Siamsa Sráide Line Up Of Events

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It is hard to believe that the festival is here again. If you are planning a trip to Swinford, have a look at the accommodation listing on our site and the various restaurants. Many of the pubs will have extra entertainment during the day and at night time so keep in touch with them to find out what is on. The 31st festival promises to be a great one and the line up of events is as follows:

Friday 31st July 2015

6pm Gateway Hotel

Official Opening


Chathaoirleach Co Co Mhaigh Éo

7pm Doors Open Swinford Church

Phil Coulter & Friends Live in Concert.

Tickets €25 available at

 Saturday 1st August 2015

9.30am – 2.30pm Swinford Cultural Centre

Swinford Indoor Country Market

8pm Gateway Hotel

Comórtas Bláth na Féile – organised by the Green Room Beauty Studio Swinford.

Sunday 2nd August 2015 (Children’s Day)

1pm Seisiún na NÓg
2pm Swinford Cultural Centre

Children’s Circus Entertainment

4pm Cultural Centre

Puppet Show (Children 3-12)

6pm Reeling in the years – Gateway Hotel

A look back at footage of past Siamsa Sráide festivals – by Breege Rowley

8-11pm Crossroads Céilí

Music by Glenside Céilí Band.

Monday 3rd August 2015

11am Historical Walk & Talk from the Gateway Hotel

Leader: Michael Comer

2pm Junior Cycle around town Start: Gateway Hotel
3pm Senior Cycle (10, 20 or 50km) Start: Church Car Park (€20 per family)
2.30pm Children’s Talent Contest – Main St
3.30pm Street Performances

Creative Dance

West African Dumming

Ceol Traidisiunta Na Nóg

6.30pm Cemetery Mass Kilconduff
8pm Ceolchoirm – Siamsa Arts Concert – Mellett’s Emporium Meeting Room (adm €8)
9pm Tennagers Disco – DJ Donncha Hanks Music – Swinford Cultural Centre (adm €6)

Tuesday 4th August 2015 (Emigrant Heritage Craft & Enterprise Day)

Street Market Stalls & Music

11am Midwest Radio Outside Broadcast
2-5pm Folk Group The Molloy Brothers (Market St)
2.30pm Mayo Manchester Tradfest with Joe Keegan and dancers (Main St Stage)
3-6pm Crossroads Céilí on Main St – Music by Copperplate Céili Band
6pm Midfield Pipe Band
7pm Siamsa Fun Run (2km U12 – entry fee €1)
7.30pm Siamsa Rás 5km (non-members €5 – members€2)
9.30pm Acoustic Rock/Pop Band Kelvey (Market St)
10.30-12.30pm Patrick Feeney Band Open Air Dance

Wednesday 5th August 2015 – Old Harvest Fair Day with Street Stalls & International Busking Competition

12-2pm Under 18s
2-5pm Over 18s

Total Prize Fund €2,500.00

10.30pm – 12.30am Open Air Harvest Fair Dance with Michael English Band





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