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Irish cultural event is celebrated in Fingal 

Thursday, 22nd November, 2018 7:59am
Irish cultural event is celebrated in Fingal 

Pictured at the Irish language in Swords was Cllr Daire Nì Laoi, Juergen Skwirbad, Paula Melvin and Bernie Kelly. PHOTO: ORLA MURRAY/SON PHOTO

Irish cultural event is celebrated in Fingal 

Pictured at the Irish language in Swords was Cllr Daire Nì Laoi, Juergen Skwirbad, Paula Melvin and Bernie Kelly. PHOTO: ORLA MURRAY/SON PHOTO

BLIAIN na Gaeilge in Fingal was celebrated with a wonderful evening of Craic agus Ceol in County Hall Swords last week. 

The tunes were provided by Antaine Ó Faracháin and Nollaig Mac Cárthaigh and among the enthusiastic crowd was Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Anthony Lavin, Cllr Daire Ní Laoi and other members of the Coiste Gaeilge and the Fingal Irish language community.   

Nollaig MacCárthaigh played great tunes on the pipes and Antaine Ó Faracháin kept the audience entertained with his stories as well as playing fiddle and singing some wonderful songs from the ancient Sean Nós tradition. 

There was plenty of audience interaction with questions about the instruments and the music and a few people joined in with songs of their own leaving everyone wishing that the evening wouldn’t end. Mayor Lavin complimented the musicians involved. 

“These activities as well as being enjoyable for those involved are important in preserving this very important aspect of our culture,” he said.  

Bernie Kelly, Fingal Irish Officer, praised Cllr Daire Ní Laoi and the work of the Coiste Gaeilge and also all the promotion done by the enthusiasts present from groups across Fingal.

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