The 28th annual Feile an tSamhraidh took place in two venues in Midleton this past weekend on both Friday and Saturday, 5 and 6 of May.
Primary and secondary school students from across County Cork as well as Limerick, Wicklow and Waterford travelled to the GAA Pavilion in Midleton on Friday for the schools competition, before moving to the CBS Secondary School on Friday evening.
East Cork was represented by students from Scoil Bhride in Castlemartyr, Scoil Íosagain in Aghada, Midleton Educate Together, Scoil Cill Rudain in Glanmire, St Aloysius’ College in Carrigtohill and CCE Imokilly. Despite some great performances, St Aloysius’ College Carrigtohill was the only East Cork school to take home a first-place prize, specifically in the category of Secondary Junior Choir.
“We had a great weekend,” said Mary Corbett, Director of the Feile an tSamhraidh. “We didn’t quite have the full 700 students as two schools – one from Dublin and one from West Cork – didn’t show up. We had winning schools from Limerick, Kerry and Cork City. Almost none of the winners were local to East Cork unfortunately but we have to praise the kids. They were absolutely out of this world. They are always great but everyone was exceptionally well-behaved and the performances were so good this year.”
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