This year Na Seamróga has welcomed Feis na nGleann back to Loughgiel and the Millennium Centre has agreed to make the Hall available for the Arts and Crafts Display.We look forward to an entertaining weekend.
The Arts and Craft display is presented over the same weekend as it is the most suitable time for Schools
Na Seamróga: Loughgiel
Last year in 2016, Feis na nGleann was held in Glenravel for the first time and formed part of the centenary celebrations of the local Conn Magee GAA Club. Hours of planning and physical work ensured that all, who attended, enjoyed the varied programme of cultural activities including Gaelic Games, Traditional Music and an impressive display of Arts and Crafts. Cooperation between members of the Club and members of the Feis created a very pleasant working atmosphere and supports the theory espoused by Feis na nGleann and expressed in the seanfhocal “Ní neart go cur le chéile.” /Unity is strength.
Sadly, two stalwarts of Feis na nGleann died suddenly after each had completed their parts in the the 2016 programme. Eamon ó Faogáin died just two weeks after adjudicating the Music competitions in Cushendall on 5th June, while Paddy Burn’s untimely death followed just a few weeks later. As we remember Paddy and Eamon, another well known Irish saying springs to mind and it is indeed our opinion “Ní bhéidh a leithéid arís ann” / Their likes will not be found again.