Irish Music and Dance

Irish Music and Dance

Monday nights, year round

Set dancing with accomplished dancer Peter O’ Neill
Venue: Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow
Admission: €5 per adult, per night


Tuesday nights – spring, autumn and winter

Sean-nós dancing with Irene Cunningham
Venue: Carlow Town Hurling Park, Oak Park, Carlow
Admission: €5 per adult and child, per night


Each Tuesday

Irish conversation circle for teenagers 4.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Venue: New Oak Community Centre, New Oak, Carlow
Admission: 10 classes €30


Each Wednesday, year round with the exception of July and August

Caint agus Comhrá as Gaeilge 10.30 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. – learn the Irish language in the company of native Irish speakers and learners. Refreshments served.
Venue: Carlow County Museum, College Street, Carlow
Admission: FREE


Last Friday of every month 

Céilí featuring live céilí bands
Venue: Carlow Town Hurling Club, Oak Park, Carlow 9.30 p.m. – 12.30 a.m.
Admission: €10


Year round

Bolton School of Traditional Music, 3 the Croaghaun, Springhill, Killeshin, Carlow
Learn a traditional instrument in the company of the Bolton family, award winning players E:
Carlow College of Music, Larkfield, Green Lane, Carlow
Operates on the same principle as the Bolton School of Music – traditional music instruments are taught


Music Generation

Music Generation is a new music education service for County Carlow which is part of Music Generation Ireland; a national music education programme initiated by Music Network and seed funded by a multi-million euro philanthropic donation from U2 and the Ireland Funds. Further details can be found on; specific focus on  traditional Irish music songs and instruments via their Reelig group.