to remember the late Gerry Whelan


After another successful year, here we are ready to celebrate the 14th Gerry Whelan Memorial Festival. 

Once again there is an action packed weekend of traditional music, song and dance with lots of new and old faces coming together to share their music, songs and stories.


Memorial Concert and Official Opening By Heather Humphreys

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation 

Guest Artists include: Pat Mc Cabe with Micheal Curran, Ronan Warnock and Fergal Mullen; Barry Conaty 2017 Double All Ireland Flute and Tin Whistle Champion;

Rafter School of Dancing; Cootehill CCE Junior Group

Ray Lawlor, Mickey McDonnell and friends; plus visiting artists.


Oriel Traditional Orchestra Concert

Oriel Traditional Orchestra plus Louth Lilt

with Cootehill CCE Senior Group


Workshops on: Fiddle, Button Accordion, Banjo, and Tin Whistle

Events: Singing & Storytelling, Caint agus Comhrá, Street Music,
Rambling House and Folk Club

Pub Music and Singing Sessions throughout the weekend

Come and enjoy the Ceol Agus Craic in Cootehill this September