CCE Contae an Chláir

Welcome to the homepage of the Clare County Board of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.  The Clare County Board of Comhaltas promotes Irish Music, Song and Dance in county Clare. 

The County Board is representative of all the branches in the county and works closely with all branches, Provincial Councils and Ard Oifig in the organisation of Fleadheanna and other events. 

Clare is fortunate to have such a wide variety of festivals. Many of these are organised by the local CCÉ Branches in the county.  

Other annual events organised by CCE Co. an Chláir include Prizewinners Concert, Ceol an Gheimhridh, Plearacha, Scoraíocht and Scoil Fonn agus Amhrán. 



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Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2016


Munster/Connaught Dancing Adjudicators Seminar

SUNDAY,  2 October 2016
Ennis, Co. Clare

Comhairle na Mumhan invites all existing dancing adjudicators and any potential new dancing adjudicators (over 18 yrs.) to attend the Provincial Adjudication Conference on Sunday, October 2nd 2016 in Cois na hAbhna, Ennis.

As you are aware it is vital that we will have an adequate supply of dancing adjudicators for Fleadhanna etc.

Among the aspects of adjudication covered at the seminar will be:
 General Principles of Adjudication
 The role of the adjudicator
 Practical Adjudication Sessions, etc.

To register, please return application form to Assunta Uí Chathasaigh. You can also register online at

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2016 comes to Town!

Pictured at An Culturlann, Dublin celebrating Ennis selection to host Fleadh Cheol na hEireann in 2016 were members of the Abbey Branch of Comhaltas ( l to r) Pat Liddy, Frank Whelan and Rory Casey.

Micheal O Riabhaigh, Chairman of the Working Group making his acceptance speech as the members of the Ard Chomhairle of Comhaltas look on following the announcement of Ennis successful bid to host Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in 2016

The Clare contingent outside the headquarters of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann in Monkstown Dublin on Saturday last for the Ard Chomhairle vote on the 2016 All Ireland Fleadh were (l to r) Rory Casey, Abbey Branch of Comhaltas, Gerard Dollard, Director of Service Clare County Council; Tom Coughlan, Chief Executive Clare County Council, Cathaoirleach, Cllr. John Crowe, Frank Whelan, Micheal O Riabhaigh and Joe Arkins all of the Abbey Branch of Comhaltas.


It is anticipated that Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will attract an estimated 300,000 visitors to the Clare County Capital next year.

Cathaoirleach John Crowe

Cathaoirleach John Crowe

“The Working Group established to bring the event to Clare has been working tirelessly over the past number of years and put together a very strong argument as to why Ennis, arguably one of the best known traditional Irish music centres in the world, would be a worthy host location. Everybody concerned is thrilled by this decision,” commented Cllr. John Crowe, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council.

The Cathaoirleach said potential economic spin-offs for Ennis and County Clare as a result of hosting the event are “considerable, hence the substantial time and effort that has been invested by many organisations and individuals across Clare to bring the event here.

“I feel this decision is a tribute to the unrivalled contribution of traditional Irish music artists and groups throughout Clare over the years to preserving and promoting a unique part of Irish culture and heritage,” added the Mayor.

“Ennis has not hosted the event since 1977 and I firmly believe that the awarding of the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann to the town is thoroughly deserved, especially considering the fact that the town has and continues to host a range of culture and arts festivals that are of national and international renown, including the Fleadh Nua and the annual Ennis Trad Festival,” stated Mayor of Ennis, Cllr. Johnny Flynn.

(from the Clare Herald)

CCE Co. an Chláir, Cois na hAbhna, Gort Road, Ennis


History of Cois na hAbhna

The Launch of the History of Cois na hAbhna by Pat Liddy will take place in Cois na hAbhna on Tuesday Aug 16th at 6.30p.m.

Tradtime Comhaltas Schools Outreach

Tradtime Comhaltas Schools Outreach is an initiative which promotes the teaching and understanding of traditional Irish music, song & dance in primary schools around Ireland. The scheme provides high quality, affordable traditional music, song & dance classes for Primary schools nationwide, during school time. 


visit our website and read all about this initiative

Gig Rig at Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan

The Listowel Munster Fleadh Cheoil 2016 Organising Committee are looking for any group who woould be interested in performing on the Gig Rig during the Fleadh weekend. 

If your group would be interested in performing on the Gig Rig, please contact or call 087 2071371 after 6pm

Fleadh Subs

Branch and County Units are reminded of the Fleadh subs of €75 per branch and €150 per County Board. The Listowel committee are taking on the organising of the FLeadh on behalf of all the branches in Munster and we are asking all branches to give them their support and backing, both financially and otherwise. Branches should send the Fleadh Subs to their County Secretary who will forward them on to Listowel.

Gradam an Chomhaltais

Gradam an Chomhaltais will be presented to the family of  Fergus McTeggart to acknowledge the contribution of Fergus to the teaching and promotion of traditional music at home and abroad. The Shannon branch will host the award at a session in the GAA club in Shannon on Wednesday 4th May at 9pm.
All are invited.

All Ireland Prizewinner's Concert DVD

DVD of All Ireland Prizewinner's Concert 2015 is on sale 
@ Cois na hAbhna. 
Cost €10 


Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann was presented with the highly prestigious European Citizen’s Prize on Saturday at a special award ceremony at Brú Ború Cultural Centre, Cashel. Senator Labhrás Ó Murchú Ardstiúrthóir CCÉ and Vincent Jordan, President CCÉ accepted the prize on behalf of Comhaltas from Lynn Boylan MEP after which Senator Ó Murchú addressed the full capacity gathering in the Brú Ború theatre. MEPs Martina Anderson, Matt Mc Carthy and Liadh Ní Riada also contributed to the ceremony as did Francis Jacobs representing the European Parliament Information Office.

Each year the European Parliament awards ‘The European Citizen’s Prize’. This prize is awarded to citizens or organisations having contributed to promoting better mutual understanding and closer integration between citizens of the Member States; or to facilitating cross border or transnational cooperation contributing to the strengthening of a European spirit. The Sinn Féin MEPs nominated Comhaltas for the prize.


Founded in 1951 Comhaltas is world-renowned as Ireland’s leading cultural movement, dedicated to the promotion and development of traditional Irish music, song, dance and an Ghaeilge throughout the island of Ireland and worldwide. Today Comhaltas has 16 cultural centres throughout Ireland and provides services to 3m people annually worldwide. With 420 branches in 15 countries on 4 continents CCÉ plays a leading role in fostering strong links with the Irish Diaspora and those who consider themselves Irish. It continues to promote a positive image of Ireland on the international stage and promotes strong links with other cultures.


In 2013 Comhaltas achieved a milestone in the Peace Process when it brought Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Ireland’s premier cultural festival, to Derry. This event attracted a record attendance of 430,000 visitors and generated €50m for the region. This historic Derry All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil was the first time that the event was held in the North of Ireland in its 60-year history. It diminished barriers, embraced all communities and was an outstanding example of friendship, reconciliation and co-operation.

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