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Friday 21 July 2017

Tinahely prepares to host Wicklow Fleadh

Sally Dempsey, Mary Tallon, Ellen Fox-Lanigan, Caroline Phelan and Darragh Rawson encouraging people to be part of the Fleadh in Tinahely. Photo: Sue Phelan
Sally Dempsey, Mary Tallon, Ellen Fox-Lanigan, Caroline Phelan and Darragh Rawson encouraging people to be part of the Fleadh in Tinahely. Photo: Sue Phelan

Deborah Coleman

Tinahely will be the place to be on Saturday, April 22, as the local Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann branch get ready to host the Wicklow County Fleadh. This celebration of traditional music and culture is set to attract entries and visitors from all over the county.

All are welcome to join us at the competitions throughout the day, where you will be captivated by the amazing talent of the competitors.

Tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches galore will be served in the Community Hall from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All proceeds from refreshments will go to support KARE Tinahely Local Service.

Founded in 1967, KARE provides support to people who have an intellectual disability and their families.

Fundraising is a vital source of additional income for KARE. Tinahely Local Service was established in 2003 and has gone from strength to strength ever since. The centre is housed in a purpose built unit in Tinahely Community Hall on the School Road. The Local Service ensures that individuals with intellectual disabilities, can avail of the service in their own community and as close to their home as possible.

The catchment area includes Tinahely, Clonmore, Hacketstown, Shillelagh, Carnew, Coolboy, Annacurra, Knockananna and Aughrim.

Refreshments co-ordinator Ellen Fox-Lanigan said 'We are fortunate in that we have a very active Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann branch in Tinahely.A special thanks to Mary Tallon, Chairperson and Tinahely CCE for generously offering the proceeds from the refreshments to KARE. So bring your family, friends and neighbours along to the Fleadh and have a cuppa with us while you enjoy the best of traditional music and song'.

'This is not just a Comhaltas event. This is a community event with a team of volunteers working together to make the Fleadh an enjoyable and welcoming experience for everyone. And don't forget there will be plenty of tea and coffee as well as a selection of delicious home-made cakes and sandwiches served in the Community Hall,' Ellen added.

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