Useful Links

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCÉ)

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann – meaning Society of the Musicians of Ireland – is the main organisation dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music, song and dance.  Founded in 1951, Comhaltas is a non-profit cultural movement with hundreds of local branches around the world.

The Oriel Centre

Based in Dundalk Gaol, the Oriel Centre is one of eight regional resource centres under the auspices of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann servicing the five north eastern counties of Cavan, Monaghan, Louth, Meath and Armagh.  The centre is a resource centre, a visitor attraction, a social and a performance space and provides facilities for teaching, archives, recording, rehearsal, performance and session playing.

Féile na Tána

Curated by John McIntyre and Zoë Conway, this traditional music festival is held annually in Carlingford, Co. Louth on the first weekend in February.


The word “NYAH ” refers to the very expression of the tradition … to its lift or “soul”.   This is a festival of all things Cavan. NYAH festival celebrates the traditional music, song, dance and culture of County Cavan, the Ulster tradition and the county’s very own musical style. Held in March.

The Maid of the Mill Tradfest.

The Maid of the Mill Tradfest is an initiative of Comhaltas Ard Mhacha County Board. The festival has been running annually since 2018 in Keady, Co. Armagh on the weekend after Easter.  Maid of the Mill Tradfest.

Féile Oriel

Sessions, concerts, and the Fiddler of Oriel competition – it all happens on the May bank holiday weekend in Monaghan town.  Féile Oriel.

The Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend

Organised by the Cootehill branch of Comhaltas every September, the Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend honours a great stalwart of traditional music with concerts, workshops and sessions.

The William Kennedy Piping Festival

The WKPF is an international festival in Armagh city.  The main emphasis is on bagpipe based traditional music as well as Irish traditional music.  The festival is organised by the Armagh Pipers Club annually in November. WKPF. 

The Banjo Buddy

The one stop shop for everything banjo related by local master musician and teacher James Finnegan.

Arts promotion

County Monaghan Arts Office.

An Chomhairle Ealaíon / The Arts Council.

County Monaghan Tourism

A great source for finding things to do and seeing what’s happening locally.


The latest news and events for everything Carrick related.

The Patrick Kavanagh Centre

The Patrick Kavanagh Centre preserves, interprets, and celebrates the life and works of Patrick Kavanagh and the surrounding environment through collections, exhibitions, research and events that embrace the area’s evolution and spirit.


Féile Patrick Byrne – 

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