to remember the late Gerry Whelan


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

16th 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 Cllr. Aiden Fitzpatrick; Cathaoirleach of Bailieborough-Cootehill M.D. 

Guest Artists include: Blackwater Céilí Band; 

Cootehill CCÉ group;

Rafter School of Irish Dancing;

Visiting Scottish Singers;

Ray Lawlor, family and friends;  

Geraldine Whelan-O’Meara and friends.


Briste CD Launch, Songs and Session in West End Bar

Popular and internationally renowned group Briste

will launch their debut album Sidetracked.

A mixture of Traditional Music with a taste of American Country.


Traditional Irish Folk Band “R U 4 Reel” – HUB Muinchille

Popular 6 Piece Traditional Irish Folk Band hailing from Corduff, Co Monaghan

will perform their lively and exciting live show

on stage in Main Street Cootehill


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