Fáilte go Feis Shligigh 2019

Irish Dancing

Saturday 9th February, 2019 & Sunday 10th February, 2019 - Clayton Hotel, Sligo

 

Vocal Music

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March, 2019 - The Model, The Mall, Sligo

 

Instrumental Music

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March, 2019 - The Model, The Mall, Sligo

 

Traditional Music & Sean-Nós Dancing

Friday 5th -  Sunday 7th April, 2019 - The Model, The Mall, Sligo

 

Comórtaisí Gaeilge

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th April, 2019 - The Model, The Mall, Sligo

 

English Verse Speaking

Friday 12th - Sun 14th April, 2019 - Sligo Southern Hotel, Sligo

 

Drama

Sunday 14th - Wednesday 17th April, 2019 - The Model, The Mall, Sligo

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.