Leitrim Treasure launch: Well known Tyrone football manager and public figure Mickey Harte (right) will give a talk on “The value of community and how it helped me in my trials and tribulations” at the launch of the special book – Leitrim Treasure - to coincide with the year of the gathering. This book contains generations of historical, social and human interest stories from every part of the county, extends to 250 pages with an equal number of photographs and will be a treasure for all Leitrim people. The launch takes place in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, on Wednesday, August 7 at 8.30pm. Refreshments served. Admission free. Everyone welcome.
O’CAROLAN HARP & TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL: The O’Carolan Harp and Traditional Music Festival and Summer School, Keadue which is held under the auspices of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and in memory of the great harper and composer Turlough O’Carolan who is buried in Kilronan Cemetery will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend from August 2- 5. A Summer School in Traditional Irish Music, Song, Set Dancing and Sean Nos Dancing will take place the week before the Festival from July 29. Throughout the Festival weekend there are concerts, music sessions, door dancing ceilis, lectures and The International Harp Competition with a prize fund of €2,500 sponsored by Arigna Fuels Ltd. Students attending the classes at the Summer School can avail of the following workshops: Harp, Flute, Tin Whistle, Fiddle, Banjo, Button Accordion, Concertina, Bodhran, Traditional Singing, Set Dancing and Sean Nos Dancing. Visit: www.ocarolanharpfestival.ie, Email: email@example.com or call 071 9647247 or 071 9647284.