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In a joint initiative from the GAA and Comhaltas, traditional music song and dance are to be key elements in the mix for Limerick’s City of Culture programme.

Micheal O’Riain, the Limerick GAA Irish Officer, said that it was essential that traditional Irish culture be prominent on the City of Culture offering in 2014. “We are delighted to come together with Comhaltas because it is important in this special year for Limerick,” he said. Adding that he hoped members of the sporting organisation would use the event to work on their Cupla Focal. The GAA will host the senior Scor Munster final in the City’s Concert Hall in UL on Sunday March 30th. Mr. O’Riain welcomed the return of Scor to the Shannonside city after a considerable absence, “not since the days the Savoy Theatre” he said.

The GAA will host ‘Ceol Luimnigh’ in the LIT Concert Hall on March 14th as part of the St. Patrick’s weekend events.This is a team effort of Castleconnell – Ahane – Herbertstown branch of Comhaltas Céoltoiri Eireann.

Tomás O’Maoldomhnaigh of Comhaltas., said the organisation will be hosting a stage show of Irish music, song and dance, featuring authentic traditional entertainment under the name of Seisiun at the Hunt Museum in July and August. The County Fleadh Ceoil would be held in Mary Immaculate College over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

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