The Half-Door Club for it’s 27th year of Castletown Trad Fest.

Date: Friday April 28th to Monday May 1st 2023


                -Céilí Venue- Community Centre, River Bank, Castletown, Co. Laois, R32 F624

                -Accommodation base: De La Salle Retreat Centre, R32 FK02

Programme as follows:

Friday 28th:

9 p.m. : Opening Céilí with Brian Boru Céilí Band

Saturday 29th:

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. And 2:30 -5:30 p.m. : Set Dancing Workshop with Pat Murphy

9 p.m. : Set Dance Céilí with Tulla Céilí Band

Sunday 30th:

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. : Set Dancing Workshop with Pat Murphy

2:30 p.m. : Set Dance Céilí Swallow’s Tail Céilí Band

9 p.m. : Set Dance Céilí with the Abbey Céilí Band

Monday 1st:

11:00 a.m. : Poetry walk with Andrew O’Connell

12.00 p.m. : Farewell music Session in the Pastoral Centre

2:30 p.m. : The Last Fling Céilí  with Johnny Reidy Céilí Band 

Festival Club Sessions every night after Céilithe

Accomadation in local B&Bs, hotels and Pastoral Centre (book via

Camping possible

MORE IFORMATION: John Sinnott      086 344 0388

                                    Micheál Lalor     086 260 7658

                                    Peter Redmond 087 785 7970