Feis Shligigh was founded in 1903 as a Gaelic Feis for Connacht. The aims are the revival of our national Language and Heritage. Dr. Douglas Hyde, first President of Ireland, adjudicated the Irish Language Competitions in those early days.After a few years the Feis lapsed until 1929 and since then has continued to grow from year to year to the present day. All sections of the Feis ran concurrently during Easter Week until 2006 when, because of increasing numbers of competitors, it now takes place over 3 weekends before Easter ending with 4 days of Drama during Holy Week.
Feis Shligigh is held annually in memory of Seamus Devins.
His Lordship, Bishop of Elphin Most Rev. Kevin Doran
Assistant Hon. Treasurer
Rev. Bro Bonaventure & Jack Kelly
Rita Needham (English Verse Speaking)
Deirdre Cox (Traditional Music & Sean Nós Dancing)
Ann O`Hara (Vocal and Instrumental)
Rita Needham (Drama)
Kevin Carroll (Drama)
Fearghal O`Boyle (Irish Dancing)
Máiréad Gonley (Comórtaisí Gaeilge)
English Verse Speaking
Suzanne Binley A.L.A.M (HONS,LLAM (HONS),ALCM (HONS),Gold Medal Mime and movement LAMDA.
Jackie O`Halloran LLAM. ALAM, ALCM
Instrumental and Vocal Music
Maria McGarry A.D,M.Mus, BA
James McCaffrey All Ireland Winner with over 10 years of experience in adjudication
Nada Ní Chuirrín, BA(Mus), MRes
Danielle Ní Chonaill BA Hons Gaeilge, PME
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