to remember the late Gerry Whelan


After many successful years, we have now ready to celebrate the

17th 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 Cootehill Comhaltas Committee 

Tickets €12.50 (information available HERE)

Guest Artists include:


Francis Kennedy;

Rafter School of Irish Dancing;

Visiting Scottish Singers;

Ray Lawlor, family and friends;  

Geraldine Whelan-O’Meara and friends

Cootehill CCÉ Senior and Junior groups;.


Damhsa, Ceol and Craic – Saturday – St Michael’s Hall – 2:30pm

This free event will see performances from The Rafter School of Dancing

alongside an informal music session with contributions from Cootehill CCÉ,

Ray Lawlor & Family and our Workshop Tutors. Everyone is welcome to take part in this event.



Workshops on: Fiddle, Button Accordion, Tin Whistle/ Flute, Banjo/ Mandolin

Events: Singing & Storytelling, Caint agus Comhrá,

Street Music, Recitals, 

Rambling House and Folk Club


Pub Music and Singing Sessions throughout the weekend

Come and enjoy the Ceol Agus Craic in Cootehill this September



Briste Group Bright Colourful

Lorna and Davy