. The branch is hugely proud of such achievements and with such talent echoing from the walls at present, from U12 upwards, I think we will be all borrowing Brīd's Sat-Nav to make our way to the various Fleadhanna in the coming years! On to classes, again just to remind you that Comhrá will be held every Monday at 7.30pm, starting Mon 22nd, step dancing each Wednesday 7.30-9.30 and Saturdays 11.30-2.30, traditional music every Thursday, beginners from 5pm, starting Thurs 25th. Any other information regarding classes or use of facilities at the Ceolann please contact Bridie Stack, Secretary on 7132462 or 086 1642373086 1642373 or Chairperson, Liz O'Keeffe on 7131625 and as always check www.kerrycomhaltas.ie and Kerry CCE on Facebook. Slán anois.

Causeway CCE
Music classes begin on Friday 19th September at the Causeway Inn  Yallops. Beginners 6pm improvers 6.30 and others after. Adults also catered for. Usual instruments including fiddle whistle box and bodhran keyboard and guitar with singing. Set Dancing Classes commence this Saturday in the Comp School hall. Beginners at 1.30pm and last years Class at 2pm. All are welcome Contact 0876020990 for details
Adult Ceili and Set Dancing returns to the Adult Education Centre Causeway on Monday September 22nd 8pm to 10pm All are Welcome Trad for Trocaire night in Yallops on Friday 19th  September. Everybody welcome. Plenty of music song and dance and refreshments.

CCE Craobh an Aghasaigh
Registration for C.C.E Craobh an Aghasaigh music classes for term 2014/15 on Friday 19th September at 6 John Street, Dingle between 4-6pm or email deirdregranville@gmail or call 0868504551. All instruments covered as well as complimentary monthly group class. SCT exams on all instruments and RIAM exams on Harp or just for fun! All teachers guarded vetted and covered by C.C.E insurance.

Ballylongford/Tarbert CCE
AGM will be held on the 7th October at 8pm in St. Oliver's National School Ballylongford. All are welcome.

Ballybunion CCE
The usual Irish night continues at Kilcooly's every Saturday night. We would like to Thanks all those who have supported these nights and look forward to their continuation. There will be a Ceili in Kilcooly's on Sunday October 5th Music by Ui Bhriain and they will play between 3 to 6pm.


PRO Weekly Notes
8th September 2014
Music to raise the rafters at the Thatch Bar in Lisselton on Saturday night last as Ballydonoghue/Lisselton CCE held their party night for those members who took part in this years Fleadhanna. Over 30 musicians turned to the Thatch Lisselton on Saturday night for a wonderful night of Music. Those who competed and those that were successful were presented with Mementos on the night by branch Chairperson Liz McNamamra. Also on the night the Branch launched their new Harp and Set of Drums. These instruments were part grant aided by North East Kerry Development. Guest Speaker on the night was Marie Gorman who praised the branch and thier members for being such good ambassadors and congratulated them on their wonderful success during the year. She said as always with success comes alot of hard owrk and committment. Chairperson Liz McNamara thanked the musicians for their hard work and the parents for their support. On this Friday night Trad ofr Trocaire will be held in Christys the Square Listowel all musicians and supporters are welcome. More events for Trad for Trocaire will be held in your area through out September, your support would be appreciated for thoose who are not as well off as ourselves. It the time of year when branches are holding their enrolment nights and starting back thier classes for the winter checkout the website for up to dates on when these classes are being held and also when the branches will be holding thier AGM's. all this and alot more can be found by visiting www.kerrycomhaltas.ie
Dingle Tradfest kicks off  this Thursday September 11th and will run until September 14th. In its well established 4th year, the festival will host a series of concerts, a themed session trail and outdoor events, including Tom Crean’s Expedition and session on Cnoc a’ Cairn and the addition of a busking competition on the Saturday of the festival.
Next County Board Meeting 30th Sepember in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee

Craobh an Ághasaigh CCE

Clárú le hagaidh ranganna C.C.É Craobh an Ághasaigh don téarma nua 2014/15 ar Aoine 19ú Méan Fómhair age 6 Sráid Eoin ó 4-6pm nó ríomhphost chuig deirdregranville@gmail nó glaoch 0868504551. Go n-éirí le Féile Dingle Tradfest idir 11-14 agus ceoltóirí agus rinceoirí ó C.C.E Craobh an Ághasaigh a bheidh ag seinnt i rith an fhéile.  Failte roimis cách!
Registration for C.C.E Craobh an Aghasaigh music classes for term 2014/15 on Friday 19th September at 6 John Street, Dingle between 4-6pm or email deirdregranville@gmail or call 0868504551.  All instruments covered as well as complimentary monthly group class. SCT exams on all instruments and RIAM exams on Harp or just for fun!
All teachers guarded vetted and covered by C.C.E insurance. Best of luck to Dingle Tradfest Music Festival 11-14th sept and CC.E Craobh an Aghasaigh musicians & dancers performing during the festival.  The festival welcomes all musicians during the weekend!

Ballydonoghue CCE
Music Classes - take place in Lisselton National School each Friday evening beginning at 5pm.  The classes cater for Tin Whistle, Button accordion, Fiddle, Concertina, Banjo, Mandolin, Flute, Bodhrán,  and Drums.  Sean Nos Singing & Step dancing classes will commence after the Listowel races.
Set Dancing Classes - John Stacks dancing class for beginners is on Saturday morning  10am-11am at the GAA Clubrooms Coolard followed by last years class from 11am. All boys & girls welcome. For details contact 087 6020990087 6020990.
Irish Night - a wonderful night of music and singing was held at the Thatch Bar Lisselton on Saturday night last. The night was a celebration of the wonderful success of the branch and its very talented young members over the past year. Each of the musicians who took part in the All Ireland Fleadh in Sligo received a beautiful plague engraved with their name and details of their achievement. All of the perpetual trophies won by the groups during the year were on display on the night and the new harp and drums were launched. Marie O Gorman from North/East Kerry development was guest speaker on the night. Branch chairperson Liz Mc Namara thanked her for her kind words and her encouragement in helping the branch obtain these instruments. The dedication of the parents of the young people were also acknowledged. Katie Mc Namara Purcell spoke about how proud she was of the young musicians and their achievements. She commented on how close the group are and how wonderful it is to have some of the younger All Ireland medal winners now teaching in the branch passing on their talent.
Trad for Trocaire - please support these nights over the coming months. Next weekend a night will be held  in Christy's in Listowel. A trad for Trocaire night will be held in the Thatch Bar Lisselton in November. Comfirmation of the date to follow.

Listowel CCE
Congrats to our All Ireland Champions "Ceoltóirí Cois Féile" who this year won the Senior Grupai Ceol competition at Fleadh Cheoil Na hÉireann in Sligo. And also our Senior Ceili Band and Munster Champions "The Bedford Cross Céilí Band”  Also Listowel Comhaltas will be holding an Open Day/Registration on Saturday September 13th from 2-4 pm at the Seanchaí Centre, The Square, Listowel  -Lessons offered for small groups in all instruments on Wednesday and Saturdays and in Duagh on weekdays. Private and advanced lessons also available. Lessons for Sean nós, step and set dancing available. Also English and Irish singing, storytelling. recitation and language classes.  For further info and membership please contact Branch Secretary: 086-3483236086-3483236         

Ballylongford/Tarbert CCE
Registration 2014/2015: Our registration night for beginners and advanced students for this years music classes has been set for Friday 12th September from 7 to 8 p.m.in Ballylongford National School. Music teachers will be in attendance on the night to provide information on instruments and classes and to answer any questions you may have. Existing members should note that it is essential that they register on the night also as this will facilitate the organisation of classes and teachers for the coming year. Classes have been offered in tin whistle, flute, fiddle, accordion, concertina, banjo, bodran and guitar (including singing) and other instruments can be considered so please come along to find out what's on offer for the year.

Causeway CCE
Set Dancing Classes continues every Saturday in the Comp School hall. Beginners at 1.30pm and last years Class at 2pm. All are welcome Contact John Stack 0876020990 for details
Music classes begin on Friday 19th September at the Causeway Inn  Yallops. Beginners 6pm improvers 6.30 and others after. Adults also catered for. Usual instruments including fiddle whistle box and bodhran keyboard and guitar with singing. Trad for Trocaire night in Yallops on Friday 19th

Craobh Thrá Lí
Junior Set Dancing, Sean-nós & Brush Dancing Classes will take place at Na Gaeil Clubhouse, Tralee commencing Tuesday 16th September from 5.30pm to 7pm. Enrolment 9th September from 6pm to 6.30pm. Fee €50 – 10 weeks. Concession for families. Children 5 years upwards welcome. Contact Adrian Moriarty 087-9330768087-9330768

Lixnaw CCE
Thanks to all who came to the Ceolann on Monday night last to register for the various classes for the coming year. It was great to see new faces as well as existing members and welcome to the new little members who will hopefully enjoy their time in the Ceolann as they come up along through the various stages with us. So, as regards classes again, Comhrá Gaeilge begins on Monday 22nd, Step Dancing every Wed 7.30-9.30 and Sat 11.30-2.30. On Thursday 25th all music classes will begin for the year and singing and Sean-nós dancing classes are to be confirmed.  Again any further information please contact Chairperson on 7131625 or Secretary on  7132462 or 086 1642373086 1642373 and as always check 'www.kerrycomhaltas.ie' and 'Kerry CCE' on Facebook. Slán tamall.

Naomh Ciaran CCE
The first in a series of Handed Down! Traditional Concerts commences on Saturday September 13th 2014 at Scartaglen Cultural & Heritage Centre at 8.00pm. This is a series of Talks, Music and Songs, which will be presented by box player Paudie O’ Connor. He will feature rare recordings made in the locality, he will be joined by his wife Aoife, sister Noeleen and guitarist Paul De Grae. Admission €6 for adults and €3 for children. For further details contact P.J. Teahan on 087 8516695087 8516695
Our culture night session takes place on Friday September 19th from 8pm to 10pm at Brownes Bar Castleisland. Everybody is welcome to come along to play a tune, sing a song, dance a step or tell a story.
Rambling House in Brosna Thursday September 11th at 9pm. Rambling House takes place at Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on Monday September 8th at 9.00 pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details.
The Rambling House takes place at Knockalougha Knocknagoshel on Tuesday September 16th at 9pm. All are welcome. For information and rules on all Comhaltas competitions together with an insight into the wide variety of activities which are taking place in Comhaltas branches around the county log on to www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

Killorglin CCE
We are pleased to announce an Adult Set Dancing class which will start on Tuesday September 16th at 9pm in CYMS Killorglin. Registrations taken on the night. Anyone wishing to register for children's set dancing can do so at 6pm on Friday 12th in Scoil Mhuire. Classes will start on September 19th at 7pm in Chapel on the Hill.
Grúpa Cheoil registration and class Thursday 11th in Chapel on the Hill at 3.00pm for U12's and 4.00pm for U15's. The Comhaltas year is now ended and it is time to renew membership for 2014/15. The AGM will be held on Monday 15th September at 8.30pm in Chapel on the Hill. Officers will be elected at this meeting but you must be a branch member to run for office or to vote. Registration of new members and renewal of membership  is taking place at Set Dancing and Music classes.  You can also get a membership registration form by E-mailing killorglincce@gmail.com . Junior membership €6, Adult €12, Family €20.

Sliabh Mish CCE
Craobh Sliabh Mish will be having a party to celebrate our All Ireland success in Foley's bar Inch, on Friday, Sept 12 at 8pm. Food and entertainment on the night. All welcome. Set Dancing with Mary Philpott in Ballyfinnane Hall: Registration night on Tuesday, 16/09/14 from 6:30-7pm Tin Whistle, Flute, Accordion and Concertina with Cailín O'Shea in Castlemaine and Firies, contact Cailín: 0879009579 Fiddle, with Jane O'Shea (venue tbc), contact Jane: 0879510302 Singing and Accordion with Micheál O'Shea in Castlemaine, contact Micheál: 0876953040

Killarney CCE
Cill Airne branch meeting this Thursday 11th September at 9pm Cultural Centre. Adult set dancing classes recommencing on Monday Oct 6th , 7.30  to 8.30 pm for beginners and 8.30 to 10pm for improvers at The Torc Hotel ( Darbys ) . waltzing jiving etc. Killarney school of music starting 9th oct. Contact ann 087-9403508087-9403508
Registration for junior set dancing classes on thurs 18th sept in spa gaa clubhouse from 6-7pm, Sean nos dancing classes in the Killarney school of music every mon for children and adults, open day This Sunday 12-5pm.
Adult set dancing classes recommencing on Monday Oct 6th , 7.30  to 8.30 pm for beginners and 8.30 to 10pm for improvers at The Torc Hotel ( Darbys ) . waltzing jiving etc. Killarney school of music starting 9th oct. Contact ann 087-9403508087-9403508

Sliabh Luachra CCE
In conjunction with the nationwide ‘Culture Night’ we will be holding an Irish Night in Gneeveguilla GAA Club on Friday the 19th September, commencing at 9pm, we will also be celebrating our successes throughout the year of which there were many. Everyone welcome, to take part musicians, singers, dancers, listeners and is free of charge. Light refreshments will also be served on the night. We will be holding a fundraising clothes collection early October, will update with a date shortly.  Many thanks to everyone that gave so generously at our recent church gate collection, it’s as always very much appreciated.

CCE Barr na Sraide
Enrollment: Enrolment for all CCE Barr na Sraide classes will take place on Friday 12th September at 6.30pm-8pm @ St.Mary's GAA clubhouse in Cahersiveen.  Teachers will be in attendance. If you cannot attend please phone us on branch mobile 0879787434.

Kilcummin CCE
If you are interested in training Sets for Dancing competitions for the coming year please contact the secretary Marguerite O Connor (086) 081 0208(086) 081 0208 before Monday 14th of September. Kilcummin Music classes Fiddle, Beginner Tin Whistle and Guitar classes for all ages on Thursdays. Please Ring Brendan on 086-3612665086-3612665 for more information.  Singing classes with Martina Ryle commencing Thursday 18th September Martina 087 2971213087 2971213 Irish Dancing classes with Norrie Sheehan commencing Wednesday Septemebr 3rd in Recreational Hall (087 2202463087 2202463). Junior Set Dancing Classes enrolment on Friday 12th Sept. 7pm in the Recreational Hall and classes commence on Friday 19th September contact John/Mary Moriarty on 086 1579381086 1579381


PRO Weekly Notes
1st September 2014
Music to raise the rafters at the Thatch Bar in Lisselton on Saturday night last as Ballydonoghue/Lisselton CCE held their party night for those members who took part in this years Fleadhanna. Over 30 musicians turned to the Thatch Lisselton on Saturday night for a wonderful night of Music. Those who competed and those that were successful were presented with Mementos on the night by branch Chairperson Liz McNamamra. Also on the night the Branch launched their new Harp and Set of Drums. These instruments were part grant aided by North East Kerry Development. Guest Speaker on the night was Marie Gorman who praised the branch and thier members for being such good ambassadors and congratulated them on their wonderful success during the year. She said as always with success comes alot of hard owrk and committment. Chairperson Liz McNamara thanked the musicians for their hard work and the parents for their support. On this Friday night Trad ofr Trocaire will be held in Christys the Square Listowel all musicians and supporters are welcome. More events for Trad for Trocaire will be held in your area through out September, your support would be appreciated for thoose who are not as well off as ourselves. It the time of year when branches are holding their enrolment nights and starting back thier classes for the winter checkout the website for up to dates on when these classes are being held and also when the branches will be holding thier AGM's. all this and alot more can be found by visiting www.kerrycomhaltas.ie Dingle Tradfest kicks off  this Thursday September 11th and will run until September 14th. In its well established 4th year, the festival will host a series of concerts, a themed session trail and outdoor events, including Tom Crean’s Expedition and session on Cnoc a’ Cairn and the addition of a busking competition on the Saturday of the festival. Next County Board Meeting 30th Sepember in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee

Craobh an Ághasaigh CCE
Clárú le hagaidh ranganna C.C.É Craobh an Ághasaigh don téarma nua 2014/15 ar Aoine 19ú Méan Fómhair age 6 Sráid Eoin ó 4-6pm nó ríomhphost chuig deirdregranville@gmail nó glaoch 0868504551. Go n-éirí le Féile Dingle Tradfest idir 11-14 agus ceoltóirí agus rinceoirí ó C.C.E Craobh an Ághasaigh a bheidh ag seinnt i rith an fhéile.  Failte roimis cách!
Registration for C.C.E Craobh an Aghasaigh music classes for term 2014/15 on Friday 19th September at 6 John Street, Dingle between 4-6pm or email deirdregranville@gmail or call 0868504551.  All instruments covered as well as complimentary monthly group class. SCT exams on all instruments and RIAM exams on Harp or just for fun!
All teachers guarded vetted and covered by C.C.E insurance. Best of luck to Dingle Tradfest Music Festival 11-14th sept and CC.E Craobh an Aghasaigh musicians & dancers performing during the festival.  The festival welcomes all musicians during the weekend!

Ballydonoghue CCE
Music Classes - take place in Lisselton National School each Friday evening beginning at 5pm.  The classes cater for Tin Whistle, Button accordion, Fiddle, Concertina, Banjo, Mandolin, Flute, Bodhrán,  and Drums.  Sean Nos Singing & Step dancing classes will commence after the Listowel races.
Set Dancing Classes - John Stacks dancing class for beginners is on Saturday morning  10am-11am at the GAA Clubrooms Coolard followed by last years class from 11am. All boys & girls welcome. For details contact 087 6020990087 6020990.
Irish Night - a wonderful night of music and singing was held at the Thatch Bar Lisselton on Saturday night last. The night was a celebration of the wonderful success of the branch and its very talented young members over the past year. Each of the musicians who took part in the All Ireland Fleadh in Sligo received a beautiful plague engraved with their name and details of their achievement. All of the perpetual trophies won by the groups during the year were on display on the night and the new harp and drums were launched. Marie O Gorman from North/East Kerry development was guest speaker on the night. Branch chairperson Liz Mc Namara thanked her for her kind words and her encouragement in helping the branch obtain these instruments. The dedication of the parents of the young people were also acknowledged. Katie Mc Namara Purcell spoke about how proud she was of the young musicians and their achievements. She commented on how close the group are and how wonderful it is to have some of the younger All Ireland medal winners now teaching in the branch passing on their talent.
Trad for Trocaire - please support these nights over the coming months. Next weekend a night will be held  in Christy's in Listowel. A trad for Trocaire night will be held in the Thatch Bar Lisselton in November. Comfirmation of the date to follow.

Listowel CCE
Congrats to our All Ireland Champions "Ceoltóirí Cois Féile" who this year won the Senior Grupai Ceol competition at Fleadh Cheoil Na hÉireann in Sligo. And also our Senior Ceili Band and Munster Champions "The Bedford Cross Céilí Band”  Also Listowel Comhaltas will be holding an Open Day/Registration on Saturday September 13th from 2-4 pm at the Seanchaí Centre, The Square, Listowel  -Lessons offered for small groups in all instruments on Wednesday and Saturdays and in Duagh on weekdays. Private and advanced lessons also available. Lessons for Sean nós, step and set dancing available. Also English and Irish singing, storytelling. recitation and language classes.  For further info and membership please contact Branch Secretary: 086-3483236086-3483236         

Ballylongford/Tarbert CCE
Registration 2014/2015: Our registration night for beginners and advanced students for this years music classes has been set for Friday 12th September from 7 to 8 p.m.in Ballylongford National School. Music teachers will be in attendance on the night to provide information on instruments and classes and to answer any questions you may have. Existing members should note that it is essential that they register on the night also as this will facilitate the organisation of classes and teachers for the coming year. Classes have been offered in tin whistle, flute, fiddle, accordion, concertina, banjo, bodran and guitar (including singing) and other instruments can be considered so please come along to find out what's on offer for the year.

Causeway CCE
Set Dancing Classes continues every Saturday in the Comp School hall. Beginners at 1.30pm and last years Class at 2pm. All are welcome Contact John Stack 0876020990 for details
Music classes begin on Friday 19th September at the Causeway Inn  Yallops. Beginners 6pm improvers 6.30 and others after. Adults also catered for. Usual instruments including fiddle whistle box and bodhran keyboard and guitar with singing. Trad for Trocaire night in Yallops on Friday 19th

Craobh Thrá Lí
Junior Set Dancing, Sean-nós & Brush Dancing Classes will take place at Na Gaeil Clubhouse, Tralee commencing Tuesday 16th September from 5.30pm to 7pm. Enrolment 9th September from 6pm to 6.30pm. Fee €50 – 10 weeks. Concession for families. Children 5 years upwards welcome. Contact Adrian Moriarty 087-9330768087-9330768

Lixnaw CCE

Thanks to all who came to the Ceolann on Monday night last to register for the various classes for the coming year. It was great to see new faces as well as existing members and welcome to the new little members who will hopefully enjoy their time in the Ceolann as they come up along through the various stages with us. So, as regards classes again, Comhrá Gaeilge begins on Monday 22nd, Step Dancing every Wed 7.30-9.30 and Sat 11.30-2.30. On Thursday 25th all music classes will begin for the year and singing and Sean-nós dancing classes are to be confirmed.  Again any further information please contact Chairperson on 7131625 or Secretary on  7132462 or 086 1642373086 1642373 and as always check 'www.kerrycomhaltas.ie' and 'Kerry CCE' on Facebook. Slán tamall.

Naomh Ciaran CCE
The first in a series of Handed Down! Traditional Concerts commences on Saturday September 13th 2014 at Scartaglen Cultural & Heritage Centre at 8.00pm. This is a series of Talks, Music and Songs, which will be presented by box player Paudie O’ Connor. He will feature rare recordings made in the locality, he will be joined by his wife Aoife, sister Noeleen and guitarist Paul De Grae. Admission €6 for adults and €3 for children. For further details contact P.J. Teahan on 087 8516695087 8516695
Our culture night session takes place on Friday September 19th from 8pm to 10pm at Brownes Bar Castleisland. Everybody is welcome to come along to play a tune, sing a song, dance a step or tell a story. Rambling House in Brosna Thursday September 11th at 9pm. Rambling House takes place at Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on Monday September 8th at 9.00 pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details.
The Rambling House takes place at Knockalougha Knocknagoshel on Tuesday September 16th at 9pm. All are welcome. For information and rules on all Comhaltas competitions together with an insight into the wide variety of activities which are taking place in Comhaltas branches around the county log on to www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

Killorglin CCE
We are pleased to announce an Adult Set Dancing class which will start on Tuesday September 16th at 9pm in CYMS Killorglin. Registrations taken on the night. Anyone wishing to register for children's set dancing can do so at 6pm on Friday 12th in Scoil Mhuire. Classes will start on September 19th at 7pm in Chapel on the Hill.
Grúpa Cheoil registration and class Thursday 11th in Chapel on the Hill at 3.00pm for U12's and 4.00pm for U15's. The Comhaltas year is now ended and it is time to renew membership for 2014/15. The AGM will be held on Monday 15th September at 8.30pm in Chapel on the Hill. Officers will be elected at this meeting but you must be a branch member to run for office or to vote. Registration of new members and renewal of membership  is taking place at Set Dancing and Music classes.  You can also get a membership registration form by E-mailing killorglincce@gmail.com . Junior membership €6, Adult €12, Family €20.

Sliabh Mish CCE
Craobh Sliabh Mish will be having a party to celebrate our All Ireland success in Foley's bar Inch, on Friday, Sept 12 at 8pm. Food and entertainment on the night. All welcome. Set Dancing with Mary Philpott in Ballyfinnane Hall: Registration night on Tuesday, 16/09/14 from 6:30-7pm Tin Whistle, Flute, Accordion and Concertina with Cailín O'Shea in Castlemaine and Firies, contact Cailín: 0879009579 Fiddle, with Jane O'Shea (venue tbc), contact Jane: 0879510302 Singing and Accordion with Micheál O'Shea in Castlemaine, contact Micheál: 0876953040

Killarney CCE
Cill Airne branch meeting this Thursday 11th September at 9pm Cultural Centre. Adult set dancing classes recommencing on Monday Oct 6th , 7.30  to 8.30 pm for beginners and 8.30 to 10pm for improvers at The Torc Hotel ( Darbys ) . waltzing jiving etc. Killarney school of music starting 9th oct. Contact ann 087-9403508087-9403508
Registration for junior set dancing classes on thurs 18th sept in spa gaa clubhouse from 6-7pm, Sean nos dancing classes in the Killarney school of music every mon for children and adults, open day This Sunday 12-5pm.
Adult set dancing classes recommencing on Monday Oct 6th , 7.30  to 8.30 pm for beginners and 8.30 to 10pm for improvers at The Torc Hotel ( Darbys ) . waltzing jiving etc. Killarney school of music starting 9th oct. Contact ann 087-9403508087-9403508

Sliabh Luachra CCE

In conjunction with the nationwide ‘Culture Night’ we will be holding an Irish Night in Gneeveguilla GAA Club on Friday the 19th September, commencing at 9pm, we will also be celebrating our successes throughout the year of which there were many. Everyone welcome, to take part musicians, singers, dancers, listeners and is free of charge. Light refreshments will also be served on the night. We will be holding a fundraising clothes collection early October, will update with a date shortly.  Many thanks to everyone that gave so generously at our recent church gate collection, it’s as always very much appreciated.

CCE Barr na Sraide
Enrollment: Enrolment for all CCE Barr na Sraide classes will take place on Friday 12th September at 6.30pm-8pm @ St.Mary's GAA clubhouse in Cahersiveen.  Teachers will be in attendance. If you cannot attend please phone us on branch mobile 0879787434.

Kilcummin CCE
If you are interested in training Sets for Dancing competitions for the coming year please contact the secretary Marguerite O Connor (086) 081 0208(086) 081 0208 before Monday 14th of September. Kilcummin Music classes Fiddle, Beginner Tin Whistle and Guitar classes for all ages on Thursdays. Please Ring Brendan on 086-3612665086-3612665 for more information.  Singing classes with Martina Ryle commencing Thursday 18th September Martina 087 2971213087 2971213 Irish Dancing classes with Norrie Sheehan commencing Wednesday Septemebr 3rd in Recreational Hall (087 2202463087 2202463). Junior Set Dancing Classes enrolment on Friday 12th Sept. 7pm in the Recreational Hall and classes commence on Friday 19th September contact John/Mary Moriarty on 086 1579381086 1579381


PRO Weekly Notes
31st August 2014
Feet tapping Hands Clapping and the Railway Bar in Ballybunion rocking is the best way to describe last Fridays night Celebrations. The Ceoltoiri Cois Feile and Bedford Cross Ceili Band members came together to celebrate what was an incredible successful year for these talented Musicians. All night these fantastic young people who were joined by other musicians played and entertained the packed venue as people turned out in their droves to show their support. We congratulate them all and wish them every success in the future. Trad for Trocaire night is around the corner and different Groups and branches will be holding one in your area. Please support this worthy cause. On Friday 12th September Christys the Square Listowel will hold one of these nights. All Musicians are asked to support the event by turning up to play for a couple of hours. Your Support would be appreciated. Check out our new tab on the website regarding Traditional Music Singing and Dancing Classes in Kerry. If you are interested in taking your child to lessons log into www.kerrycomhaltas.ie for details

Ballydonoghue CCE
An Irish Night will be held at the Thatch Bar Lisselton on Saturday  6th September. The New Branch Harp and Drums will be launched on the night  with a guest speaker to attend. Also members of the branch who took part in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo will be honoured. A great night of Music, Song  and Dance will be assured. Everyone is welcome.
Music Classes - enrolment for branch music classes will take place on Friday 5th September in Lisselton National School at 6.30pm. Membership will be taken on the night. The classes cater for Tin Whistle, Button accordion, Fiddle, Concertina, Banjo, Mandolin, Flute, Bodhrán, Drums and Sean Nós Singing .
Step dancing classes will commence after the listowel races at 7pm. Set Dancing classes commence  this Saturday in the GAA Clubrooms Coolard. New beginners start from 10am to 11 am followed by last years class from 11am. Boys and girls are welcome. Contact 087 6020990087 6020990 for details.

Ballylongford/Tarbert CCE
Enrolment for our music classes will be held on Friday 12th Spetember in Ballylongford National School.
Classes for beginners and beginners of new instruments only on Friday 26th September and all  classes back on Friday 3rd October.

Ballybunion CCE
The usual Irish night continues at Kilcooly's every Saturday night. We would like to Thanks all those who have supported these nights and look forward to their continuation. There will be a Ceili in Kilcooly's on Sunday October 5th Music by Ui Bhriain and they will play between 3 to 6pm.

Lixnaw CCÉ: Well, we are gearing up for a new year in the life of Lixnaw Comhaltas and basically the Ceolann is where the traditions of our culture,i.e. music, dancing, comhrá, singing ect are taught and passed on through very good teachers to young members who are eager and willing to learn. Our evening for Information and Registration will take place on Mon Setp 8th at 7.30pm. On Mondays, from Sept 22nd, Comhrá Gaeilge will be held, On Weds 7.30-9.30and Sats 11.30-2.30 Step Dancing will be held, starting on Sat 6th. On Thursdays all music classes will be held, starting Sept 25th. A singing class will be provided if enough are interested. The Registration cost for the year is: Junior €6, Senior €12 and Family €20. Any other information required in the meantime please contact Chairperson on 7131625 or Secretary on 7132462 or 086 1642373086 1642373 and as always check 'www.kerrycomhaltas.ie' and 'kerry CCÉ' on Facebook, both of which are being constantly updated with happenings and events in all branches. We are looking forward to another year in the Ceolann and will do our best to help you all enjoy it too.  

Causeway CCE
Music classes begin on Friday 19th September at the Causeway Inn  Yallops. Beginners 6pm improvers 6.30 and others after. Adults also catered for. Usual instruments including fiddle whistle box and bodhran keyboard and guitar with singing. Set Dancing Classes commence this Saturday in the Comp School hall. Beginners at 1.30pm and last years Class at 2pm. All are welcome Contact 0876020990 for details

West Limerick Singing Club
Our next singing night is Thursday September 4th at 9.30pm in the Ramble Inn bar Abbeyfeale. All singers, Storytellers and listeners welcome.


Naomh Ciaran CCE
The Rambling House takes place at Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on Monday September 8th at 9.00 pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details.

CCE Barr na Sraide
Fleadh Cheoil Party: We would like to thank all those who attended the Fleadh Cheoil celebration party in the Shebeen Bar Cahersiveen last Saturday night. A great night was enjoyed by all. Thanks to all those who traveled from far and near to be with us. Thanks to Neily O'Connor for fantastic music on the night. We would also like to thank Phil O'Sullivan and the staff of the Shebeen Bar for the great hospitality on the night. Tony O Connor Chairman of Kerry County Board CCE attended and Tony thanked the sponsers and all the contributions received. He also thanked John O'Connor and staff for opening up the school during Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí.

Kilcummin CCE
If you are interested in training Sets for Dancing competitions for the coming year please contact the secretary Marguerite O Connor 086081 0208 before Monday 14th of September. Music classes Fiddle, Beginner Tin Whistle and Guitar classes for all ages on Thursdays. Please Ring Brendan on 086-3612665086-3612665 for more information.

Killorglin CCE
Killorglin has always had a strong set dancing tradition with very successful classes run by the renowned Patrick Joy whose efforts along with the efforts of other longstanding committee members have kept set dancing classes going in some form or other for many years. We will be unveiling plans for this year's adult set dancing shortly and in the mean-time we are very pleased to announce the return of set dancing classes for children. These classes will be given by Adrian Moriarty and will be held on Fridays. Registration will take place on Friday 12th September at 6.00pm in Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin with classes commencing on Friday 19th at 7pm in Chapel on the Hill. Grúpa Cheoil recommences on Thursday 11th September in Chapel on the Hill. Registration for U12's at 3pm and U15's at 4pm. This class is suitable for youngsters aged 9-15 who are already learning their instrument for at least two years and are interested in playing in concerts and competitions as part of a group. For those interested in taking up an instrument the following teachers are currently running traditional music classes in Killorglin Deirdre Keane 085 7326803085 7326803 Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Whistle, Accordion, Concertina Maria Ward 0872678024 Flute, Whistle, Piano, English Singing

PRO Weekly Notes
24th August 2014
Our season for this year has come to a close and what a most hectic and successful year it has been for Kerry CCE.  A very successful Ceol an Geimhridh held in IT Tralee and Fossa
and the Sult na Nog held in IT Tralee and Tintáin Theatre Ballybunion,  A very successful Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí hosted by CCE Barr na Sraide Cahersiveen and Killarney hosting the
Munster Fleadh and what a success that was. I would like to congratulate all the competitors who took part in all the competitions during the year, and the parents and friends who
supported them. A total of 57 All Ireland Medals returned to the Kingdom this year and this is a most remarkable achievement by the County. Also this year during Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann Sligo
Karen Trench from the Ballydonoghue/Lisselton branch was presented with the prestigious Bardic award, this award is given to someone who has contributed greatly to the tradition in their field
and Karen recived it this year for Singing. Only once before has this award come to Kerry and that was when Nicky McAuliffe received the award in 2007. On Friday next Triona Mangan and
Sean Leahy are getting married. We would like to wish them the very best in their married life and hope they have a Happy and Healthy life together. Over the next few weeks we will be putting a
list of Music Singing and Dancing Classes in your area on our website. Please check our website by visiting www.kerrycomhaltas.ie for details.

Killorglin CCE
Grúpa Cheoil classes commence on Thursday 11th September between 3-4:30pm . These classes are for youngsters aged 9 to 17 who have been learning an instrument for at least two years and are interested in playing in concerts and competitions as part of a group.
For further information call Deirdre on 085 7326803085 7326803.

Sliabh Luachra CCE
Congratulations and Well Done to our members that took part in All Ireland Fleadh in Sligo last weekend, what a massive achievement to take part, you did yourselves and our branch proud, our results were 4 Hand Ceilí Ladies (O18) 3rd place- Cliona Daly, Margaret Browne, Mary Monica Sheehan, Rachel Murphy, 8 Hand Ceilí (018) 2nd place. Congratulations to our members taking part with other branches in both the music and dancing competitions and bringing home medals.  Taking part and unlucky were Mark O’Leary- English Singing Men (u12), Michael Dillane-Button Accordion (15-18), 4 Hand Ceilí Ladies (15-18) - Danielle Vaughan, Louise Lynch, Mary Lynch, Shona Gleeson.  For full results visit www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

CCÉ Sliabh Mish were hugely successful at Fleadh na hEireann in Sligo. Congratulations to all involved, a great week was had by everyone.
Our prize-winners are as follows:  Micheál O'Shea- First Place, Senior Mens English Singing Robert Fell- First Place, 15-18 Uilleann Pipes Slow Airs Mixed 4-hand- First Place, 15-18 (Heather Grey, Jasmin Grey, Proinnsias Ó Cathasaigh, Máirtín Ó Cathasaigh) Mixed 4-hand- First Place, 12-15 (Jasmin Grey, Máirtín Ó Cathasaigh, Shannon Foley, Joe Rudden) Mixed 8-hand- First Place, 12-15 (Jasmin Grey, Shauna Gleeson, Shannon Foley, Rachel McGillicuddy, Máirtín Ó Cathasaigh, Joe Rudden, Patrick Dineen, Mark Clifford) Micheál O'Shea-Second Place, Whistle 15-18 John Power-Second Place, Boys English Singing u12 Ladies 4-hand- Second Place, 15-18 (Heather Grey, Jasmin Grey, Sarah Godfrey, Orla Kelleher)
We also had members competing with other branches. Cathy Hayes who won with the Glenflesk senior ladies 4-hand and 2nd with the Sliabh Luachra senior ladies 8-hand, Clíona Daly who got 2nd with the Sliabh Luachra senior ladies 8-hand and 3rd with the Sliabh Luachra senior ladies 4-hand and Caroline Costello who won with the Listowel senior grúpa cheoil.

Ballylongford/Tarbert CCE
All-Ireland Fleadh: The branch would like to extend huge congratulations to our members who took part in the recent All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil Finals in Sligo.  A special well done to three Ballylongford Musicians who were members of the Ceoltoiri Cois Feile CCE  Grupai Cheoil, namely Denise, Eoin and Emily Wren.  This group returned as All Ireland Champions from the Senior Grupai Cheoil competition.  Well done to all involved. This was a truly great achievement.
Registration 2014/2015:  Our registration night for beginners and advanced students for this years music classes has been set for Friday 12th September from 7 to 8 p.m.in Ballylongford National School.  Music teachers will be in attendance on the night to provide information on instruments and classes and to answer any questions you may have.  Existing members should note that it is essential that they register on the night also as this will facilitate the organisation of classes and teachers for the coming year.  Classes have been offered in tin whistle, flute, fiddle, accordion, concertina, banjo, bodran and guitar (including singing) and other instruments can be considered so please come along to find out what's on offer for the year.

Ballydonoghue/Lisselton CCE
A very successful All Ireland fleadh was held in Sligo who will also host the event next year. Well done to all the branch members who took part and their teacher Katie McNamara Purcell.
The branch would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Moira O Connell and Kevin O Neill who were members of the Groupa Cheoil Ceolteoirí Cois Feile Listowel who won the All-Ireland Final in Sligo Last weekend. An Irish Night will be held at the Thatch Bar Lisselton on Saturday the 6th September. The New Branch Harp and Drums will be launched on the night  with guested speaker to attend. Also members of the branch who took part in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo will be honoured. A great night of Music, Song  and Dance will be assured. Everyone is welcome. Music Classes enrolment for branch music classes will take place on Friday the 5th September in lisselton national school at 6.30pm.membership will be taken on the night. The classes cater for Tin Whistle, Button accordion, Fiddle, Concertina, Banjo, Mandolin, Flute, Bodhrán, Drums, Sean Nós Singing . Step dancing classes will commence after the listowel race. at 7pm. John Stack School of set dancing will commence on Saturday morning 6th September in The club rooms Coolard. Beginners at 10am last years beginners at 10.30am. Others from 11am

Killarney CCE
Tá áthas orainn a comhghairdeas a dhéanamh lenár ceoltóirí agus damhsóirí go léir, a fuair accolades ag Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann an brainse Chill Airne de Chomhaltas. Táimid bródúil as gach a rinne ionadaíocht ar ár branch.Credit do gach múinteoir agus na tuismitheoirí le haghaidh ár gcultúr náisiúnta a chothú.
The Killarney branch of Comhaltas are delighted to congratulate all our musicians and dancers, who received accolades at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann.  We are proud of all  who represented our branch.Credit to all teachers and parents for fostering our national culture.
Whistle Slow Airs (Faoi 12) 3rd Cian O'Sullivan Cill Áirne, Ciarraí DANCING COMPETITIONS 8 Hand Céilí (Ladies) (Faoi 12) 1st Cill Áirne CCÉ, Alice O'Donoghue Cill Áirne, Ciarraí 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Islínn Ní Chróinín Cill Áirne, Ciarraí 8 Hand Céilí (Ladies) (12-15) 1st Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Roisín Ní Bhriain Cill Áirne, Ciarraí 8 Hand Céilí (Mixed) (12-15) 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Rachel Doheny Cill Áirne, Ciarraí 3rd Cill Áirne CCÉ,Spa, Scott O'Meara Cill Áirne, Ciarraí 4 Hand Céilí (Ladies) (Faoi 12) 3rd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa Cill Áirne, Ciarraí 4 Hand Céilí (Ladies) (12-15) 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Áine Brosnan Cill Áirne, Ciarraí 4 Hand Céilí (Mixed) (Faoi 12) 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Liam Healy Cill Áirne, Ciarraí 4 Hand Céilí (Mixed) (12-15) 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Ciaran Quigley Cill Áirne, Ciarraí Full Set (Ladies) (Faoi 12) 1st Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Shona Murphy Cill Áirne, Ciarraí 2nd Cill Airne CCÉ, Spa, Edel Cill Áirne, Ciarraí Full Set (Ladies) (12-15) 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Megan Cronin Cill Áirne, Ciarraí Full Set (Ladies) (O18) 1st Spa - Cill Anirne Cill Anirne, Ciarrain Full Set (Mixed) (Faoi 12) 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Scott O'Meara Cill Áirne, Ciarraí Full Set (Mixed) (12-15) 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Liam Spillane Cill Áirne, Ciarraí Full Set (Mixed) (15-18) 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Gearóid Joy Cill Áirne, Ciarraí Full Set (Mixed) (O18) 1st Cenimeanna - Cill Anirne Cill Anirne, Ciarrai Half Set (Mixed) (O18) 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Gary Daly Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

CCE Barr na Sraide
Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann: Well done to all competitors who competed in the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo last weekend. It was a great honor to have 3 representatives from our branch, U-18 set dancers, Amanda O'Sullivan singing and congratulations to Clare Horgan who came 2nd in the singing. Well done from all the branch.
Fleadh Cheoil Chiarrai party: We would like to invite all members, sponsors, supporters, contributors and friends of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarrai to a celebration party at the Shebeen Bar at 9pm, this Saturday August 23rd. Music by Neilie O'Connor on the night. Refreshments also. Everybody welcome! Hope to see you there!

Kilcummin Comhaltas
Thank you to all of the competitors who represented kilcummin with such distinction at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo. Congratulations to the Ladies U12 4 Hand Ceili 2nd. Place, Shauna O'Leary 3rd in 12-15 yr. Singing, U18 Half Set Mixed 1st and O35 Full Set Mixed 1st.

PRO Weekly Notes
17th August 2014

Well what a week it has been as thousands coverged on Sligo town for this years All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil. It was without doubt another success story as far as All Ireland Fleadh goes, what entertainment was put on and the way they catered for crowd they must be congratulated. Kerry were well represented at this years All Irleand and brought home a large amount on titles back to the Kingdom. The total medal count that returned was 20 Gold, 27 Silver and 10 Bronze a total of 57 Medals. A huge achievement for this county. We congratulate everyone that travelled and took part and well done to all who returned with medals and titles. The following are the dancing results, next week we will have the Music and Singing. 8 Hand Céilí Ladies U12 1st Cill Áirne CCÉ 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa. 8 Hand Céilí Ladies 12-15 1st Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, 2nd Glenflesk CCÉ. 8 Hand Céilí Ladies 15-18 2nd Glenflesk CCÉ Glenflesk. 8 Hand Céilí Ladies O18 2nd Sliabh Luachra Sliabh Luachra. 8 Hand Céilí Mixed U12 1st Glenflesk CCÉ Glenflesk. 8 Hand Céilí Mixed 12-15 1st Sliabh Mish CCÉ Sliabh Mish, 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, 3rd Cill Áirne CCÉ,Spa.
4 Hand Céilí Ladies U12 2nd Kilcummin CCÉ Kilcummin, 3rd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa. 4 Hand Céilí  Ladies 12-15 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa. 4 Hand Céilí Ladies 15-18 2nd Sliabh Mish CCÉ, Kerry. 4 Hand Céilí Ladies O18 1st Gleann Fleisce A Gleann Fleisce, Ciarraí. 3rd Sliabh Luachra Sliabh Luachra, Ciarraí. 4 Hand Céilí Mixed U12 1st Glenflesk CCÉ, 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ. 4 Hand Céilí Mixed 12-15. 1st Sliabh Mish CCÉ, 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ. 4 Hand Céilí Mixed 15-18 1st Sliabh Mish CCÉ, Heather's Sliabh Mish. 4 Hand Céilí Mixed O18 2nd Naomh Chiaráin. Set Ladies U12 1st Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, 2nd Cill Airne CCÉ, Spa, Set Ladies 12-15 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Set Ladies 15-18 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa. Set Ladies O18 1st Spa Cill Airne Set Mixed U12 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa. Set Mixed 12-15 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa. Set Mixed 15-18 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa. Set (Mixed O18 1st Cenimeanna - Cill Airne 2nd Raecaol. Half Set Faoi 18 1st Kilcummin CCÉ. Half Set O18 2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ,  3rd Raecaol. Full Set O35 1st Kilcummin CCÉ
We have now now come to an end for this years activities and I would like to thank all the PRO's for there help and effort over the year. Dont forget in September will be Trad for Trocaire and there will be more details about this next week

Killorglin CCE
A huge congratulations to Stephen O'Sullivan, Killorglin for achieving third place at the All Ireland Final held in Sligo at the weekend. Stephen was competing in U12 Mouth Organ and has been only learning the instrument for a year so this was a huge achievement. Congratulations also to his teacher Michael Kelliher from Fossa.
We would also like to again congratulate the Grúpa Cheoil who finished out their year with a bang at Puck Fair. These youngsters aged only 9 to 12 entertained a large crowd at Library Place on the Sunday. Thank you to Deirdre Keane their coach, to Spraoi Chiarraí for helping us out with amplification and also to the Puck Fair committee who were very helpful and encouraging.
The Grúpa Cheoil class which is for children who have been learning their instrument for at least two years will be  recommencing the week beginning the 8th September. This year we will be organising an U15 group as well as an U12 group.
Details on registration for the group class will be published next week along with details of instrumental classes with local teachers and adult and children's set dancing classes. In the meantime checkout facebookkillorglincce for more information.

Glenflesk CCE
Congratulations to our ceili dancers who were successful in Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann. 1st place went to our mixed under 12 4hand, our mixed under 12 8hand and our senior Ladies 4hand.Our under 15 8hand and under 18 8hand secured 2nd place. Special word of thanks to their teachers Norrie Sheehan and Aine Murphy who worked hard with them over the summer and travelled to Sligo with them

Naomh Ciaran CCE
Congratulations to the dance groups who represented the branch at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann this weekend in Sligo. Well done to the ten branch members who took part in the set, half set and a variety of figure dancing competitions.
Brosna: The Rambling House takes place in Brosna on Thursday August 28th at 9pm All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on (087) 6949804(087) 6949804.


PRO Weekly Notes
10th August 2014

Well the weekend is nearly upon us and after a hectic summer with County and Munster Fleadhs being such a success in Kerry, it is now all eyes on the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo. A large number of Competitors will travel to the West to compete in their various competitions and we would like to wish all of them the very best of luck and we know you will do yourselves and Kerry CCE proud. We would also like to wish competitors parents and friends a safe journey to Sligo and hope you all have a wonderful Fleadh.
News in from West Limerick Singers and Chris O Shea their next Singing Session will take place on Thursday 4th September in The Ramble Inn bar in Abbeyfeale. All are welcome for a great night. Dont'd forget Seisiun is comiing to an end for this year and can be seen in the Earl of Desmond on Monday and
Thursday at 9pm and Barr na Sraide CCE will hold theirs on this Thursday in Waterville Community Centre at 8.30pm. You can check out more venues where Irish Traditional Music is playing on the website. Trad for Trocaire is coming on Friday 19th anyone interested should contact Kate Kennelly, Kerry Arts Officer, 066 7183541066 7183541. St Johns Theatre Sat 23rd Frankie Gavin & De Dannan Frankie, on fiddle, flute and whistle will be joined by Barry Brady accordion, Colm O Caoimh guitar and vocals, Paul O Driscoll double bass and vocals and Michelle Lally vocals.

Cill Airne CCE
branch of Comhaltas would like to wish all our participants in the All Ireland Fleadh the best of luck. We are proud of you and wish you a safe journey.

Glenflesk CCE
Best of luck to Padraig Creedon Mike O'Dowd Sinead Moynihan and all our ceili dancers who are taking part n the All Ireland Fleadh in Sligo next weekend. A big thanks to Norrie Sheehan and Aine Murphy who put so much time into our dancers.

Sliabh Mish CCE
We would like to wish the very best of luck to  our competitors who will represent Sliabh Mish this week at Fleadh na hEireann in Sligo.
These are; Robert Fell, Micheál O'Shea, John Power, Heather Grey, Micheál O'Shea, Cliona Daly, Cathy Hayes, Jasmin Grey, Stephen O'Connor, Shona Gleeson, Máirtín Ó Cathasaigh, Rachel McGillicuddy, Mark Clifford, Mary Foley, Patrick Dineen, Shannon Foley, Orla Kelleher, Proinnsias Ó Cathasaigh, Sarah Godrfrey, Liam Antaine Ó Cathasaigh and Rachael Murphy.
We also wish a safe and enjoyable trip to all the friends, family and supporters making the journey to Sligo to support our competitors and represent our branch admirably as always.

Sliabh Luachra CCE
Best of luck to the following who will compete in the All Ireland Fleadh in Sligo Mark O’Leary  English Singing Men U12 Michael Dillane. Button Accordion 15-18 English Singing Ladies U12 4 Hand Ceili Ladies 15-18. Danielle Vaughan, Louise Lynch, Mary Lynch, Shona Gleeson, 4 Hand Ceili Ladies O18 Cliona Daly, Margaret Browne, Mary Monica Sheehan, Rachel Murphy. Well done also to our dancers, dancing in the set and ceilí competitions with neighbouring branches also qualifying to the All Ireland. Thanks to our tutors and parents and for their continued dedication in getting ready for these competitions.

Killorglin CCE
Our Grúpa Cheoil had their biggest performance to date on stage this Sunday at Puck Fair. We had ten youngsters from age 9 to age 12 who gave a very good account of themselves in front of an appreciative crowd.
We take a well earned break for now and the Grúpa Cheoil classes will resume in September. We would like to wish local musician Stevie O'Sullivan the very best of luck at the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil this weekend where he will represent Munster in the u12 Mouth Organ competition.

Ballylongford/Tarbert CCE

We would like to wish  Brion Cregan, Denis Finucane and Timmy Flaherty  the very best of luck next weekend at the All Ireland fleadh in Sligo.

Lixnaw CCÉ Well Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann has arrived and all the practice and preparations have been done. It is a great honour for the branch to be sending so many and a reflection of years of work and commitment . We wish the very best of luck to Pól de Staic in Comhrá, Ranóg Townsend and Alannah Kissane in Sean-nós dancing, Edaein O'Connell and Donagh Mc Elligott in singing, Seán Galvin in Mandolin, Aoife Enright in Mouth Organ and Newly composed song, Pádraig Enright in Tin Whistle slow airs, Mouth Organ and Lilting, Bríd Leonard in Newly composed English Song and to Lixnaw/Ballydonoghue U18 Banna Cheoil and Grúpa Cheoil. Go n'eirí libh go léir agus tá súil againn go mbeidh gá le ceiliúradh tar éis an Fleadh.

Craobh an Aghasaigh CCE
would like to wish all members competing at fleadh na heireann in Sligo the best of luck: Aisling de Baroid, Nicole Ni Dhubhshlaine, Proinnsias O Cathasaigh & Mairtin O Cathasaigh. Go n-eirí libh!  

Craobh Thrá Lí Comhghairdeachas le baill ár gCraoibhe a bheidh ag 'dul ar aghaidh' chuig an bhFleá Cheoil Náisiúnta and we wish them every good luck in Sligo. Is iad ár laochra ná Dónal Tydings (English Singing, Feadaíl agus Portaireacht), Shelley Ní Eidhin (Comhrá Gaeilge) agus Laura Ni Eidhin (Comhrá Gaeilge). We're delighted to have representation at the highest level in 5 competitions. Táimid thar a bheith mórálach astu agus guímid gach rath orthu ag Fleá na hÉireann.

Ballybunion CCE would like to you wish all the competitors and followers a great week and the best of luck at this years All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo

Causeway CCE
Best of Luck to the U12 ladies set dancers who will be competing at the All Irleand Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo at the weekend. A big thank you to their teacher John Stack for his dedication and committment. They are Lisa Barrett Debora Canty Aishling Harty Ivana Nelan Norah Leen Stacey Leahy Erika Diggins and Leanne Sheehan and subs Ava Healy and Ellen O'Donoghue


No Notes 2nd August

PRO Weekly Notes
26th July2014
Once again Kerry and Killarney produced the goods and put on a brilliant Fleadh na Mumhan. Crowds were way up on other years and many sessions could be seen playing out in the fantastic weather. Certainly the five branches under the direction of Eoin O Carra Chairman certainly left no stone unturned as this massive event went off without a hitch.
The openair street sessions and concert were packed as was the open air Ceili with sets filling the streets of Killarney, what a fanrtastic sight. Many title returned to the Kingdom included the Senior Ceili Band Bedcross Ceili Band and Senior Grupai Cheoil Ceoltóirí Cois Féile, CCÉ, Listowel, Ciarraí bring the two big title back to Kerry. This is the first time that both titles have come to Kerry in the same year. Also Lixnaw/Ballydonoghu/Lisselton pulled off the U18 Grupai Cheoil it is 12 years ago since they last won this. The Gleneagle was alive with dancing over the weekend and Tony O Connor and Ann Mangan made sure everything ran smoothly here. To everyone who helped in anyway big or small you must be congratulated on a most success Fleadh. To all the winners we say congratulations and those of you who have qualified for this year All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil which will be held in Sligo a huge congratulations, and those of you who will represent Kerry and Munster who salute you and wish you the best of luck no doubt many more title will return to the Kingdom. Ciarraí Abú. Result of Street entertainment competition 1st   All Strings Attached, group from Tournafulla , 7 piece, 2nd  Buttons and Strings, group from Milstreet ,  6 piece, 3rd. Echoes of Killarney , group from Sliabh Luachra and Killarney
Adjudicator report , she was looking for good street entertainment , groups that interacted well with the audience, rather than high standard of musicianship

Killorglin CCE
Great music at the student summer session on Monday.Thanks to every one who pulled out their instruments and came along. Keep the instruments handy and keep an eye on our facebook page www.facebook/killorglincce for details of our next outings at Caherciveen Festival and Puck Fair.

Lixnaw CCÉ
Well, last week,we reflected on our Munster Fleadh Cheoil success in various competitions but I apologise for not mentioning our U12 Grúpa Cheoil who did so well on their first outing at Munster level, performing admirably and definitely a group to look forward to in the coming years. Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will be held in Sligo from 10th-17th Aug and we look forward to heading there to support our members who will take part in various music, singing, comhrá, sean-nós dancing and composition competitions, a great array of talent no less. It is great to see the Ceolann alive again as the practicing and polishing is done in the run up to the Fleadh.

Glenflesk CCE
Congratulations to all who were successful in fleadh na munhan. Padraid creedon in duet and trio. Sinead moynihan in whistling and mike dowd in senior accompaniment. Our ceili dancers in under 15 and under 18 ladies 8hand. Under 12 mixed 8hand and two under 12 mixed 4hands. Well done to their teachers norrie sheehan and aine murphy.a big thank you to all the glenflesk volunteers who helped with stewarding, catering and clerking. Your time and commitment helped to make fleadh na munhan a great success.

Ballylongford/Tarbert CCE
We would like to express our huge congratulations to all our members who represented our branch at the Munster Fleadh Cheoil last weekend. Very impressive performances were put on by all involved and a great weekends entertainment was enjoyed by all.  The following will go on to the All Ireland Fleadh in Sligo next month - Brion Cregan on the Mandolin, Denis Finucane on the bodhran and Timmy Flaherty on the banjo. We wish them all the very best of luck. They have done themselves,  their teachers, parents and branch very proud.

Kilcummin CCE
Congratulations and well done to every one from Kilcummin Comhaltas who participated in the Munster Fleadh Cheoil last weekend especially Shauna O Leary, under 12 4 Hand Céilí, 15-18 mixed set, 15-18 mixed half set and the Over 35 mixed set who all qualified for the All Ireland in Sligo in August. Bus to the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil: If you are interested in travelling by bus from Kilcummin to the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo please contact Susan Healy 0876215770 by Monday 4rd of August. Fundraisers for Kilcummin Comhaltas and Raecaol competitors going to All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil: A cake sale will take place after masses on the weekend of August 9th and 10th of August in The Recreational Hall.
Also a night of entertainment and a raffle will be held on Friday August 8th in The Village Inn at 8:30pm. Music and entertainment on the night by Neily O Connor, local musicians, singers and dancers. All are welcome and great prizes to be won.

Milltown Listry CCE
Presents Trad night at Faha Court with Sean Murphy and friends, a night of song, music and story at Killarney Country Club, on Sunday, August 3rd. All welcome to join in with a song or a tune so bring your instrument and have your lyrics learned! Bí ann from 10p.m.

Cill Airne Notes
Bheadh brainse Chill Airne de Chomhaltas mhaith liom comhghairdeas a rinceoirí céilí go léir a n-ceoltóirí ', rinceoirí a leagan síos agus damhsóirí Seán nois a bhaint amach accolades ag Fleadh na Mumhan i gCill Airne deireadh seachtaine seo caite. Táimid an-bhródúil as duit agus gur mian leat gach rath ag Fleadh na hÉireann go léir i Sligeach.
Killarney branch of Comhaltas would like to congratulate all their musicians’ ceili dancers, set dancers and Sean nos dancers who achieved accolades at The Munster Fleadh in Killarney last weekend. We are very proud of you and wish you every success at The all Ireland Fleadh in Sligo.

9D Orgán Béil / Mouth Organ (O18)
1st Michael Kelliher, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

10C Bainseó / Banjo (15-18)
1st Dean Ó Gríofa, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

21A Foinn Mhalla, Feadóg / Whistle Slow Airs (Faoi 12)
rec Cian O'Sullivan, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

23D Ceol Beirte / Duets (O18)
rec Michael Kelliher, Pádraig Creedon, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

24D Ceol Trír / Trios (O18)
1st Michael Kelliher, Pádraig Buckley, Pádraig Creedon, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

40A Rince Céilí 8 (Mná) / 8 Hand Céilí (Ladies) (Faoi 12)
1st Cill Áirne CCÉ, Alice O'Donoghue, Trip to the Cottage: Aislinn O'Donovan, Alice O'Donoghue, Éabha Rudden, Erin Doheny, Kate Rudden, Lia Murphy, Nessa Healy, Shannon O'Sullivan, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí
2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Islínn Ní Chróinín, High Cauled Cap: Ailbhe Gallaher, Carrie Hickey, Ciara Moynihan, Islínn Ní Chróinín, Kate Lawlor, Kate O'Sullivan, Orla Spillane, Rachel Moynihan, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

40B Rince Céilí 8 (Mná) / 8 Hand Céilí (Ladies) (12-15)
rec Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Roisín Ní Bhriain, 8 Hand Jig.: Áine Brosnan, Aoibhe O'Shea, Katie Cronin, Katie Palmer, Leah Moynihan, Roisín Ní Bhriain, Sarah Randles, Seanagh Cronin, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

41B Rince Céilí 8 / 8 Hand Céilí (Mixed) (12-15)
2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ,Spa, Scott O'Meara, High Cauled Cap: Ava O'Sullivan, Gary O'Sullivan, Jonathan Horgan, Katie Palmer, Kianan O'Doherty, Roisín Ní Bhriain, Scott O'Meara, Seanagh Cronin, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí
rec Cill Áirne CCÉ, Rachel Doheny,Trip to the Cottage: Aoife Cronin, Cian Cronin, Ciaran Quigley, Conor Standen, Liam Healy, Niamh O'Donovan, Rachel Doheny, Shona Collins, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

42A Rince Céilí 4 (Mná) / 4 Hand Céilí (Ladies) (Faoi 12)
1st Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Carrie Hickey, 4 Hand Reel: Ailbhe Gallaher, Carrie Hickey, Ciara Moynihan, Orla Spillane, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí
rec Cill Áirne CCÉ, Lia Murphy, Humours of Bandon: Aislinn O'Donovan, Alice O'Donghue, Lia Murphy, Nessa Healy, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

42B Rince Céilí 4 (Mná) / 4 Hand Céilí (Ladies) (12-15)
2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Áine Brosnan, Humours of Bandon: Áine Brosnan, Katie Cronin, Leah Moynihan, Sarah Randles, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí
rec Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Katie Palmer, Humours of Bandon: Aoibhe O'Shea, Katie Palmer, Roisín Ní Bhriain, Seanagh Cronin, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

43A Rince Céilí 4 / 4 Hand Céilí (Mixed) (Faoi 12)
2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Liam Healy, Humours of Bandon: Aislinn O'Donovan, Joe Rudden, Liam Healy, Lia Murphy, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

43B Rince Céilí 4 / 4 Hand Céilí (Mixed) (12-15)
rec Cill Áirne CCÉ, Ciaran Quigley, Humours of Bandon: Aoife Cronin, Cian Cronin, Ciaran Quigley, Niamh O'Donovan, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

44A Rince Seit (Mná) / Full Set (Ladies) (Faoi 12)
2nd Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Shona Murphy, Caledonian Set: Aoibhe O'Doherty, Ciara Moynihan, Elena O'Donoghue, Erin Holland, Kate Lawlor, Máiréad O'Donoghue, Maria Casey, Shona Murphy, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí
rec Cill Airne CCÉ, Spa, Kate O'Sullivan, Camp Set: Edel Sweetman, Gráinne Spillane, Islínn Ní Chróinín, Kate O' Sullivan, Laura Kenny, Orla Spillane, Rachael Moynihan, Sarah Fleming, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

44B Rince Seit (Mná) / Full Set (Ladies) (12-15)
1st Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Megan Cronin, West Kerry: Ava O'Sullivan, Karis Koschan, Leah O'Brien, Megan Cronin, Orla Lehane, Orla Spillane, Sarah Randles, Síona Moynihan, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

44C Rince Seit (Mná) / Full Set (Ladies) (15-18)
1st Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Alice Culloty, Cavan Reel: Áine Brosnan, Alice Culloty, Anna O'Connor, Ciara O'Shea, Julie Kelly, Katie O'Connor, Sarah Kenny, Shola Koschan, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

45A Rince Seit / Full Set (Mixed) (Faoi 12)
1st Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Scott O'Meara, Plain Set: Cian O'Sullivan, Erin Holland, Gary O'Sullivan, Gerard Mulvihill, Orla Spillane, Rachael Moynihan, Scot O'Meara, Shona Murphy, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

45B Rince Seit / Full Set (Mixed) (12-15)
1st Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Liam Spillane, Plain Set: Anna O'Connor, Christopher Carey, Clodagh Murphy, Jonathan Horgan, Katie Cronin, Kianan O'Doherty, Liam Spillane, Seanagh Cronin, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

45C Rince Seit / Full Set (Mixed) (15-18)
1st Cill Áirne CCÉ, Spa, Gearóid Joy, Camp Set: Adrian Carroll, Alice Culloty, Ciara O'Shea, Eoin O'Donoghue, Gearóid Joy, Katie O'Connor, Kianan O'Doherty, Shola Koschan, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarrai

46D Rince Leath-Seit / Half Set (Mixed) (O18)
1st Cill Áirne CCÉ, Gary Daly, The Wexford Half Set: Anthony Casey, Gary Daly, Sarah Jane Taylor, Trish Murphy, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarraí

48B Rince ar an Sean Nós (12-15)
1st Kianan O'Doherty, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Ciarra

CRAOBH THRÁ LÍ
Comhghairdeachas le baill ár gCraoibhe ar éirigh leo dul ar aghaidh chuig Fleá Cheoil na hÉireann. Is iad laochra Thrá Lí ná Dónal Tydings (English Singing, Feadaíl agus Portaireacht), Shelley Ní Eidhin (Comhrá Gaeilge) agus Laura Ni Eidhin (Comhrá Gaeilge). Táimid an-mhórálach astu agus guímid gach rath orthu ag Fleá na hÉireann an mhí seo chugainn.

Ballybunion CCE
Congratulations and well done to all those who participated in the recent Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan  in Killarney. We congratulate those who were successful in qualifying for the All -Ireland Fleadh in Sligo in August and wish them the best of luck there. It was a brilliant weekend of ceol agus craic and the organisers can be truly proud of work well done. Thank you to everyone who took part, to their teachers and supporters and a particular thanks to those in the Ballybunion branch who helped out in a voluntary capacity during the competitions.

Craobh an Ághasaigh C.C.E,
Daingean Uí Chúis would like to congratulate all our members who took part in Fleadh in Mumhan in Killarney.  A huge congratulations to Aisling de Báróid who came first in Harp Slow Airs 15-18, to Máirtín Ó Cathasaigh who won Irish & English singing 12-15 and is also through in two dancing competitions , to Proinnsias Ó Cathasaigh who came 2nd in whistling and English singing and 3rd and recommended in Irish singing, 15-18, To Nicole Ni Dhubhshláine who came 3rd and recommended in Rogha Ghléas 12-15.  Nicole Ní Dhubhshláine and Aisling de Baróid also came first in grupa cheoil 15-18 and 3rd and recommended in ceilí band 15-18 with Ballydonoghue/Lisselton.  All go through to Fleadh na hÉireann, Sligeach. Craobh an Ághasaigh are very proud of all the members and the recognition for their hard work during the year!  Best of luck to all members now heading to Fleadh na hÉireann in Sligo 16, 17th August.  Ard-cheol i gconaí, beir bua!

Craobh Naomh Chiaráin
The committee would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all members who took part in the Munster Fleadh Competitions in Killarney. Congratulations to teacher Mary Philpott and her set dancers who gave a fantastic performance at the set dancing competitions with a full set and half set succeeding in getting through to the all Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo next month.  
Well done to the organising committee for a wonderful week of events in Killarney. For information and rules on all Comhaltas competitions together with an insight into the wide variety of activities which are taking place in Comhaltas branches around the county log on to www.kerrycomhaltas.ie
Brosna The Rambling House takes place in Brosna on Thursday August 14th at 9pm All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on (087) 6949804(087) 6949804.  
Scartaglen: The Rambling House takes place at Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on Monday August 11th at 9.00 pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details.
Knocknagoshel: The Rambling House takes place at Knockalougha Knocknagoshel on Tuesday August 19th at 9pm. All are welcome. Craobh Naomh Chiaráin contacts Chairperson: Jimmy Cullinane on (087) 7060513(087) 7060513 or Secretary: Kay Daly on (087) 9940339(087) 9940339

Sliabh Mish CCÉ had one of our most successful weekends to date at Fleadh na Mumhan in Killarney. The branch will be represented in 11 competitions at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo this August. We would like to congratulate and wish the best of luck to those who have qualified for the All Ireland in Sligo.
Our qualifiers are as follows:

Uileann Pipes 15-18
2nd place: Robert Fell

Uileann Pipes, Slow Airs 15-18
1st place: Robert Fell

Tin whistle 15-18
3rd place (rec): Micheál O'Shea

English Singing U12
3rd place (rec): John Power

 English Singing 15-18
2nd place: Heather Grey

English Singing  O18
1st place: Micheál O'Shea

Mixed 4-hand Céilí 12-15
1st place: Máirtín Ó Cathasaigh, Jasmin Grey, Stephen O'Connor, Shona Gleeson

Mixed 8-hand Céilí 12-15
1st place: Máirtín Ó Cathasaigh, Jasmin Grey, Stephen O'Connor, Rachel McGillicuddy, Mark Clifford, Mary Foley, Patrick Dineen, Shannon Foley

Ladies 4-hand Céilí 15-18
2nd place: Heather Grey, Jasmin Grey, Orla Kelleher, Sarah Godfrey.

Mixed 4-hand Céilí 15-18
1st place: Heather Grey, Proinnsias Ó Cathasaigh, Sarah Godrfrey, Máirtín Ó Cathasaigh

Mixed 4-hand Céilí O18
1st place: Clíona Daly, Liam Antaine Ó Cathasaigh, Rachael Murphy, Proinnsias Ó Cathasaigh

Ballydonoghue/Lisselton CCE
Well done to all involved in organising and running a very successful Munster fleadh. It was a wonderful weekend in beautiful Killarney. Congratulations to all who took part from the local  branch especially those in the grupaí Ceol and Ceili bands who are now heading to Sligo for the All Ireland final. We are so proud of you all.

Finuge CCE
Well done to the following from the Prish who pefomed so well it the Munster Fleadh. Off to Sligo now for the finals... Best of Luck!!

3A Feadóg Mhór / Flute (Faoi 12)
2nd Aideen Quinlan, CCÉ, Finuge, Ciarraí

9B Orgán Béil / Mouth Organ (12-15)
1st Pádraig Enright, CCÉ, Leac-Snámha, Ciarraí

9C Orgán Béil / Mouth Organ (15-18)
1st Aoife Enright, CCÉ, Leac-Snámha, Ciarraí

11B Maindilín / Mandolin (12-15)
Seán Galvin, CCÉ, Leac-Snámha, Ciarraí

22A Foinn Mhalla, Cruit / Irish Harp Slow Airs (Faoi 12)
2nd Clodagh Murphy, CCÉ, Finuge, Ciarraí

38E Newly Composed Song (English) / Amhrán Nua Cheaptha (Béarla) (Aon Aois/Any Age)
1st Bríd Leonard " Trip Advisor", CCÉ, Leac-Snámha, Ciarraí

39E Píosa Ceoil Nua Cheaptha / Newly Composed Tune (Aon Aois/Any Age)
1st Donagh McElligott "Samphire Island", CCÉ, Leac-Snámha, Ciarraí

48C Rince ar an Sean Nós (15-18)
1st Alannah Kissane, CCÉ, Leac-Snámha, Ciarraí
rec Ranóg Townsend, CCÉ, Leac-Snámha, Ciarraí

49 J Comhrá Gaeilge (13-15)
Q Pól de Staic, CCÉ, Leac-Snámha, Ciarraí

Causeway CCE
Congratulations to the u12 ladies set dancers who are now Munster champions having come 1st in their competition at the Munster Fleadh in Killarney at the weekend. A big thank you to their teacher john stack for his dedication and committment. We wish them the best of luck at the All Ireland Fleadh in Sligo in August. They are Lisa Barrett Debra Canty Aishling Harty Ivana Nelan Nora Leen Stacey Leahy Erika Diggins and Leanne Sheehan and subs Ava Healy and Ellen O'Oonoghue


PRO Weekly Notes
20th July2014
No Notes Munster Feadh Weekend

PRO Weekly Notes
13th July2014
Munster Fleadh fever is now upon us and the Fleadh Committee are all ready for a fantastic Fleadh na Mumhan. On Wednesday evening will see the Official Opening of this years Fleadh na Mumhan
in the Malton Hotel at 7pm this will be followed by a Singing session. Thursday see a Dance Workshop run by Triona Mangan  and David Rae in the Gleneagle Hotel and later that evening at 8pm an Open air Céilí with by Uí Bhriain  on the Main Street. Friday see the start of Competitions with the Ceili and Set Dancing taking place in the Gleneagle Hotel. There is a Group Music Competition on the
Main Street and this competition is open to all ages. That evening the singing Club goes ahead in the Arbutus Hotel and in the INEC at 8.15 the Fleadh Concert with featuring 4 Men & a Dog supported by Bryan O Leary (TG4 Young Musician of the Year) & Friends will take place and to finish the night from 10pm a Céilí  with Johnny Reidy Céilí Band will be hled in the Gleneagle Ballroom. Saturday starts with competitions and the musicians singers swing into action from 10am also Ceili and Set Dancing competitions will continue with the 15 to 18 age group.There will be Street Entertainment on the Gig Rig from 3pm and Damien Mullane Donnagh Hennessy & Trevor Hutchinson will take the stage from 7pm. Singing  club continues at 8pm in the Arbutus Hotel and at 10.00pm a Céilí with Shannonvale Céilí Band will take palce in Darby O'Gill's. 12 Midnight a Trad Disco in the Mangerton Suite Gleneagle Hotel will finish off proceedings. Another busy day on Sunday starts off at 10am Music/Singing/Comhra Competition and also Ionad Na Gaeilge. 10.30am Aifreann Traidisiúnta will take place in the Cathedral. Also at 10.30 the U12 Ceili and Set Dancing competitions commence. Street Entertainment begins at 1.30pm and from 3pm to 6pm an Open air Céilí with Deenagh Céilí Band. then from 6pm to 8pm Celtic steps will perform their show on the Main Street Gig Rig. During the weekend there will be a session trail in many venues around the town and these and all the information regarding this years Fleadh na Mumhan can be found on www.kerrycomhaltas.ie So there will be plenty to do in Killarney over the week and it promises to be a most successful one. We would like to wish the best of luck to the Munster fleadh Committee under the chairman of Eoin O Carra. We would also like to wish all our competitors representing Kerry the very best of luck and no doubt will do themselves and Kerry proud.

Ballybunion CCE
We would like to wish the best of luck to our members who will compete in this weekends Fleadh na Mumhan and also to the Fleadh Committee who have left no stone unturned putting this fine event together

Craobh Thrá Lí CCE
Guímid gach rath agus ádh ar ár n-iomaitheoirí a bheidh ag glacadh páirte i bhFleadh Cheoil na Mumhan i gCill Airne. Is iad seo a leanas ár n-ionadaithe Rogha Ghléas 15-18 Shelley Ní Eidhin Songs in English Men O18 Donal Tydings Feadaíl O18 Donal Tydings Lilting O18 Donal Tydings Comhrá Gaeilge 13-15 Laura Ní Eidhin Comhrá Gaeilge 15-18 Shelley Ní Eidhin. Bainigí súp as, a leaideanna. Mo cheol sibh.

Ballydonoghue CCE
Best of Luck to all  the musician from the Ballydonoghue /Lisselton branch of Comhaltas who will compete in the Munster Fleadh Cheoil finals in Killarney this weekend coming. The following are the members who will take part in solo, duet, trio Ceili band and groupaí cheoil competition under 12, U15, U18 and Senior. Kevin O Neill, Kieran o Connell, Kerriann Dowling, Orla Holly, Laura O Neill, Sean Cremins, Timmy Flaherty, Jer Brown, Louise Leahy, Laoise Lavery, Dylan Quinn, Caoimh Lyons, Ciaran MacKessy,Laura MacCarthy, Kelsie Barrett, Nora Keane, Caoimhe Lade, Shane Madden,Ruby Falvey, Paddy Foley, Mairead Barry, Aoife griffen, Mary Kate Moloney, Aisling Joy, Lauren Griffen, Dean MacCarthy,Neilus MacKessy, Padraig Holly, Aisling Madden, Meabh Trench, Aoife Lynch, Edel Quinn,Chantell Murphy, Niamh Burke, Áine Enright, Roisin Kissane Caoimhe Barry, Louise Madden, Amy O Sullivan, Daragh Mackessey, Diarmuid O Mahoney, Patrick Kissane, Maura Ross, Ryan O Neill, Alan Foley, Aisling Keane, Mary Barry, Aoife O Donnell,

Lixnaw CCÉ
Well, we are on the doorstep of Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan and, after weeks of preparation, the Ceolann will be silent next weekend as we all head to Killarney. Our branch was so well represented at Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí and we wish all of you the very best of luck and good wishes at Munster level,in particular to our U12's who will be having their first outing at this level. We again pay special thanks to Maura Walsh for all her teaching, time and dedication and to all helpers, parents and members for all the attendance and support. Go n'éirí libh go léir i gCill Áirne agus bain taitneamh as an Fleadh. Remember, all information required can be seen on 'www.kerrycomhaltas.com' and also on the Kerry CCÉ Facebook page, both of which are constantly being updated by our County PRO, John Stack, míle buíochas John.

Naomh Ciarán CCE
The committee would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all members who are taking part in the upcoming Munster Fleadh Competitions. The very best of luck to you all.
The wonderful programme of events for the Munster Fleadh is available on www.kerrycomhaltas.ie. Well done to the organising committee. We are all looking forward to a fantastic week ahead in Killarney.
Please note a session & Rambling House will take place on Friday July 25th at Brownes Bar Castleisland. The session commences at 8.30pm with an open invitation to all children from the area who are learning traditional music, song, or dance to come along and take part.
At approximately 9.30pm the Rambling House will commence, all are welcome. There will be a raffle and light refreshments will be served. Brosna The Rambling House takes place in Brosna on Thursday August 14th at 9pm. All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on (087) 6949804(087) 6949804.  
Scartaglen: The Rambling House takes place at Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on Monday August 11th at 9.00 pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details.
Knocknagoshel: The Rambling House takes place at Knockalougha Knocknagoshel on Tuesday August 19th at 9pm. All are welcome. Craobh Naomh Chiaráin contacts: Chairperson: Jimmy Cullinane on (087) 7060513(087) 7060513 or Secretary: Kay Daly on (087) 9940339(087) 9940339

Sliabh Luachra CCE
Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan will be held in Killarney from Monday 14th of July, with a full programme of events for the week, something there for everyone, lecture, storytelling, singing sessions, music sessions, ceilí’s, music, singing and dancing competitions. Wishing all of our competitors the very best of luck over the weekend, we are well represented in many competitions, dancing, music, and singing. Well done to everyone on getting this far. For further information go to www.munsterfleadh.ie or kerrycomhaltas.ie for a full programme of events over the weekend.

Glenflesk CCE
Best of luck to our competitors in Fleadh na Mumhan next weekend. To Mairead Kelleher in English and Irish Singing. Sinead Moynihan in Whistling and Lilting. Mike O'Dowd in senior accompaniment. Also our dancers in 4hand and 8hand competitions and Rosie Healy Padraig Creedon and Cliona Creedon who are taking part in the Ceile Bands. We hope the weekend will be a huge success.

Cill Airne CCE
We would like to wish all their participants in Fleadh na Mumhan the best of luck. As the host town we are delighted to extend a thousand welcomes to all participants and visitors.



PRO Weekly Notes
6th July 2014
Munster Fleadh fever is getting close and the Fleadh Committee are all ready for a fantastic Fleadh na Mumhan. It kicks off on Monday 14th at 8pm with a Lecture on Acient Music of Ireland
in the Plaza Hotel. Tuesday at 8pm There is a Story Telling evening in the Dromhall Hotel hosted by Batt Burns. Wednesday evening will see the Official Opening of this years Fleadh na Mumhan
in the Malton Hotel at 7pm this will be followed by a Singing session. Thursday see a Dance Workshop run by Triona Mangan  and David Rae in the Gleneagle Hotel and later that evening at 8pm an Open air Céilí with by Uí Bhriain  on the Main Street. Friday see the start of Competitions with the Ceili and Set Dancing taking place in the Gleneagle Hotel. There is a Group Music Competition on the
Main Street and this competition is open to all ages. That evening the singing Club goes ahead in the Arbutus Hotel and in the INEC at 8.15 the Fleadh Concert with featuring 4 Men & a Dog supported by Bryan O Leary (TG4 Young Musician of the Year) & Friends will take place and to finish the night from 10pm a Céilí  with Johnny Reidy Céilí Band will be hled in the Gleneagle Ballroom. Saturday starts with competitions and the musicians singers swing into action from 10am also Ceili and Set Dancing competitions will continue with the 15 to 18 age group.There will be Street Entertainment on the Gig Rig from 3pm and Damien Mullane Donnagh Hennessy & Trevor Hutchinson will take the stage from 7pm. Singing  club continues at 8pm in the Arbutus Hotel and at 10.00pm a Céilí with Shannonvale Céilí Band will take palce in Darby O'Gill's. 12 Midnight a Trad Disco in the Mangerton Suite Gleneagle Hotel will finish off proceedings. Another busy day on Sunday starts off at 10am Music/Singing/Comhra Competition and also Ionad Na Gaeilge. 10.30am Aifreann Traidisiúnta will take place in the Cathedral. Also at 10.30 the U12 Ceili and Set Dancing competitions commence
Street Entertainment begins at 1pm and from 3pm to 6pm an Open air Céilí with Deenagh Céilí Band. then from 6pm to 8pm Celtic steps will perform on the Main Street Gig Rig. So there will be plenty to do in Killarney over the week and it promises to be a most successful one. We would like to wish the best of luck to the Munster fleadh Committee under the chairman of Eoin O Carra.

Craobh Trá Lí
Comhghairdeachas lenár n-iomaitheoirí a ghlac páirt i bhFleadh Cheoil na Ríochta i gCathair Uí Ráthaigh agus comhghairdeachas speisialta leis na daoine seo a leanas ar éirigh leo dul ar aghaidh go Fleadh na Mumhan Rogha Ghléas 15-18 2nd Shelley Ní Eidhin Songs in English O18 2nd Donal Tydings Feadaíl O18 1st Donal Tydings Lilting O18 2nd Donal Tydings Comhrá Gaeilge 13-15 Laura Ní Eidhin Comhrá Gaeilge 15-18 Shelley Ní Eidhin.

Naomh Ciaran CCE
Rambling House Brosna: The next Rambling House takes place in Brosna on Thursday July 10th at 9pm. All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on (087) 6949804(087) 6949804.  
Scartaglen: The next Rambling House takes place in Scartaglen on Monday July 14th at 9.00 pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details.
Knocknagoshel: The next Rambling House takes place at Knockalougha Knocknagoshel on Tuesday July 15th at 9pm. All are welcome.

CCE Barr na Sraide
Seisúin Show: Our 1st Seisúin show of 2014 took place in the Royal Hotel Valentia last Thursday night. Thanks to the staff of the Royal Hotel for being so welcoming. A great night was enjoyed by all. Thanks to all those who helped on the night and to all those who came. Our next show will take place in Ballinskelligs Community Centre next Thursday July 10th at 8.30pm. All are welcome! Bring a friend! Fleadh 2014: Branch members & local competitors who were placed in Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí. Best Wishes to all those who go onto the Munster Fleadh in Killarney in 2 weeks time


PRO Weekly Notes
29th June 2014

After the hectic few days of the Fleadh in Cahersiveen our attention turns to the Munster Fleadh Cheoil which will be held in Killarney from 14th to 20th July. This Fleadh has everything from Ceili including the All Ireland Champions Shannon Vale Ceili Band, to the Fabulous Four Men and a Dog who play in the I.N.E.C. Killarney Friday 18th July, this concert is a must for everyone with their unique music and talent. The fantastic  Damien Mullane band plays on the Gig Rig on Saturday at 8pm. Singing Sessions starts on Wednesday night 16th July at 8.30pm in the Malton hotel and on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th they move to the Arbutus hotel (dining room) also starting at 8.30. And this is only a small selection of this of what this years Fleadh na Mumhan has to offer. Make sure to check out the full programme by visiting www.kerrycomhaltas.ie for all your information during the including all the results as they come to hand. Congrats to Causeway who held their crossroads dancing on Sunday. It was a beautiful day and The Musicians who played all evening must be thanked.

Causeway CCE
Congratulations to Bob Scot 1st Piano and Denis Lucid 2nd Flute at the County Fleadh in Caherciveen. Best of luck to them in the Munster finals

Ballybunion CCE
Our branch was well represented in Caherciveen at the County Fleadh Cheoil. Congrats to Paddy Horgan 2nd in both Mouth Organ and Whistling, Conor Hennessy 3rd under 12  
Drums and the ladies senior set 2nd. The branch musicians played a blinder in Mike Murts and some of the officers helped out with the volunteering. Well done to everyone who took part, who volunteered and supported. It was a great weekend of music, song and dance and we're looking forward already to Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan in Killarney next month.
Our local CCE musicians will be back in their own corner in Kilcooly's on Saturday night, throughout the summer holidays except of course when they head for the Munster Fleadh.
As always, any traditional music sessions or events can be promoted in this slot by contacting the PRO on 0860424009.

Craobh an Aghasaigh C.C.E
Ceoltoiri Duibhneach, end of term concert took place at An Diseart Chapel on Thursday 19th June 2014. A mixture of very young and not so young musicians and singers performed. many of the
students were also competing at Fleadh Chiarrai last weekend. Student Aisling de Baroid was presented with a bursary for workshops at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy from the Sraid Eoin Wren
CD fund.  Student of year for 2013/14 was Alvagh Nic Eoin.

Lixnaw CCÉ
Well, the dust has settled again after Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí and the Ceolann will once again become a busy spot as the branch prepares for Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan.
The following are Fleadh results. Fiddle U12 1st Andrea Stack. Fiddle 12-15 1st Clodagh Gaynor 2nd Lorraine Nash. Fiddle 15-18 2nd Orla O Connor. Button Accordion 12-15 2nd
Eamon Shanahan, Flute 12-15 1st Lorraine Nash. Whistle 12-15 2nd Pádraig Enright. Concertina U12 1st Rachel Taylor. Concertina 12-15 2nd Lisa Mulvihill, rec Eimear Quinlan. Concertina
15-18 1st Donagh Mc Elligott rec Aoife Enright. Harp 12-15 1st Eimear Quinlan. Mouth Organ 12-15 1st Pádraig Enright. Mouth Organ 15-18 1st Aoife Enright. Banjo 12-15 1st Seán Galvin,
rec Seán Kissane. Mandolin 12-15 1st Seán Galvin. Accompaniment 12-15 2nd Eimear Quinlan,  rec Pádraig Enright. Accompaniment 15-18 1st Donagh McElligott. Bodhrán 12-15 1st Pádraig
Enright. Céilí Band Drums 12-15 1st Pádraig Enright. Fiddle Slow Airs 12-15 2nd Clodagh Gaynor, rec Lorraine Nash. Fiddle Slow Airs 15-18 2nd Orla O Connor. Flute Slow Airs 12-15 1st
Pádraig Enright 2nd Lorraine Nash. Whistle Slow Airs 12-15 1st Pádraig Enright. Irish Harp Slow Airs 12-15 1st Lorraine Nash. Duets U12 rec Andrea Stack/Rachel Taylor. Duets 12-15 1st
Eamon Shanahan, Lorraine Nash, 2nd Susie de Rís, Eimear Ni Chaoinleáin, rec Eléna Mc Elligott, Clodagh Gaynor. Duets 15-18 1st Donagh Mc Elligott, Fionnuala Trench, rec Aoife Enright,
Micheál O Sé. Trios U12 2nd Andrea Stack, Rachel Taylor, Katelyn Stack. Trios 12-15 rec Eléna Mc Elligott, Clodagh Gaynor, Ciara Shannon. Trios 15-18 1st Donagh Mc Elligott, Orla O
Conor, Micheál O Sé, 2nd Fionnuala Trench, Aoife Enright, Pádraig Enright, rec Alannah Kissane, Lisa Mulvihill, Nicole Ní Dhubhshláine. Céili Band 12-15 1st Ceoltóirí na Ceolainne.
Céili Band 15-18 1st Lixnaw/Ballydonoghue. Grúpa Cheoil U12 2nd Ceoltóirí na Ceolainne. Grúpa Cheoil 12-15 1st Ceoltóirí na Ceolainne. Grúpa Cheoil 15-18 1st Lixnaw/ Ballydonoghue.
Singing Irish 12-15  2nd Lisa Mulvihill. Singing English O18 1st Edaein O Connell. Singing English 15-18 1st Donagh mc Elligott. Whistling 12-15 1st Pádraig Enright. Lilting 12-15 1st Pádraig
Enright. Newly Comp Song Irish 1st Aoife Enright. Newly Comp Song Eng 1st Bríd Leonard. Newlhy Comp tune 1st Pádraig Enright, 2nd Donagh Mc Elligott. Rince Sean-nós12-15 1st Seán
Kissane. Rince Sean-nós 15-18 1st Alannah Kissane, 2nd Ranóg Townsend. Comhrá 9-11 Maria Savage.Comhrá 11-13 Sean Kissane. Comhrá 13-15 Pól de Staic. Comhrá 15-18 Alannah
Kissane. Go n'eirí libh go léir i gCill Áirne, slán tamall.

Killorglin CCE
A good contingent travelled from Killorglin to the Kerry Fleadh Cheoil  between volunteers, musicians and supporters and a great time was had by all. Well done to all the musicians in the
Céilí Band and Grúpa Cheoil who gave a very good performance but were just out of the medals on this occasion. Congratulations to Stephen O'Sullivan who is through to the Munster Fleadh
 in Killarney in July. We wish him the very best of luck and look forward to another great weekend.

Sliabh Luachra CCE
A wonderful Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí took place last weekend in Cahersiveen, hosted by CCE Barr na Sraide. Our branch was very well represented in Music, Song and Dancing competitions.
Congratulations and well done to all taking part, we had a very successful Fleadh with many progressing to the Munster Fleadh in Killarney from 15 the 20th of July 2014.  Our results over the weekend: Michael Dillane 1st Button Accordion 15-18. Conor Crowley 1st Melodeon O18. Michelle O’Sullivan 1st English Singing Ladies 12-15. Sean O’Keeffe 1st Sean Nós dancing.
 1st-4 hand Ceilí O18 Margaret Browne, Mary Monica Sheehan, Rachel Murphy, and Cliona Daly. Niamh Dalton 2nd Concertina 15-18. Aoife O’Sullivan 2nd English Singing Ladies U12.
Mark O’Leary 2nd English Singing Men U12. Mixed Full Set U18 2nd Niamh Dalton, Joan Brosnan, Aisling McGillicuddy, Danielle Vaughan, Ciaran O’Sullivan, Dean Crowley, Conor Twomey, JJ Herlihy. Megan O’Keeffe 3rd Rec. Sean Nós dancing 12-15. 3rd Rec 4 hand Ceilí Ladies 15-18 Danielle Vaughan, Shona Gleeson, Louise Lynch and Mary Lynch. Conor Crowley 3rd Button Accordion O18.  Thanks especially to our teachers and parents for their time and commitment in getting ready for these competitions. For full details and photographs visit www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

Naomh Ciaran CCE
Congratulations to all branch members who took part in Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí. Very well done to those who were successful and will be progressing to the Munster Fleadh in Killarney from
July 14th to July 20th 2014. Classes in the various areas are finishing up for this year. We would like to thank pupils and parents for their commitment throughout the year and their teachers
who are passing on the tradition to the next generation on a weekly basis since last September. The committee would also like to thank the school principals and community halls who allowed
music classes to take place. A special word of thanks goes to Josie Mc Creesh of the Rambling House in Brosna who provided not only the wonderful venue which is steeped in history but a
glowing fire and refreshments every week for both the singing and music classes. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir. A list of results of the various Kerry Fleadh competition winners is available
on www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

Cill Airne CCE
Would like to thank all contestants who participated in The Kerry Fleadh last week, Congratulations to all who gleaned accolades. Congratulations and thanks also to the teachers who worked so hard with their pupils to reach such high standards.A huge thanks to the parents who support and encourage their children in out traditional culture. Here are the Music results Fiddle 15-18 1st Cian O'Sullivan, Whistle Faoi 12 1st Cian O'Sullivan, Piano Accordion 12-15 1st T.J. Palmer, Uilleann Pipes 12-15 1st Fergal Murphy, Mouth Organ O18 1st Michael Kelliher, Banjo 15-18 1st Dean Ó Gríofa, Mandolin 15-18 1st Seán Kelliher, Piano U12 1st Oisín Dineen, Accompaniment U12 1st Oisín Dineen, Céilí Band Drums 12-15 rec Breda Kelliher, Céilí Band Drums 15-18 2nd Seán Kelliher, Fiddle Slow Airs 15-18 3rd Cian O'Sullivan, Whistle Slow Airs Faoi 12 1st Cian O'Sullivan, Whistle Slow Airs 12-15 2nd Naoise Buckley, Whistle Slow Airs O18 2nd Mary Kelleher, Trios O18 2nd Padraig Creedon, Michael Kelliher, Padraig Buckley, Céili Band U12 2nd Cill Áirne, Céili Band 12-15 3rd Cill Áirne, Céili Band 15-18 3rd Cill Áirne, Céili Band O18 2nd The Innisfallen Céilí Band,

Glenflesk CCE
Congratulations to all our competitors who were successful in the County Fleadh.8 hand Ceili Ladies under 12. 8 hand Ceili Ladies 12-15. 8 Hand Ceili Ladies 15-18. 8 Hand Ceili Mixed
under12. 4 Hand Ceili Ladies15-18..4 hand Ceili Mixed under 12. Mairead Kelliher 2nd in English and Irish Singing 15-18. Sinead Moynihan 1st whistling and 2nd lilting 15-18. Mike Dowd
1st Accompaniment Senior. We wish them all the best for Fleadh na Mumhan in Killarney.

Sliabh Mish CCE
We would again like to congratulate all members, parents, teachers and friends on a very successful county fleadh ceoil. Our branch results can be found on the Sliabh Mish CCÉ Facebook page and you can see the full list of results from the fleadh on www.kerrycomhaltas.ie Sliabh Mish will be performing the Comhaltas Seisiún show in the Earl of Desmond hotel Tralee every Monday night at 9pm throughout July and August. A great night of music, song and dance is promised!

Kilcummin CCE
Thanks to all of the competitors who represented Kilcummin so well at the County Fleadh in Cahirciveen. The following competitors qualified for the Munster Fleadh: Liam Randles (Tin
Whistle and Singing), Tomás Connolly (fiddle), Seamus Connolly (fiddle), Kirill Healy (Tin Whistle), Shauna O'Leary (Singing), 4 Hand Ceili U'12 Ladies, Ladies Full Set 12-15,
Mixed Full Set 15-18, Half Set Mixed U18 and Full Set Mixed O35-Congratulations to all. The Munster Fleadh will be held in Killarney on July 16th to 20th see www.kerrycomhaltas.ie for full programme of events.

PRO Weekly Notes
22nd June 2014

The Beautiful town of Cahersiveen was alive last weekend with Music Singers and Dancers as CCE Barr na Sraide held Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí 2014.
Nearly 2000 competitors accended on the town bringing with them many more supporters as they competed in their various competitions with winners going on
to represent Kerry at this years Munster Fleadh na Mumhan which will be held in Killarney from the 14th to 20th July.
There was Entertainment on the street which included Ceili, Concerts and Busking Competition over the weekend and at night Traditional Music sessions
could be found in many of the pubs. Great credit is due to the hard working Committee of Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí who took on this major event and made such a success of it and
made everyone so welcome. To all the stewards, catering, cleaning personel and everyone who helped in any way congrats on a job well done. Last but not least a special
thanks to John O Connor Principal Coláiste na Sceilge and all the staff who made so welcome in their school while we were there.

Ballydonoghue CCE
County Fleadh Cheol took place last weekend in Cahersiveen. The local branch was very well represented in Music, Song and Dancing competition. We had a very successful Fleadh.
The following groups were prize winners. 1st Ballydonoghue U12 BAND, 1st Ballydonoghue U12 Grupa Cheoil. 2nd Ballydonoghue U15 Band, 2nd Ballydonoghue U15 Grupa Cheoil. 1st Ballydonoghue/Lisselton Lixnaw U18 Band, 1st Ballydonoghue/ Lisselton Lixnaw U18 Grupa Cheoil.
A big congratulation to all the solo , duets and trios who also qualified for the Munster final in Killarney in July. The names of all the competitors will be found on the Comhaltas website and Comhaltas notes. A big thank you to our teachers Katie McNamara, T.P McNamara, John Stack and Karen Trench who prepared the Children for the competitions.

Lixnaw CCÉ Well, Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí 2014  will again appear in the branch history books as our members did so well at all age levels. Our U12 and U15 Grúpa Cheoil, U18 Lixnaw/Ballydonoghue Grúpa Cheoil, U15 Banna Cheoil and U18 Lixnaw/Ballydonoghue Banna Cheoil all progress to Munster stage. Also, from  U12 upwards, solos, duets, trios, comhrá, singing, whistling, lilting, composition and sean-nós dancing all did very well with a lot advancing to Munster. Full results can be seen on Kerry CCÉ website and also on the Facebook page.m  Well done to each and every member who participated and for all your work and dedication. Maura Walsh must be highly praised for her ability, commitment and time put into all the various music, also Louise for assisting Maura and Katie for working with Maura on the U18 Group and Band. Thanks to all the parents for your continued support and commitment…we are on the road again, to Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan in Killarney on 19th/20th July. Finally huge praise must be given to Kerry CCÉ, Co PRO, John Stack, for the enormous work he has done in his short time on the job and for his willingness to help all branches at all times.

Naomh Ciaran CCE
Congratulations to all branch members who took part in Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí. Very well done to those who were successful and will be progressing to the Munster Fleadh in Killarney from July 15th to July 20th 2014. 
Classes in the various areas are finishing up for this year. We would like to thank pupils and parents for their commitment throughout the year and their teachers who are passing on the tradition to the next generation on a weekly basis since last September.
The committee would also like to thank the school principals and community halls who allowed music classes to take place. A special word of thanks goes to Josie Mc Creesh of the Rambling House in Brosna who provided not only the wonderful venue which is steeped in history but a glowing fire and refreshments every week for both the singing and music classes. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.
A list of results of the various Kerry Fleadh competition winners is available on www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

Causeway CCE
Congratulations to the U12 ladies Set Dancers who came 2nd at the County Fleadh Cheoil in Caherciveen. They are Debra Canty Lisa Barrett, Aisiing Harty, Ivana Nelan Norah Leen Stacey Leahy Erica Diggin Leanne Sheehan and subs Ava Healy and Ellen O Donoghue. Congratulations to the Causeway senior buskers who won the busking competition at the County Fleadh on Saturday evening in Caherciveen
Open air dancing at the Lodge Cross on Sunday June 29th at 3pm. Music by CCE and friends and proceeds to the local defibilator fund

Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan
The five CCE branches that are organising this years Munster Fleadh Cheoil in Killarney are taking a break next Thursday 26th. We're off to the Kerry Way pub in Glenflesk for a night of music, song, dance and maybe even the odd yarn. Come along and join us - admission is free

Ceoltoiri na Ghleanna CCE
Pride of place in our notes this week go to our young musicians who took part in representing the branch in the Fleadh Cheoil in Cahersiveen in the busking competition. They achieved third place and each receiving a medal and a trophy, well done to you all. Thanks to barra na sraide who made us so welcome on the day. Thanks to everyone who helped out

Milltown Listry CCE
Well done to branch members Jason O'Shea, Bernice Cronin, Katie Howe, Aoibhe Horan, Tallula Belle Courtney, Tom O'Connor and Mairead Lehane, who all took part in the County Fleadh at Cahersiveen this weekend. Congratulations to Tom O'Connor, who came first in the Senior Drums, Bernice Cronin, second in Sean Nos Dancing and Katie Howe, 3rd in the U12 Concertina. Congratulations also to local musicians Shauna Murphy and John Power, winners in the U12 duet, Button Accordion and Fiddle.


PRO Weekly Notes
15th June 2014

What a great show put on today Sunday 15th June 2014 by Radio Kerrys Billy Donegan. Our Thanks to Billy and all the Radio Kerry Staff for their help leading up to and during todays programme. Well done to all the guests who spoke and A special thanks to the Sheehy Family of Ballyheigue/Milltown in memory of the late Andrew Sheehy who was the first Kerry County Chairman of Comhaltas for sponsoring todays programme. We are indeed very grateful for your generous sponsorship.
As we approach our County Fleadh Cheoil this weekend in Cahersiveen we would like to thank and congratulate the Barr na Sraide members who make up the Fleadh Committee for this year and for the amount of work and committment under the direction of Mary Sheehan Chairperson and Secretary Helen Coffey.
Nearly 900 entries have entered for this years event culmanating into nearly 2000 competitors. A massive job to try and co ordinate all the entries as well as the outdoor entertainment during the week. On Wednesday evening the official opening of Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí will take place in the Ring of Kerry Hotel and this will be followed
by a gala concert. Thursday will see the U12 and O35 Ceili and Set Dancing competitions taking place in Coláiste na Sceilge and again on Friday the 12 to 15, 15 to 18 and Seniors return there again. Also on Frday a new competition this year will be the Sean Nos Competition and all ages will be run off on Friday on the stage inside the Coláiste na Sceilge school.
On the Gig Rig that evening entertainment will start at 7pm and at 8pm The Moorings Ceili Band (Paddy Casey, Marion O Neill, and Orna Murphy) will entertain the crowd for a Mixed Ceili. there will be a Trad Disco
in the Kerry Coast Hotel later that night. On Saturday Music, Singing and Comhrá Competitions will commence at 10am and will continue through out the day with U12 and 12 - 15 ages groups catered for. On Sunday 15 to 18 and Senior Music and Singing Competitions will commence at 12 Midday. These competitions will take place in both Coláiste na Sceilge
and the Ring of Kerry Hotel. On Saturday evening there will be a Busking Competition on Saturday evening between 4 and 6pm and starting at 6pm on the Gig Rig from 6pm there will be entertainment going on till late.
Guests include Nicole Doyle, Gretta Curtin, Darragh Horan Causway CCE and later in the evening Cosamar and Bryan O Leary (TG4 Gradam Ceol Winners 2014) will take the stage. On Sunday from 1.30 there will be entertainment on street from 1pm with
Foilmore CCE, Set Dancing Ceili with Donie Nolan & Taylor Cross from 3pm afterwards Sliabh Luachra CCE and CCE Barr na Sraide and friends unwind the festivities down with the best of South Kerry entertainment.
This will be followed by closing of Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí 2014 by Fleadh Chairperson Mary Sheehan. We would like to wish all thise who are competing in their competitions over the Fleadh the very best of luck and hope you gain experience from your performance.
Dont forget to visit the website at www.kerrycomhaltas.ie and Facebook at www.facebook.com/Kerry CCE for updates through the weekend of results from all the competitions.
KILLORGLIN CCE
We would like to wish all our members competing in the Kerry  Fleadh Cheoil in Caherciveen this weekend the very best of luck.
Competition timetable and details of other events are available on www.kerrycomhaltas.ie.
Naomh Ciaran
Best to luck to all the Sean Nos Dancers competing in the County Fleadh this Friday from Anne-Marie Nelligan's Dance Classes.
Causeway CCE
Doreen Egan PRO tell us that they are busy preparing for their performance on the Gig Rig in Caherciveen  from 8.30 to 9.30pm on Saturay night June 21st also best of luck to the Causeway U12 Ladies Set Dancers who will be competing on Thursday in the Fleadh.
Ballydonoghue CCE
Best of luck to the U12, U15 and U18 ladies will will be competing on both Thursday and Friday in the All Ladies Set Dancing Competitions.


PRO Weekly Notes
8th June 2014

The time is nearly upon us when this year’s Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai Main Sponsor Chapter 23 Credit Union will take centre stage in our calendar for 2014. This event will take place in the beautiful South Kerry town of Cahersiveen. Set Dancing Competitions will take place on Thursday and Friday and then it’s the turn of the musicians on Saturday and Sunday. A great out door of events are planned for the weekend and these can be seen by visiting the website on www.kerrycomhaltas.ie  Also this Sunday there will be a live broadcast by Radio Kerry sponsored by the Sheehy Family Ballyheigue/Milltown from 11am to 2pm from Cahersiveen. There will be guest speakers regarding the Fleadh being interviewed during the programme. Also this weekend Lixnaw CCE will hold their Annual Feile Cheoil on Saturday and Sunday. A variety of events and Competitions are organised over the weekend. Full details can be found on the Kerry Website.  Next Sunday afternoon a Céilí will be held in Kilcoolys Ballybunion from 3 to 6pm, music by Donie Nolan Taylor's Cross Céilí Band, this will be followed by traditional music in the bar. Don’t forget to book your tickets for Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan Killarney special concert by Four Men and a Dog. This is one of the most spectacular traditional bands on the music scene at the moment. The concert will take place in the I.N.E.C. Killarney at 8.15pm on Friday 18th July supported by Bryan O Leary (TG4 Young Musician of the Year) & Friends
Congratulations to Danny O'Mahony and the Shannon Vale Ceili Band who launched thier CD in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Saturday night last. What a fantastic night that was put on by the Danny O Mahony and his guests. Well done to all.

Lixnaw CCE
Well, the Ceolann will be bustling next weekend as our 53rd Annual Féile Cheoil will take place on Sat 14th and Sun15th next. This is really a celebration of all the work that the Ceolann has produced through its teachers during the past year. On Sat, from 10am, open and confined Step Dancing Competitions will be held, adm: Adults€3, children and competitors free. On Sat night at 8.30pm Lixnaw CCÉ Musicians, singers and dancers will perform for our Annual concert, Adm: Adults €5, children €3. Then on Sunday 15th, the ever popular competitions in Instrumental Music, Traditional Singing, Irish and english and Comprá Gaeilge, both novice and open, will be held from 2pm, entries taken from 12.30pm, adm: Adults €3, children €1. A lot of work and time goes into preparing and holding this event and your support over the weekend will be much appreciated. Beidh fáilte roimh gach éinne agus tá sùil againn go mbainigí go léir taitneamh as an deireadh seachtaine. Any further enquiries please contact Ceolann Secretary on 066 7132462066 7132462/086 1642373086 1642373 or Ceolann Chairperson on 066 7131625066 7131625/ 087 9173274087 9173274. Full Féile programme can be seen on 'www.kerrycomhaltas.ie' along with all other branches events and as always keep check on Kerry CCÉ Facebook page. Continued Good Luck to our members sitting exams at present.

Naomh Ciaran
Rambling House Brosna: The next Rambling House takes place in Brosna on Thursday June 12th at 9pm All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on (087)6949804(087)6949804.
Scartaglen: The next Rambling House takes place in Scartaglen on Monday July 14th at 9.00pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details.
Knocknagoshel: The next Rambling House takes place at Knockalougha Knocknagoshel on Tuesday June 17th at 9pm. All are welcome.

Causeway CCE
Doreen Egan Causeway CCE PRO informs us that there will be a bus leaving Causeway village at 12.30pm on Saturday June 21st  travelling to the Fleadh Cheoil in Caherciveen.
Any one interested in travelling please contact Doreen on 0876761125 as soon as possible.

Ballydonoghue CCE would like to take this opportunity to wish all the competitors from the branch the very best of luck in Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí in Cahersiveen 18th/22nd June.
Tune in to Radio Kerry on next Sunday morning 11 to 2pm as it will broadcast live from Caherciveen in connection with Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí. There will a Ceili in Kilcooly's Ballybunion on Sunday next 15th June. 3 to 6 pm. Music by Donie Nolan.

Ballybunion CCE
Kilcoolys are celebrating their 50th Anniversary 13th/15th June. A variety of events are planned throughout the weekend, CCE Mystic Celtic Night will take place in the garden (weather permitting) at 10.30 pm with a huge gathering of musicians and the emphasis on Bodhráns! So if you play the Bodhrán or the drums or any other percussion instrument, and want to join us, please feel free to come along. On Sunday afternoon there's a Céilí at 3-6pm, organised by Marie Houlihan (087 9542102087 9542102) with music by Donie Nolan , Taylor's Cross Céilí Band, and this is followed by traditional music in the bar.
If there are any other local traditional music events coming up, please notify Ballybunion CCE PRO at 0860424009 for inclusion in the CCE notes.

CCE Barr na Sraide
Fundraisers: On be-half of CCE Barr na Sraide, I would like to thank everyone who held fundraising events over the past number of months in aid of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarrai. I would also like to thank anyone who gave sponsorship towards the Fleadh. Your help and supported is greatly appreciated. Go raibh maith agat!
Album Launch: Congratulations to the Shannon Vale Ceili Band on their album launch which took place in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Saturday night last. A fantastic night was had by all, well done to all involved


PRO Weekly Notes
1st June 2014

The Launch of this years Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí took place in the Kerry Coast Hotel Cahersiveen on Saturday night last 31st May. Mary Sheehan Chairperson of this years Fleadh Cheoil Committee addressed the large gathering who turned up for this very important event in Kerry Comhaltas. Mary thanked everyone that turned up and was delighted to see a great local support. She also welcomed everyone to Cahersiveen and she said she was looking forward to this years Fleadh Cheoil which will be held from the 18th to 22nd June. She thanked their guests on the night Minster Jimmy Deenihan, Tony O Connor Chairman of Kerry County Board of Comhaltas, Tadhg Creedon Secretary Kerry County Board of Comhaltas and Catherine Coffey Chapter 23 of the Credit Union Main Sponsor of this years Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí. She said "tonight is a night when we welcome Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí to Cahersiveen" and it has been a great achievement for their branch of Comhaltas CCE Barr na Sraide to host this prestigious event.
She also thanked the local Branch members for all their support during the last few months. She finished by saying a hugh Thank you to their sponsors who have been very generous in their support and said it would not have been possible without their help.
Chairman of the Kerry County Board of Comhaltas Mr Tony O Connor. He said that they were absolutely delighted to be in Cahersiveen. He said the Fleadh has been in North Kerry for the last 4 years and when the request came in from CCE Barr na Sraide Cahersiveen to host Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí 2014 it was accepted with no hesitation at County Board level. He said the first time they travelled to Cahersiveen they met with a very energetic committee and they have continued right through to this day. He said they have visited Coláiste na Sceilge where all the competitions will be held and the support they have received from Principal John O Connor and his staff have been very supportive. Mr Tony O Connor said a fine School with great facilities and great support and they are very grateful to John O Connor and his staff. He congratulated the school on been the first Secondary School in Kerry to win the Active Flag. This year there will be over 820 entries in Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí an increase of over 100 on last year, and a total of over 2000 competitors. He said it was a credit to all the branches in Kerry to have this amount of entries and competitors at this years Fleadh. 23 branches around the County do trojan work within their branch.
He thanked Catherine Coffey Chapter 23 of the Credit Union who are once again the main Sponsor of this years Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai. He said they were very appreciative of their support. He also thanked the Sheehy Family Milltown/Ballyheigue for their generous sponsorship towards the outside broadcast of Radio Kerry. Andrew Sheehy was the first Chairman of Comhaltas in Kerry in 1959 and passed away at a very young age. Funding also comes from Meithal which is from Minster Deenihan's Department and he thanked him for that. He also thanked all the other sponsors locally, Kerry Council Council, Kerry Group, Conradh na Gaeilge, Danny O Sullivan Group, Fesco, Kerry Coast Hotel, Ring of Kerry Hotel and O Connor printing. He said the local committee were very grateful as well as the County Board.
Minster Jimmy Deenihan thanked the committee for inviting him to Cahersiveen for this Launch of Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí. He acknowledged the amount of work it takes to host a Fleadh and he said its a big Challange as he saw what it takes over the last numbers of years when Causeway and Ballybunion hosted this event. He said that Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí was now a major event in the Calander and this is reflected in the number of entries at this years Fleadh. He congratulated Mary Sheehan Chairperson Helen Coffey Secretary and all the Committee on the trememdious work they have done. He said that Barr na Sraide was 40 years in existance and he was interested to hear that his good friend Frank O Leary was the first Chairman of the branch. Frank was a great footballer and they travelled alot together during their sporting years. He said Kerry and Listowel have hosted 14 All Ireland Fleadh Cheoils and Listowel became the centre of the All Ireland Fleadh for a number of years. Since Listowel started hosting this major event in the 70's, the All Irleand Fleadh Cheoil has gone from strenght to strength. Traditional Music transends very type of person, thats the strength of Traditional Irish Music. In Cahersiveen there is a great tradition, and it is steeped in Culture. he was delighted to see so many young people at the launch. Mr Deenihan also spoke about the many Musicians and Singers of the past who have come from the area and who continued the tradition down through the years. He also commented on the Seisiun taking place in South Kerry during the Summer and that it was a great event travelling aound the different towns in South Kerry Region. Minster Deenihan said that this years Fleadh would attract large numbers of people to the area from all over the County and beyond, and that it was going to be very successful. The Kerry Organisation is very strong and congratulated the great work been done by the Officers of the Kerry County Board, and all the work is voluntarily. It is very important to recognise the sponsors and thanked them again. On behalf of himself and the Department he wished everyone every success in this years Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí 2014
Debut Album set for release by All-Ireland Champions Shannon Vale Céilí Band. The album will be officially launched on Saturday June 7th at 8pm in The Listowel Arms Hotel, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Among the special guest artists who will appear in concert on the night include Maurice Lennon, Cyril O’Donoghue, Johnny ‘Ringo’ McDonagh, Nan Tom Taimín de Búrca, Sliabh Luachra Set Dancers, Oireachtas winning sean-nós dancers Proinsias & Breandán Hernon, and world champion dancers Niamh O’Brien & Tomás Ó Sé. The night will be rounded off by a céilí and all dancers are welcome.
Killorglin CCE Branch meeting this Wednesday 4th June at 8:30pm. All members are asked to attend. Regular music classes are finishing up for the year this weekend. Those currently taking classes are asked to re-register for next year at this class as we need to assess whether additional classes should be organised for September. Newcomers interested in starting next year can get in touch for now by email killorglincce@gmail.com or via the killorglincce facebook page. Further information to follow.
Those involved in the Grúpa Cheoil and Céilí Band will continue to meet on Thursdays until the Kerry Fleadh music competitions (20-21 June). Competition timetable and details of other events at the Fleadh are available on www.kerrycomhaltas.ie
Cill Airne branch CCE would like to extend sympathy to the Gleeson family on the death of Paudie Gleeson well known Sliabh Luachra musician and father of Katie O'Sullivan Co Board recording secretary. Timetables for competitions at this years Fleadh Cheoil Ciarri  is now available to download in the Fleadh Ceoil Ciarri tab on our website. We wish all competitors the best of luck in all competitions.  
Kilcummin Comhaltas: We wish all of the competitors representing Kilcummin in the County Fleadh in Cahirciveen the best of luck. Stewards and clerks are needed for the Fleadh for Saturday 21st June and Sunday 22nd June for full or half day. Please contact Tony
O'Connor (087 6258641087 6258641) if you are available to help.
Lixnaw CCÉ: Branch meeting in Ceolann on Wed next 4th June at 9pm. Well, with only weeks to go to Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí, preparations are in full swing in the Ceolann and our annual Féile Cheoil on 14th/15th June will kick start the Fleadh atmosphere with entertainment and competitions. On Sat 14th June step dancing competitions will take place from 10am, both open and confined. On the Sat night then, our annual Féile concert will be held at 8.30 showcasing the work that has been done through the year with all the young members. On Sun 15th competitions in traditional music, singing and comhrá gaeilge will be held from 2pm, entries from 12.30. We will list full details next week and also check 'www.kerrycomhaltas.ie' where the full Féile Cheoil programme can be seen and also entry forms can be downloaded. As always keep up to date with these and all happenings from branches on Kerry CCÉ Facebook page. slán tamall.
West Limerick singing club monthly traditional singing session on Thursday June 5th In the Ramble Inn bar Abbeyfeale @ 9.30pm. All welcome.

PRO Weekly Notes
25th May 2014
A very well attended County Board Meeting took place in the Kerry Coast Hotel Cahersiveen on Tuesday last 20th May. There were reports from both the Kerry Fleadh Committee and the Munster Fleadh Committee. Helen Coffey form Cahersiveen said they were very happy with the way everything was going to date and the committee are looking forward to the weekend.
The launch of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarrai 2014 will take place in the Kerry Coast Inn on next Saturday night, May 31st at 8pm. Minister Jimmy Deenihan will be guest speaker on the night among others. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided on the night. All are welcome to attend.
Eoin O Carra gave a great report on the Munster Fleadh proceedings. He said he was delighted with the support they have received from the people of Killarney and that venues and entertainment were well on the way to being sorted. Munster Comhaltas has a new youth officer, he is Killian de Roiste. There was a sub-committee set up to review the rules of Sult na Nog. This competition is up for review this year and the committee will meet and report back at the next County Board Meeting. Chapter 23 of the Credit Union Movement will once again be the main sponsor of this year’s Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai. We appreciate their support greatly and ask that you support them where possible. The Sheehy family from Milltown/Ballyheigue will again sponsor this year’s Radio Kerry Programme for the Fleadh. It will be broadcast on Sunday 15th June from Cahersiveen. Fleadh na Mumhan 2015 will be held in Nenagh Co Tipperary. Secretary Tadhg Creedon has asked that all perpetual trophies be returned as soon as possible. These can be given to any of the County Board Officers. The Kerry County Board of Comhaltas wishes to offer its sympathy to Katie O Sullivan, Minute recording Secretary of the County Board on the sudden death of her father, Paudie Gleeson, Gneevguilla. Finally we would like to wish all the Students who are doing exams over the next few weeks the best of luck.

CCE Barr na Sraide
Launch Night: The launch of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarrai 2014 will take place in the Kerry Coast Inn on next Saturday night, May 31st at 8pm. Minister Jimmy Deenihan will be guest speaker on the night among others. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided on the night. All are welcome to attend!
Fleadh Enteries: Well done to all competitors who have entered the up-coming Fleadh Cheoil in Cahersiveen. It is fantastic to see so many local enteries. Best Wishes: Best of luck to all competitors in the 2014 County Fleadh!! We hope everyone will have an enjoyable time during the Fleadh in Cahersiveen.
Dates for Diary: Launch night - Saturday May 31st at 8pm.   Official Opening of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarrai - Wednesday June 18th. Fleadh Cheoil Chiarrai - 18th - 22nd June, Cahersiveen.

Naomh Ciaran
A great night was had by all who attended the Craobh Naomh Chiaráin Rambling House at Brownes Bar Castleisland on Friday last May 23rd . We hope to host another one very soon. The committee would like to express its thanks to Peter Browne & his family for providing the venue, Bridie Garvey, Tom O’Connor who helped out on the night and to our Chairman Jimmy Cullinane who coordinated everything.  
Traditional singing classes with Karen Trench continue on Thursday nights from 6.15pm to 7pm at The Rambling House in Brosna. The classes are open to children, teenagers and adults. There are some places still available.
A new five week term of traditional Music Classes has commenced with the wonderful box player Philip Shine on Thursday nights at The Rambling House in Brosna.
A class for beginners takes place at 7.00pm. One for the more advanced at 7.30pm. A class for beginners in button accordian & concertina for adults, teenagers & children takes place at 8pm. New pupils are very welcome.
For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on (087)9940339(087)9940339. For information and rules on all Comhaltas competitions together with an insight into the wide variety of activities which are taking place in Comhaltas branches around the county log on to www.kerrycomhaltas.ie
Rambling House Brosna The next Rambling House takes place in Brosna on Thursday June 12th at 9pm All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on (087) 6949804(087) 6949804.  
Scartaglen: The next Rambling House takes place in Scartaglen on Monday June 9th at 9.00 pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details. Knocknagoshel: The next Rambling House takes place at Knockalougha Knocknagoshel on Tuesday June 17th at 9pm. All are welcome.

Milltown/Listry CCE
Sunday, June 1st free for Failte is Feile Faha, a fantastic family day of dancing, craic and ceol at Killarney Country Club, Faha. This event, now in its 3rd year, has something for all ages in a safe, family-friendly setting. The line-up for this year includes a junior ceili followed by magic show, from 1 to 3 p.m., with goody bags for all. Senior ceili runs from 3 to 6 with the Deenagh Ceili Band, with events moving indoors for junior music session from 6 to 8, with Cailin and Mike O'Shea, and kids are invited to bring instruments and join in. Later, at 9, Sean Murphy and friends will lead the music and all are invited to join in with a song or a tune. Full meals available all day in Killarney Country club, and "Devs In Every Square" will also be serving meals at the venue. Looking forward to welcoming you all to our free family fun day, in summer sunshine (hopefully!)

Ballybunion CCE
A Seisiún Mór Cheoil fundraiser in aid of Recovery Haven, will be held in Kilcooly's Country House on Sat, May 31st at 9.30pm with the regular musicians, accompanied by Richard and Den whose CD's will be on sale on the night. All proceeds in aid of Recovery Haven, Tralee. It promises to be a great night. All musicians, singers, story tellers, dancers - indeed anyone with a party piece is more than welcome.
A gig to look forward to, a warm-up for the County Fleadh Cheoil in Cahersiveen from 18th/22nd June is a Céilí on Sunday, June 15th from 3-6pm in Kilcooly's, with music by Donie Nolan. Contact Marie at 0879542102. She'll have the china cups out again!
For any information or questions re the county Fleadh Cheoil, visit www.kerrycomhaltas.ie Any news on trad sessions, lessons, etc or anything else of interest to Comhaltas readers, can be forwarded to the PRO at 0860424009
We would like to wish all our competitors every success in this year’s County Fleadh Cheoil. Thanks to everyone for their support of Ballybunion CCE throughout the year.

Lixnaw CCE Lixnaw Comhaltas wishes to offer its sympathy to Katie O Sullivan, Minute recording Secretary of the County board on the sudden death of her father, Paudie Gleeson, Gneevguilla. A reminder again that our Féile Cheoil will be held on Sat 14th and Sun 15th June, full details printed next week and also on Kerry CCÉ Website. As always keep in touch with all events from around the County on the Kerry CCÉ Facebook page and on 'www.kerrycomhaltas.ie'. Anyone wishing to hire the Ceolann Hall or any rooms for parties, meetings ect, don't hesitate to contact branch Secretary Bridie Stack on 7132462 or branch Chairperson, Liz O Keeffe on 7131625. Slán tamall.

PRO Weekly Notes
19th May 2014
As the closing date for Entires is fast approaching all branch secretaries are asked to make sure that their branch entries are with Tadhg Creedon County Secretary by this
Thursday 22nd May 2014. All entries received after this date will not be accepted. We are looking forward to this years Fleadh Cheoil which will be held in Cahersiveen.
1997 was the one and only time that it has been held there before and Mary Sheehan and her committee are working hard to make sure that this event will run smoothly.
 A great programme has been put together and this can be found on the Kerry Comhlatas website. Also on Saturday 31st May will be the official launch of Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí at 8pm in the Kerry Coast Hotel Cahersiveen.
On this Tuesday in the same venue the final County Board meeting will take place at 8.30pm All delegates are asked to attend. For information and rules on all Comhaltas competitions together with an insight into the wide variety of activities which are taking place in Comhaltas branches around the county log on to www.kerrycomhaltas.ie
A Seisiún Mór Cheoil fundraiser in aid of Recovery Haven, will be held in Kilcooly's Country House Ballybunion on Saturday May 31st at 9.30pm with the regular musicians, accompanied by Richard and Den whose CD's will be on sale on the night. All proceeds in aid of Recovery Haven, Tralee. It promises to be a great night. All musicians, singers, story tellers, dancers - indeed anyone with a party piece is more than welcome!!
Irish Music Lessons continues in all instruments at the Seanachi Literary Centre every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m.New members always welcome Further information 068-23441068-23441.
Craobh Naomh Chiaráin is hosting a Rambling House at Brownes Bar Castleisland on Friday next May 23rd Jimmy Cullinane on (087)7060513(087)7060513 commencing at 8pm. All are welcome. For further details contact Jimmy Cullinane on (087)7060513(087)7060513
A new five week term of traditional Music Classes will commence with teacher Philip Shine at The Rambling House in Brosna on Thursday night next May 22nd A class for beginners takes place at 7.00pm.
One for the more advanced at 7.30pm and a class for beginners in button Accordian & Concertina for Adults, Teenagers & Children takes place at 8pm. New pupils are very welcome.For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on (087)9940339(087)9940339. Scartaglen: The next Rambling House takes place in Scartaglen on Monday June 9th at 9pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details.
Knocknagoshel: The next Rambling House takes place at Knockalougha Knocknagoshel on Tuesday June 17th at 9pm. All are welcome.
Milltown-Listry Comhaltas tells us Sunday, June 1st free for Failte is Feile Faha, a fantastic family day of dancing, craic and ceol at Killarney Country Club, Faha. This event, now in its 3rd year, has something for all ages in a safe, family-friendly setting. The line-up for this year includes a junior ceili followed by magic show, from 1 to 3 p.m., with goody bags for all. Senior ceili runs from 3 to 6 with the Deenagh Ceili Band, with events moving indoors for junior music session from 6 to 8, with Cailin and Mike O'Shea, and kids are invited to bring instruments and join in. Later, at 9, Sean Murphy and friends will lead the music and all are invited to join in with a song or a tune. Full meals available all day in Killarney Country club, and "Devs In Every Square" will also be serving meals at the venue. Looking forward to welcoming you all to our free family fun day, in summer sunshine (hopefully!)


PRO Weekly Notes
12th May 2014

As time draws near for this years Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai which will be held in Cahersiveen, preperations are at a very advanced stage and the Fleadh, the committee are really
putting in a alot of very had work towards the weekend. Great credit is due to these people who are putting in their time voluntary. Heres looking forward to a great Fleadh.
Last Thursday night in the Heights Hotel Killarney the Munster Fleadh Commmittee held a pre launch night towards the hosting of this years Munster Fleadh Cheoil which will be held in Killarney. A large attendance on the night included  Frank Hayes Director of Corporate Affairs Kerry Group main sponsors and Sean Kelly MEP as well as other sponsors on the night.
Representing Comhairle na Mumhan on the night was Rúnaí Assunta Uí Chathasaigh
It was a wonderful night and the Banna Cheoil at the launch comprised of Tadgh Buckley pipes, Ger Mangan flute, Nicky McAulliffe whistle and Padraig Creedon fiddle.
Everyone is looking forward to a very successful Fleadh na Mumhan 2014. Ballylongford/Tarbert CCE will host their final concert for the year on this Friday 16th May in the Parish Hall,
Ballylongford at 7.15 pm sharp. Closing Date for Fleadh Cheoil Chiarra 2014 Thursday 22rd May 2014. All entries are to be with County Runai by that date. Next County Board Meeting
will take place in the Kerry Coast  Hotel, Cahersiveen 20th May at 8.30pm. This will be the last meeting before this years Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí. All delegates are asked to attend.
Keep up to date with all that going on in Comhaltas by visiting www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

Prize winners of Monster raffle in aid of Fleadh Ceol Chiarraí.2014
1st  James Stretton Cahersiveen Pure Bred Kerry Heifer
2nd Bobby Woods Brosna 3 night weekend or 4 night midweek self-catering break at Trabolgan Holiday Village, Midelton, Co.cork.
3rd Dolly Stack Listowel Weekend for 2 at Hudson Bay Hotel with €200 spending money
4th Pat O Leary Bantry Android Tablet Donated by Kerry Technology Cahersiveen
5th Micheal Ó Braonain Ballinskelligs Sea Cruise for 2 round Skellig Rock Donated by Paul and Mary Devane
6th Gearóid Cournane Cahersiveen Family Pass for Aquadome Tralee
7th Mary Kate O Sullivan Cahersiveen Table Lamp Donated by Moriarty's Furniture Store Killorglin
8th Paddy Malone Golfers C/o Paddy Coffey Cahersiveen Off Season Apartment Holiday Rental in Ballinskelligs Donated by John Goggin Ballinskelligs
9th Marie Teehan Cahersiveen €50 Corcorans Furniture Store Chaersiveen/Tralee/ Killarney
10th Jake Courtney Killarney €50 Voucher for plants at Aontas Teo Ballinskelligs
11th Mary Farrell Castlemaine €50 Cash FBD Insurance Cahersiveen
12. Maurice Foley Killorglin €50 Cash FBD Insurance Cahersiveen
13. Sophie Daly Wilson Cahersiveen €50 Cash Donated by IFA
14. Siobhan Shanley Cahersiveen Family Pass Muckross Farms Killarney
15. Geraldine Guilfoyle     Kilcummin Voucher from Glow Health and Beauty Saloon  Donated by Lisa O’Shea
16. Jack O Sullivan The Glen Ballinskelligs €25 Voucher for POD Creperie or Gift Shop Knightstown Valentia Island donated By Siobhan Ni Dhonnchú
17. Mary Murphy Cahersiveen €30 Voucher Donated by Domestic Appliance & Plumming Centre Cahersiveen
18. Cara-Lee Howe Killarney  Bottle of Jack Daniel Whiskey Donated by David Reardon
19. Doney N Sweeney  Kanturk Cork Voucher Donated by Deirdre Moran Cois Cuan
20. John O Driscoll Dublin Painting by Local Artist
Congratulations to all the Winners

Barr na Sraide CCE
A great night was had at the Monster Fleadh draw in aid of Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai run by Barr na Sraide CCE last Saturday night in the Sheeben Bar Cahersiveen There was a great session on the night and Garry O Sullivan was MC for the night. Miss Iveragh also attended to help with the draw on the night. A special word of thanks must go
to the Committee and all those who sponsored prizes for the draw. The full list of winners are updated on www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

Sliabh Luachra CCE
Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí will take place in Cahersiveen from the 18th to the 22nd June; closing date for entries is on or before the Friday, 16th May.  Fleadh Entry Forms can be got by contacting Maureen Dalton on 087 2871357. Spraoi na nÓg Set Dancing Competition took place last Sunday the 4th May in the INEC, Killarney, we were very well represented with our u12 and u18 mixed and ladies sets taking part, there was a huge entry and the standard was very high. Well done to all taking part, congratulations to our u12 ladies who took 5th place in the novice competition and u18 mixed 1st Place in the open competition. For up to date Comhaltas news around the County, visit www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

Milltown-Listry Comhaltas
Sunday, June 1st free for Failte is Feile Faha, a fantastic family day of dancing, craic and ceol at Killarney Country Club, Faha. This event, now in its 3rd year, has something for all ages in a safe, family-friendly setting. The line-up for this year includes a junior ceili followed by magic show, from 1 to 3 p.m., with goody bags for all. Senior ceili runs from 3 to 6 with the Deenagh Ceili Band, with events moving indoors for junior music session from 6 to 8, with Cailin and Mike O'Shea, and kids are invited to bring instruments and join in. Later, at 9, Sean Murphy and friends will lead the music and all are invited to join in with a song or a tune. Full meals available all day in Killarney Country club, and "Devs In Every Square" will also be serving meals at the venue. Looking forward to welcoming you all to our free family fun day, in summer sunshine (hopefully!)

Sliabh Mish
The entry deadline for the county fleadh is this Thursday, May 15th. To enter please contact branch secretary, Cailín on 0879009579. Further information on the Fleadh can be found on www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

Listowel CCE
Irish Music Lessons in all instruments are ongoing at the Seanachi Literary Centre every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. New members always welcome Further information 068-23441068-23441

Ballydonoghue CCE
All information on upcoming fleadh can be found on www.kerrycomhaltas.ie Final reminder that all fleadh entries must be in by this Thursday to branch secretary Jenny O Neill.

Causeway CCE
Richard Casey and Den McCarthy Causeway musicians will play at alzimers tea day at buds resource centre Ballyduff on May 26th from 2 to 5pm.
Dancing at the Cross Roads will take place on the 29th June at the Lodge Cross Causeway. Music by Causeway musicians and friends. Proceeds to the local Defibilator fund.
Monday night adult set dancers are planning a day trip to the Armada Hotel Co Clare  on Saturday July 5th for a day of set and ceili dancing.
Also on Saturday 19th September Cultural Night at Yallops bar Causeway. Further details will appear on www kerrycomhaltas.ie later.

Ballylongford/Tarbert CCE
Our final concert for the year takes place on this Friday 16th May in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford at 7.15 pm sharp. A great evenings entertainment is promised with our more advanced musicians taking to the stage so make sure you come along and join in the fun. Everyone is welcome.

Lixnaw CCÉ
A final reminder to have completed Fleadh entries in to the Secretary by May 14th and again please refer to 'www.kerrycomhaltas.ie' for up to date rules for competitions and general Fleadh information. The work that gets done in the Ceolann in preparing for the Fleadh Cheoil must be acknowledged, the young members themselves, the parents, helpers and teachers all deserve huge praise. As always check Kerry CCÉ Facebook page for up to date events and goings on in all branches. Slán tamall.

Ballybunion CCE
A gig to look forward to, a warm-up for the county Fleadh Cheoil in Cahersiveen from 18th/22nd June A Céilí on Sunday, June 15th from 3-6pm in Kilcooly's, with music by Donie Nolan. Contact Marie at 0879542102. She'll have the china cups out again!
For any information or questions re the county Fleadh Cheoil, visit www.kerrycomhaltas.ie
Any news on trad sessions, lessons, etc or anything else of interest to Comhaltas readers, can be forwarded to the PRO at 0860424009

Naomh Ciaran
All entries for Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí on official Fleadh entry forms need to be with the branch secretary Kay Daly by Friday May 16th at 5pm.
Traditional singing classes with Karen Trench take place on Thursday nights from 6.15pm to 7pm at The Rambling House in Brosna. The classes are open to children, teenagers and adults. There are some places still available. For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339. Traditional Music Classes continue with teacher Philip Shine on Thursday nights at The Rambling House in Brosna. A class for beginners takes place at 7.00pm. One for the more advanced at 7.30pm. A class for beginners in button accordian & concertina for adults, teenagers & children takes place at 8pm. New pupils are very welcome.For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339. For information and rules on all Comhaltas competitions together with an insight into the wide variety of activities which are taking place in Comhaltas branches around the county log on to www.kerrycomhaltas.ie Rambling House: Brosna: The next Rambling House takes place in Brosna on Thursday May 22nd  at 9pm All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on 087 6949804087 6949804

PRO Weekly Notes
4th May 2014

This weekend in Cahersiveen will see the draw for this years Monster Fleadh draw in aid of Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai run by Barr na Sraide CCE.
It will take place on Saturday the 10th May 9pm in the Sheeben Bar with open Music session all welcome. Garry O Sullivan will be the MC for the night and Miss Iveragh will also be attending to help with the draw.
Keep an eye on your tickets to see if you have won 1st prize Pure Bred Kerry Heifer. All members who are intending entering this years Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí are asked to contact their branch secretary with their entries. The form can be downloaded from the kerry website at www.kerrycomhaltas.ie
The final County Board Meeting before this years County Fleadh will take place in Cahersiveen on Tuesday 20th May in the Community Centre at 8pm and on Saturday 31st May will be the official launch of Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí at 8pm in the Kerry Coast Inn Cahersiveen.
A pre launch night for this years Munster Fleadh na Mumhan will take place in Killarney this year will be held in the Killarney Heights Hotel on this Thursday night 8th May

Spraoí na nÓg Comórtas Rínce Seit Chiarraí Thoir which was held in the INEC Killarney last Sunday was a Tremendous days entertainment as nearly 80 sets turned up and took the floor.
Teams from all over Munster as welll as Galway took part the following are the results. U-9 Novice Ladies 1st Abbeycross (Sinead) 2nd Spa 3rd  Abbeyknockmoy U-9 Novice Mixed1st Kilcummin 2nd Abbeycross (Lewis) 3rd Abbeycross (Christopher)3rd Abbeycross (Ryan)
U12 Novice Ladies 1st Abbeyknockmoy 2nd Newmarket 3rd Ballydonoghue 3rd Currow U12 Novice Mixed 1st Abbeyknockmoy 2nd Abbeycross (Peter) 3rd Ardagh Limerick
U15  Novice Ladies 1st Ardagh Limerick 2nd    Ballydonoghue U12 Open Ladies 1st Spa(Rachael) 2nd Spa (Shona) 3rd Ballymacward Galway U12 Open Mixed 1st Abbeyknockmoy (Team Glenn) Galway
2nd Abbeyknockmoy (Team Daire) Galway 3rd Boherbue Cork U15 Open Ladies 1st  Abbeyknockmoy Galway 2nd Spa (Anna) 3rd Ballymacward Galway U15 Open Mixed1st Spa (Liam) 2nd Spa (Ciaran)
3rd Abbeyknockmoy Galway U18 Open Ladies1st Abbeyknockmoy 2nd Spa 3rd Renard U18 Open Mixed 1st Sliabh Luachra 2nd Kilcummin

Ballybunion CCE
Last Saturday night was one of the most resounding Seisiún Cheoil Gatherings in Kilcoolys to date. This music session is growing in popularity every week with fantastic musicans "dropping in" to join our very talented regular Saturday night CCE musicians. Some of Saturday nights musicans travelled from London to participate with us resulting in a very different sound and top class style.
You can follow the news from Ballybunion CCE on our face book page. Also, a gig to look forward to - the Céilí on Sunday, June 15th from 3-6pm in Kilcooly's, with music by Donie Nolan. Contact Marie at 0879542102. She'll have the china cups out again!
Any news on trad sessions, lessons, or anything else of interest to Comhaltas readers, can be forwarded to the PRO at 0860424009.

Ballydonoghue CCE
Well done to all the girls who competed in the Set Dancing Competition on Sunday last in the INEC Killarney. Our U12 Ladies were places 3rd and the U14 were placed 2nd. Unfortunately our U15 and U18 ladies were not among the prize winners this time but performed excellently.

Lixnaw CCÉ:
A reminder again to get your Fleadh entries into the Secretary as soon as possible, deadline May 14th. Please note that our Féile Cheoil will be held on 14th/15th June, always a great weekend in the run up to Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí.  As always keep up to date with all events on Kerry CCÉ Facebook page and on 'www.kerrycomhaltas.ie'. Slán tamall.

Naomh Ciaran
A five week term of traditional singing classes with Karen Trench commences on Thursday May 8th  from 6.15pm to 7pm at The Rambling House in Brosna. The classes are open to children, teenagers and adults. Some places still available.
For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339. All entries for Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí on official Fleadh entry forms need to be with the branch secretary Kay Daly by Friday May 16th at 5pm.
Rambling House: Brosna: The next Rambling House takes place in Brosna on Thursday May 8th at 9pm All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on 087 6949804087 6949804
Scartaglen: The next Rambling House takes place in Scartaglen on Monday May 12th at 9.00 pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details.
Knocknagoshel: The next Rambling House takes place at Knockalougha Knocknagoshel  on Tuesday May 20th at 9pm. All are welcome.
Traditional Music Classes continue with teacher Philip Shine on Thursday nights at The Rambling House in Brosna. A class for beginners takes place at 7.00pm. One for the more advanced at 7.30pm. A class for beginners in button accordian & concertina for adults, teenagers & children takes place at 8pm. New pupils are very welcome.

Listowel Comhaltas
Irish Music Lessons in all instruments are ongoing at the Seanachi Literary Centre every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m.New members always welcome Further information 068-23441068-23441

Kilcummin Comhaltas: Our next Sunday Music Session will be held on this Sunday11th May from 2.30pm to 5pm in the Recreational Hall. All welcome.
The County Fleadh will be held in Cahirciveen from June 18th to 22nd. Entries to Branch Secretary Tel: 086-0810208086-0810208 before May 7th. Details of Programme and accommodation on www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

Sliabh Mish Notes
The final date for entries for the county Fleadh is May 15th and we would appreciate it if you could get them in as soon as possible. There is a special form to fill out and return to branch secretary Cailín. This form is available from Cailín or it can be downloaded from kerrycomhaltas.ie . For any further information contact Cailín on 0879009579.
When deciding on your entries, please also consider any duets or trios you might like to do.


PRO Weekly Notes
28th April 2014


The time is now coming close for the big Draw that Craobh Barr na Sraide has been running as a fundrasier for Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai. Draw will take place on Saturday May 3rd in the Shebeen Bar Cahersiveen. Tickets can be got from Branch Secretaries around the county.
Dont forget to check out the latest updates, news and downloads at www.kerrycomhaltas.ie The 4th Annual Bodhran Competition will be held in The Ramble Inn Bar Abbeyfeale on Friday of  May Bank Holiday weekend May 2nd at 9.30pm. U16/Seniors. For further Information text or call Philip Enright on 0872055051 Saturday 31st May will be the official launch of Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí at 8pm in the Kerry Coast Inn Cahersiveen. Closing Date for Entires for Fleadh Cheoil Chiarrai 2014 is Thursday 22rd May 2014. All entries are to be with County Runai by Thursday 22nd of May 2014. No entries will be taken after this date. A hugh congratulations to the members of the Glenfleask Figure Dancers and Kilcummin Set Dancers who brought home All Ireland Titles from Scor Sinear last weekend. Dont forget to download entry forms for this years Fleadh Cheoil on the website. It had also been announced that Damien Mullane Band plays on the Gig Rig at 8pm on Staurday July 19th at Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan

Sliabh Mish Notes
We would like to let you all know that we are now accepting entries for this years county Fleadh in Caherciveen on the weekend of the 21st if June. The final date for getting your entries in is May 15th but we would appreciate it if you could get them in as soon as possible. There is a special form to fill out and return to branch secretary Cailín. This form is available from Cailín or it can be downloaded from kerrycomhaltas.ie . For any further information contact Cailín on 0879009579.
When deciding on your entries, please also consider any duets or trios you might like to do.

Milltown-Listry Comhaltas
Mark your diary and keep Sunday, June 1st free for Failte is Feile Faha, a fantastic family day of dancing, craic and ceol at Killarney Country Club, Faha. This event, now in its 3rd year, has something for all ages in a safe, family-friendly setting. The line-up for this year includes a junior ceili followed by magic show, from 1 to 3 p.m., with goody bags for all. Senior ceili runs from 3 to 6 with the Deenagh Ceili Band, with events moving indoors for junior music session from 6 to 8, with Cailin and Mike O'Shea, and kids are invited to bring instruments and join in. Later, at 9, Sean Murphy and friends will lead the music and all are invited to join in with a song or a tune. Full meals available all day in Killarney Country club, and "Devs In Every Square" will also be serving meals at the venue. Looking forward to welcoming you all to our free family fun day, in summer sunshine (hopefully!)

Killarney CCE
Sproí na nÓg Set Dancing Competitions will take place this Sunday in the INEC Killarney starting at 10am in the Morning we wish everyone the best of luck.
Anyone who intends Entering Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai should now get their erntries ready as all entries should be with Ann Mangan by May 1st.

Sliabh Luachra CCE
Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí will take place in Cahersiveen from the 18th to the 22nd June; closing date for entries is the 16th May. Membership and Fleadh Entry Forms can be got by contacting Maureen Dalton on 087 2871357087 2871357.

Ballydonoghue CCE
Best of luck this weekend to all our set dancers who will be taking part in the Annual Spraoi na Nog Set dancing competitions In the INEC Killarney. They will be competing in the U12 U15 and U18 Ladies on Sunday next.

Ballybunion CCE
Congratulations to the Ballybunion branch of CCE who travelled last Sunday to Kilfenora and played  with the Kilfenora ceili band and over 200 other musicians. It was a successful attempt  to enter the  Guinness Book of Records to form the  biggest ceili band to play in one place. It was a very enjoyable  occasion showcasing top class music. Well done to all involved.

Lixnaw CCÉ: Branch meeting in Ceolann on Wed next 30th at 9pm. Credit must be given for the amount of work ploughed through with various grúpaí cheoils and banna cheoils during the holidays, sincere thanks to the teachers, helpers, parents and our young members for the work and commitment. Again, to remind all that completed Fleadh Cheoil entry forms must be into the secretary by May 14th, refer to 'www.kerrycomhaltas.ie' for new rules and as always  keep up to date with all events on Kerry CCÉ Facebook page. Slán tamall.

Listowel Comhaltas Irish Music Lessons in all instruments are ongoing at the Seanachi Literary Centre every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. New members always welcome Further information 068-23441068-23441

Craobh Ciaran
All entries for Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí on official Fleadh entry forms need to be with the branch secretary Kay Daly by Friday May 16th at 5pm. A five week term of traditional singing classes with Karen Trench will commence on Thursday May 1st from 6.15pm to 7pm at The Rambling House in Brosna. The classes are open to children, teenagers and adults. For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339. A new term of Traditional Music Classes has commenced with music teacher Philip Shine on Thursday nights at The Rambling House in Brosna. A class for beginners takes place at 7.00pm. One for the more advanced at 7.30pm. A class for beginners in button accordian & concertina for adults, teenagers & children takes place at 8pm. New pupils are very welcome.
For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339. Please note upcoming Rambling House Brosna: The next Rambling House takes place in Brosna on Thursday May 8th at 9pm All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on 087 6949804087 6949804. Scartaglen: The next Rambling House takes place in Scartaglen on Monday May 12th at 9.00 pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details.
Knocknagoshel: The next Rambling House takes place at Knockalougha Knocknagoshel  on Tuesday May 20th at 9pm. All are welcome.


SOUTH NOTES
21st April 2014

Just a reminder to all branches that the closing date for membership is 30th April for anyone intending entering this years Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai so advice to all branches and teachers to
check and make sure that they are all members. Dont forget to check out the latest updates, news and downloads at www.kerrycomhaltas.ie
News in from West Limerick Singing club. Their next singing session will take place on Thursday May 1st  9.30 in the Ramble Inn bar Abbeyfeale. Also The 4th Annual Bodhran Competition
will be held in The Ramble Inn Bar Abbeyfeale on Friday of  May Bank Holiday weekend May 2nd at 9.30pm. U16/Seniors. For further Information text or call Philip Enright on 0872055051
Saturday 31st May will be the official launch of Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí at 8pm in the Kerry Coast Inn Cahersiveen. Closing Date for Entires for Fleadh Cheoil Chiarrai 2014 is Thursday 22rd
May 2014. All entries are to be with County Runai by Thursday 22nd of May 2014. No entries will be taken after this date.

Craobh Ciaran CCE
Teachers and parents please note any children & adults wishing to take part under Craobh Naomh Chiaráin in Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí which takes place from June 17th to June 22nd in Cahersiveen need to be registered with the branch by Thursday April 24th at 5pm.
All entries for Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí on official Fleadh entry forms need to be with the branch secretary Kay Daly by Friday May 16th at 5pm. A five week term of traditional singing classes with the very talented Karen Trench will commence on Thursday May 1st from 6.15pm to 7pm at The Rambling House in Brosna. The classes are open to children, teenagers and adults.
For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339.

Sliabh Luachra CCE
Membership is now due, the last date for membership to be with Maureen is the 25th April, no change in the price of membership this year €6 Junior, €12 senior and €20 Family.
Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí will take place in Cahersiveen from the 18th to the 22nd June; closing date for entries is the 16th May. Membership and Fleadh Entry Forms can be got by contacting Maureen Dalton on 087 2871357087 2871357.
Comhghairdeas to Bryan O’Leary on receiving the TG4 Gradam Cheoil ‘Young Musician of the year 2014’ award last Saturday night in the University Concert Hall, Limerick.


NORTH NOTES
21st April 2014

Just a reminder to all branches that the closing date for membership is 30th April for anyone intending entering this years Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai so advice to all branches and teachers to
check and make sure that they are all members. Dont forget to check out the latest updates, news and downloads at www.kerrycomhaltas.ie
News in from West Limerick Singing club. Their next singing session will take place on Thursday May 1st  9.30 in the Ramble Inn bar Abbeyfeale. Also The 4th Annual Bodhran Competition
will be held in The Ramble Inn Bar Abbeyfeale on Friday of  May Bank Holiday weekend May 2nd at 9.30pm. U16/Seniors. For further Information text or call Philip Enright on 0872055051
Saturday 31st May will be the official launch of Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí at 8pm in the Kerry Coast Inn Cahersiveen. Closing Date for Entires for Fleadh Cheoil Chiarrai 2014 is Thursday 22rd
May 2014. All entries are to be with County Runai by Thursday 22nd of May 2014. No entries will be taken after this date.

Craobh Thra Li
All in our craobh congratulate Shelley Ní Eidhin on winning the inaugural Dr Richard Shanahan Award at the Ceolscoil Chiarraí end of year award ceremony. The Wednesday seisiún, led by Máire Bean Uí Ghríofa, continues as usual. All our young student/musicians are earnestly encouraged to take up their instruments often and play a few tunes between now and our next 'official' series of lessons! Cleachtadh a dhéanann máistreacht! Trí rud nach féidir a mhúineadh: guth (ceol), féile, filíocht! Ár mbuíochas le lucht bainistíochta Ghaelcholáiste Chiarraí as ucht a gcuid flaithiúlachta.

Ballybunion CCE
The weekly Seisiúin Cheoil at Kilcooly's Ballybunion is going from strength to strength. Following the resounding success of the Miriam O'Callaghan and Katie Hannon night last week, this week the group were joined in the open-mic session by Brian Murphy, all- Ireland Scór winner from Causeway (poaching for entertainment purposes only, not for competition!), and several of the participants from the Ballybunion Run, who had forgotten to go home and managed to catch a breath to blast out some great songs and music. We were joined by folk from as far away as County Cavan. Please visit our facebook page, BallybunionCCE to find out about our most recent activities and to view photos and video clips from the Saturday night sessions, fundraising events, etc.
We are now in the throws of planning our leg of the Concert Tour of Ireland, which takes place on the October Bank Holiday Weekend. Further details will be announced at a later date.
Any relevant notes re Trad music sessions, lessons, etc., can be included in this section by contacting the PRO on 0860424009.

Ballydonoghue CCE
Please note that all entry forms for County Fleadh must be filled in and returned to Jenny O Neill before May 8th. These forms can be downloaded from the Kerry Comhaltas website.

Lixnaw CCÉ
Thanks to all branch volunteers who kindly helped for bag packing on Good Friday, your help was tremendous. Hope you all enjoyed the Easter break and fine weather and are looking forward to getting back to music, dancing and other Ceolann activities. . An important reminder again that Fleadh Cheoil entry forms now available in Ceolann, from Mike Kissane or Secretary, Bridie Stack, these must be into the secretary not later that May 14th. Please refer to 'www.kerrycomhaltas.ie' for new updated rules. As always keep up to date with events from all branches on Kerry CCÉ Facebook page. Slán tamall anois!

Craobh Ciaran CCE
Teachers and parents please note any children & adults wishing to take part under Craobh Naomh Chiaráin in Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí which takes place from June 17th to June 22nd in Cahersiveen need to be registered with the branch by Thursday April 24th at 5pm.
All entries for Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí on official Fleadh entry forms need to be with the branch secretary Kay Daly by Friday May 16th at 5pm. A five week term of traditional singing classes with the very talented Karen Trench will commence on Thursday May 1st from 6.15pm to 7pm at The Rambling House in Brosna. The classes are open to children, teenagers and adults.
For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339.


NORTH NOTES
13th April 2014

As the closing date for membership draws near we would like to advise all branches to have your membership into Eoin O Cara by 30th April. No membership will be taken after this date.
Barr na Sriade are in full swing with their draw at the moment and tickets can be purchased from the officers of the branch as well as officers from all branches around the county.
Dont forget to check out the latest updates and news at www.kerrycomhaltas.ie On behalf of Kerry CCE we would like to wish all our members and friends a very safe and Happy Easter.

Lixnaw CCÉ
Bag packing to raise funds for the maintenance/upkeep and running of the Ceolann has been secured for Good Friday next 18th April, in Tesco, Manor, from 12am - 6pm. We need volunteers please to man all stations, please contact any committee member if available.  Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí entry forms now available, make sure to check rule changes on www.kerrycomhaltas.ie., closing date for entries to Secretary is 14th May.   Well done and congratulations to all who took part in the annual Ceolann Step dancing Feis on Sunday last, a special well done must be given to the U5's. A huge thanks to Bridget and Mary for all their work and time with these children during the year. As always keep in touch with Kerry CCÉ on Facebook for all up to date events and goings on in all the branches.

Causeway CCE
Tralee launch of disc Richard and Den at Fels Point Hotel Tralee. A great night was held by all that was the comment made at the end of the dance and launch of the disc where the River Shannon flows at the Fels Point Hotel Tralee on Friday April 11th. This was run in aid of recovery haven cancer suppose house Tralee. The show was introduced by Tim Moynihan of Radio Kerry and featured various items including recitation dance and song from the children of Ballymac and Stevie Donegan the Causeway Music Class came John Stacks Set Dancers Geraldine Quilters dancers and lots of singers. There was great craic and the show went on till late. Many of Richard and Den disc were sold and anyone who could not be present on the night can get the disc at outlets all over Kerry and west limerick including Caballs Tralee. All profits to recovery haven.

Ballydonoghue CCE
A large attendance at last Saturday nightS Confined Waltzing and Set Competitions held in Tomaisinis Lisselton were treated to a wonderful array of talent . As young as 5 took part on the night and it was a treat to see these young people bring Joy to their Parents Family and Friends that turned up for the night. Congratulations to everyone who took part on this wonderful night and also to our overall performers on the night Best Male Jack Purcell and Sophie Flavin. Results as follows. Beginners Ladies Waltz 1st Edel Dillane/Ella Dalton 2nd Aoife Kiely/Cora O Driscoll Houlihan  3rd Amy  Horgan/Sinead Barry Emily Browne/Lucy Prendergast. Beginners Boys Waltz 1st Jack Purcell/Lucy Prendergast, 2nd Oran Buckley/Sinead Barry 3rd Darragh Sheehy/Emily Browne, Gearoid McNamara/Amy Horgan. Under 6 Ladies 1st Orla O Mahony/Emer Fitzgerald 2nd Audrey Ryan - Shuana Carey 3rd Robyn O Driscoll Houlihan/Edel Dillane, Aideen O Connor/Clodagh O Sullivan. Under 8 Ladies 1st Kayleigh Sheehy - Aoibheann Lyons 2nd Gretta Keane/Bea Stack 3rd Mary Ann O Connor - Michelle Relihan, Aine Dillane - Emer Fitzgerald. Under 10 Girls A 1st Nora Keane/ Rebecca Houlihan 2nd Ciara Fitzgerald/Orla Horgan 3rd Emma Kennelly/Katie McCarron, Clodagh McElligott/Rebecca Flavin. Under 10 Girls B 1st Amy Lynch - Chloe McCarthy, 2nd Sinead Relihan/Hannah Keane 3rd Eve Hennelly/Edel Martin, Mairead Barry/Ava Barrett. Under 12 Ladies 1st Shauna Mulvihill/Sophie Flavin 2nd Caoimhe Lyons/Tori O Connor. Novice Ladies 1st Aoibheann Buckley & Set 2nd Kayleigh Sheehy & Set, Mairead Barry & Set 3rd Katie McCarron & Set, Emma Kennelly & Set, Orla Horgan & Set. Open Ladies 1st Sophie Flavin & Set 2nd Eve Hennelly & Set 3rd Amy Lynch & Set. Overall Best Male Performer on the night went to Jack Purcell and Best Female Performer went to Sophie Flavin. Thanks to all the Parents and friends for their support and to Jackie Tom and all the staff in Tomaisinis for their and support as always
Scór na bpaistí was held in the Tintean Ballybunion on Sunday last. Well done to the local music group who are now county champions. Rule changes for fleadh can be found on www.kerrycomhaltas.ie
Ballydonoghue CCE Will hold an Irish Night on Thursday April 17 in Brosnans Bar Market Street Listowel. Your support would be greatly appreciated

Ballybunion CCE
New rules for this years Fleadh Cheoil check them out at www.kerrycomhaltas.ie What can only be termed as a 'mighty session' was held in Kilcooly's Country House, last Saturday night to coincide with the WIM weekend. The in-house regulars were joined by some well known faces and RTE's Miriam O'Callaghan brought the house down with her rendition of Old Skibbereen. Katie Hannan didn't let the side down either when she did her party piece. There was a huge variety of music, song and even some dance. Well done to all involved.

Ballylongford/Tarbert CCE:  
Last Sunday saw the first of our concerts taking place as we near the end of our classes for this year.  A large attendance was treated to a wonderful collection of music played by our junior and beginner musicians.  It was a most enjoyable afternoon which included a huge variety of classes from concertina and accordion, to tin whistle, guitar and bodhrán.  A huge well done to all our young musicians who showed what great results can be achieved in just a few months of classes.  Well done also to our teachers, singers and dancers who finished off the evening in lively style.  Remember our final concert for the year takes place on Friday 16th May in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford at 7.00 p.m.  Another great evenings entertainment is promised with our more advanced musicians taking to the stage so make sure you come along and join in the fun.  Everyone welcome.

Naomh Ciaran CCE
Teachers and parents please note any children & adults wishing to take part under Craobh Naomh Chiaráin in Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí which takes place from June 17th to June 22nd in Cahersiveen need to be registered with the branch by Thursday April 24th  at 5pm.
All entries for Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí on official Fleadh entry forms need to be with the branch secretary Kay Daly by Friday May 16th at 5pm. A five week term of traditional singing classes with the very talented Karen Trench will commence on Thursday May 1st from 6.15pm to 7pm at The Rambling House in Brosna. The classes are open to children, teenagers and adults.
For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339. Due to popular demand a new five week term of Traditional Music Classes commence with the multi talented music teacher Philip Shine on Thursday April 17th at The Rambling House in Brosna.
A class for beginners takes place at 7.00pm. One for the more advanced at 7.30pm.  A class for beginner’s in button accordian & concertina which include adults, teenagers & children takes place at 8pm. New pupils are very welcome.
For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339. Please note upcoming Ceilí and Sean nÓs dancing competition in Fossa Hall Killarney on Sunday May 18th. Deadline for entries is Thursday May 1st.
Enquiries to Anne-Marie Nelligan on 0863818502 Rambling House: Brosna: The next Rambling House takes place in Brosna on Thursday April 24th at 9pm All are welcome For further details contact Josie on 087 6949804087 6949804.  
Scartaglen: The Rambling House takes place in Scartaglen on the second Monday of every month at 9.00pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details.

Craobh Thra Li
On Monday last Craobh Thrá Lí's musicians, old and young, had their last session of this term. All who attended enjoyed a wonderful evening of recitation, song and music.
The evening's proceedings were introduced by Sorcha Ní Luasaigh is Síle Ní Loingsigh agus b'iad Nathan Ó hEidhin is Féilim a chuir clabhsúr leis na himeachtaí iontacha taithneamhacha.
Thanks to Céití and all her scholarly musicians for their dedication since Christmas. Gabhann an chraobh mórbhuíochas le Dawn Uí Chonchubhair agus le Caitlín Uí hAodha as
ucht a gcuid eagraíochta ar son na craoibhe. Good luck to all in their preparations for Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí. Thanks again to all who helped out with with bailiúchán na Fleidhe!
Tá Seisiún na Céadaoine chomh maith is a bhí sé riamh....tá ceol Mháire Bean Uí Ghríofa agus a comhbhádóirí chomh maith agus chomh binn is a bhí sé riamh! Agus leanfar ar aghaidh leis
an seisiún sin ar feadh tamaill mhaith eile. (iv) And Sorcha Ní Luasaigh came away from Feis Chiarraí on Saturday last with a gold medal for her agallamh beirte!


SOUTH NOTES
13th April 2014

As the closing date for membership draws near we would like to advise all branches to have your membership into Eoin O Cara by 30th April. No membership will be taken after this date.
Barr na Sriade are in full swing with their draw at the moment and tickets can be purchased from the officers of the branch as well as officers from all branches around the county.
News in from West Limerick Singing club. Their next singing session will take place on Thursday May 1st  9.30 in the Ramble Inn bar Abbeyfeale. Also The 4th Annual Bodhran Competition
will be held in The Ramble Inn Bar Abbeyfeale on Friday of  May Bank Holiday weekend (May 2nd) at 9.30pm. U16/Seniors. For further Information text or call Philip Enright on 0872055051
Dont forget to check out the latest updates and news at www.kerrycomhaltas.ie On behalf of Kerry CCE we would like to wish all our members and friends a very safe and Happy Easter.

Glenflesk CCE very involved n preparations for munster fleadh and we would  appreciate if anyone available for stewarding would forward their names to us. Our branch had another active winter of set dancing ceili dancing and music classes so thanks to all  involved

Barr na Sriade
The branch are taking part in the gathering of clans Thursday next in the Kerry Coast Inn. And also in The Royal Valentia Easter Sunday
The Branch will hold bag packing on Holy Thursday in Supervalue Cahersiveen. This will be in aid of the Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí

Naomh Ciaran CCE
Teachers and parents please note any children & adults wishing to take part under Craobh Naomh Chiaráin in Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí which takes place from June 17th to June 22nd in Cahersiveen need to be registered with the branch by Thursday April 24th  at 5pm.
All entries for Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí on official Fleadh entry forms need to be with the branch secretary Kay Daly by Friday May 16th at 5pm. A five week term of traditional singing classes with the very talented Karen Trench will commence on Thursday May 1st from 6.15pm to 7pm at The Rambling House in Brosna. The classes are open to children, teenagers and adults.
For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339. Due to popular demand a new five week term of Traditional Music Classes commence with the multi talented music teacher Philip Shine on Thursday April 17th at The Rambling House in Brosna.
A class for beginners takes place at 7.00pm. One for the more advanced at 7.30pm.  A class for beginner’s in button accordian & concertina which include adults, teenagers & children takes place at 8pm. New pupils are very welcome.
For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339. Please note upcoming Ceilí and Sean nÓs dancing competition in Fossa Hall Killarney on Sunday May 18th. Deadline for entries is Thursday May 1st.
Enquiries to Anne-Marie Nelligan on 0863818502 Rambling House: Brosna: The next Rambling House takes place in Brosna on Thursday April 24th at 9pm All are welcome For further details contact Josie on 087 6949804087 6949804.  
Scartaglen: The Rambling House takes place in Scartaglen on the second Monday of every month at 9.00pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details.



SOUTH NOTES
6th April 2014

What a successful day yesterdays Scoil Fonn & Amhrán workshops were. In a perfect venue and great attendance the students were given great tutition by Tutors Nicky Mc Auliffe fiddle, Ann Mc Auliffe flute & tin-whistle and Catherine Murphy (Broderick) singing. We would like to thank all those who took part in the workshops and to tutors Nick , Ann and Catherine for their time and expertise. Also thanks to the Staff and Management of the IT Tralee for thier help once again it was much appreciated. Membership will close on April 30th and it is important that all those intending to take part in Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai be members by that date. A packed Kilcoolys Country House Ballybunion on Saturday night were treated to a fantastic Traditional Music Session for this year’s Ballybunion Lord Mayor function. Guest on the night was Michael Healy Rae TD was there to make the announcement that Joan O Connor representing Ballybunion CCE was the new Mayoress of Ballybunion. Before the result of the fundraising drive by Ballybunion CCE was delivered Mr Healy Rae said he was delighted to there on the night and that his family had along association with Comhaltas in Kerry. He mentioned that his father Jackie Healy-Rae,
Kilgarvan was Chairman of the County Board of Comhaltas in Kerry in 1970 and that Kilgarvan had held the Kerry Fleadh in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1976, and in 1972 they held the Munster Fleadh Cheoil. He said that today holding a Fleadh Cheoil like Ballybunion did for the last 2 years was a big undertaking and he complemented the Branch on what they have achieved. He said it was a very important to fund raise today to keep the branches alive.
Michael himself is no stranger to Comhaltas as he is the holder of 3 All Ireland Medals for Whistling. He thanked Margaret O Connor Secretary and the committee of Ballybunion CCE for inviting him and wished them the very best in the future. Results of the fund raising drive was 1st €100 Angela Carmody Listowel 2nd €75 Lily O Connor Asdee/Kildare 3rd John Hourigan Ballybunion. On the night the local Cove Youth Cafe held a raffle and Ann Cummins Chairperson thanked everyone who supported it. Check out the new rules for this years Fleadh Cheoil by logging into www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

Ceoltoiri na Ghleanna Music classes to continue after Easter holidays for four weeks culminating in a graduation concert for all involved

Naomh Ciaran A new term of traditional singing classes with singing teacher Karen Trench will commence on Thursday May 1st from 6.15pm to 7pm at The Rambling House in Brosna. The classes are open to children, teenagers and adults.
Brosna: The next Rambling House takes in Brosna on this Thursday April 10th at 9pm. All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on  087 6949804087 6949804.
A further five week term of Traditional Music Classes commence with music teacher Philip Shine on Thursday April 17th at The Rambling House in Brosna. Beginners takes place at 7.00pm and one for the more advanced at 7.30pm. A class for beginner’s in button accordian & concertina which includes adults, teenagers & children takes place at 8pm. New people are always welcome.

Killorglin CCE Grúpa Cheoil continues on Thursdays at 3pm in The Chapel on the Hill. Registration of members for the 2013/14 year closes this week. Anyone interested in competing in the Kerry Fleadh should get their details in as soon as possible. E-mail KillorglinCCE@gmail.com or call Deirdre on 085-7326803085-7326803.
Thank you to all our members and friends who helped out with the Church Gate collection last week.

Sliabh Mish CCE Entries for the county fleadh cheoil are due shortly so any final membership needs to in as soon as possible. For membership and more information contact Cailín on 0879009579.


NORTH NOTES
6th April 2014

What a successful day yesterdays Scoil Fonn & Amhrán workshops were. In a perfect venue and great attendance the students were given great tutition by Tutors Nicky Mc Auliffe fiddle, Ann Mc Auliffe flute & tin-whistle and Catherine Murphy (Broderick) singing. We would like to thank all those who took part in the workshops and to tutors Nick , Ann and Catherine for their time and expertise. Alos thanks to the Staff and Management of the IT Tralee for thier help once again it was much appreciated. Membership will close on April 30th and it is important that all those intending to take part in Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai be members by that date. A packed Kilcoolys Country House Ballybunion on Saturday night were treated to a fantastic Traditional Music Session for this year’s Ballybunion Lord Mayor function. Guest on the night was Michael Healy Rae TD was there to make the announcement that Joan O Connor representing Ballybunion CCE was the new Mayoress of Ballybunion. Before the result of the fundraising drive by Ballybunion CCE was delivered Mr Healy Rae said he was delighted to there on the night and that his family had along association with Comhaltas in Kerry. He mentioned that his father Jackie Healy-Rae, Kilgarvan was Chairman of the County Board of Comhaltas in Kerry in 1970 and that Kilgarvan had held the Kerry Fleadh in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1976, and in 1972 they held the Munster Fleadh Cheoil. He said that today holding a Fleadh Cheoil like Ballybunion did for the last 2 years was a big undertaking and he complemented the Branch on what they have achieved. He said it was a very important to fundraise today to keep the branches alive. Michael himself is no stranger to Comhaltas as he is the holder of 3 All Ireland Medals for Whistling. He thanked Margaret O Connor Secretary and the committee of Ballybunion CCE for inviting him and wished them the very best in the future. Results of the fund raising drive was 1st €100 Angela Carmody Listowel 2nd €75 Lily O Connor Asdee/Kildare 3rd John Hourigan Ballybunion. On the night the local Cove Youth Cafe held a raffle and Ann Cummins Chairperson thanked everyone who supported it. The following votes of Sympathies were also passed at this months County Board Meeting. The family of Noel O'Connell, Cronin Family, Sliabh Luachra & Killarney, Lucey Family Listowel, O'Sullivan Family Ballybunion/Asdee, Noreen Pierce on the death of her mother. Attracta Brady on the death of her father John Brady, Kieran Kelliher on the death of his brother. The next County Board meeting will take place on Tuesday 20th May at 8pm in the Community Centre Cahersiveen.
Lixnaw CCÉ The Ceolann step dancing class annual feis will be held in the Ceolann on Sunday next 13th starting at 12 noon.  Just a reminder that Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí will take place this year in Cahirciveen from 18 - 22 June, please check out the website for new rules that apply.  Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan will then be held in Killarney from 14 - 20 July. If, by chance, any of you have unwanted traditional music instruments for donation or possible sale please contact any committee member, these will be very welcome and put to good use to introduce more beginners to music in the Ceolann. Lastly, keep checking Kerry CCÉ on Facebook as it is being constantly updated with new events, news ect from all branches.
Causeway CCE Ceili Dance and CD launch will be held with Richard and Den Causeway musicians and Stephen Donegan at the Carlton Hotel Tralee on this Friday 11th April at 9pm. Admission 5Euro which includes raffle. Calling all musicians singers and dancers to support the causeway musicians for this worthy cause.
Naomh Ciaran A new term of traditional singing classes with singing teacher Karen Trench will commence on Thursday May 1st from 6.15pm to 7pm at The Rambling House in Brosna. The classes are open to children, teenagers and adults.
Brosna: The next Rambling House takes in Brosna on this Thursday April 10th at 9pm. All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on  087 6949804087 6949804.
A further five week term of Traditional Music Classes commence with music teacher Philip Shine on Thursday April 17th at The Rambling House in Brosna. Beginners takes place at 7.00pm and one for the more advanced at 7.30pm. A class for beginner’s in button accordian & concertina which includes adults, teenagers & children takes place at 8pm. New people are always welcome.


NORTH NOTES
30th March 2014


Last Tuesday nights County Board meeting which was held in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee was well attended by the branch delegates. A large agenda was taken care of very efficiently by County Board Chairman Tony O Connor. Ann Granville Munster Delegate gave an updated report on the Munster Council meeting and it was announced that Sligo once again will host the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil for 2015. Helen Coffey Secretary Barr na Sraide Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai told the meeting that the programme of events has now been finalised and that there has been a great take up on accommodation and some places are now booked out already. They still have a few vacant slots in the gig-rig, if there’s any group out there interested in taking up the challenge. You can visit the Kerry Comhaltas website where you can get all the up to date information on events and Accommodation numbers. Saturday 31st May will be the official launch of Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí at 8pm in the Kerry Coast Inn. Eoin O Carra gave a very positive report on this years Munster Fleadh Cheoil which will be held in Killarney. He said that the town has given them great financial support and that closer the event he would hope that people would volunteer to help at stewarding and Clerking. Last weekend was the Annual Church Gate Collection towards this year’s Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai. We would like to thank all our members and friends who helped over the weekend and that this money will help the Cahersiveen run a very successful Fleadh. Membership will close on April 30th and it is important that all those intending to take part in Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai be members by that date. County Secretary Tadhg Creedon asked those who intend to take part in Scoil Fonn & Amhrán workshops to have their entries by this Thursday 3rd April. Also are their are rule changes this year everyone taking part in the Fleadh are advised to check out the new rules in the download section in the website.  John Stack PRO congratulated the Shannonvale Ceili Band as well as Tomás Ó Sé on their performances at Árus an Úachtaráin over the St Patricks Weekend.  The following votes of Sympathies were also passed at the meeting. The family of Noel O'Connell, Cronin Family, Sliabh Luachra & Killarney, Lucey Family Listowel, O'Sullivan Family Ballybunion/Asdee, Noreen Pierce on the death of her mother. Attracta Brady on the death of her father John Brady, Kieran Kelliher on the death of his brother. The next County Board meeting will take place on Tuesday 20th May at 8pm in the Community Centre Cahersiveen.

Finuge CCE
Practice for Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí continues every week great interest by all children in the branch. Special thanks to the people who did the church gate collection at Irremore Saturday and Sunday

Lixnaw CCÉ:
Thanks to all who kindly contributed to the Comhaltas Co Board church gate collections last weekend and sincere thanks to all volunteers who covered so many gates in so many parishes, as the saying goes..'Ní neart go chur le chéile'..many hands ect. Just a reminder that Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí will this year take place in Cahirciveen from 18th - 22nd June, please check out the Comhaltas website for new rules that apply. Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan will then be held from 14th -20th July in Killarney. If any of you have any unwanted traditional music instruments for donation or possible sale please contact any committee member,these will be put to good use to introduce beginners and perhaps help them on a musical journey. Lastly, keep checking Kerry CCÉ on Facebook as it is being constantly updated with new events, news ect from all branches.

Causeway CCE
Ceili Dance and CD launch in Tralee with Richard and Den Causeway musicians and Stephen Donegan at the Carlton Hotel Tralee on Friday 11th April at 9pm. Admission 5Euro which includes raffle. Calling all musicians singers and dancers to support the causeway musicians for this worthy cause.

Ballylongford/Tarbert CCE
Sunday 6th April at 3 pm in the parish hall Ballylongford will see our beginner musicians showcase their talents in an end of year concert. Friday 16th May at 7.30 pm will have a musical display by our advanced students. This promises to be wonderful occasion for all of our young musicians. All are welcome

Ballybunion CCE
The branch was very well represented at the County Board at the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, on Tuesday 25th March. The chairman, Mr Tony O’Connor, gave special mention to the Ballybunion branch when he congratulated and thanked them for their facilitation of the recent Sult na nÓg competition, held in the Tinteán theatre. He commended the excellent venue and thanked all those who helped out on the day. Kilcoolys is the venue for the rescheduled Lord Mayor competition on this Saturday, April 5th. The announcement is to be made by Kerry’s own, Michael Healy-Reay. The Seisiún cheoil that night is in aid of the Cove Youth Café, so it promises to be another good one! John Stack’s childrens class continues at the convent  hall every Monday evening from 4pm. We wish to thank all those who helped out and contributed at the church gate collection last weekend and as always, your support is much appreciated. An important notice for everyone competing in the county Fleadh Cheoil: The closing date for Fleadh Membership has now been extended to April 30th.If you have any notes of interest to Comhaltas members please contact the branch PRO on 0860424009.

West Limerick Singing Club will hold their next singing night in The Ramble Inn bar in Abbeyfeale on Thursday 3rd April at 9.30pm. Everyone are welcome to come along and sing, tell a story or just listen.

Naomh Ciaran
A new five week term of traditional singing classes with singing teacher Karen Trench will commence on Thursday May 1st from 6.15pm to 7pm at The Rambling House in Brosna. The classes are open to children, teenagers and adults. For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339. Brosna: The next Rambling House takes in Brosna on Thursday April 10th at 9pm. All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on  087 6949804087 6949804. Please note upcoming Ceilí and Sean Nós dance competition in Fossa Hall, Killarney on Sunday May 18th. Deadline for entries is Thursday May 1st. Enquiries to Anne-Marie Nelligan on 0863818502

Listowel CCE
Irish Music Lessons in all instruments are ongoing at the Seanachi Literary Centre every Wednesday from 3-6pm New members always welcome. Further information 068-23441068-23441

CRAOBH THRÁ LÍ:
Craobh Thrá Lí's young musicians will have their last 'official' session of this term on Monday 7th. All are invited for an evening of song, dance and music. The evening's proceedings will be introduced by Sorcha Lucid and Nathan Ó hEidhin will 'close' the entertainment. Thanks to Céiti and all her gang for all their music since Christmas. Buíochas le Dawn agus le Caitlín as ucht a gcuid oibre ar son na craoibhe. Gura fada buan sibh! Good luck to all in their preparations for Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí. Thanks to everybody who helped out with with bailiúchán na Fleidhe...mórbhuíochas! Tá Seisiún na Céadaoine chomh maith is a bhí sé riamh...agus an cupa tae chomh blasta!.


SOUTH NOTES
30th March 2014

Last Tuesday nights County Board meeting which was held in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee was well attended by the branch delegates. A large agenda was taken care of very efficiently by County Board Chairman Tony O Connor. Ann Granville Munster Delegate gave an updated report on the Munster Council meeting and it was announced that Sligo once again will host the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil for 2015. Helen Coffey Secretary Barr na Sraide Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai told the meeting that the programme of events has now been finalised and that there has been a great take up on accommodation and some places are now booked out already. They still have a few vacant slots in the gig-rig, if there’s any group out there interested in taking up the challenge. You can visit the Kerry Comhaltas website where you can get all the up to date information on events and Accommodation numbers. Saturday 31st May will be the official launch of Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí at 8pm in the Kerry Coast Inn. Eoin O Carra gave a very positive report on this years Munster Fleadh Cheoil which will be held in Killarney. He said that the town has given them great financial support and that closer the event he would hope that people would volunteer to help at stewarding and Clerking. Last weekend was the Annual Church Gate Collection towards this year’s Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai. We would like to thank all our members and friends who helped over the weekend and that this money will help the Cahersiveen run a very successful Fleadh. Membership will close on April 30th and it is important that all those intending to take part in Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai be members by that date. County Secretary Tadhg Creedon asked those who intend to take part in Scoil Fonn & Amhrán workshops to have their entries by this Thursday 3rd April. Also are their are rule changes this year everyone taking part in the Fleadh are advised to check out the new rules in the download section in the website.  John Stack PRO congratulated the Shannonvale Ceili Band as well as Tomás Ó Sé on their performances at Árus an Úachtaráin over the St Patricks Weekend.  The following votes of Sympathies were also passed at the meeting. The family of Noel O'Connell, Cronin Family, Sliabh Luachra & Killarney, Lucey Family Listowel, O'Sullivan Family Ballybunion/Asdee, Noreen Pierce on the death of her mother. Attracta Brady on the death of her father John Brady, Kieran Kelliher on the death of his brother. The next County Board meeting will take place on Tuesday 20th May at 8pm in the Community Centre Cahersiveen.

Kilcummin Comhaltas Branch will be holding its Annual Easter Raffle on Sunday 13th April at 6pm in the GAA Club Bar. Hamper Prizes, Spot Prizes, Entertainment and Finger Food. Raffle cards (EURO 2 per line) are now available from Comhaltas Members and will be also be available on the night. All welcome.

Naomh Ciaran
A new five week term of traditional singing classes with singing teacher Karen Trench will commence on Thursday May 1st from 6.15pm to 7pm at The Rambling House in Brosna. The classes are open to children, teenagers and adults. For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339.
Brosna: The next Rambling House takes in Brosna on Thursday April 10th at 9pm. All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on  087 6949804087 6949804.
Please note upcoming Ceilí and Sean Nós dance competition in Fossa Hall, Killarney on Sunday May 18th. Deadline for entries is Thursday May 1st. Enquiries to Anne-Marie Nelligan on 0863818502

Sliabh Mish CCE
Thank you to everyone for the church gate donations this weekend and a special thanks to our volunteers who stuck out the bad weather at the various church gates in our area on Saturday night and Sunday morning.
This is the final few days to get Scoil Fonn agus Amhrán entries in. To enter, or for an entry form contact branch secretary Cailín: 0879009579. Information on Scoil Fonn agus Amhrán can be found on the Kerry CCÉ website www.kerrycomhaltas.ie

West Limerick Singing Club will hold their next singing night in The Ramble Inn bar in Abbeyfeale on Thursday 3rd April at 9.30pm. Everyone are welcome to come along and sing, tell a story or just listen.

Milltown Listry CCE
Mark your diary and keep Sunday, June 1st free for Failte is Feile Faha, a fantastic family day of dancing, craic and ceol at Killarney Country Club, Faha. This event, now in its 3rd year, has something for all ages in a safe, family-friendly setting. The line-up for this year includes a Junior Ceili followed by magic show, from 1 to 3pm, with goody bags for all. Senior Ceili runs from 3 to 6 with the Deenagh Ceili Band, with events moving indoors for junior music session from 6 to 8, with Cailin and Mike O'Shea,
and kids are invited to bring instruments and join in. Later, at 9, Sean Murphy and friends will lead the music and all are invited to join in with a song or a tune.



SOUTH NOTES
23rd March 2014

Just a reminder to all branches that the closing date for membership is 31st March for anyone intending entering this years Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai so advice to all branches and teachers to 

check and make sure they are all members. Keep up to date with all the upcoming activities by logging into the website at www.kerrycomhaltas.ie. Church gate collection in aid of Fleadh 

Cheoil Ciarrai will take place this weekend around the County your support would be appreciated. Scoil Fonn & Amhrán workshops will be held on Saturday April 5th 2014 at the North 

Campus of the Institute of Technology Tralee. Registration will take place at 11am. The workshop commences at 11.30am, lunch is from 1pm – 2pm and the workshop continues 

from 2pm – 3.30pm. Tutors on the day include Nicky McAuliffe fiddle, Ann McAuliffe flute & tin-whistle and Catherine Murphy (Broderick) singing. All entries to Tadhg Creedon, 

County Secretary, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Brewsterfield, Headford, Co Kerry including €10 fee, by Thursday 3rd April, 2014. Launch night: The official launch of Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí 

will be held this year in the Kerry Coast Inn Cahersiveen on Saturday May 31st at 8pm. 

 

Kilcummin Comhaltas Branch will be holding its Annual Easter Raffle on Sunday 13th April at 6pm in the GAA Klub Bar. Hamper Prizes, Spot Prizes, Entertainment and Finger Food. Raffle Cards (EURO 2 per line) are now available from Comhaltas members, Kilcummin Post Office and will also be available on the night. All welcome.

 

Sliabh Luachra Comhaltas

Scoil Fonn agus Amhrán 2014- in conjunction with Comhairle na Mumhan, Kerry County Board are organising an intensive full day work shop on Irish/English Singing and Slow Air playing, on Sat. 5th April in the I.T. Tralee, Registration at 11am. Tutors Nickey McAuliffe –Fiddle, Ann McAuliffe – Flute/Tin Whistle and Catherine Broderick Murphy – Singing. All age groups welcome. Cost €10 inc. day tuition and lunch. Applications to be with our Secretary Maureen Dalton 087 2871357087 2871357 by the 31st of March. The Kerry County Board have recently launch their new web-site go to www. kerrycomhaltas.ie, for general information, also, up to date news and events happening around the County. Please note that last date for receipt of membership for the year 2013/2014 is fast approaching, membership can be paid to Patsy Crowley or any member of the committee.

 

Killarney CCE

A huge thanks to all our members and helpers who took part in The Flag day last Saturday in Killarney for Fleadh na Mumhan. A special thanks to all who contributed. This Fleadh will bring thousands to Killarney and Co Kerry and enable us to further promote our wonderful tradition of music, song, dancing storytelling and encourage all to be proud of this valuable tradition. A reminder to all  our members who wish to participate in the Fleadh that membership for competing, is the end of this month March.New rule changes also apply. To view these rules and changes, please check www.kerrycomhaltas.ie This is a very valuable site to bookmark as it is continually updated with all information pertaining to Kerry Comhaltas. Well done to all the dancers that travelled to the into The West Set Competition.

 

CCE Barr na Sraide 

Church gate collection: The annual church gate collection for Comhaltas will be held on March 29/30 in the south Kerry parishes. All proceeds go towards Fleadh Ceoil Ciarraí (June 18-22 Cahersiveen). 

Fun run: Thanks a million to everyone who supported the fun run on Saturday last, a great day was enjoyed by all. Thanks to the Cahersiveen Community center for the use of the center on the day. 

Parade:A great St.Patrick's day parade was enjoyed in Cahersiveen. Well done to all who took part in the parade. Well done to the branch members who took part and thanks to all who helped in the decorating of the float. Thanks also to O'Shea's Deelis who provided us with the truck for the parade. It was greatly appreciated. A number of branch members also took part in the Waterville parade St.Patrick's evening, thanks also. Monster Raffle: Tickets for the Monster Raffle are now on sale. Tickets are €5 each or 1 FREE TICKET when you buy a book of 6 tickets for €25. Prizes include: 1st:Pure Bred Kerry Heifer. 2nd:3 night weekend or 4 night midweek self-catering break at Trabolgan Holiday Village, Midelton, Co.cork. 3rd:Weekend for 2 at Hudson Bay Hotel with €200 spending money. 4th:An Android Tablet. 5th:Sea Cruise for 2 around Skelligs Rock. 6th:Tickets for 2 at Siamsa Tire,Tralee. 7th:Family Pass for the Aquadome Tralee...Plus many more prizes! Draw will take place on Saturday May 3rd in the Shebeen Bar Cahersiveen. 

 

Ceoltóirí na Ghleanna CCE

This years Saint Patricks day was one of great success . The local community all came together to celebrate the festivities . The local ceoltas branch took an active  part in this years 

Saint Patricks day events with many of our members taking part in the floats. The most pleasing aspect of this event was the recital of our young members playing to the gathered audience 

under the guidance of our music teacher Roisin Ryan. It was well recieved  by all who listened to the performances of these young children. We thank everyone who took part in these events 

and made it such a success.

 

Naomh Ciaran CCE

Brosna: The Rambling House in Brosna continues on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on 068 44109068 44109.  

Traditional Music Classes with Philip Shine have also commenced on Thursday’s at The Rambling House in Brosna. A class for beginners takes place at 7.00pm one for more advanced at 7.30pm and a class for beginner’s in button accordian which includes adults, teenagers & children takes place at 8pm. There are still some places available. 

For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339.

 

NORTHNOTES

23rd March 2014

Just a reminder to all branches that the closing date for membership is 31st March for anyone intending entering this years Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai so advice to all branches and teachers to 

check and make sure they are all members. Keep up to date with all the upcoming activities by logging into the website at www.kerrycomhaltas.ie. Church gate collection in aid of Fleadh 

Cheoil Ciarrai will take place this weekend around the County your support would be appreciated. Scoil Fonn & Amhrán workshops will be held on Saturday April 5th 2014 at the North 

Campus of the Institute of Technology Tralee. Registration will take place at 11am. The workshop commences at 11.30am, lunch is from 1pm – 2pm and the workshop continues 

from 2pm – 3.30pm. Tutors on the day include Nicky McAuliffe fiddle, Ann McAuliffe flute & tin-whistle and Catherine Murphy (Broderick) singing. All entries to Tadhg Creedon, 

County Secretary, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Brewsterfield, Headford, Co Kerry including €10 fee, by Thursday 3rd April, 2014. Launch night: The official launch of Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí 

will be held this year in the Kerry Coast Inn Cahersiveen on Saturday May 31st at 8pm. 

 

CCÉ Craobh an Ághasaigh, Daingean Uí Chúis, congratulates all our members who took part in St. Patrick's Day festivities in Corca Dhuibhne,especially Tomás Ó Sé who performed at Árus an Úachtaráin. A reminder to all that the closing date for membership to Comhaltas 2014 is this week! Enquiries to 0863085378 Church gate collection takes place this coming weekend at all masses: 29th & 30th March. www.facebook.com/ceoltóiríduibhneach

 

Ballybunion CCE

A reminder that the closing date for membership is the last day of March for anyone participating in the Fleadh.  As there are new rules for the Fleadh, please check out the website at http://www.kerrycomhaltas.ie/. The usual Irish Night seisiún with the local Comhaltas members continues at Kilcoolys every Saturday night and John Stack's dancing class are held in the Old Convent Hall on Monday Evening starting at 4pm

If anyone has any further news on the Comhaltas/traditional music and dancing scene, please contact Anne Cummins on 0860424009 for inclusion in the Comhaltas notes.

 

LIXNAW CCÉ: Branch monthly meeting in Ceolann Wed next 26th at 9pm. An important reminder that membership must be paid to Co Board by the end of March so please contact Ceolann Secretary if still unpaid. We still have some copies of Féile Feabhra DVD's, available in Ceolann. Co Board Church gate collections will take place next weekend and your support will be appreciated as always. Any enquiries regarding classes or hire of Ceolann for any events please contact branch Secretary on 086 1642373086 1642373 or branch Chairperson on 087 9173274087 9173274.

 

Listowel CCE

Irish Music Lessons in all instruments are ongoing at the Seanachi Literary Centre every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. New members always welcome. Further information 068-23441068-23441. A reminder to pay unpaid membership to the branch secretary

 

Causeway CCE

Recovery Haven Cancer support house. Ceili Dance and CD launch with Richard and Den Causeway musicians and Stephen Donegan at the Carlton Hotel Tralee on Friday 11th april at 9pm. Admission 5Euro which includes raffle. Calling all musicians singers and dancers to support the causeway musicians for this worthy cause.

 

Naomh Ciaran CCE

Brosna: The Rambling House in Brosna continues on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on 068 44109068 44109.  

Traditional Music Classes with Philip Shine have also commenced on Thursday’s at The Rambling House in Brosna. A class for beginners takes place at 7.00pm one for more advanced at 7.30pm and a class for beginner’s in button accordian which includes adults, teenagers & children takes place at 8pm. There are still some places available. 

For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339.

 


SOUTHNOTES
17th March

A fantasic weekend of talent, colour, and entertainment took place around the County with many of our branches taking part in their local parades. Congratulations to everyone that did take part and hope you all enjoyed yourselves. The next meeting of Ciarrai County Board will take place in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on Tuesday 25th March. 2014 at 8.00 p.m. All Delegates are asked to attend. Keep up to date with all the upcoming activities by logging into the website at www.kerrycomhaltas.ie Scoil Fonn & Amhrán workshops will be held on Saturday April 5th 2014 at the North Campus of the Institute of Technology Tralee. Registration will take place at 11am.
The workshop commences at 11.30am, lunch is from 1pm – 2pm and the workshop continues from 2pm – 3.30pm. Tutors on the day include Nicky McAuliffe fiddle, Ann McAuliffe
flute & tin-whistle and Catherine Murphy (Broderick) singing. All entries to Tadhg Creedon, County Secretary, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Brewsterfield, Headford, Co Kerry including €10 fee, by Thursday 3rd April, 2014. CCE Barr na Sraide they are running a Fleadh Cheoil Monster Raffle Tickets for the Monster Raffle are now on sale. Tickets are €5 each or 1 free ticket when you buy a book of 6 tickets for €25. Prizes include: 1st Pure Bred Kerry Heifer. 2nd:3 night weekend or 4 night midweek self-catering break at Trabolgan Holiday Village, Midelton, Co.Cork. 3rd:Weekend for 2 at Hudson Bay Hotel with €200 spending money. 4th:An Android Tablet. 5th:Sea Cruise for 2 around Skelligs Rock. 6th:Tickets for 2 at Siamsa Tire,Tralee. 7th:Family Pass for the Aquadome Tralee...Plus many more prizes on the night! Draw will take place on Saturday May 3rd in the Shebeen Bar Cahersiveen. Ballydonoghue CCE Annual Concert took place last Friday night in Tomaisinis. A wealth of talent took the stage for 3 hours with Musicians Singers and Dancers doing their party piece. Well done to all the teachers who looked after their pupils and entertained the large crowd on the night.

Killorglin CCÉ
Killorglin was buzzing St. Patrick's Day with parade and entertainment organised by the very energetic Paddy's Day Committee.
Comhaltas were represented in the parade by some of our young musicians and an enthusiastic set who entertained the crowds with a polka at every cross roads on the route.
Our younger musicians revived an old tradition after the parade playing a fine selection of tunes in the square. Well done and a big thank you to everyone who took part.

Sliabh Mish CCE
On St.Patricks day members of Sliabh Mish CCÉ took part in a 12hour session in Jack Duggans Bar, Castlemaine. This event was organised by local girl Catherina Coffey in aid of the Street Children of Brazil. A great day was had and we were delighted to support such a great cause.

CCE Barr na Sraide Thanks to all who came and took part in our fun run on Saturday last. It was a good success and thanks again! Float: the branch took part in the St.Patricks day parades in Cahersiveen and Waterville on Monday last. A great day was enjoyed by all! Thanks to all who helped out and thanks to O'Shea's Deelis for supplying us with the truck for the float. It was greatly appreciated! Darts: there will be a mixed darts tournament in Craineen s Bar next Saturday night march 22nd at 9pm. All welcome! Ceili: Ballinskelligs set dancing group are holding a fundraising ceili for Fleadh Ceoil Ciarrai on March 24th in Ballinskelligs hall with the Moorings Ceili Band.

Kilcummin CCE
The next Sunday Music Session will be held on 6th.April from 2.30pm to 5pm in Kilcummin Recreational hall. All welcome.

Naomh Ciaran
Rambling House: Brosna: The Rambling House in Brosna continues on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. All are welcome For further details contact Josie on 068 44109068 44109
Scartaglen: The Rambling House in Scartaglen takes place the second Monday of every month at 9.00pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details.

Sliabh Luachra CCE
Scoil Fonn agus Amhrán 2014- in conjunction with Comhairle na Mumhan, Kerry CountyBoard are organising an intensive full day work shop on Irish/English Singing and Slow Air playing, on Sat. 5th April in the I.T. Tralee, Registration at 11am. Tutors Nickey McAuliffe –Fiddle, Ann McAuliffe – Flute/Tin Whistle and Catherine Broderick Murphy – Singing. All age groups welcome. Cost €10 inc. day tuition and lunch.
Applications to be with our Secretary Maureen Dalton 087 2871357087 2871357 by the 31st of March. The Kerry County Board have recently launch their new web-site go to www. kerrycomhaltas.ie, for general information, also, up to date news and events happening around the County.
Wishing you all a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day, our day to celebrate our wonderful tradition and heritage and culture. Enjoy!

Ceoltoiri na nGleannta CCE send congratulations to Roisin Smith on winning the U9 fiddle at the recent sult na nOg competition in Tralee


NORTH NOTES
17th March 2014


A fantasic weekend of talent, colour, and entertainment took place around the County with many of our branches taking part in their local parades. Congratulations to everyone that did take part and hope you all enjoyed yourselves. The next meeting of Ciarrai County Board will take place in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on Tuesday 25th March. 2014 at 8.00 p.m. All Delegates are asked to attend. Keep up to date with all the upcoming activities by logging into the website at www.kerrycomhaltas.ie Scoil Fonn & Amhrán workshops will be held on Saturday April 5th 2014 at the North Campus of the Institute of Technology Tralee. Registration will take place at 11am.
The workshop commences at 11.30am, lunch is from 1pm – 2pm and the workshop continues from 2pm – 3.30pm. Tutors on the day include Nicky McAuliffe fiddle, Ann McAuliffe flute & tin-whistle and Catherine Murphy (Broderick) singing. All entries to Tadhg Creedon, County Secretary, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Brewsterfield, Headford, Co Kerry including €10 fee, by Thursday 3rd April, 2014. CCE Barr na Sraide they are running a Fleadh Cheoil Monster Raffle Tickets for the Monster Raffle are now on sale. Tickets are €5 each or 1 free ticket when you buy a book of 6 tickets for €25. Prizes include: 1st Pure Bred Kerry Heifer. 2nd:3 night weekend or 4 night midweek self-catering break at Trabolgan Holiday Village, Midelton, Co.Cork. 3rd:Weekend for 2 at Hudson Bay Hotel with €200 spending money. 4th:An Android Tablet. 5th:Sea Cruise for 2 around Skelligs Rock. 6th:Tickets for 2 at Siamsa Tire,Tralee. 7th:Family Pass for the Aquadome Tralee...Plus many more prizes on the night! Draw will take place on Saturday May 3rd in the Shebeen Bar Cahersiveen. Ballydonoghue CCE Annual Concert took place on last Friday night in Tomaisinis. A wealth of talent took the stage for 3 hours with Musicians Singers and Dancers doing their party piece. Well done to all the teachers who looked after theior pupils and entertained the large crowd on the night.

Ballybunion CCE
The holiday weekend was a busy one for the Comhaltas branch in Ballybunion. The weekly Irish night in Kilcoolys was a huge success as the punters were in top form following the rugby win! The announcement of Lord Mayor(ess) was deferred due to the fact that one of the candidates, Noreen Pierce, had suffered a bereavement. Condolences were offered to the family and the announcement of the winner is now to be made on Saturday April 5th instead. The fundraiser raffle which was to take place has also been put back until the 5th of April and it was decided that the branch would not be participating in the St Patrick's Day parade.
On Sunday evening, Kilcoolys was the venue again for the Céilí which was organised by Marie Houlihan and her able team, to mark the end of season classes with Timmy Woulfe, who had spent every Thursday night since the beginning of October teaching the class sets from all over Ireland and afar. The music from Donie Nolan was outstanding but the tea from the china cups was deemed to have been by far the best cup of tea to have been drank in many a day!! There were sandwiches and buns galore! The surplus money from the night has been put aside to go towards another Céilí over the summer time, so watch this space! A donation was also made to the local Cove Youth Café. The musicians had a session in Kilcoolys on St Patrick's Day after the parade to wind down the weekend. The branch would like to thank all those who supported the Céilí and also everyone who worked so hard and give of their time in order to keep the show on the road. We hope you had an enjoyable weekend and don't forget the regular Irish night with the local branch at Kilcoolys every Saturday night.

Causeway CCE
A huge Congratulations to all our members and friends who took part in the St Patricks day Parade on Sunday last. The weather was kind on the day and everyone had a wonderful time.

LIXNAW CCÉ:
On Monday last, St Patrick's Day, the Ceolann was alive to the sounds of 'St Patrick's Day' and many more tunes as the hall was filled with musicians, dancers, comhrá gaeilge, families and friends. Our Comhaltas branch was very well represented at the parade through the village and the 'tráthnóna gaelach' that followed was indeed a lovely gathering to celebrate the day that was in it. Míle buíochas to all musicians, dancers, comhrá gaeilge members, helpers, families and friends that made it a lovely occasion to remember. Bhuel, tá 'Seachtain na Gaeilge' críochnaithe anois ach an bhfuil fhios agaibh go bhfuil cnúsacht de leabhair gaeilge againn sa Cheolann agus tá fáilte róimh aon leabhair a thógaint chun léamh,idir óg nó aosta,  má bhfuil suim agaibh. Any information required regarding the hire of Ceolann Hall or various rooms, please contact the Chairperson on 087 9173274087 9173274 or the Secretary on 086 1642373086 1642373, slán tamall.

Naomh Ciaran
Rambling House: Brosna: The Rambling House in Brosna continues on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. All are welcome For further details contact Josie on 068 44109068 44109
Scartaglen: The Rambling House in Scartaglen takes place the second Monday of every month at 9.00pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details.


9th March 2014
NORTH NOTES

After last weekends hectic activities we are now back to the Branch scene again. Many events are taking place for this years County Fleadh Cheoil in Cahersiveen and Munster Fleadh Cheoil in Killarney. Keep up to date with all the upcoming activities by logging into the website at www.kerrycomhaltas.ie
One of the big fundraisers for this years County Fleadh Cheoil is their Monster Raffle where the winner will become the owner of a Pure Bred Kerry Heifer. Scoil Fonn & Amhrán workshops will be held on Saturday April 5th 2014 at the North Campus of the Institute of Technology Tralee. Registration will take place at 11am. The workshop commences at 11.30am, lunch is from 1pm – 2pm and the workshop continues from 2pm – 3.30pm. Tutors on the day include Nicky Mc Auliffe fiddle, Ann Mc Auliffe flute & tin-whistle and Catherine Murphy (Broderick) singing.
All entries to Tadhg Creedon, County Secretary, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Brewsterfield, Headford, Co Kerry including €10 fee, by Thursday 3rd April, 2014. News in from CCE Barr na Sraide they are running a Fleadh Cheoil Monster Raffle Tickets for the Monster Raffle are now on sale. Tickets are €5 each or 1 Free Ticket when you buy a book of 6 tickets for €25. Prizes include: 1st Pure Bred Kerry Heifer. 2nd:3 night weekend or 4 night midweek self-catering break at Trabolgan Holiday Village, Midelton, Co.Cork. 3rd:Weekend for 2 at Hudson Bay Hotel with €200 spending money. 4th:An Android Tablet. 5th:Sea Cruise for 2 around Skelligs Rock. 6th:Tickets for 2 at Siamsa Tire,Tralee. 7th:Family Pass for the Aquadome Tralee...Plus many more prizes on the night! Draw will take place on Saturday May 3rd in the Shebeen Bar Cahersiveen. Munster Fleadh flag day next Saturday in Killarney. There will be entertainment on the street and the Outlet Centre in the afternoon which will be provided by the five hosting branches of the Munster Fleadh Cheoil. Street Entertainment will also take place on Monday St Patrick's day from 12md to 1.30pm. Into the West Set Dancing Competition will be held in the Raheen Woods Hotel Athenry, Date 23rd March 2014 Commencing at 11 am. Music provided on the Day. Competitions Novice Under 10 and 13 Novice Under 13 girls only. Open Competition commencing at 1pm with U10, 12, 15 and 18 Girls and Mixed.
Ballybunion CCE. St Patrick's weekend is to be an active one for the branch as they will hold an Irish night on Saturday March 15th in Kilcoolys Ballybunion. The Result of the Lord Mayor of Ballybunion will be announced on the night. During the night there will be a raffle and the proceeds are being donated to Ballybunion Youth Cove Café. Along with the usual ceol agus craic, there will be spot prizes and raffle on the night to support this very worthy cause. The following night, also at Kilcooly's, there will be a Céilí with music by Donie Nolan, again hosted by the local branch. We look forward to seeing you all at weekend! The usual classes continue, with Timmy Woulfe catering for adults every Thursday night at 8pm and John Stack looking after the young people every Monday evening in the Convent Hall, Ballybunion. Never ones to miss an opportunity, the local branch will hold their regular Saturday night stint at Kilcoolys as a fundraiser in aid of the local Cove Youth Café. Along with the usual ceol agus craic, there will be spot prizes and raffle on the night to support this very worthy cause. The following night, also at Kilcooly's, there will be a Céilí with music by Donie Nolan, again hosted by the local branch. We look forward to seeing you all at weekend! The usual classes continue, with Timmy Woulfe catering for adults every Thursday night at 8pm and John Stack looking after the young people every Monday evening in the Convent Hall, Ballybunion.

Lixnaw CCE Well done again to all who represented the branch at the recent Sult na nóg competitions, Lixnaw results as follows:  Fidil 11-13, 1st Andrea Stack,  Bosca Cheoil, Fé 9, 2nd Conor O Braoin, Consairtín 11-13, 2nd Rachel Taylor.  Banjo 9-11, 3rd Darragh O Braoin, Banjo 11-13, 1st Sean Kissane, Ceol Beirte 11-13, 1st Andrea Stack, Rachel Taylor. Ceol Trír, 11-13, 1st Andrea Stack, Rachel Taylor, Katelyn Stack, 2nd Tommy Kelly, Cillian Trant, Ciara O'Regan, 3rd Seán Kissane, John McCrohan, Caragh Kelly. Sult Group Music, 1st, Lixnaw Sult Group. This year again we will take part in St Patricks day parade and we will all meet at the Ceolann at 1.30 pm and return to the Ceolann after parade for a Tráthnóna Gaelach, Ceol, rince, cúpla focal agus cupán tae, beidh fáilte roimh gach éinne. Seachtain na Gaeilge ar siúl anois, ná déan dearmad ar cúpla focal a labhairt, is teanga álainn í.

Ballydonoghue CCE Set dancers Well done to the following girls who brought back County Titles in Set Dancing in the Sult na Nog competition. The following were the girls involved. Ladies U9 1st-Ballydonoghue/Lisselton Mairead Barry, Gretta Keane, Bea Stack, Kayleigh Sheehy, Aoibheann Buckley, Emer Fitzgerald, Aoibheann Lyons, Rebecca Flavin. Ladies 9-11 1st-Ballydonoghue/Lisselton Nora Keane, Eve Hennelly, Orla Horgan,, Ciara Fitzgerald, Edel Martin, Sinead Relihan, Rebecca Flavin, Rebecca Houlihan. Set Dancing Classes continue every Saturday Morning in the GAA Clubrooms Coolard. Contact 0876020990. The Annual Variety Concert takes place next Friday night March 14th at Tomaisín's hall at 7.30pm where the children of the branch will perform in music, song & dance.

Naomh Ciaran CCE. Please note upcoming Ceilí and Sean Nós dance competition in Fossa Hall, Killarney on Sunday May 18th. Deadline for entries is Thursday May 1st. Enquiries to Anne-Marie Nelligan on 0863818502. There are some places available on the Traditional Singing Class with Catherine Murphy (Broderick) on Tuesday’s from 7.30 pm to 8.30pm at The Rambling House in Brosna. The classes are open to children, teenagers and adults.     
A five week term of Traditional Music Classes with Philip Shine has also commenced on Thursday’s at The Rambling House in Brosna. A class for beginners takes place at 7.00pm one for more advanced at 7.30pm and a class for beginner’s in button accordian which includes adults, teenagers & children takes place at 8pm. There are still some places available.
For further details on both events contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339.

Causeway CCE will hold an Oiche Cheoil at McHales bar on next Friday March 14th. Musicians singers dancers and storytellers welcome.

Listowel CCE Irish Music Lessons in all instruments are ongoing at the Seanachi Literary Centre every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. New members always welcome. Further information 068-23441068-23441. We would like to express our sincere condolences to the Lucey Family,


9th March 2014
SOUTHNOTES

After last weekends hectic activities we are now back to the Branch scene again. Many events are taking place for this years County Fleadh Cheoil in Cahersiveen and Munster Fleadh Cheoil in Killarney. Keep up to date with all the upcoming activities by logging into the website at www.kerrycomhaltas.ie One of the big fundraisers for this years County Fleadh Cheoil is their Monster Raffle where the winner will become the owner of a Pure Bred Kerry Heifer. Scoil Fonn & Amhrán workshops will be held on Saturday April 5th 2014 at the North Campus of the Institute of Technology Tralee. Registration will take place at 11am. The workshop commences at 11.30am, lunch is from 1pm – 2pm and the workshop continues from 2pm – 3.30pm. Tutors on the day include Nicky Mc Auliffe fiddle, Ann Mc Auliffe flute & tin-whistle and Catherine Murphy (Broderick) singing. All entries to Tadhg Creedon, County Secretary, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Brewsterfield, Headford, Co Kerry including €10 fee, by Thursday 3rd April, 2014. News in from CCE Barr na Sraide they are running a Fleadh Cheoil Monster Raffle Tickets for the Monster Raffle are now on sale. Tickets are €5 each or 1 FREE TICKET when you buy a book of 6 tickets for €25. Prizes include: 1st Pure Bred Kerry Heifer. 2nd:3 night weekend or 4 night midweek self-catering break at Trabolgan Holiday Village, Midelton, Co.Cork. 3rd:Weekend for 2 at Hudson Bay Hotel with €200 spending money. 4th:An Android Tablet. 5th:Sea Cruise for 2 around Skelligs Rock. 6th:Tickets for 2 at Siamsa Tire,Tralee. 7th:Family Pass for the Aquadome Tralee...Plus many more prizes on the night! Draw will take place on Saturday May 3rd in the Shebeen Bar Cahersiveen. Munster Fleadh flag day next Saturday in Killarney. There will be entertainment on the street and the Outlet Centre in the afternoon which will be provided by the five hosting branches of the Munster Fleadh Cheoil. Street Entertainment will also take place on Monday St Patrick's day from 12md to 1.30pm. Into the West Set Dancing Competition will be held in the Raheen Woods Hotel Athenry, Date 23rd March 2014 Commencing at 11 am. Music provided on the Day. Competitions Novice Under 10 and 13 Novice Under 13 girls only. Open Competition commencing at 1pm with U10, 12, 15 and 18 Girls and Mixed
CCE Cill Airne are delighted to congratulate all our participants last weekend in Ballybunion for Sult na nOg. Peter O'Sullivan scooped 2nd place in Bosca Cheoil 11-13. Cian O'Sullivan came 1st in Consartin 9-11. Roisin O' Sullivan came 1st in Cruit fe 9. Our Set dancers also did us proud, in the Ladies U9. Abbey Cross 2nd (Louisne Corcoran) 3rd Abbey Cross (Grace O'Connor). Mixed U9 1st Abbey Cross (Brian Doody) 2nd Abbey Cross (Lewis Tagney)
Mixed 9-11 Abbey Cross 1st. Ladies 11-13 Abbey Cross 3rd. Mixed 11-13 1st Abbey Cross (Peter O'Shea) and 3rd Abbey Cross (Teresa O'Sullivan).
Sliabh Mish CCE. The young members of Sliabh Mish CCÉ had two very successful days at the recent Sult na nÓg competitions. Everyone did themselves, their teachers and the branch very proud. Results from day one, music, singing and storytelling are as follows: Laura Daly, 11-13 Storytelling, 1st place. Cormac Grey, 9-11 Mandolin, 1st place. John Power, 9-11 English Singing, 1st place. John Power & Shona Murphy, 9-11 Duet, 1st place. Aoife O'Shea, 11-13 Flute, 2nd place Evan O'Connor, 11-13 Fiddle, 2nd place. Laura Power & Padraig O'Shea, U9 Duet, 2nd place. Laura Power, U9 Concertina, 3rd place. Cian Sheahan, 9-11 Banjo, 3rd place. And the dancing results from day two 1st 11-13 Ladies Set, 1st 11-13 Mixed 4-hand, 2nd U9 Ladies 8-hand. The full list of results as well as photos from the event can be found on the Kerry CCÉ website: www.kerrycomhaltas.ie
CCE Barr na Sráide Meeting: Urgent general meeting for all parents and members of CCE Barr na Sráide in the Cahersiveen Community Centre on Thursday March 13th at 7.30pm.Please attend. Fun Run: Reminder to you all that the fun run will take place on Saturday March 15th at 1pm. Registration is at 12.30pm sharp at the Cahersiveen Community Center. Adults €10 Students €5 Children run free. Fancy dress is optional!All proceeds to go Fleadh Ceoil
Ciarraí (in Cahersiveen-18th to 22nd of June).  All are welcome! Disco: There will be a disco in the Kerry Coast Inn Cahersiveen on Saturday night March15th at 9.30pm. Admission is €5. All proceeds to go Fleadh Ceoil Ciarraí (in Cahersiveen 18th to 22nd of June). All are welcome! Change of Date Mixed Darts Tournament: will now take place on Saturday March 22nd  in Craineens Bar Cahersiveen starting at 9pm. All are welcome! All proceeds to go Fleadh Ceoil
Ciarraí (in Cahersiveen-18th to 22nd of June). Bingo:A great night was had in An Bonnan Buí last Sunday as part of the fundraising for the Fleadh. Thanks to all who came out & supported the event. A huge Thank You to Darren & his staff for providing a great night's entertainment!
Naomh Ciaran CCE. Please note upcoming Ceilí and Sean Nós dance competition in Fossa Hall, Killarney on Sunday May 18th. Deadline for entries is Thursday May 1st. Enquiries to Anne-Marie Nelligan on 0863818502. There are some places available on the Traditional Singing Class with Catherine Murphy (Broderick) on Tuesday’s from 7.30 pm to 8.30pm at The Rambling House in Brosna. The classes are open to children, teenagers and adults.     
A five week term of Traditional Music Classes with Philip Shine has also commenced on Thursday’s at The Rambling House in Brosna. A class for beginners takes place at 7.00pm one for more advanced at 7.30pm and a class for beginner’s in button accordian which includes adults, teenagers & children takes place at 8pm. There are still some places available.
For further details on both events contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339.
Fossa/TwoMile CCE will hold a Ceili in Fossa Community Centre on the 16th March from 3pm - 6pm.  Music by the Neily O'Connor Band.


2nd March 2014
NORTH NOTES


Visit our new website www.kerrycomhaltas.ie and get all the up to date news. What a fantastic weekends entertainment put on by all the Musicians Singers Storytellers and Dancers who took part in the County Sult na Nog Final Competitions over the weekend. The IT Tralee was alive with music Singing and Storytelling on Saturday and one could feel the buzz all day long . It was great to here so much music in the corridors and hallways as competitors waited their turn to compete in their Competition. This competition was set up some years ago to cater for the Novice Competitor and wasn't this a fantastic idea with so many competitors taking part in all Competitions. Sunday was when the Dancers were tapping their feet in the Tintain Theatre Ballybunion. Team after team paraded up on the stage and danced their Dance and again entertained the large audience that turned up. The standard was outstanding on the day and its a credit to all the dancers their teachers and their parents. We would like to Thank the Staff and Management of both the IT Tralee and the Tintain Theatre Ballybunion for their excellent venues and for all the help that was given to us at both venues it was much appreciated.
Lixnaw CCÉ: Well done to all from our branch who took part in Sult na nÓg competitions last weekend in the IT and congratulations to all medal winners, results will be published next week. Thanks to the teachers, committee members, helpers, children and their parents for all the work and time in preparing for these competitions. A reminder again to please pay all unpaid memberships as soon as possible to the branch Secretary,Co Board awaiting submissions. The Ceolann hall and its various rooms are available for hire for meetings, parties ect, any enquiries about the use of any facilities or indeed any classes  please contact branch Chairperson on 087 9173274087 9173274 or branch Secretary on  086 1642373086 1642373. Tá 'seachtain na Gaeilge' ar siúl anois ó 1-14 Márta, is teanga álainn an teanga Gaeilge agus mar is féidir libh aon cúpla focal ar chor ar both a rá, labhar iad sa Cheolann agus sa bhaile.
Ballydonoghue CCE Well done to all who took part in Sult na nóg over the weekend. The Scór anchor group that performed in Dublin recently will be shown on TG4 on Sunday March 23rd at 8pm. Music, singing & set dancing classes continue as normal this week. Sean nos dancing class is finished up and will resume in October.
Listowel Comhaltas Irish Music Lessons in all instruments are ongoing at the Seanachi Literary Centre every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. New members always welcome Further information 068-23441068-23441
Naomh Ciaran CCE Congratulations to the musicians and dancers from the branch who took part in the Sult na nÓg competitions last weekend. Excellent results achieved by all. Well done to the children, parents and their teachers.
A five week term of Traditional Singing Classes with Catherine Murphy (Broderick) commence Tuesday March 4th from 7.30 pm to 8.30pm at The Rambling House in Brosna. The classes are open to children, teenagers and adults. There are still some places available.
A five week term of Traditional Music Classes with Philip Shine commence on Thursday March 6th at The Rambling House in Brosna. A class for beginners takes place at 7.00pm one for more advanced at 7.30pm and a class for beginner’s in button accordian which includes adults, teenagers & children takes place at 8pm. There are still some places available. For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339.
Causeway CCE Congratulations to the Set Dancers from Causeway who  took part in the Sult na Nog finals in Ballybunion over the weekend. Congratulations to Richard Casey and Den McCarthy who launched thier CD in Keanes Bar last Saturday night in aid of Recovery Haven Tralee. Oiche Cheoil at McHales bar on Friday March 14th. Musicians singers dancers and storytellers welcome.

2nd March 2014
SOUTH NOTES


Visit our new website www.kerrycomhlatas.ie and get all the up to date news. What a fantastic weekends entertainment put on by all the Musicians Singers Storytellers and Dancers who took part in the County Sult na Nog Final Competitions over the weekend. The IT Tralee was alive with music Singing and Storytelling on Saturday and one could feel the buzz all day long . It was great to here so much music in the corridors and hallways as competitors waited their turn to compete in their Competition. This competition was set up some years ago to cater for the Novice Competitor and wasn't this a fantastic idea with so many competitors taking part in all Competitions. Sunday was when the Dancers were tapping their feet in the Tintain Theatre Ballybunion. Team after team paraded up on the stage and danced their Dance and again entertained the large audience that turned up. The standard was outstanding on the day and its a credit to all the dancers their teachers and their parents. We would like to Thank the Staff and Management of both the IT Tralee and the Tintain Theatre Ballybunion for their excellent venues and for all the help that was given to us at both venues it was much appreciated.

Naomh Ciaran CCE Congratulations to the musicians and dancers from the branch who took part in the Sult na nÓg competitions last weekend. Excellent results achieved by all. Well done to the children, parents and their teachers.
A five week Traditional Singing Class with Catherine Murphy (Broderick) commence Tuesday March 4th from 7.30 pm to 8.30pm at The Rambling House in Brosna. The classes are open to children, teenagers and adults. There are still some places available.
A five week Traditional Music Class with Philip Shine commence on Thursday March 6th at The Rambling House in Brosna. A class for beginners takes place at 7.00pm one for more advanced at 7.30pm and a class for beginner’s in button accordian which includes adults, teenagers & children takes place at 8pm. There are still some places available. For further details contact Kay Daly branch secretary on 0879940339.

Killorglin CCE Some of our Grúpa Cheoil mambers travelled to Tralee this Saturday to participate in Sult na nÓg. Well done to Orlaith, Niamh, Stevie, Aona, Ciarán and Milly who all played very well and thanks also to the family members who came along for support. Congratulations to the musicians on achieving 3rd place in the 11-13 Group competition.

Sliabh Mish Congratulations to all our young members who competed in Sult na nÓg at the weekend. Everyone represented the branch fantastically and for many it was their first time competing so very well done, we are proud of you all!

Ceoltoiri Na Ghleanna The first Rambling House took place in Burke's Cafe on Saturday night 22nd February in a beautiful setting of candles lit at each table a welcoming open fire and a great gathering of the local community who all helped make this a night to remember.
The night was an outstanding success with local dancers, storytelling, singers and musicians providing a night of great entertainment. Neil O' Sullivan of the renouned Beaufort Rambling House got the Rambling House off to a great start. We had storytelling from Denis Martin McCarthy who showed his supreme talent of storytelling and also John Barton. The musicians on the night whose eloquent performances enhanced the evening. Patrick Piggot,Denis O'Shea, Pat O' Shea, John O'Sullivan, John Moriarty, Bernadette O'Connor and young Jack O' Sullivan.The abundance of talent form Roisin Ryan, Anthony Griffin and Sean Falvey is a true testament of what Irish culture is about.We had an outstanding performance form Stephen Scales on the Uilleann Pipes.To the many singers who performed on the night thanks to Clara Leahy, Veronica Sugrue, Niamh Burke, Eileen O' Connor, John Moriarty, Roisin Ryan, Mary Scannoll, Denis Guerin, Deborah O'Connor, Nicola O' Connor and Mary Griffin. To our brush dancers young Jack O'Sullivan and also Thomas Quirke. To our set dancers who gave a great performance and others too numerous to mention. To the Biddy group who preformed under the baton of Mary Jo Curran.Thanks to all those who provided tea and brack on the night.Thank you to our local dancing teacher Saoirse Looney who performed a solo dance for us on the night.To all who supported us on this unique occasion and helped us showcase the local talent.We look forward to this successful event being held again in the near future. 

Milltown Listry CCE Congratulations to all our Sult na nÓg participants Tallulah Belle Courtney, Katie Howe and Aoibhe Horan, who took part in music competitions in ITT last Saturday. Katie and Aoibhe took bronze in the 9-11 duets, and Katie won the silver in the 9-11 concertina. Well done also to their friends John Power and Shauna Murphy, winners of the 9-11 duets. All five are part of Cailín O'Shea's Sunday Groupa Ceoil. Many thanks to Cailín for her continuing hard work with our up and coming musicians.
Music classes and Set-dancing classes continue in Faha and contact Amanda  on 087 7973303087 7973303.

Cill Airne CCE are delighted to congratulate Spa Set Dancers and Recitation Allison Fitzmartin who both won All Ireland Scor na Nog titles in Castlebar over the weekend also to
Killarney musician Niamh Ni Charra on her three recent awards recognising  her exceptional gifts as a fiddle and concertina player. Niamh was awarded Female Musician of the Year in The Live Ireland Awards compiled by music critic Bill Margeson,
Her album, Cuz,which she dedicated to the memory of Sliabh Luachra musician. Cuz Teahan was named Instrumental Album of The Year 2014, in Chicago Irish American News' annual Tradition in Review Awards This album was also listed in online music site Trad Connect's Top Ten Album Covers 2013. Niamh is no stranger to the limelight as she is a former Riverdance performer. We wish Niamh continued success with her career. 


23rd February 2014
NORTH NOTES


Next weekend our musicians and dancers converge on  Tralee IT on Saturday and Ballybunion on Sunday  for thsi eyars Counnty Sult na Nog Competitions.
We wish all the competitors the best of luck over the weekend. Check out the Kerry CCE website for timetables at www.kerrycomhlatas.ie.

Listowel CCE Irish Music Lessons in all instruments are ongoing at the Seanachi Literary Centre every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. New members always welcome. Further information 068-23441068-23441
Craobh Thrá Lí The Craobh Thrá Lí Monday night classes at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí are going well. Tá Céití Ní Luasaigh, Caitlín agus Dawn agus a gcuid ceoltóirí ag baint an-shásaimh as na seisiúin! Gach dea-ghuí ar ár n-iomaitheoirí a bheidh páirteach i Sult na nÓg an deireadh seachtaine  beag seo. Sea, agus beidh GnáthSheisiún na Céadaoine ar siúl, chomh maith, ag Máire Bean Uí Ghríofa agus a cuid. The 9am Mass (i nGaeilge) on 9th March in Séipéal Naomh Eoin, Trá Lí, will be offered for the repose of the soul of Traolach Mac Fhearghusa (Gleann Beithe) at the request of our branch...ar dheasláimh Dé go raibh a anam. Deinimid ar fad comhbhrón lenár múinteoir ceoil, Céití Ní Luasaigh, agus ar Mhuintir Uí Luasaigh ar bhás tobann a n-athar. R.I.P agus Mr. Lucey (Lios Tuathail) father of our Branch music teacher R.I.P.

Lixnaw CCÉ: Branch meeting next Wed 26th at 8.30pm. The Ceolann was truly alive during mid-term as fantastic work was done with various grúpa cheoils, thanks to all group members, parents, helpers and Maura for their time and work. Please note that memberships are to be submitted shortly to the Co Board so for any unpaid, please do so as soon as possible to the secretary. Best of luck to all who will represent the branch at Sult na nóg competitions in Tralee IT on Satunday next 1st March. Results of our Féile Feabhra competitions as follows:  Fiddle U10 1st Kellie Casey, Killeedy, Co Limerick, Joint 2nd Michael Shanahan, Lixnaw and Ciarán  O' Sullivan Killorglin. Fiddle U12 1st Andrea Stack, Lixnaw, 2nd Muirne Lane, Templeglantine, Joint 3rd Orlaith O' Sullivan and Milly Foley, Killorglin. Fiddle O12 1st John Mc Crohan, Lixnaw. Tin Whistle U10 1st Muireann Mc Elligott Lixnaw, 2nd Ciarán Linnane, Lixnaw. Tin Whistle U12 1st Hollie Hennessy, Killeedy. 2nd Jamie Hennessy, Killeedy, 3rd Katelyn Stack, Lixnaw. Tin Whistle O12 1st Ciara Canty, Causeway. Button Accordion U10 1st Aona O Shea Killorglin. Button Accordion U12 1st Chloe Farrell, Killeedy. Concertina U8 1st Ciara Fallon, Lixnaw. Concertina U12 1st Rachel Taylor, Lixnaw. Concertina O12 1st Séan Lane, Templeglantine. Duets U10 1st Aona  O' Shea and Ciarán O' Sullivan, Killorglin 2nd Michael Shanahan and Ciarán Linnane, Lixnaw. Duets U12 1st Rachel Taylor and Andrea Stack, Lixnaw 2nd Hollie and Jamie Hennessy, Killeedy 3rd Milly Foley and Niamh Doyle, Killorglin. Duets O12 1st Seán Kissane and John Mc Crohan, Lixnaw. 2nd Muirne and Séan Lane, Templeglantine 3rd Niamh and Kelly Casey Killeedy. Trios U12 1st Katelyn Stack, Rachel Taylor, Andrea Stack, Lixnaw. 2nd Milly Foley, Ciarán O Sullivan, Stephen O Sullivan, Killorglin. 3rd Niamh Doyle, Orlaith O' Sullivan, Milly Foley, Killorglin. Trios O12 1st Séan Kissane, John Mc Crohan, Lixnaw, Ciara Canty, Causeway. Quartette U12 1st Milly Foley, Orlaith O' Sullivan, Niamh Doyle, Stephen O' Sullivan, Killorglin. Quartette O12 1st Séan Kissane, Ciara Canty(Causeway), John Mc Crohan, Rachel Taylor, Lixnaw. Girls English Singing O12 1st Ciara Canty Causeway. Comhrá Gaeilge U11 1st Jedd Maunsell, Lixnaw 2nd Breandán Walsh Lixnaw. Well done to all competitors. Well, those who travelled to Dromcollogher, Co Limerick on Sunday last for Ceol an Gheimhridh competitions can indeed be very proud as they represented the branch very capably and brought home silverware to prove it. Well done to all participants and comhghairdeas to Eléna Mc Elligott and Clodagh Gaynor who won U13 duet. Donagh Mc Elligott 1st U17 Reed, Orla O' Connor 3rd U17 String, Donagh Mc Elligott/Orla O Connot 3rd U17 Duet, Pádraig Enright  3rd U17 Wind, Alannah Kissane 1st U17 Storytelling  and 3rd U17 Recitation.

Ballybunion C.C.E. will hold an Irish night on Saturday March 15th in Kilcooleys Ballybunion. The Result of the Lord Mayor of Ballybunion will be announced on the night. During the night there will be a raffle and the proceeds are being donated to Ballybunion Youth Cove Café.

Naomh Ciaran
Traditional Singing Classes Commence at The Rambling House Brosna Tuesday March 4th 2014 7.30pm to 8.30pm Teacher: Catherine Murphy (Broderick) Children, Teens & Adults welcome. Some places still available. For further information contact: Secretary: Kay Daly on (087) 9940339(087) 9940339 Traditional Music Classes Commence at The Rambling House Brosna Thursday February 27th 2014 7.00pm to 8.00pm Teacher: Philip Shine Children, Teens & Adults welcome.Some places still available. For further information contact: Secretary: Kay Daly on (087) 9940339(087) 9940339 The committee would like to thank everybody who attended the youth session at An Ríocht Athletic Club Castleisland on Sunday February 23rd. Well done to the musicians and singers who took part and made the afternoon so enjoyable. Our thanks also to Dónal Cullinane and Reidun Schlesinger who gave of their time and expertise. A great afternoon of entertainment was had by all.

Causeway CCE
CD Launch The new CD by Richard and Den will be launched at Richard Keanes Pub Causeway on Saturday March 1st at 10pm. Mr Pat Hussey Mayor of Tralee will perform the launch.
All profits will go to Recovery Haven Support group Tralee. Everybody welcome. Causeway CCE feis Results It was a brilliant success with nearly 400 competitiors taking part. The day started sharply at 10.30 and finished at 5pm. Results of Blackbird Dance.1st Kacey Dineen Causeway. 2nd Valerie Kiely Causeway and 3rd Kayla Getrate Dingle. Trophies. Reel open 6 to u8 Bridin Purcell Ballyduff. Heavy jig open 8 to u10 Kayla Getrate Dingle. Boys any age Cian Cronin Firies. Hornpipe 10 to u12 Cian Cronin. Firies. Hornpipe O12 Aoife Cronin Firies.  St patrick day Dance Sarah Cantillon Ballyheigue

23rd February 2014
SOUTH NOTES

Next weekend our musicians and dancers converge on  Tralee IT on Saturday and Ballybunion on Sunday  for thsi eyars Counnty Sult na Nog Competitions.
We wish all the competitors the best of luck over the weekend. Check out the Kerry CCE website for timetables at www.kerrycomhlatas.ie.

Killorglian CCE Grúpa Cheoil recommences on Thursday 27th February. Also just a reminder that as a number of students are travelling to Sult na nÓg in Tralee on Saturday 1st, the Saturday morning music  class will not resume until March 8th.

Milltown Listry Comhaltas Set-Dancing and Music classes continue, all welcome to participate, further information Amanda Howe 087 7973303087 7973303. Best of luck to our participants in the Sult Na Óg this weekend.

Sliabh Luachra CCE A Traditional Youth Session will take place on Sunday 2nd of March from 4pm to 5.30pm in the Credit Union Building, Gneeveguilla. We would like to encourage especially the young beginner / intermediate musicians and singers in the area to come along and join in. This will be a great fun afternoon for everyone. Should you require further information contact our secretary Maureen on 087 2871357
Munster Fleadh Accommodation The Munster Fleadh Cheoil takes place in Killarney from July 14th to July 20th next. We are at the moment putting together a list of B&B’s in the area to send to people who make enquiries. If you would like to have your B&B included in this list, please send details  i.e name, address, phone number, email address, web site address, if you have one, and approx  distance from town to: munster.fleadh.accommodation@gmail.com or ring Eoin O’Carra on 087 6155253087 6155253

Fossa Two Mile CCE will hold a Ceili in Fossa Community Centre on the 16th March from 3pm - 6pm. Music by the Neily O'Connor Band.

Naomh Ciaran CCE
Traditional Singing Classes Commence at The Rambling House Brosna Tuesday March 4th 2014 7.30pm to 8.30pm Teacher: Catherine Murphy (Broderick) Children, Teens & Adults welcome. Some places still available. For further information contact: Secretary: Kay Daly on (087) 9940339(087) 9940339
Traditional Music Classes Commence at The Rambling House Brosna Thursday February 27th 2014 7pm to 8pm Teacher: Philip Shine Children, Teens & Adults welcome.Some places still available. For further information contact: Secretary: Kay Daly on (087) 9940339(087) 9940339
The committee would like to thank everybody who attended the youth session at An Ríocht Athletic Club Castleisland on Sunday February 23rd. Well done to the musicians and singers who took part and made the afternoon so enjoyable. Our thanks also to Dónal Cullinane and Reidun Schlesinger who gave of their time and expertise. A great afternoon of entertainment was had by all.

Kilcummin Comhaltas Branch will be holding its Annual Easter Raffle on Sunday 13th. April at the GAA Club Bar. Hamper Prizes, Spot Prizes, Entertainment and Finger Food. Raffle cards (EURO 2 per line) are now available from Comhaltas Members and will be also be available on the night. All welcome."

Barr na Sraide CCE tell us that Music Classes re-commencing Friday 28th feb - class times are same as last term. Fiddle Beginners at 4pm, Intermediate 5.20, and Advanced at 6.15.Accordion Beginners 4.35, Advanced beginner at 4.55 and Intermediate at 6.00 Groups Beginner at  4pm, Intermediate at 4.35 and Advanced at 6.45.
Some fundraising events coming up iin aid if the Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai
Sunday 2nd march, fund raising bingo night at An Bonnan Bui pub in Cahersiveen
Friday 14th March mixed darts tournament at 8pm, Craineens Bar, Cahersiveen, entry fee €5.00. Saturday 15th March there is a 5k fun run, registration 12.30pm at Cahersiveen Community Centre, Adults  €10, students €5, children free
Satuday night 15th March Disco at 9.30pm, Kerry Coast Inn, entry fee €5.00. Watch this space for a Monster raffle coming soon  Lots of fabulous prizes!! Details later.

Sliabh Mish
Sár oíche a bhí againn ag an Oíche Gaelach. Go raibh míle maith agat do gach duine a bhí ann. Thank you to everyone who helped make our Irish night the success that it was. A great night was had by all!
Our shows will be starting in the Earl of Desmond hotel, Tralee on the 6th of March and will run every Monday and Thursday night throughout the Summer. We hope that this years shows will be as successful and enjoyable as in previous years.

CCÉ Cill Áirne are delighted to congratulate our winners at Ceoil an Geimhridh last weekend. Naoise Buckley, 3rd Wind (Faoi 13) 8 Hand Céilí Dancers (Faoi 13) 1st  Shona Collins, Rachel Doheny, Peter O'Shea, Liam Healy, Leah Sheehan, Joe Rudden, Ciarán Quigley, Aoife Cronin. 4 Hand Céilí Dancers (Faoi 13) 1st Shona Collins, Rachel Doheny, Liam Healy, Joe Rudden,
 Ceilí will be held on Monday, March 10th 8.30pm at Darby O Gills, Killarney. Music by Uí Bhriain, Proceeds to Brù Columbanus Cork, Contact Ann 087 9403508087 9403508 for more Information


16th February 2014
NORTH NOTES
Once again it has been a very busy week in Comhaltas with many Branches holding activities. A very successful Ceol an Geimhridh na Mumhan was held in Dromcolliher, Co. Limerick with many titles coming back to the Kingdom. Everyone is now getting ready for the Sult na Nog competitions which will be held on March 1st in the IT Tralee for the Music Singing and Storytelling and 2nd March in the Tintain Theatre Ballybunion for the Ceili and Set Dancing Competitions. Our website is now up and running and all details of events as well as rules and Competitions dates can now be downloaded by visiting www.kerrycomhaltas.ie. Plans for this years Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai which will be held in Cahersiveen are well advanced and the Committee are already having fundraising events details on the website or on Facebook at Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai or Kerry CCE. Dont forget Richard Casey and Den McCarthy CD Launch on 1st March in Causeway. At the last County Board Meeting Votes of Sympathy were expressed to the following families Margaret and Tadhg Creedon Glenflesk on the death of Margaret's Father Denis Moynihan Halpin and Doyle Family Ballybunion and Listowel on the death of their Mother Cailín O'Shea and family Sliabh Mish on the death of her grandfather Jamie O'Shea.
These are the Kerry winners at last weekends Ceol an Gheimhridh na Mumhan held in Hazelwood College Dromcollogher Co Limerick
Wind (Faoi 13) 3rd Naoise Buckley, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Wind (13-17) 2nd Robert Fell, CCÉ, Sliabh Mish, 3rd Pádraig Enright, CCÉ, Leac Snámha. Reed (Faoi 13) 3rd Ryan O'Neill, CCÉ, Ballydonoghue / Lisselton, Reed (13-17) 1st Donagh Mc Elligott, CCÉ, Leac Snámha, String (13-17) 3rd Orla O'Connor, CCÉ, Leac Snámha. Amhránaíocht (13-17) 2nd Proinnsias Ó Cathasaigh, CCÉ, Craobh An Ághasaigh. Singing (Faoi 13) 1st Shauna O'Leary, CCÉ, Kilcummin. Singing (13-17) 1st Heather Grey, CCÉ, Sliabh Mish, 3rd Proinnsias Ó Cathasaigh, CCÉ, Craobh An Ághasaigh. Scéalaíocht (13-17) 1st Proinnsias Ó Cathasaigh, CCÉ, Craobh An Ághasaigh. Storytelling (13-17) 1st Alannah Kissane, CCÉ, Leac Snámha. Recitation of a Poem (Faoi 13) 3rd Eoin Griffin, CCÉ, Sliabh Mish. Recitation of a Poem (13-17) 3rd Alannah Kissane, CCÉ, Leac Snámha, Duets (Faoi 13) 1st Eléna Mc Elligott, Clodagh Gaynor, CCÉ, Leac Snámha, 2nd Ryan O'Neill, Darragh Mackessy, CCÉ, Ballydonoghue / Lisselton. Duets (13-17) 3rd Orla O'Connor, Donagh Mc Elligott, CCÉ, Leac Snámha. Quartette (Faoi 13) 2nd Ryan O'Neill, Roisín Kissane, Darragh Mackessy, Amy O'Sullivan, CCÉ, Ballydonoghue / Lisselton. Set Dancing - Mixed (Faoi 13) 3rd William Brosnan, Shauna O'Leary, Nicole Williams, Niamh O'Donovan, Nathan Counihan, Micheál Sweeney, Danny Cronin, Alison Moynihan, CCÉ, Kilcummin. Set Dancing - Mixed (13-17) 1st Steven O'Leary, Seán Moynihan, Niamh Mc Sweeney, Maeve Mc Sweeney, Lynn Brosnan, Kevin Healy, Conor Coffey, Aisling O'Connor, CCÉ, Kilcummin. 2nd Tomás de Baróid, Rachael Ní Bhraonáin, Pól Ó Concubhair, Niamh Ní Chonchubhair, Fiona Ní Neiligán Nic Carthaigh, Eoghan Mac Mathúna, Éimear Ní Argáin, Adam Ó Maonlaí, CCÉ, Craobh Naomh Chiaráín. Set Dancing - All Girls (Faoi 13) 1st Shauna O'Leary, Shauna O'Donoghue, Nicole Williams, Niamh O'Donovan, Mary Murphy, Claire Stagg, Alison Moynihan, Aisling O'Donovan, CCÉ, Kilcummin, Set Dancing - All Girls (13-17) 1st Siobhán Moynihan, Niamh Mc Sweeney, Mary Murphy, Maeve Mc Sweeney, Lynn Brosnan, Kellie O'Sullivan, Eilish O'Leary, Aisling O'Connor, CCÉ, Kilcummin, 2nd Niamh Casey, Muireann Egan, Lorraine Kelly, Emily Sugure, Eimear O'Donovan, Ciara Sugrue, Casey O'Donoghue, Caoimhe Teehan, CCÉ, Barr na Sráide. 8 Hand Céilí Dancing (Faoi 13) 1st Shona Collins, Rachel Doheny, Peter O'Shea, Liam Healy, Leah Sheehan, Joe Rudden, Ciarán Quigley, Aoife Cronin, CCÉ, Cill Áirne. 8 Hand Céilí Dancing (13-17) 2nd Niamh Kelly, Katie Palmer, Clíona O'Shea, Christine Mc Carthy, Chloe Mc Carthy, Aobha O'Shea, Alycia Shortall, Abby O'Sullivan, CCÉ, Tuosist / Kenmare. 4 Hand Céilí Dancing (Faoi 13) 1st Shona Collins, Rachel Doheny, Liam Healy, Joe Rudden, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, 3rd Tara O'Sullivan, Niamh Ní Cheallaigh, Katie Palmer, Aobha O'Shea, CCÉ, Tuosist / Kenmare. 4 Hand Céilí Dancing (13-17) 1st Clíona O'Shea, Christine Mc Carthy, Chloe Mc Carthy, Alycia Shortall, CCÉ, Tuosist / Kenmare
Ballydonoghue CCE A packed hall in Tomasinis Lisselton on Saturday night last were treated to a great nights entertainment at the Annual Ballydonoghue Set Competition. Teams from Ballydonoghue, Causeway and Ardagh Co Limerick took part on the night. The following are the results.
Under 9 Ladies 1st Ballydonoghue A Mairead Barry, Aoibheann Buckley, Rebecca Flavin - Emer Fitzgerald, Kayleigh Sheehy, Bea Stack, Aoibheann Lyons, Gretta Keane. 2nd Ballydonoghue B Aoibheann Lyons, Audrey Ryan, Kayleigh Shehey, Orla Mahony, Gretta Keane, Bea Stack, Aoibheann Buckley, Emer Fitzgerald.
Under 11 Ladies 1st Ballydonoghue Nora Keane, Orla Horgan, Eve Hennelly, Mairead Barry, Clodagh McElligott, Rebecca Flavin, Ciara Fitzgerald, Rebecca Houlihan, 3rd Ballydonoghue Edel Martin, Emma Kennelly, Amy Lynch, Ava Barrett, Chloe McCarthy, Katie McCarron, Mairead Barry, Rebecca Flavin. U12 Ladies 2nd Ballydonoghue,  Tori O Connor, Shauna Mulvihill, Nora Keane, Sophia Flavin, Eve Hennelly, Ciara Fitzgerald, Clodagh McElligott, Orla Horgan. U13 Ladies 1st Ballydonoghue Roisin Kissane, Andrea Moriarty, Caoimhe Barry, Molly Mulvihill, Shauna Mulvihill, Louise Madden, Alannah Horgan, Sophie Flavin. U15 Ladies 2nd Ballydonoghue, Michelle O Connor, Molly Mulvihill, Aoife O Donnell, Aoife Lynch, Emily McCarthy, Louise Madden, Roisin Kissane, Aisling Madden. Our thanks to Jackie, Tom and the Staff of Tomasinis and to Patsy Moynihan Killarney who judged on the night. Set Competition. Ceol an Geimhreadh. Congratulations to all competitors from the branch who took part in the Ceol an Geimhreadh Munster final in Dromcollagher on Sunday last. Ryan O Neill & Darragh Mackessy came 2nd in the duet, Ryan O Neill, Darragh Mackessy, Roisin Kissane & Amy O Sullivan came 2nd in the Quartet and Ryan O Neill came 3rd in the U13 Reed. Well done to all! Church Gate Collection. The Ballydonoghue CCE branch collection will take place at masses next weekend 22nd/23rd.
Ballybunion C.C.E. will hold an Irish night on Saturday March 15th in Kilcooleys Ballybunion. The Result of the Lord Mayor of Ballybunion will be announced on the night. During the night there will be a raffle and the proceeds are being donated to Ballybunion Youth Cove Café.
Causeway CCE A great nights entertainment was had by all on Saturday night last when our Set Dancers travelled to Ballydonoghue to take part in the Annual Set Competition which was run by the Ballydonoghue CCE.Thanks to all the Dancers and their parents who travelled. The following are the Causeway Results. U11 Ladies 3rd Ellen O Donoghue, Grainne Nelon, Cara Walsh, Melanie Dineen Higgins, Erika Diggin, Stacey Leahy, Deborah Canty, Ciara O Hanlon. U12 Ladies 1st Causeway, Evana Neilon, Erika Diggin, Aisling Harty, Deborah Canty, Nora Leen, Lisa Barrett, Stacey Leahy, Ellen O Donoghue. U12 Mixed 2nd Causeway Muiris Harty, Ellen O Donoghue, Erika Diggin, Cian Diggin, Cara Walsh, Kieran Sheahan, Ellen O Donoghue, Josuha Diggin, Stacey Leahy. 3rd Causeway Sean O Hanlon, Evana Nelon, Ben Cantillon, Ciara Hanlon, Joshua Diggin, Grainne Nelon, Cian Diggin, Melanie Dineen Higgins. Set Dancing Classes continues every Saturday in the Comprehensive School Causeway at 2pm.
CD Launch The new CD by Richard and Den will be launched at Richard Keanes Pub Causeway on Saturday March 1st at 10pm. Mr Pat Hussey Mayor of Tralee will perform the launch.  
All profits will go to Recovery Haven Support group Tralee. Everybody welcome. 17th Annual Feis at the Comprehensive School Causeway will take place this Sunday February 23rd. Competitions will get underway at 10.30am. Competitions U6 to over 14 years of age including the Blackbird Dance for the Willie Goggin Memorial Trophy.
Lixnaw CCÉ:  Parents please note that, due to Mid-term, no music classes will be held in the Ceolann Thursday evening next, 20th,back as normal Thursday 27th. Results of our Féile Feabhra competitions as follows:  Fiddle U10 1st Kellie Casey, Killeedy, Co Limerick, Joint 2nd Michael Shanahan, Lixnaw and Ciarán  O' Sullivan Killorglin. Fiddle U12 1st Andrea Stack, Lixnaw, 2nd Muirne Lane, Templeglantine, Joint 3rd Orlaith O' Sullivan and Milly Foley, Killorglin. Fiddle O12 1st John Mc Crohan, Lixnaw. Tin Whistle U10 1st Muireann Mc Elligott Lixnaw, 2nd Ciarán Linnane, Lixnaw. Tin Whistle U12 1st Hollie Hennessy, Killeedy. 2nd Jamie Hennessy, Killeedy, 3rd Katelyn Stack, Lixnaw. Tin Whistle O12 1st Ciara Canty, Causeway. Button Accordion U10 1st Aona O Shea Killorglin. Button Accordion U12 1st Chloe Farrell, Killeedy. Concertina U8 1st Ciara Fallon, Lixnaw. Concertina U12 1st Rachel Taylor, Lixnaw. Concertina O12 1st Séan Lane, Templeglantine. Duets U10 1st Aona  O' Shea and Ciarán O' Sullivan, Killorglin 2nd Michael Shanahan and Ciarán Linnane, Lixnaw. Duets U12 1st Rachel Taylor and Andrea Stack, Lixnaw 2nd Hollie and Jamie Hennessy, Killeedy 3rd Milly Foley and Niamh Doyle, Killorglin. Duets O12 1st Seán Kissane and John Mc Crohan, Lixnaw. 2nd Muirne and Séan Lane, Templeglantine 3rd Niamh and Kelly Casey Killeedy. Trios U12 1st Katelyn Stack, Rachel Taylor, Andrea Stack, Lixnaw. 2nd Milly Foley, Ciarán O Sullivan, Stephen O Sullivan, Killorglin. 3rd Niamh Doyle, Orlaith O' Sullivan, Milly Foley, Killorglin. Trios O12 1st Séan Kissane, John Mc Crohan, Lixnaw, Ciara Canty, Causeway. Quartette U12 1st Milly Foley, Orlaith O' Sullivan, Niamh Doyle, Stephen O' Sullivan, Killorglin. Quartette O12 1st Séan Kissane, Ciara Canty(Causeway), John Mc Crohan, Rachel Taylor, Lixnaw. Girls English Singing O12 1st Ciara Canty Causeway. Comhrá Gaeilge U11 1st Jedd Maunsell, Lixnaw 2nd Breandán Walsh Lixnaw. Well done to all competitors. Well, those who travelled to Dromcollogher, Co Limerick on Sunday last for Ceol an Gheimhridh competitions can indeed be very proud as they represented the branch very capably and brought home silverware to prove it. Well done to all participants and comhghairdeas to Eléna Mc Elligott and Clodagh Gaynor who won U13 duet. Donagh Mc Elligott 1st U17 Reed, Orla O' Connor 3rd U17 String, Donagh Mc Elligott/Orla O Connot 3rd U17 Duet, Pádraig Enright  3rd U17 Wind, Alannah Kissane 1st U17 Storytelling  and 3rd U17 Recitation.
CCE Naomh Ciarain Youth session will be held at An Ríocht Athletic Club Castleisland on Sunday next February 23rd 3pm to 5pm. Come along and sing a song, dance a step, play a tune, tell a story or just sit back and enjoy. Everybody is very welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Brosna: The Rambling House in Brosna continues on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on 068 44109068 44109. Scartaglen: The Rambling House in Scartaglen takes place the second Monday of every month at 9.00pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details.
Listowel CCE Irish Music Lessons in all instruments are ongoing at the Seanachi Literary Centre every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. New members always welcome. Further information 068-23441068-23441
Craobh Thra Li CCE will hold the usual Monday night classes at 8pm i nGaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Bhí briseadh beag ag na ceoltóirí óga an tseachtain seo caite! Tá Céití agus a cuid ceoltóirí ag seinnt an cheoil bhinn chéanna i dTobar Mhaigh Dor gach Luan! Plans are afoot for Sult na nÓg on 1ú agus 2ú Márta. Agus beidh GnáthSheisiún na Céadaoine ar siúl, chomh maith, ag Máire Bean Uí Ghríofa agus a gang. The 9am Mass (i nGaeilge) on 9th March in Séipéal Naomh Eoin, Trá Lí, will be offered for the repose of the soul of Traolach Mac Fhearghusa (Gleann Beithe) at the request of our branch...ar dheasláimh Dé go raibh a anam.

South Notes
SOUTH NOTES
Once again it has been a very busy week in Comhaltas with many Branches holding activities. A very successful Ceol an Geimhridh na Mumhan was held in Dromcolliher, Co. Limerick with many titles coming back to the Kingdom. Everyone is now getting ready for the Sult na Nog competitions which will be held on March 1st in the IT Tralee for the Music Singing and Storytelling and 2nd March in the Tintain Theatre Ballybunion for the Ceili and Set Dancing Competitions. Our website is now up and running and all details of events as well as rules and Competitions dates can now be downloaded by visiting www.kerrycomhaltas.ie. Plans for this years Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai which will be held in Cahersiveen are well advanced and the Committee are already having fundraising events details on the website or on Facebook at Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai or Kerry CCE. Dont forget Richard Casey and Den McCarthy CD Launch on 1st March in Causeway. At the last County Board Meeting Votes of Sympathy were expressed to the following families Margaret and Tadhg Creedon Glenflesk on the death of Margaret's Father Denis Moynihan Halpin and Doyle Family Ballybunion and Listowel on the death of their Mother Cailín O'Shea and family Sliabh Mish on the death of her grandfather Jamie O'Shea
These are the Kerry winners at last weekends Ceol an Gheimhridh na Mumhan held in Hazelwood College Dromcollogher Co Limerick
Wind (Faoi 13) 3rd Naoise Buckley, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, Wind (13-17) 2nd Robert Fell, CCÉ, Sliabh Mish, 3rd Pádraig Enright, CCÉ, Leac Snámha. Reed (Faoi 13) 3rd Ryan O'Neill, CCÉ, Ballydonoghue / Lisselton, Reed (13-17) 1st Donagh Mc Elligott, CCÉ, Leac Snámha, String (13-17) 3rd Orla O'Connor, CCÉ, Leac Snámha. Amhránaíocht (13-17) 2nd Proinnsias Ó Cathasaigh, CCÉ, Craobh An Ághasaigh. Singing (Faoi 13) 1st Shauna O'Leary, CCÉ, Kilcummin. Singing (13-17) 1st Heather Grey, CCÉ, Sliabh Mish, 3rd Proinnsias Ó Cathasaigh, CCÉ, Craobh An Ághasaigh. Scéalaíocht (13-17) 1st Proinnsias Ó Cathasaigh, CCÉ, Craobh An Ághasaigh. Storytelling (13-17) 1st Alannah Kissane, CCÉ, Leac Snámha. Recitation of a Poem (Faoi 13) 3rd Eoin Griffin, CCÉ, Sliabh Mish. Recitation of a Poem (13-17) 3rd Alannah Kissane, CCÉ, Leac Snámha, Duets (Faoi 13) 1st Eléna Mc Elligott, Clodagh Gaynor, CCÉ, Leac Snámha, 2nd Ryan O'Neill, Darragh Mackessy, CCÉ, Ballydonoghue / Lisselton. Duets (13-17) 3rd Orla O'Connor, Donagh Mc Elligott, CCÉ, Leac Snámha. Quartette (Faoi 13) 2nd Ryan O'Neill, Roisín Kissane, Darragh Mackessy, Amy O'Sullivan, CCÉ, Ballydonoghue / Lisselton. Set Dancing - Mixed (Faoi 13) 3rd William Brosnan, Shauna O'Leary, Nicole Williams, Niamh O'Donovan, Nathan Counihan, Micheál Sweeney, Danny Cronin, Alison Moynihan, CCÉ, Kilcummin. Set Dancing - Mixed (13-17) 1st Steven O'Leary, Seán Moynihan, Niamh Mc Sweeney, Maeve Mc Sweeney, Lynn Brosnan, Kevin Healy, Conor Coffey, Aisling O'Connor, CCÉ, Kilcummin. 2nd Tomás de Baróid, Rachael Ní Bhraonáin, Pól Ó Concubhair, Niamh Ní Chonchubhair, Fiona Ní Neiligán Nic Carthaigh, Eoghan Mac Mathúna, Éimear Ní Argáin, Adam Ó Maonlaí, CCÉ, Craobh Naomh Chiaráín. Set Dancing - All Girls (Faoi 13) 1st Shauna O'Leary, Shauna O'Donoghue, Nicole Williams, Niamh O'Donovan, Mary Murphy, Claire Stagg, Alison Moynihan, Aisling O'Donovan, CCÉ, Kilcummin, Set Dancing - All Girls (13-17) 1st Siobhán Moynihan, Niamh Mc Sweeney, Mary Murphy, Maeve Mc Sweeney, Lynn Brosnan, Kellie O'Sullivan, Eilish O'Leary, Aisling O'Connor, CCÉ, Kilcummin, 2nd Niamh Casey, Muireann Egan, Lorraine Kelly, Emily Sugure, Eimear O'Donovan, Ciara Sugrue, Casey O'Donoghue, Caoimhe Teehan, CCÉ, Barr na Sráide. 8 Hand Céilí Dancing (Faoi 13) 1st Shona Collins, Rachel Doheny, Peter O'Shea, Liam Healy, Leah Sheehan, Joe Rudden, Ciarán Quigley, Aoife Cronin, CCÉ, Cill Áirne. 8 Hand Céilí Dancing (13-17) 2nd Niamh Kelly, Katie Palmer, Clíona O'Shea, Christine Mc Carthy, Chloe Mc Carthy, Aobha O'Shea, Alycia Shortall, Abby O'Sullivan, CCÉ, Tuosist / Kenmare. 4 Hand Céilí Dancing (Faoi 13) 1st Shona Collins, Rachel Doheny, Liam Healy, Joe Rudden, CCÉ, Cill Áirne, 3rd Tara O'Sullivan, Niamh Ní Cheallaigh, Katie Palmer, Aobha O'Shea, CCÉ, Tuosist / Kenmare. 4 Hand Céilí Dancing (13-17) 1st Clíona O'Shea, Christine Mc Carthy, Chloe Mc Carthy, Alycia Shortall, CCÉ, Tuosist / Kenmare
Kilcummin CCE would like to congratulate the following who competed in the Munster finals of Ceol an Geimhridh on Sunday last. U13 Singing 1st Shauna O'Leary, U13 Ladies Set 1st, U13 Mixed Set 3rd.and the U17 Ladies Set 1st. Next Sunday Music Session will be held on February 23rd from 2.30 to 5pm in the Recreational Hall. All welcome.
Killarney CCE would like to Congratulate all our participants in Ceol an Geimhridh on Sunday last. We are also delighted to congratulate Bryan O'Leary on winning the coveted  Gradam Award for young musician of the year.
Ceilí will be held on Monday, March 10th 8.30pm at Darby O Gills, Killarney. Music by Uí Bhriain, Proceeds to Brù Columbanus Cork, Contact Ann 087 9403508087 9403508 for more Information
Barr na Sraide Bingo fund raising night being held by An Bonnan Bui pub In Cahersiveen, Proceeds in aid of the Fleadh, thanks to Darren for his support
Classes as normal every Friday evening at St Mary's Clubhouse, Cahersiveen, contact 0879787434 for further information.
Fossa Two Mile CCE will hold a Ceili in Fossa Community Centre on the 16th March from 3pm - 6pm. Music by the Neily O'Connor Band.
CCE Naomh Ciarain Youth session will be held at An Ríocht Athletic Club Castleisland on Sunday next February 23rd 3pm to 5pm. Come along and sing a song,
dance a step, play a tune, tell a story or just sit back and enjoy. Everybody is very welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
Brosna: The Rambling House in Brosna continues on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on 068 44109068 44109.
Scartaglen: The Rambling House in Scartaglen takes place the second Monday of every month at 9.00pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details.
Sliabh Mish CCÉ are extremely proud of all our members who competed at the Munster Finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh today, well done to all who traveled to Dromcolliher, Limerick to take part and represent us admirably as always. We want to extend a special Comhghairdeachas to our prize winners, Heather Grey who took first in English Singing 13-17, Robert Fell who came 2nd in the Wind 13-17 and Eoin Griffin came 3rd in the Recitation U13!
And our eagerly anticipated event is almost here! This Saturday night, the 22nd of February, we will be hosting our Irish language event, "Oíche Gaelach" in the Shanty bar Ballyfinnane. Under 18 session begins at 7pm until 9pm when there will be a selection of finger food. The adults session will then start and continue until closing time. A great night as Gaeilge is guaranteed so come along for cómhrá, ceol agus craic!


9th February 2014

KERRY CCE NOTES

All roads lead this weekend to Ceol An Gheimhridh Na Mumhan 2013/14. On Sunday 16th February, Hazelwood College, Dromcolliher, Co Limerick will host this Munster event in Music, Song, Dance, and Storytelling. We wish all our competitors who have qualified from the Kerry finals the best of Luck on Sunday. Ciarrai Abú. Reminding everyone Closing Date for entries to County Sult na Nog Competitions must be with the County Secretary by closing date Thursday 13th February. No entries will be taken after that date.These competitions will take place on Saturday March 1st and Sunday March 2nd. Details can be found on our website. This year’s Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai Church Gate Collections will take place on the following dates Rathmore, Gneeveguilla, & Shrone Saturday 22nd March & Sunday 23rd March 2014. The remainder of County Kerry are on the same weekend, Saturday 29th March and Sunday 30th March 2014. These Church Gate Collections are very important to the hosting of Fleadh Cheoil Ciarrai which will be held this year in Cahersiveen under the direction of CCE Barr na Sraide. The Fleadh will run from June 17th to 22nd June. Our new Website is now up and running and why not log into it to get up to date information on events coming up as well as information on this years Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí and Fleadh na Mumhan Killarney. www.kerrycomhaltas.ie 

Ballydonoghue CCE confined set competition will take place on this Saturday 15th February at 7.30pm in Tomaisín's. Dancing and Music Classes continue as usuaL on Friday evenings. Sean nos dancing Friday evenings at Lisselton School are from 6pm & 6.30pm.

Listowel Comhaltas. Irish Music Classes  in all instruments are ongoing at the Seanachi Literary Centre every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. New members always welcome Further information 068-23441068-23441.

Ballybunion CCE. Ballybunion Comhaltas put on a great night in Kilcooly's last Saturday night - music, song, dance and storytelling of a very high standard, all in aid of Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue. The night was very well supported. Well done to all concerned. The branch are delighted to be involved in this very worthwhile fundraising drive and at the end of the night, handed over €550 for the cause. These Saturday night seisiún will continue for the foreseeable  future and are always most enjoyable and entertaining. Kilcooly's every Thursday night, Timmy Woulfe hosts a great night of entertainment and fun while teaching adult set dancing classes. Timmy teaches sets, new and old, from all parts of the county. He is currently getting the group into shape to take to the floor for the Céilí Mór on Sunday, 16th March. Meanwhile, John Stack continues with his children's classes in the Convent Hall Doon Road on Monday evenings at 4pm.

Causeway CCE. The 17th Annual Feis at the Comprehensive School Causeway goes ahead on Sunday February 23rd. Competitions will get underway at 10.30am. Competitions U6 to over 14 years of age including the Blackbird Dance for the Willie Goggin Memorial Trophy. All are Welcome.

Thrá Lí. Tá ag éirí go hiontach le ranganna ceoil na craoibhe a bhíonn ann gach Luan. Bíonn Múinteoir Céití agus a cuid ceoltóirí i mbun ceoil ó 8pm go 9pm. Our music classes/sessions will continue in Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí 'till Easter. Tá an chraobh an-bhuíoch le húdaráis an choláiste. New members most welcome....fáilte is 20 roimh chách. Máire Bean Uí Ghríofa and her 'weekly group' continue with their Seisiún na Céadaoine....comhluadar agus ceol breá bríomhar meidhreach! Bíonn ceol binn eaglasta le cloisint gach Domhnach ag Aifreann 9am i Sáipéal Naomh Eoin, Sráid an Chaisleáin, agus Shelley Ní Eidhin i mbun na cláirsí. Uaireanta cloistear amhránaíocht leithleach Chúil Aodha agus Nóirín (Ní Shúilleabháin) Uí Dhálaigh ag canadh iomann traidisiúnta. Agus, de ghnáth, bíonn ball nó dhó ag Ciorcal Comhrá an Chonartha in Óstán na gCluainte ag 8pm ar an Déardaoin. Everybody welcome at these chat sessions!

Lixnaw CCÉ. The Committee of Lixnaw Comhaltas and its members were shocked and saddened to hear of the very recent and untimely death of Noel O Connell. Noel had been a long standing member of the branch, attending  meetings, events and outings and a great supporter of all activities through the years. The branch wishes to extend its deepest most sincere sympathy to the family of Noel, 'Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis'. Well, last weekend the Ceolann was a busy spot for our annual Féile Feabhra. Saturday's workshops were very well attended for both the music and sean-nós danchig and an absolute great concert took place on Saturday night. The younger dancers and musicians stole the show, displaying a taste of what we can expect in the coming years from the branch. Thanks to all the young members who cooperated admirably for the preparations and on the night, to all parents and families for such great support and patience and finally to the Ceolann teachers, Bridget and Mary Dennehy for dancing and TP Mc Namara, Louise Bunyan and Maura Walsh for music, It was a night to remember. Sunday brought people from near and far for the music, singing and comhrá competitions, fantastic talent and entertainment coming through from such young ages. Thanks again to all who attended, we really appreciate your support, míle buíochas daoibh go léir. Finally, best of luck to members who will represent the branch at Ceol and Gheimhridh competitions in Drumcollogher, Co Limerick on Sunday next.

Sliabh Luachra CCE Next Sunday the 16th of February, the Munster Finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh will take place in Dromcolliher, Co Limerick, we would like to wish the best of luck to Shane Warren, who will represent the branch in the U13 Story telling competition. Well done to Niamh Dalton, who was selected to take part in the final of Comórtas Bonn Óir Sean Ó Riada, in the Rochestown Park Hotel, 15 finalists preformed in a concert on the night with Cormac Begley receiving the top prize on the night. A very enjoyable night of music and craic was had by all. Also heartiest Congratulations to Bryan O’Leary, of Tureencahill, Gneeveguilla, on receiving the TG4 Gradam Cheoil 2014 Young Musician of the Year award. Bryan will be presented his award at the Gradam Cheoil Concert in the UCH, Limerick on the 12th of April. We are delighted for you and your family on this special occasion.

Milltown Listry Comhaltas Set-Dancing for Juniors classes continue on Monday nights, in Listry Community Centre, with classes for beginners and improvers. Music classes are provided on Wednesdays, for all levels and ages. All welcome to participate, further information Amanda Howe 087 7973303087 7973303.

Fossa Two Mile CCE will hold a Ceili in Fossa Community Centre on the 16th March from 3pm - 6pm. Music by the Neily O'Connor Band.

Killorglin CCE. Some of our new Grúpa Cheoil members travelled to Lixnaw on Sunday for their first ever Féile Cheoil. Congratulations to Orlaith O'Sullivan, Milly Foley,Stephen O'Sullivan, Niamh Doyle, Aona O'Shea and Ciarán O'Sullivan who all came home with medals. Well done and thank you also to Lixnaw branch who host this Féile, which is fantastic experience for our young musicians.

Sliabh Mish CCE. This week is the final chance to get entries in for Sult na nÓg. Anyone interested in entering should send entries to our branch secretary, Cailín, as soon as possible. For further information Cailín can be contacted on: (087) 900 9579(087) 900 9579. We are drawing closer to our big Irish language event, "Oíche Gaelach" which will take place in the Shanty bar Ballyfinnane on Saturday the 22nd of February. There will be a junior (under 18) session from 7pm to 9pm and this will be followed by an adult session. All our welcome to join us as a great night is guaranteed and all as gaeilge!

Milltown Listry Comhaltas Set-Dancing for Juniors classes continue on Monday nights, in Listry Community Centre, with classes for beginners and improvers. Music classes are provided on Wednesdays, for all levels and ages. All welcome to participate, further information Amanda Howe 087 7973303087 7973303.

Naomh Ciaran CCE The committee would like to convey its very best wishes to the Set Dancers and their teacher Mary Philpott who will represent the branch at the Munster Final of Ceol an Geimhridh on Sunday February 16th in Dromcollogher Co Limerick. Naomh Chiaráin Youth session at An Ríocht Athletic Club Castleisland on Sunday February 23rd. It will run from 3pm to 5pm. Come along and sing a song, dance a step, play a tune, tell a story or just sit back and enjoy. Everybody is very welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Mr Music Man himself Richard Casey from Causeway tells me that himself and Denis McCarthy are having a very important night coming up on Saturday 1st March. They are launching their 2nd Album and this is a very special one as all the proceeds are going to Recovery Haven (Cancer Support House).  Their launch is going ahead in Keane Bar Causeway and he was telling me that the CD will be on Sale at different locations.We will announce these once they become available

CCE Barr na Sraide Cahersiveen. The Fleadh Cheoil Committee are having a Fleadh fund raising 5km "fun run" on Saturday 15th March, registration at Cahersiveen Community Centre at 12.30 pm on the day. Adults €10, students €5 and children free. Also they are holding a fund raising Mixed Darts Tournament in Craineens Pub on Friday 14th March, entry fee €5. So get out your Arrows. Bingo fund raising night on 2nd March being held by An Bonnan Bui pub in Cahersiveen, contact 0879787434 for further information.


4th February
PRO report at this Months County Board Meeting
Facebook has been refaced and is now been updated each day.
I’m hoping to run a competition on Facebook in relation to our new website shortly.
NEW Website now ready to Launch
Hard Drive now purchased and all photos will be stored on this one drive a backup system will be organised shortly
A new PRO email address has been set up which will be moved on to the next Pro for continuation of information from one to another when its needed.
A new Flickr Account has been set up to support our website. This has been done to use less space on our website. We have 1TB of space on Flickr and if we continued putting our photos on our website it would end up costing us more in the future.
Domain names Kerrycomhaltas.ie and Kerrycomhaltas.com now under the control of the Board.
It was under the control of last web developer. (All Passwords are changed and copies with County Secretary)
Kerry County Fleadh Facebook account which was setup by Ballybunion CCE has now come under the County Board. The account has now being handed over by Ballybunion CCE to the County Board and Passwords have been changed and will be handed over to the present PRO of Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí Ann Landers in the Coming weeks.
A new section for Kerry CCE news has been launched in the Outlooks ie, Sliabh Luachra, Tralee, and Killarney over the last 4 weeks. I would like to thank Con Dennehy for allowing me to advertise our notes. The Listowel Advertiser are also carrying our notes and Thanks here to Denis Walsh. The Killarney Advertiser and thanks  to Caroline/Eve for their help. To Marisa Reidy and all the reporters for her help in the Kerryman and Michelle Cooper Galvin for her help and Co Operation over the past couple of months. A special thanks to Tommy Keane of the Kerryman for his help and support in relation to the North and South Notes which appear each week.

Deadline for Notes is Sunday night 8pm, Earlier, if Possible
All PRO’s receive a text on Sunday Morning reminding them of notes and in some cases I have received the prior sending the text.

All Passwords are now changed for all Accounts and copies of these are with the County Secretary.
Again this is for protection and Security of the County Board.

SULT NA NOG
The County Sult na Nog Competitions will take place on March 1st and 2nd. On Saturday the Music, Singing and Storytelling will take place in the IT Tralee. And on the Following day in the Tintain Theatre Ballybunion the Set and Ceili Dancing Competitions will be held. Closing Date for entries to the County Secretary is Thursday 13th February.

Causeway CCE
On Saturday 25th January Over 70 members of Causeway CCE attended the Annual Dinner Social held in the Ballyroe Hotel Tralee on Saturday night last. What a wonderful evening was had by all, after a beautiful meal was had by all, the entertainment started let by the one and only Richard Casey and his band of Musicians. They Danced and Danced again, They Sang and Sang Again and during all that the Musicians played all night and well into the early morning. Everyone had a great night and well done to everyone in the Causeway Branch led by their Chairman Johnny Carroll for a great night.

Causeway CCE There will be an Irish night at the Hopper Bar Causeway on Saturday night February 8th.
Causeway CCE 17th Annual Feis at the Comprehensive School Causeway on Sunday February 23rd. Competitions will get underway at 10.30am. Competitions U6 to over 14 years of age including the Blackbird Dance for the Willie Goggin Memorial Trophy.

Ballybunion CCE  Had a item on Deirdre Walsh Programme on Radio Kerry  in December  about having International Students learning Irish Dancing in the branch. Well Done to all
Ballybunion CCE will be running their fundraising drive again this year for Lord Mayor of Ballybunion. More Details when they arrive.
They are already looking forward to another big event in the CCE calendar, when on October 23rd Ballybunion will host the concert Tour of Ireland. Details to follow nearer to the event.
Last, but not least from Ballybunion, the local branch has decided, in conjunction with Kilcooly's Bar and Restaurant, to donate the proceeds from their Irish night on Saturday, Feb 8th, to the Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue, as our part in The Big Wave fundraiser weekend. They are looking forward to seeing all of the regulars there and to being part of this very worthwhile event.

Listowel CCE There will be a Branch meeting on 5th February at 8pm at the Seanachi Centre New members always welcome.
Lixnaw CCE
Well done to the Officers and especially Roisin Rice PRO Lixnaw for her excellent production of OUR ROAD TO DERRY CD. This is fundraiser towards new Instruments. I had a very enjoyable night at their launch and wish her and the branch a lot of success with that venture.
Well, preparations for our 24th Annual Féile Feabhra are well and truly under way and it promises to be a very enjoyable weekend. On Sat 8th Feb the weekend will kick start with a Ceilí Band workshop, geared for younger musicians, to be held in the Ceolann from 11.30-1pm,regs at 11am and then from 1.45-3.30 a Sean-nós dancing workshop will take place, fee of €10 per workshop or €15 for both. On Sat night 8th at 8pm the Féile Feabhra concert will feature all the children and tutors from the various classes and on Sun 9th Feb competitions will be held in the Ceolann in Traditional Music, covering all instruments from U8 up, Traditional Singing and Comhrá Gaeilge, starting at 2pm
Naomh Chiaráin Youth session at An Ríocht Athletic Club Castleisland on Sunday February 23rd. It will run from 3pm to 5pm. Come along and sing a song, dance a step, play a tune, tell a story or just sit back and enjoy. Everybody is very welcome. Light refreshments will be served
They Have a New PRO on board and he will be announced y their Branch shortly

Rambling House: Brosna: The Rambling House in Brosna continues on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh.
Scartaglen: The Rambling House in Scartaglen takes place the second Monday of every month at 9.00pm.

Craobh Barr na Sraide CCE
On Friday night 24th Feb Craobh Barr na Sraide held in their Annual Concert in the Ring of Kerry Hotel. What a wonderful occasion where all ages played together and Songs were sung and Dancers Danced. It is clear from attending this event that Craobh Barr na Sraide is full of energy and Talent and this bears well for this years Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí. On the night Cliona Ní Bhraonain Chairperson kept things moving very smoothfully and with Fear an Tí - Pádraig Ó Sé - Radio Na Gaelteachta at the Microphone, he kept the Crowd entertained during the night.
Also a special word of thanks to Branch PRO Caroline Moriarty for all her help during the night and for getting all these wonderful Dancers and Musicians ready for their pictures to be taken.
It was nice to see the array of young talent playing with their teachers and this can only be good for the future of the branch. On behalf on the Kerry County Board of Comhaltas Congrats to all on a Job well done.

CCE Barr Na Sraide CCE  are having a Fundraising 5km fun run on Saturday March 15th at 1.30pm, Cahersiveen Followed by Green Celtic Rock til late party at Kerry Coast Inn starting at 9.30pm til late

Church Gate Collection Rathmore, Gneeveguilla, & Shrone Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd March 2014

Mr Music Man himself Richard Casey from Causeway tells me that himself and Denis McCarthy are having a very important night coming up on Saturday 1st March.
They are launching their 2nd Album and this is a very special one as all the proceeds are going to Recovery Haven (Cancer Support House).
Their launch is going ahead in Keane Bar Causeway and he was telling me that the CD will be on Sale at different locations. We will announce these once they become available.

Kilcummin CCE Please don't forget - any unwanted/unused Christmas gifts will be gladly accepted by trainers in preparation for our Easter raffle. These can be handed in to any trainer at the Music, Singing, and Dancing classes.

Ballydonoghue CCE held a very successful Trad for Trocaire night and thanks there to Eugene and Lucille O Sullivan for their help on the night with spot prizes and their use of the premises

Sliabh Mish CCE
Oíche Gaelach will take place in the Shanty bar Ballyfinnane on Saturday the 22nd of February. There will be a junior (under 18) session from 7pm to 9pm and this will be followed by an adults session. A great night is guaranteed and all as gaeilge!

Ceol An Gheimhridh Na Mumhan 2013/14 Sunday 16 February, 2014 HAZELWOOD COLLEGE DROMCOLLIHER CO LUIMNIGH. Can we wish all our competitors form Kerry the best of Luck.

Glenflesk CCE held their Concert over Christmas and Killarney held a Spraoi na Nog Ceili for Children where over 100 Children attended. Fossa/Two Mile held a fundraising ceili in aid of the Munster Fleadh and I believe this was a great success also.

Fleadh na Mumhan
They are having a flag day on March 15th, 2014 in Killarney to raise funds for Fleadh na Mumhan, if anyone can volunteer 90 mins on that day we would appreciate all help. If interested contact Ann Mangan 087 9403508087 9403508
Fleadh na Mumhan Concert with Four Men and a Dog Friday 18th
Ceili with Johnny Reidy Friday 18th
They are doing a fantastic deal for the 2 events together

The Committee are working at lightening pace at present to have everything in order and we wish them the best of luck.
Check out the Facebook page and Website for updates as they happen

Congress 2014 will be held at Culturlann na hEireann 3rd and 4th of May 2014

Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí 17th to 22nd June 2014.
Closing Date for Fleadh Cheoil Chiarra¬ 2014 Thursday 22rd May 2014. All entries are to be with County Runai¬ by Thursday 22nd of May 2014.
Mixed Darts Tournament in Craineens Pub on Friday 14th March, entry fee €5.
5km "fun run" on sat 15th march, registration at Cahersiveen Community Centre @ 12.30 pm on the day. Adults €10, students €5 and children free.

Echoes of Erin Farewell Concert – DUBLIN
9 February 2014
Monkstown , County Dublin
All there Dates for English venues can be found on our facebook Page

Website
Thanks to Eoin O Carra who attended the Meetings with web developers in November. Out of those meetings and in discussion the Officers of the Board it was decided to move developers.
Tonight we Launch our new website.

Finally
I would like to thank my fellow officers for their help and guidance since I took over and
I would also like to thank all the PRO’s and the Officers of the branches who I have dealt with since I became PRO. 18 Branches as at some stage have sent in Notes and 15 of those are doing it regularly each week. It is in the interest of each Branch to promote themselves as much as possible and by sending Notes and Information to me as soon as events are made, can help you in the promotion of your branch.


John Stack
PRO Kerry CCE
0876020990
prokerrycce@gmail.com
http://www.kerrycomhaltas.ie
http://www.kerrycomhaltas.com


26th January 2014

North Notes 
North Notes
Munster Convention will take place on Sunday 2nd February, 2014 in Hibernian Hotel Mallow.
A reminder to all Branches that there will be a County Board Meeting on Tuesday 4th February in the Meadowlands Hotel at 8pm. All Delegates are asked to attend.
March 1st and 2nd The County Sult na Nog Competitions will take place. On Saturday the Music, Singing and Storytelling will take place in the IT Tralee. And on the Following day in the Tintain Theatre Ballybunion The Set and Ceili Dancing Competitons will be held. Closing Date for entries to the County Secretary is Thursday 13th February.
Over 70 members of Causeway CCE attended the Annual Dinner Social held in the Ballyroe Hotel Tralee on Saturday night last. What a wonderful evening was had by all, after a beautiful meal was had by all, the entertainment started let by the one and only Richard Casey and his band of Musicians. They Danced and Danced again, They Sang and Sang Again and during all that the Musicians played all night and well into the early morning. Everyone had a great night and well done to everyone in the Causeway Branch led by their Chairman Johnny Carroll for a great night.
Ballydonoghue CCE Best of luck to Katie Mc Namara Purcell and her music group who take part in Scor Encore in Dublin this week. The group are Aoife lynch, Aoife O Donnell, Ròisín Kissane, Aisling Madden and Mary Barry. Set dancing classes continue each Thursday evening and Saturday morning in Coolard Clubrooms. Music, singing and step dancing continues each Friday evening at Lisselton School. A sean nos dancing class will begin on February 7th with beginners at 6pm and advanced at 6.30pm.
Ballylongford CCE Dancing classes on how to learn to to dance waltzes, Jives, Foxtrots, Quicksteps and Set Dancing in Parish Hall Ballylongford. Children on Tuesday's from 5pm to 6pm and  Adults on Thursday 8pm to 9.30pm.
Causeway CCE There will be an Irish night at the Hopper Bar Causeway on Saturday night February 8th. Causeway CCE 17th Annual Feis at the Comprehensive School Causeway on Sunday February 23rd. Competitions will get underway at 10.30am. Competitions U6 to over 14 years of age including the Blackbird Dance for the Willie Goggin Memorial Trophy.
Ballybunion CCE At a meeting of the Ballybunion branch of CCE on Thursday last, it was announced that Mrs Joan O'Connor is this year's Ballybunion CCE's candidate for Lord Mayor of Ballybunion. Joan, who has been a staunch supporter of the local branch over the last few years, is an excellent choice for this position and we wish her every success in her race for office!!
Hot off the press, it has just been disclosed that another candidate has emerged - Ms Noreen Pierce-O'Sullivan is going to throw her hat in the ring (if you pardon the pun!), running for the Cashen Vale Boxing Club. The best of luck to the ladies - where are the men folk?!  We are already looking forward to another big event in the CCE calendar, when on October 23rd Ballybunion will host the concert Tour of Ireland. Details to follow nearer to the event. Last, but not least, the local branch has decided, in conjunction with Kilcooly's Bar and Restaurant, to donate the proceeds from their Irish night on Saturday, Feb 8th, to the Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue, as our part in The Big Wave fundraiser weekend. We look forward to seeing all of the regulars there and to being part of this very worthwhile event.
Listowel CCE Irish Music Lessons in all instruments are ongoing at the Seanachi Literary Centre every Wednesday from 3-6 pm. There will be a Branch meeting on 5th February at 8pm at the Seanachi Centre New members always welcome. Further information 068-23441068-23441.
Lixnaw CCÉ A reminder again that all entries for Sult na nÓg must be in to the Ceolann secretary by 7th Feb, these competitions will be held in Tralee IT on Sat 1st Mar. Well, preparations for our 24th Annual Féile Feabhra are well and truly under way and it promises to be a very enjoyable weekend. On Sat 8th Feb the weekend will kickstart with a Ceilí Band workshop, geared for younger musicians,to be held in the Ceolann from 11.30-1pm,regs at 11am and then from 1.45-3.30 a Sean-nós dancing workshop will take place, fee of €10 per workshop or €15 for both. On Sat night 8th at 8pm the Féile Feabhra concert will feature all the children and tutors from the various classes and on Sun 9th Feb competitions will be held in the Ceolann in Traditional Music, covering all instruments from U8 up, Traditional Singing and Comhrá Gaeilge, starting at 2pm. Táimid go léir ag tnuth leis an Féile ague tá súil againn go mbeidh sibh go léir ann freisin chun taitneamh a bhaint as an deireadh seachtaine.  Any enquiries please contact Branch Secretary on 066 7132462066 7132462 or Branch Chairperson on 066 7131625066 7131625.
Naomh Chiaráin Youth session at An Ríocht Athletic Club Castleisland on Sunday February 23rd. It will run from 3pm to 5pm. Come along and sing a song, dance a step, play a tune, tell a story or just sit back and enjoy. Everybody is very welcome. Light refreshments will be served
Rambling House: Brosna: The Rambling House in Brosna continues on the second and fourth Thursday of every month. All are welcome to join host Josie Mc Creesh. For further details contact Josie on 068 44109068 44109. Scartaglen: The Rambling House in Scartaglen takes place the second Monday of every month at 9.00pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on (066) 7147231(066) 7147231 for further details.
South Notes
Munster Convention will take place on Sunday 2nd February, 2014 in Hibernian Hotel Mallow.
A reminder to all Branches that there will be a County Board Meeting on Tuesday 4th February in the Meadowlands Hotel at 8pm. All Delegates are asked to attend.
March 1st and 2nd The County Sult na Nog Competitions will take place. On Saturday the Music, Singing and Storytelling wil take palce in the IT Tralee. And on the Following day in the Tintain Theatre Ballybunion The Set and Ceili Dancing Competitons will be held. Closing Date for entries to the County Secretary is Thursday 13th February.
Last Friday night Craobh Barr na Sraide held in their Annual Concert in the Ring of Kerry Hotel. What a wonderful occasion where all ages played together and
Songs were sung and Dancers Danced. It is clear from attending this event that Craobh Barr na Sraide is full of energy and Talent and this bears well for this years
Fleadh Cheoil Ciarraí. On the night Cliona Ní Bhraonain Chairperson kept things moving very smoothfully and with Fear an Tí - Pádraig Ó Sé - Radio Na Gaelteachta at the Microphone, he kept the Crowd entertained during the night.
Also a special word of thanks to Branch PRO Caroline Moriarty for all her help during the night and for getting all these wonderful Dancers and Musicians ready for their pictures to be taken.
It was nice to see the array of young talent playing with their teachers and this can only be good for the future of the branch. On behalf on the Kerry County Board of Comhaltas Congrats to all on a Job well done. Ceoltoirí na Ghleanna Music classes have started back for both adults & children. New members always welcome. Contact number : 087-0623069087-0623069.
Mr Music Man himself Richard Casey from Causeway tells me that himself and Denis McCarthy are having a very important night coming up on Saturday 1st March.
They are launching their 2nd Album and this is a very special one as all the proceeds are going to Recovery Haven (Cancer Support House).
Their launch is going ahead in Keane Bar Causeway and he was telling me that the CD will be on Sale at different locations. We will announce these once they become available.
CCE Barr na Sráide Concert: We hope ye all enjoyed our annual concert last Friday night in the Ring of Kerry Hotel! Thanks a million to everyone who came on the night and to all the parents for their support and contributions! Also to the students of the branch, ye did a fantastic job! well done to ye all! Keep it up! Thanks to the Fear an Tí Pádraig Ó Sé who did a mighty job and to our visiting musicians Conor Moriarty, Greta Curtin, Nicole Doyle, Brendan O'Sullivan and Róisín Ryan who provided some fantastic entertainment on the night! Mighty session was held after in the front bar! Thanks again to everyone!
Biddy: Members of the branch will be going out on the Biddy next Saturday, Feb 1st.
Kilcummin CCE Please don't forget - any unwanted/unused Christmas gifts will be gladly accepted by trainers in preparation for our Easter raffle. These can be handed in to any trainer at the Music, Singing, and Dancing classes.
Sliabh Mish CCE Anyone interested in entering Sult na nÓg should send entries to our branch secretary, Cailín, as soon as possible. For further information Cailín can be contacted on: (087) 900 9579(087) 900 9579
Oíche Gaelach will take place in the Shanty bar Ballyfinnane on Saturday the 22nd of February. There will be a junior (under 18) session from 7pm to 9pm and this will be followed by an adults session. A great night is guaranteed and all as gaeilge!


2nd February 2014
Kerry CCE
The Kerry County Board would lik eto wish all the Kerry Competitors the very best as they represent Kerry at the Ceol An Gheimhridh Na Mumhan Munster Finals on Sunday 16th February.
They will take place in Hazelwood College Dromcolliher Co Limerick. Munster Convention took place in the Hibernian Hotel Mallow. Kerry were well represented with officers from the Kerry County Board as well as officers from the Munster Fleadh Committee as well as Delegates from branches. There was a discussion on Public relations and speakers included Pat Flanagan National PRO and Sean Walsh Munster PRO. March 1st and 2nd The County Sult na Nog Competitions will take place. On Saturday the Music, Singing and Storytelling will take place in the IT Tralee. And on the Following day in the Tintain Theatre Ballybunion The Set and Ceili Dancing Competitons will be held. Closing Date for entries to the County Secretary is Thursday 13th February. CCE Barr na Sraide Cahersiveen. The Fleadh Cheoil Committee are having a Fleadh fund raising 5km "fun run" on Saturday 15th March, registration at Cahersiveen Community Centre at 12.30 pm on the day. Adults €10, students €5 and children free.Also they are holding a fund raising Mixed Darts Tournament in Craineens Pub on Friday 14th March, entry fee €5. So get out your Arrows
Classes as normal every Friday evening at St Mary's Clubhouse, Cahersiveen, contact 0879787434 for further information. Killorglin CCE Any musicians/dancers in the Killorglin area wishing to compete in Sult na nOg need to send their details to Branch Secretary Deirdre Keane at killorglincce@gmail.com or 085 7326803085 7326803 by Sunday 9th February. Sliabh Mish CCE Anyone interested in entering Sult na nÓg should send entries to our branch secretary, Cailín, as soon as possible. For further information Cailín can be contacted on: (087) 900 9579(087) 900 9579 Oíche Gaelach will take place in the Shanty bar Ballyfinnane on Saturday the 22nd of February. There will be a junior (under 18) session from 7pm to 9pm and this will be followed by an adults session. A great night is guaranteed and all as gaeilge! Fleadh na Mumhan. We are having a flag day on March 15th, 2014 in Killarney  to raise funds for Fleadh na Mumhan, if anyone can volunteer 90 mins on that day we would appreciate all help. If interested contact Ann Mangan 087 9403508087 9403508
Also we have just received information that "Four Men and a Dog" group will be the headline Concert Group on the Friday 18th July Concert at Fleadh na Mumhan. They will play in the INEC. A Brilliant group of musicians and no doubt will fill the venue. Listowel Comhaltas Irish Music Lessons in all instruments are ongoing at the Seanachi Literary Centre every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. New members always welcome Further information 068-234068-23441. The Ballybunion CCE branch are doing their bit for The Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue 'Big Wave' fundraiser weekend next Saturday night, 8th February. They will have their usual Seisiún Cheoil at Kilcooly's Bar and Restaurant but this week they will include a few spot prizes and send around a hat (or fiddle case!!) in aid of this very worthy cause. These seisiúin have unearthed a wealth of local talent and anyone with a song to sing, a dance to display, music to play or a story to tell, or any other entertainment to contribute, are more than welcome. We look forward to another great evening of ceol agus craic!Also at Kilcooly's every Thursday night, Timmy Woulfe hosts a great night of entertainment and fun while teaching adult set dancing classes. Timmy teaches sets, new and old, from all parts of the county. He is currently getting the group into shape to take to the floor for the Céilí Mór on Sunday, 16th March. Meanwhile, John Stack continues with his children's classes in the Convent Hall Doon Road on Monday evenings at 4pm. Finally, a reminder that the Tinteán Theatre will host Sult na nÓg on Sunday March 2nd. Ballydonoghue confined set competition will take place on 15th February at 7.30pm in Tomaisín's hall. Dancing and music Classes continue as usual. Sean nos dancing begins next Friday evening at Lisselton School. 6pm & 6.30pm. Congratulations on a fantastic performance to the music group that went to Scor Encore in Dublin during the week. A very enjoyable day was had by all. Details of when they will be shown on TG4 will follow as soon as I receive them. Causeway CCE There will be an Irish night at the Hopper Bar Causeway on Saturday night February 8th. Causeway CCE 17th Annual Feis at the Comprehensive School Causeway on Sunday February 23rd. Competitions will get underway at 10.30am. Competitions U6 to over 14 years of age including the Blackbird Dance for the Willie Goggin Memorial Trophy. Naomh Ciaran CCE Anne-Marie Nelligan’s dance classes continue in Listowel on Wednesday night from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Scartaglen Heritage Centre on Thursday evening, first class from 6pm to 7pm and a second from 7pm to 8pm. Duagh on Friday for children from 4.15pm to 5pm and adults from 7pm to 8pm. Classes commencing shortly in Tralee on Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm. Anne-Marie’s class in Brosna continues every Friday evening from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. For further information contact Anne-Marie Nelligan on  (086) 381850(086) 3818502. Scartaglen: The Rambling House in Scartaglen takes place next Monday 10th February at 9.00pm. Contact Scartaglen Culture & Heritage Centre on  (066) 71472(066) 7147231 for further details. Members please note all entry forms for the upcoming Sult na nÓg competition will need to be returned to Kay Daly Secretary of Craobh Naomh Chairáin by Friday February 7th 2014. The committee would like to convey its very best wishes to the set dancers and their teacher Mary Philpott who will represent the branch at the Munster Final of Ceol an Geimhridh on Sunday February 16th in Dromcollogher Co Limerick.
Naomh Chiaráin Youth session at An Ríocht Athletic Club Castleisland on Sunday February 23rd. It will run from 3pm to 5pm. Come along and sing a song, dance a step, play a tune, tell a story or just sit back and enjoy. Everybody is very welcome. Light refreshments will be served.