Monday, 30 April 2012


Clareen, County Offaly, near to Clareen and Br.... (Photo credit: Wikipedia)June 8th – 10th, 2012

The organisers would like to welcome you to their Traditional Weekend which takes place from Friday, June 8th to Sunday, June 10th this year.

The Traditional Weekend started out as a day, but through progression and popularity it has become a welcomed weekend throughout the district of south Offaly and the whole country– having people grace then all the way from Sliabh Luachra. The Traditional Day was set up four years ago to remember the past in story and tradition and make it available to the younger generations, so that the culture will not be lost, but will live on in future generations. The primary charity is the National Council for the Blind of Ireland.

This year it is hoped to launch a CD of folklore on the Friday evening, June 8th at 9.00pm in the specially erected Marquis at Clareen GAA field. On Saturday June 9th they will have a Sean Nós Dancing workshop given by Adrian Moriarty all the way from Sliabh Luachra, 2.00 – 6.00pm Sunday is the main event, 12.30pm – 7.30 pm with lots of fun and interests for young, middle aged and old.

Musicians, singers and dancers are welcome to join with the local musicians, singers and dancers. An hour will be devoted to set dancing from 4.00pm – 5.00pm on the Sunday. Sets will be called by Mary Mc Geeney and music will be provided by Martin O’Donoghue and friends from Galway. Also there will be a Sean Nós demonstration on Sunday, June 10th.

Again, come and enjoy – ‘is feidir linn!’

For further information please contact: John Fowler 087 6835528 or Pat Mahon 087 2071443.


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