~ August 8th 2002 ~
The sponsored walk of 18 miles
of the Wicklow Way from Marley Park, Rathfarnam, Co. Dublin to Lough Tay,
County Wicklow in support of the fundraising campaign on behalf of Ronan
O'Keeffe, who sustained serious injuries in a car accident last year, was
undertaken by two very courageous members of The Boathouse on August 6th
last. This very long treck accross the scenic terrain of the Wicklow Mountains
took 9 hours to complete! - but all the pain was worth it!
Thanks to everyone who sponsored this very worthy appeal!
~ July 25th 2002 ~
CONGRATULATIONS to all who took part in the Leinster Fleadh in Kilcormac, Co. Offaly on July 13th and 14th! Musicians of all ages represented County Wicklow in many competitions, from solo, duets and trios to Céili Band and Grúpa Cheoil.
Well done in particular to the Under-12 céilí band and grúpa cheoil from the Boathouse CCE branch who took part for their first time ever in a Leinster Fleadh - you did yourselves proud!!!!
~ Katherine Cregg who won the bronze medal in the senior bodhrán competition!!!!
~ The Anne Devlin group from Aughrim (with many Boathouse musicians!) who came third in the senior Grúpa Cheoil!!!
~ Catriona O'Brien who came third in the senior button accordion competition!!!
~ James Ryan, Martina Cregg & Catriona O'Brien who WON the senior Trio competition - go get 'em in Listowel!!!!!
~ Jul7 16th 2002 ~
Annual summer music
session in Glendalough: Sunday,
July 21st, 2002
After the success of our open-air seisiún cheoil in Glendalough, County Wicklow last summer as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations of Comhaltas it was decided to make this an annual event. This session will be open-air, (hopefully the weather will be in our favour!) and will take place beside the Upper Lake (near the second car-park in Glendalough). If the weather is not suitable, the session will be in the Glendalough Hotel.
All are welcome! And bring a picnic!!!
~ June 16th 2002 ~
The Leinster Fleadh will take place in Kilcormac, Co. Offaly, on July 13th and 14th. Under-12 and under-15 competitions take place on the Saturday, with competitions commencing at 10.30am. Under-18 and senior competitors will compete on the Sunday, with competitions begining at 11.00am.
Best of luck!!!!!
Practice for the under-12 céilí
band and the under-12 grúpa cheoil for the Leinster Fleadh is taking
place on Monday evenings between now and the Fleadh. Practice for the céilí
band begins at 7.30pm, with practice for the grúpa cheoil commencing
~ June 5th 2002 ~
The next seisiún cheoil in the Boathouse takes place on Saturday next, June 8th, begining at 9pm. As usual ceol, bia agus craic will be galore, and please feel free to add to any of these!!!
Practice for the under-12 céilí
band and the under-12 grúpa cheoil for the Leinster Fleadh will
take place on Monday evenings between now and the Fleadh. Practice for
the céilí band begins at 7.30pm, with practice for the grúpa
cheoil commencing at 8.00pm.
~ May 1st 2002 ~
On Sunday 28th April the County Wicklow Fleadh was held in the Abbey Community College in Wicklow Town. It was one of the most successful County Fleadhs to date with over 250 competitors competing in 26 different competitions.
Many of our entrants from The Boathouse CCE had never competed before, but the regular practice sessions paid off handsomely, with several county champions and numerous medal winners. The under-10 céilí band achieved second place, while the under-12 grúpa cheoil won a well-deserved first place in their competition. The under-12 band and grúpa cheoil, as well as many of the solo musicians, are now going forward to represent Wicklow in the Leinster Fleadh, which will be held in Kilcormac, County Offaly on July 13th and 14th.
Best of luck!!!!
Click here for the County Wicklow Fleadh results.