Newcastle CCÉ presents Gaeltacht Summer Scholarships

Pictured are some of the students from the Newcastle Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann, who were awarded scholarships to attend Irish language Summer Colleges in the Gaeltacht this summer. This scholarship fund was developed cooperatively between Newcastle CCÉ branch and the local Irish language Group, Glór Uachtar Tíre.

IMG-20150525-WA0008Photo includes Newcastle Comhaltas Members Jean O’neill Treorai na Gaeilge Officer, Darragh McCrickard Treorai na Gaeilge Youth Officer and representing Glór Uachtar Tíre Tony O’Prey. Scholarships awarded to Oisin Hastings, Aoife & Orlaith Mccusker and Alannah & Brianna Mccartan-Walsh.

Ceili tonight (8th May) – Duntally Ceili Band

Hope to see you all tonight at our last Ceili of the season in the Lodge Cultural Centre Castlewellan Co Down (Lodge Castlewellan). Dancing from 9pm-late to the fantastic, toe-taping, reel & polka playing Duntally Ceili Band- back by very very popular demand.

Caller for the night Kathleen Smith.

Admission £8 & beautiful homemade supper provided.


It’s almost Fleadh time again, this year’s County Down Fleadh will be held in Castlewellan on the 27th June (sets/ceili competitions on the 21st June). We would encourage all our members to enter the Fleadh and join in competition with fellow musicians from across our County.

Entry forms need to be filled out by the 24th May and returned to any committee member. You can download a copy of the form using the link below OR we will have copies available at the desk on Thursday/Saturday classes.

Comháltas County Concert

All of the Comhaltas branches in County Down are getting together for what is sure to be a great nights entertainment full of music, song dance and storytelling.

This concert will be held in the fantastic venue at strongThe Lodge/ Dún Éigse Cultural Centre Castlewellan, on Saturday the 28th February at 7.30pm sharp/strong. The night will conclude with a session in Hillyard House Castlewellan.

The county concert is a fundraising night to support all our smaller branches within our county. Hope to see you all there 😀

Ps, no classes tomorrow Saturday 21st due to midterm Break.