Spink Comhaltas


Accomodation & Things to do

What’s on Guide Laois is a hidden gem in the midlands of Ireland, full of history, culture, and pleasant surprises. Spink Comhaltas is always delighted to invite visitors to listen to our musicians and performers, and we’re also always delighted to support other cultural and community activities across the county….

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Performances of 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Spink Comhaltas lead out the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade from Knock Church to Knock Community Hall, where Spink Comhaltas junior music classes are held.  The parade this year was a great display of community spirit and involvement.  The musicians leading the parade then provided a great…

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Laois Public Participation Network Awards

Everyone in Spink Comhaltas is really delighted to win 1st place in the ‘Children & Youth’ category at the Laois Public Participation Network awards which took place in the Midlands Park Hotel It is really super to receive this acknowledgment of the outstanding work that our teachers, musicians and parents…

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Summer Seisiún at the Heritage House

The summer seisiún series is a simple concept, familar to the Irish tradition of rambling houses – a series of 7 events during July and August, hosted by a group in a convenient location, featuring the best of traditional Irish music, song, dancing and story-telling, with simple but welcoming hospitality. …

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Promoting Traditional Irish Music in Secondary Schools

  In 2010 Spink Comhaltas had four trophies made to promote the playing of traditional music in schools. The trophies were for both junior cycle and senior cycle. They were donated to Heywood Community and Castlecomer Community schools. These awards have been presented every year since, and Spink Comhaltas are delighted…

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Fleadh Cheoil Trophies Sponsored by Spink Comhaltas

  In 2014 at an awards night in Abbeyleix the branch had three trophies presented.  Two were in memory of past members who passed away whist being an active member of the branch. PJ Kennedy and Sarah Kelly. The third was to celebrate the success of Spink Comhaltas own Ballyroan…

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1916 Centenary Programme – Commemorative Events

Spink Comhaltas acknowledge 7 outstanding individuals and community groups as part of 1916 Commemorations. As part of 1916 commemorative events, Spink branch of Comhaltas presented a specially framed copy of the 1916 Proclamation to 7 individuals and community groups whom the branch believes have made an outstanding contribution to Irish…

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