Welcome back to a another wonderfully vibrant new year with Craobh Chualann. For new members we hope you have a very enjoyable time with us and we encourage you to participate in all activities. For returning members, it is great to have you back and contribute to another great Craobh Chualann year.
Fleadh Cheoil Átha Cliath: Commemoration and Celebration
Fleadh Cheoil Átha Cliath is coming to Dalkey 10-15 May 2016. Tuesday, 10 May, the official opening of the Dublin Fleadh Cheoil will be held in the Heritage Centre in Dalkey on the 10 May. Cairde Chualann will perform a newly composed piece of music called “Rithim na Réabhlóide” by Tim Doyle and Sibéal Davitt will perform a sean-nós dance, Thursday, 12 May, we will have an orchestral performance of MARBHNA 1916 by Odhrán Ó Casaide, a requiem that was specially composed for all those who died during the Easter Rising 1916. Admission is free to this event. It will be performed in the Church of the Assumption, Dalkey. This will be an Irish language performance. Friday, 13 May, we will have a traditional concert featuring ‘Réalta’ Chraobh Chualann. This will include the best of singers, grúpaí ceoil, dancers and musicians from the Craobh Chualann branch. Tickets cost €5 for this event. It will be held in Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre, Castle Street. Saturday, 14 May, we will present a concert by the well known band RÉ. Tickets cost €15. This concert will be held in St Patrick’s Church, Harbour Rd, Dalkey. 14-15 May, Read more…
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IMPORTANT NOTICE Members we would like to remind everyone that Friday April 8th is the last night for fleadh entry form to be accepted. Forms can be downloaded from the Dublin fleadh site. One form per entry. We would like to see a good representation if the branch this year.
Fleadh Átha Cliath coming to Craobh Chualann Be part of an exciting week of Irish Culture 10th – 15th May 2016 in Dalkey What is Fleadh Átha Cliath 2016? Each year Comhaltas in Dublin organises Fleadh Átha Cliath. In 2016 Craobh Chualann will be hosting the Dublin Fleadh. Central to the Dublin Fleadh are the competitions in different aspects of Irish traditional culture, the competitions cover dance, music, song and language. But there is a lot more to the Fleadh than just the competitions. The Dublin Fleadh will have more than a week of entertainment, covering traditional and contemporary Irish culture, in concerts and sessions in a variety of venues in Dalkey. Events will include the following: Tuesday, 10th May 2016: Fleadh opening event including entertainment Thursday, 12th May 2016: Special Performance of 1916 Requiem composed by Odhrán Ó Cassaide Friday, 13th May 2016: All-Stars Performance by Craobh Chualann Saturday, 14th May 2016: Concert by one of the main traditional music bands 12th May – 14th May 2016, 9PM: Sessions in local pubs in Dalkey Street Musicians More details on all events to follow. Where? All events associated with the Dublin Fleadh will be held in venues in Read more…
Members, Following a very successful visit from CCÉ Cavan last year Craobh Chualann members have been invited to join CCE Cavan on a return visit on Sunday March 13th in the rugby club at 5pm. Food and beverages available. It is planned to run a bus down from Monkstown if there is enough interest leaving at 2.30, so I would like to know as soon as possible. Please sent your name to firstname.lastname@example.org . See you all Friday night.
Members, Craobh Chualann are hosting the Dublin Fleadh in Loretto Abbey, Dalkey on 13/14/15 May 2016. We are hosting the Dublin Fleadh this year we would like to see a good representation from the craobh entering the competitions. To assist those wishing to take part we will be registering entries this Friday 4th and next Friday the 11th and following our three week break the final date for entries will be Friday 8th april. Entry forms can be downloaded from http://www.dublinfleadh.com/#!downloads/cjt . Please remember one entry per page (so if you are entering 3 competitions you have 3 pages) as per county board requirements. Forms will only be accepted with entry fee. Looking forward to seeing all our wonderful talent shine.
Last week, Friday 13th, the Grupai Ceoil enjoyed a big Pizza Evening where all were treated to Pizza, Chocolate Brownies and soft drinks. An tseachtain seo caite, bhí tráthnóna Pizza ag na grupaí ceoile nuair a raibh Pizza, cacaí seacláide agus deochanna súilíneacha acu.
Well done to all who joined into our first official “Oiche Gaeilge” on Friday 6th November. It was a great success to hear everybody use whatever Irish language they have and making that effort to converse with their fellow members. Buíochas mór do gach duine a tháinig chuaig an céad “Óiche Gaeilge” oifigiúil i Craobh Chualann ar Dé hAoine an 6ú Samhain. Rath mór a bhí ann agus ba deas é gach duine a chloisteáil ag úsaid a chuid Ghaeilge agus ag déanamh iarracht labhairt lena gcuid comhaltaí as Gaeilge.
The Annual General Meeting of Craobh Chualann will be held on Monday 14th September 2015 at 7.00pm in Cultúrlann na hÉireann, 32 Belgrave Square, Monkstown, Co Dublin Motions for consideration at the AGM should be submitted by email to the Branch Secretary by 12th September. Please note that only Fully Paid up Members over 15 years old are eligible to attend and vote Please come to this AGM and take part as this is your Craobh and your opinion matters