MID Cork was the big winner at the annual Oireachtas festival, which was held in Killarney last week.
The festival, which celebrates the best of sean-nós dancing, singing and storytelling took place in the INEC last week and saw a number of strong performances from locals.
Amongst the first prize winners were Seosamh Ó Criodáin, Siobhán Ní Mhuineacháin and Seán Ó Muineacháin from Coolavokig, Macroom, who took top spot in the Sketch competition with Aisteoirí Chill na Martra, while Seosamh Ó Críodáin and Seán Ó Muimhneacháin also won the Amhrán Saothair.
Other locals placed highly in the judge's rankings.
* see pages 2&3