Féile Brian Ború 2011 (29th June – 3rd July) was officially launched on Thursday night last in the
Lakeside Hotel, Ballina.
Alan Kelly, Minister of State, Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, pictured with musicians at the launch of Féile Brian Ború 2011
The launch gave the committee an opportunity to thank all the people who help out with the organisation and running of events during the festival period. “The support we receive on a local level is phenomenal” said John Grimes, Chairman of the committee, in his opening speech. “The 2011 programme of events is the biggest yet” he said. He also reminded people that “Féile Brian Ború 2011 is another milestone on the road to our build up to celebrations in 2014”.
Alan Kelly, Minister of State, Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, who officially launched the festival reported “that Féile Brian Ború is a great example of what a community can achieve when they work together. The festival is great for the local community, the local businesses and for tourism in the area”. He also complimented the committee on the programme of events saying how good it was to see so many events being organised for people of all ages; in particular,
the introduction of Féile na nÓg in 2010, which is a festival for young people, by young people (www.feilenanog.org)
The committee would like to thank the management and staff of The Lakeside Hotel and Leisure Centre for hosting such a wonderful launch.
We would also like to thank Local Councillor Dr. Phyll Bugler, Sergeant Mulqueen of Killaloe Gardaí and Fr. Edmond O’Rahelly who attended the Launch and for their continued support of Féile Brian Ború.
We would also like to thank Noel & Christy, members of East Clare Ceoltas and all the Musicians & Singers for providing most enjoyable musical entertainment on the night.
The programme of events is now available on our website www.feilebrianboru.killaloe.ie and programmes are available locally in the Tourist Office & Shops.
We look forward to seeing you over the festival celebrations.