Moate ready for fleadh

“Moate is almost purpose built for a fleadh,” stated Padraic Keena, cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Board Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann at the recent launch of the Leinster Fleadh Cheoil.

With venues of the calibre of Moate Community School, Tuar Ard Theatre, and Moate Community Hall all within walking distance, everyone will feel at ease in Moate on competition weekend, July 11-13.

Moate Community School is one of the most modern secondary schools around and the gymnasium there is reckoned to be the biggest secondary school gymnasium in Ireland. The céilí dancing competitions will take place there on Friday evening, July 11, along with the toe-tapping céilí bands on July 12 and 13. Music, singing, and comhrá Gaeilge competitions will be based in rooms all over the school on the Saturday and Sunday of the fleadh weekend.

Tuar Ard Theatre, venue of a successful fleadh fundraising concert back in February will host the sean nós dancing competitors on Friday evening along with the sound of button accordions on Saturday and Sunday. Moate Community Hall will host the popular set dancing competitions on Friday evening as well as grupaí cheoil over the weekend.

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