There was a good attendance at the 2013 Ballina Fleadh Meeting in Goosers on Tuesday 7th May. The local Committee were enthusiastically making sure that all plans were in place to have a successful and enjoyable Fleadh to honour the commemoration of local legend Brian Boru next year and pay tribute to his legacy.
The Ceili with Johnny Reidy on last Sunday afternoon should have been enjoyable in Lakeside Hotel, as Johnny has his own fans. Then this Wednesday night at O’Donovans at 8p.m. there will be a “Gathering“ where the Adwardees will be the late Paddy O’Brien, Jim Lawlor, Michael Cooney, Billy Greenall, Billy Clifford, Bobby Gardiner and Jimmy O’Sullivan. well known musicians who promoted the Irish traditions overseas. All are welcome. This Thursday 16th May in Reddans there will be a Singing Session with Michael Scanlon; we hope to hear singers from all over County on the night.
On Friday 17th May we shall have Official Opening in Bun Scoil Beal an Atha with Guest Speaker Ard Stiurthoir Labhras O’Murchu followed by Concert including Newport All Ireland Plearacha na nOg, On the Saturday at 10.30a,m the competitions for under 12 and 12/15 age groups. On Sunday at 1.30p.m. the age groups 15/18 and Senior. On Saturday and Sunday evening there will be Busking competitions 6.30p.m. to 7.30p.m. with prizes for competitors on the Streets, weather permitting, otherwise under canaopy at Flanagans. A small entry fee. tAifreann an Fleadh in Seipeal St Lua at 11.30a.m. with input from An Coiste.
At our Munster meeting in Mallow last Wednesday 8th May, the six counties were represented, there are 102 Branches in Province now registered. The Limerick delegates informed us that 2013 Fleadh na Mumhan committee are working very hard at fund raising with Bag packing, Concerts etc. Flyers distributed showing many events for the week 14th July to 21st July 2013.
Sorry omitted the Ceili and Set Dancing competitions from the Tipperary Fleadh which will be held in the Parish Hall, Ballina on Sunday 19th May starting at 1.30 p.m... Also everyone welcome at Official Opening on the Friday night.