90th Anniversary - Feis Shligigh 2019 Festival

Committee 2019

Patron

His Lordship, Bishop of Elphin Most Rev. Kevin Doran

 

President

Michael Currid

 

Hon, Treasurer

Rose Hynes

 

Assistant Hon. Treasurer

Paula Cooney

 

Hon. Secretary

Kevin Carroll

 

Assistant Secretaries

Marie Kelly

Michael Doherty

 

Executive Committee

Fearghal O’Boyle, Rosaleen Rooney, Ann O’Hara, Orlaith Reynolds, Betty Quinn, Sinead Reynolds, Deirdre Cox, Geraldine Kelly, Margot Deignan, Henry Cox, Mairead Gonley, Rita Needham, Padric Lunn.

 

Honorary Members

Rev. Bro. Bonaventure & Jack Kelly

About the Feis

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.