About Portarlington CCÉ

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann has been active in Portarlington for over 50 years. A branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann was set up in 1958. From the early 1970’s, with a new committee elected, a fresh impetus was gained for the promotion of all Comhaltas orientated activities.

Ever since, this Branch has had a continuous history of promoting cultural activities, hosting fleadhanna cheoil, holding traditional music and dancing classes, performing at all local events and competing at all Fleadhanna.

Latest from Portarlington CCÉ

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Tuarascáil go dtí seo.

Bringing us up to date on the recent happenings of Craobh CCÉ,  Cúil an tSúdaire. At our very well attended AGM, reports were adopted from the Officers on the big level of activities undertaken for the past year. An Rúnaí, Shirley Conway, presented a comprehensive and lengthy report of all our activities. It was much […]

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SCT Celebrations.

On Sunday evening last 25th September ’16, Portarlington Branch CCÉ held a Concert in the CYMS Concert Hall, Mountmellick to present SCT Certs to those Musicians who took part in the exams earlier this year. A large crowd of happy people, musicians and their families, assembled for the occasion which was admirably organised by our […]

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Branch Registration 2016/17

  Portarlington Comhaltas welcomed all our regular musicians back and many newcomers/beginners to our Music Classes for the coming season over this past the Weekend. Great enthusiasm, smiles and music filled the Assembly Hall of the Boys’ School on Patrick Street over Friday Night and Saturday Morning. Old pieces were resurrected and played as well […]

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Fleadh Ceoil Ennis 2016.

Portarlington CCÉ, at the Committee Meeting on the 22th of August last was very appreciative of the efforts of all our competitors at the All-Ireland Fleadh during the past week in Ennis, Co Clare. Congratulations were extended to everyone who competed for their efforts and hard work in preparing for the Fleadh and in getting through the […]

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Fiddle Players July Workshops.

Tonight, Friday 29th July saw the winding up of 4 tough weeks of Fiddle Player Makeover at our Branch. Over to 16 players under 12 descended on the  Assembly Hall in the Boys’ Primary School for some intensive work on the “do-s and don’ts” of Fiddle Playing. Excellent players all, we hope that they found […]

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Leinster Fleadh 2016, Kilkenny

Congratulations to all our musicians who competed in the Leinster Fleadh Cheoil in Kilkenny. Heading off to the All Ireland in Ennis in August will be: Mary O’Donnell     Senior Fiddle Airs, Senan Moran          u18 Fiddle & Fiddle airs, Sean Faherty          Senior Flute & Flute airs. Cillian Ó Móráin      u12 Harp Slow Airs. Clare […]