Tipperary natives were amongst the winners at this year's 64th Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis.
Premier County winners included Cahir's Richard Delahunty who came first in both the Miscellaneous and Mandolin over 18 categories, Cashel's Evin O'Regan who came first in the Miscellaneous and Mandolin U-12 category and Clonmel's Emma Corbett who won the Melodeon age 15 to 18 category.
Independent TD Mattie McGrath congratulated all those who competed and took part in this year’s All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil.
He specifically acknowledged the outstanding success of the Caislean Nua Comhaltas Branch and the Newcastle dancers as well as the triumphs of the Cashel Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann branch.
“The standard of excellence and skill that has been set by our very own Tipperary dancers and musicians is genuinely inspiring,” he says.
“I want to particularly commend Caislean Nua Comhaltas Branch and the Newcastle dancers who came home to Tipperary from the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil with an impressive 10 sets of All-Ireland medals which included six first place titles, three second place titles and one third place title,” he continues.
Deputy McGrath went on to acknowledge the outstanding performances of Evin O'Regan and Richie Delahunty, adding: “The dedication exhibited in Ennis to these rich aspects of our Irish culture is incredible as is the dedication of committed and talented teachers like Kathy McGrath who worked tirelessly to lead the Caislean Nua Comhaltas Branch and the Newcastle dancers to their great success”.
Pictured above is Cashel's Evin O'Regan who came first in the Miscellaneous and Mandolin U-12 category.
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