Ulster Fleadh returns to Castlewellan in 2019!

🎶 All roads lead to Castlewellan 🎶

The Ulster Fleadh will return to Castlewellan Co. Down 22nd- 28th of July 2019. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Castlewellan! 😎 📷 🎶

Keep an eye out for some exciting news over the coming weeks! 👀

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Things to do in Castlewellan: Life Adventure Centre

Based in Castlewellan Forest Park

BOOK ONLINE – https://www.onegreatadventure.com/ 

  • Hill Walking
  • Wet Bouldering
  • Open Canoeing
  • Sit on Top Kayaking
  • Coasteering
  • Mountain Biking
  • Field Archery
  • Raft building
  • Electric Mountain Biking

Join us at our Outdoor Adventure Centre in Ireland’s newest and most exciting outdoor destination, and outdoor capital, the awesome Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland. A must visit for outdoor adventure seekers, beginner or addict, individual or group, we’ve got it all and more. Stunning mountains, award winning trails, dramatic coastlines and enchanting forests all waiting to be explored. Go island hoping by canoe, take a swim through sea caves, try a forest adventure by bike, or hang out on a rock face. Mild or wild, it’s your choice, for  everything else, from gear hire to guiding we’ve got you covered!

Here’s to the Adventure!

Newry, Mourne and Down Youth Trad Orchestra – Thursday 26th July

This years Ulster Fleadh welcomes the wonderful Newry, Mourne and Down Youth Trad Orchestra to Castlewellan. They will play in St Malachys church in the town on the 26th July at 7pm in what promises to be a fitting setting for an evening not to be missed.

For a small taste of what to expect, check out the video below;

Feeling energetic? Why not try mountain biking when you come to Castlewellan!

When you come to the Fleadh in Castlewellan our town offers something for all the family! Castlewellan forest park boasts excellent mountain bike trails to suit all riders and best of all you can hire all you need from Life Adventure Centre based right in the park – http://www.mountainbikeni.com/providers/life-adventure-centre/hire/

Fancy something a bit more extreme!

Just a 20 minute drive from Castlewellan to the beautiful village of Rostrevor you can find even tougher trails for biking enthusiasts!

Things to do in County Down

When planning your visit to the Ulster Fleadh be sure to take in all County Down has to offer – majestic mountains, a tranquil lough, pretty coastal villages and Michelin-rated restaurants.

Discover NI / Co.Down — Find out more >>

Pot Luck Grand Prize Draw

We are launching a grand prize draw for this years Ulster Fleadh with the chance of winning £500!!!! Tickets can be purchased at our local branch and fleadh committee members will be going around all the county fleadhanna to sell tickets. The ticket price ranges from 1p to £10 depending on which ticket you pull out…..pot luck!!!! The draw will take place on Sat 28th July 2018


Nancy Rodgers Workshop / Fleadh Launch – 3rd March 2018

The 3rd of March will be one filled with Music, Song and Dance in The Lodge Castlewellan. Newcastle CCÉ are holding their 5th annual Nancy Rodgers Weekend, in remembrance of a lady who helped rejuvenate Newcastle Comhaltas in the 1980’s and who helped build it into the successful branch it is today.

Nancy Rodgers Workshop 2018

The weekend is famed for its Music Workshops on Saturday 3rd. These workshops have ben growing in popularity each year as musicians from all over Ireland, many of whom are All Ireland champions on their instrument, teach classes to musicians not only from Newcastle CCÉ but also from neighbouring Comhaltas Branches. Notable Tutors which will be attending ad teaching in the workshops are the Maguire family. Each of the family members, Lorena, Maggie and Chris, are multiple All Ireland Champions in various disciplines from Ceili Band, Trio and individual competitions and we are honoured that such a prestigious family in the Traditional Music scene are coming to teach in the workshops.

The workshops will be followed on Saturday afternoon at 4pm for the launch of the Ulster and County Fleadhanna. The day will be rounded off by a Tutor Concert in the Kings Inn at 8pm, which will showcase the fantastic talents of the tutors who were teaching throughout the workshops, as well as performances from Newcastle CCÉ multi instrument group and Ceol Group.

For any additional information or to book spaces for the workshop please contact Newcastle CCÉ at info@newcastlecce.com or by phoning 07743487034.