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UL to host Tailteann Nua Festival

July 29, 2013

The University of Limerick will host the Tailteann Nua Festival this August Bank Holiday weekend where Irish dancers, musicians, writers, ladies footballers and worldwide visitors will be welcomed for a weekend of Irish culture and fun.

The Tailteann Nua Festival takes place from August 2-5 and features a programme of dancing, music, writers workshops and readings, genealogy, storytelling and a Ladies Gaelic Football tournament.

Highlights include a Limericks competition where all entrants are invited to come and read their compositions at an event in the Pavilion on campus on Saturday, August 3, from 4pm. Other events include a set dancing and sean nós dancing programme with workshops for all levels and céilís each evening, finishing with the Kilfenora Ceilí Band on Sunday.

An international step dancing competition will also take place on Sunday where entrants from all over Europe will compete for the Tailteann Nua Cup in the University Concert Hall.

Parnells Ladies Gaelic Football team, along with others, are expected to challenge numerous teams over the weekend in a tournament.

A full programme is available at www.limerickgatheringfest.com and all events are open to the public.


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