FÉILE NA LAOCH 2018



Féile na Laoch (Festival of Heroes) is very big international, multifaceted Festival of all arts which is organized for over a six-month period every seven years across Ireland and internationally.  It is dedicated to the memory of the Irish composer and creator Seán Ó Riada and is the only official commemoration of this Irish hero.  This period is to help and facilitate all Irish and Gael, at home and abroad, to renew their identity and self-knowledge.  Each and every community is encouraged to organize a Féile na Laoch of their own, for their own people, during this time of self-renewal and affirmation of self and community.  Each community has its own culture. Each is different and recognizes itself in the heroes its people chooses as their exemplars. For the Festival, a community names 100 heroes.  Some will be common to many communities in Ireland, Scotland and abroad and more will by unique to the local itself.  This difference in choice reflects the individuality of communities.  With Féile na Laoch (The Festival of Heroes) we demonstrate what we think is good example, what is good advice to our youth and our people generally.  A Féile na Laoch flag will be presented to any group wishing to participate and it is hoped that as many groups as possible, both at home and abroad, really embrace the very meaning of the festival. For more information, see the attached PDF (click here) and/or email oifig@iontaoibheasfodhla.ie.

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