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About Feis Shligigh

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.

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