Comhaltas

Ultan O Maolcatha

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Ultan O Maolcatha

COUNTY BOARD MEETING : A meeting of the Limerick County Board took last Wednesday night, in the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare. Eight out of fourteen branches represented at the meeting – CCÉ, Baile Stiabhna, CCÉ, Caisleán Uí Chonaill/Atháin/Baile Iorbairt, CCÉ, Caladh an Treoigh CCÉ, Cluain Chréadhail, CCÉ, Maigh Rua/An Cheapach Mhór, CCÉ, Craobh Naomh Mhichíl, CCÉ, Teampall an Ghleanntáin and CCÉ, Tuar na Fola. Branches that had no delegates present at the County Board meeting were CCÉ, Ardacha/Carraig Chiarraí, CCÉ, Áth an tSléibhe, CCÉ, Baile Dhá Thuile, CCÉ, An Gleann, CCÉ, Garraí Eoin, and CCÉ, Shanid.

COUNTY BOARD MEETING : A meeting of the Limerick County Board took last Wednesday night, in the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare. Eight out of fourteen branches represented at the meeting – CCÉ, Baile Stiabhna, CCÉ, Caisleán Uí Chonaill/Atháin/Baile Iorbairt, CCÉ, Caladh an Treoigh CCÉ, Cluain Chréadhail, CCÉ, Maigh Rua/An Cheapach Mhór, CCÉ, Craobh Naomh Mhichíl, CCÉ, Teampall an Ghleanntáin and CCÉ, Tuar na Fola. Branches that had no delegates present at the County Board meeting were CCÉ, Ardacha/Carraig Chiarraí, CCÉ, Áth an tSléibhe, CCÉ, Baile Dhá Thuile, CCÉ, An Gleann, CCÉ, Garraí Eoin, and CCÉ, Shanid.

Matters that were discussed at this meeting included reports from both Comhairle na Mumhan and Ardchomhairle, details of this year’s Pléaracha and Scoraíocht competitions, Consideration of Branch Financial Statements, Consideration of the Fleadh Cheoil 2012 Financial Statement. Nominations for Munster Convention, Motions for National Congress 2013 (which will be held this May), Ceol an Ghreimhridh 2013, Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh 2013 were discussed that arose during at the meeting.

Séan Ó Mara from CCÉ, Caladh an Treoigh was nominations for the position of Oifigeach na nÓg/Youth Officer to Munster Council of Comhaltas. The election for the position of Oifigeach na nÓg will take place at the Annual Munster Convention, which will be held in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow on Sunday, February 3rd.

SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNTY BOARD : A Special Meeting of the Limerick County Board will take place on Wednesday night, January 30 at 8 p.m. in the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare in relation to this year’s County Fleadh Cheoil 2013. This meeting will be attended by all the Officers of the County Board and ONE representative of each of the 14 registered branches. All branches MUST be represented at this meeting.

Each branch is now requested to nominate ONE person to attend this special meeting – either one of the current branch delegates to the County Board or any other person. Please submit the name of your branch representative to Rúnaí Chontae, Eibhlin Uí Mhaoldomhnaigh by contacting her at 061 381269 or my email tgomaoldomhnaigh@eircom.net

NEW COUNTY VICE-CHAIRMAN : Liam Ó Guiní of CCÉ, Caladh an Treoigh was elected as the new Leas Chathaoirleach of Bord Chontae Luimnigh of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann at last week’s County Board Meeting. Go n-eirí an t-adh leis in a phost nua.

Laim takes over from Domhnall de Barra from CCÉ, Áth an tSléibhe who has stepped down as Vice Chairman of the County Board after serving two terms. Domhnall in the past had also served as County Chairman. The County Board would like to thank Domhnall for his dedicated service in the promotion of the aims of Comhaltas in Co. Limerick.

MUNSTER CONVENTION 2013 : The annual Munster Convention of Comhaltas will take place in Mallow on Sunday, February 3 at 2 p.m. in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow and all Comhaltas branches are asked to send at least two delegates to the event.

ADJUDICATORS TRAINING COURSE : An Adjudicator Seminar for EXISTING ADJUDICATORS as well as NEW ADJUDICATORS in music and singing from the six counties of Munster will take place on the weekend of February 23 & 24 in the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine. There is always a need for adding new names to the adjudicators’ panel and existing adjudicators benefit from refresher courses.

Experienced musicians from the age of 18 years upwards are encouraged to avail of this opportunity in the New Year. An application form has been emailed by Limerick County Rúnaí, Eibhlín Uí Mhaoldomhnaigh, to each Branch Secretary. These forms should be filled up by the potential adjudicators and sent to Rúnaí na Mumhan, Assunta Uí Chathasaigh, Cill Cré, Fearann, Co. Chorcaí no later than February 3rd. Each craobh should look among its own members and in the locality and seek out potential adjudicators.

Application Forms can be obtained also by sending an email to uom77@yahoo.com

CEOL AN GHEIMHRIDH NA MUMHAN 2013 :The Munster finals of Ceol an Geimhridh 2012/2013 will take place in Community Centre, Cappamore, Co. Limerick on Sunday, February 17 2013. CCÉ, Maigh Rua/An Cheapach Mhór are the hosting branch. Qualifiers from the counties of Munster will compete against each other in Music, Dancing, Singing and Storytelling competitions for ultimate provincial honours.

UP COMING CEÍLITHE: Friday, January 25 at 9.30 p.m. – “Johnny Reidy Céilí Band” – Falls Hotel, Ennistymon

Friday, January 25 at 9.30 p.m. – “Ger Murphy & Ken Cotter” – Marian Hall, Ballinhassig

Saturday, January 26 at 2.30 p.m. – “Abbey Céilí Band” – Falls Hotel, Ennistymon

Saturday, January 26 at 9.30 p.m. – “Swallow’s Tail Céilí Band” – Falls Hotel, Ennistymon

Sunday, January 27 at 1.30 a.m. until late – “Michéal Sexton Country Band” – Falls Hotel, Ennistymon

Sunday, January 27 at 2 p.m. – “Five Counties Céilí Band” – Falls Hotel, Ennistymon

Friday, February 1 at 9.30 p.m. – “Striolán Céilí Band” – Halla Tadgh Gaelach, Tournafulla

Saturday, February 2 at 9.30 p.m. – “Johnny Reidy Céilí Band” – Cois na hAbhna, Ennis

Saturday, February 2 at 9.30 p.m. – “Striolán Céilí Band” – Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway

Sunday, February 3 at 8 p.m. – “Cúpla” – Band Hall, Thurles