- October 2011
- Volume: 43, Issue: 3
Listen to Ag Deanamh Ceoil & Abair Amhráin from this edition of Treoir.
- November 2007
- Volume: 39, Issue: 4
Táimíd go mór faoi chomaoin ag na daoine a bhunaigh an Comhaltas agus a thug treoir agus dóchas dúinn ár gcultúr náisiúnta a chosaint. Chuir bunaitheoirí an Chomhaltais rompu an cultúr dúchasach a chaomhnú, a chothú is a chur chun cinn – an t-omós don chultúr Gaelach a athbheochaint arís i measc na ndaoine. Ba aislingeach an aidhm í ach chuireadar go dúthrachtach chun na hoibre – níor staon siad on íobairt agus anois tig linn a rá go bródúil go bhfuil an aisling beagnach ina gníomh. Tá Clár Forbartha an Chomhaltais mar chéim eile ar an ród seo romhainn.
- Winter 2005
- Volume: 37, Issue: 4
Community activists in all fields, including those who promote cultural facilities and activities, are the main guarantors of a vibrant social, charitable and cultural environment. The economic value of such service is incalculable and without which the State, as a provider, would be faced with enormous financial requirements.
It is important both as a reality and as a morale boost that official policies and agencies acknowledge this huge investment of talents and finance by community activists. This community investment is in the main the primary reason for many of the cultural achievements, which are now widespread throughout the country.
State bureaucracy in the area of funding must not dull the human spirit or individual creativity. We must avoid the ‘box’ mentality at all costs whereby if one ticks the wrong box on the application form one is out of the game!
Grants must reflect real and relevant vision combined with a track record and equal opportunity.
Cultural providers must be centre stage during the gestation period of Government policies; otherwise they will be in a permanent straight jacket struggling to free themselves from wordy constraints. There is no substitute for common sense or coalface experience and these are to be found in abundance at the heart of the community.
- Autumn 2005
- Volume: 37, Issue: 3
The Fleadh Cheoil is synonymous with Comhaltas. 44 Fleadhanna are held each year culminating in Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann: this year in Letterkenny. It was a wonderful event which was presented with a combination of skill, dedication and community interaction. We salute the diligent organising committee, the participants, the people of Letterkenny and the media for a job exceptionally well done.
The Scoil Éigse, which precedes the Fleadh, was a resounding success. One of the best to date was the general verdict. The launch of the first five regions under the Comhaltas Development Programme was another highlight of the Letterkenny festivities.
All in all this was truly an occasion of celebration. Comhgháirdeas agus Rath Dé ar bhur saothar.