2018 EVENT REPORT
and Message from Michael Murphy
Table of Contents
FÉILE NA SEITEANNA LEITIR CEANAINN 2018
LETTERKENNY SET DANCING FESTIVAL 2018
Bhí an séiú Féile Bliantúil na Seiteanna 2017 ar siúl i Óstan Clan Rí i Leitir Ceanainn ó Aoine Mi na Samhna 23 go dtí an Domhnach Mí na Samhna 25.
The 6th Annual Letterkenny Set Dancing Festival in aid of Peru Children’s Charity took place in the Clanree Hotel from Friday November 23rd to Sunday 25th. Music for the opening Céilí on Friday was provided by the local Duntally Céilí Band who also supplied the music for the closing Céilí on Sunday afternoon. The Duntally are growing greatly in popularity and are ranked among the best in the Country. Another of the county’s top Céilí Bands, the Glenside, provided their unique style of lively traditional dance music at the Céilí on Saturday night. The Saturday Céilí was followed by an hour of social dancing to the wonderful sound of Sinéad and Alex Black. Local dance masters, Jerry McNulty and Mary Rose Gallagher hosted a very well attended two-hand dance workshop on Saturday morning and the Set Dancing Workshop was given by well-known Set Dance Teacher, Gearóid Mulrooney on Saturday afternoon which was attended by 60 eager learners.
Including some €360 personal donations the weekend raised €4,300 for Peru Children’s Charity.
Over 170 attended at the Friday Céilí and more than 202 attended the Saturday and Sunday céilithe.Céilí.
A selection of photographs from the weekend can be viewed on the website www.letterkennysets.eu as well as information on the 2019 weekend which takes place over the fourth weekend in November.
Many people contributed to the success of the weekends, all those who attended, those who promoted the weekend in their own localities; Fear an Tí - Clement Gallagher; the various band members; Gearóid Mulrooney from Oranmore who, as he does every year without compensation of any kind, brought a bus load of dancers and directed the Set Dance Workshop; Jerry McNulty and Mary Rose Gallagher who, as they do every year free gratis, directed the Two-Hand Dance Workshop; Fintan Houston who was ever present during the organising and the running of the weekend, Reg who took the photographs and Clann Uí Ruanaí who helped with raffles and transport and the many little organisational challenges that arise. Of major importance to the success of all the six Festivals to date are the management and staff of the wonderful Clanree Hotel. Their facilities, the food, the accommodation and, above all, the management and staff who, without exception, were efficient, helpful, courteous, professional and always smiling.
The Director of Peru Children’s Charity, Michael Murphy (well known to Killybegs folks whom he lived among for so long) sends his sincere appreciation to all concerned.
I pray God's Blessing on all of you and I look forward to seeing you all again next September
MESSAGE FROM MICHAEL MURPHY
Hello Padraig & Gearóid and All involved with the
2018 Letterkenny Set Dancing Festival,
€4,332 - What a tremendous donation to our disabled children and their families in Los Lomas in Lima! The benefits in Peru will be 3 to 4 times that amount.They are all most appreciative of your generosity..
Please pass on my sincere appreciation to all who helped in any way and to all who supported the event
and a BIG THANK YOU from all the Children in Los Lomas
Robert Michael Murphy
Director Peru Children's Charity
Av. Javier Prado Oeste 650 Dpt. 502 Magdalena, Lima 17
Cell: (511) 994390350