Craobh na gCumarach


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  • Dungarvan
  • Waterford
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Comhaltas Craobh na gCumarach is dedicated to the promotion of all forms of traditional Irish culture. The group’s particular emphasis is education of the young generation. The Comeraghs branch ( Craobh na gCumarach) is based in the townsland of Cúl na Smear in the smallest parish in Waterford about 6 miles North-East of Dungarvan.

Originally called the Naomh Pádraig branch it was founded in 1979 to serve this totally rural parish known as Kilgobinet, Colligan and Kilbrien. At the annual general meeting in 1996 the present name of Craobh na gCumarach was ratified. Since then the branch has increased in effectiveness across most disciplines, furthering the aims of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann.

Our sphere of influence continues to widen and our events and classes are attended by members and families from many surrounding parishes and communities. For the first 10 to 15 years the branch activities were concentrated on competitions and preparation for them. In more recent times the focus has changed with priority being given to social events, the development of the individual, and performance skills. Fleadh Nua, Scoil Samhradh Willie Clancy and Scoil Éigse are very popular destinations for our members.

We are the hosting branch for the 2012 Munster Fleadh Cheoil Click here