Spink Comhaltas


About Spink

Spink Comhaltas is part of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, which is the largest group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music.  Comhaltas is a non-profit cultural movement with hundreds of local branches around the world and was founded in 1951Spink Comhaltas was formed in 1983.

We teach traditional Irish music on all instruments:

  • tin whistle
  • flute
  • fiddle
  • mandolin
  • banjo
  • concertina
  • accordion
  • uileann pipes
  • harp

Our students come from all over Laois, as well as from Kilkenny, Carlow and Kildare.

We are governed by the Constitution of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, and have an elected voluntary management committee, with a formal Annual General Meeting each October.

All of our teachers and committee are Garda Vetted in accordance with the national Child Protection Guidelines laid down by Comhaltas.

Committee Members

  • Honorary President: Eileen Reilly
  • Chairperson: Lawrence Vesey
  • Vice-Chairperson: Nora Murphy
  • Secretary: Mairead Gleeson
  • Treasurer: Anne Marie Clooney
  • PRO: Una Aylward
  • Irish Officer: Molly O’Rourke
  • Youth Officer: Laura Vesey
  • Auditor: Finula Weston
  • DLP: Kieran Walsh

Other committee members:

  • Paul Lynch
  • Brendan Reilly
  • Maeve Hartford
  • Maria Dunne
  • Marianne Tierney
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