The annual Oireachtas festival which celebrates the best of sean-nós singing, dancing and storytelling took place in the INEC Killarney over the weekend and plenty of trophies, cups and medals are making their way to Donegal this week.
One of the stand-out winners is Eoghan Ó Curraighín from Baile Mór in Teelin who took away two big prizes – first prize in the Dreas Cainte competition and first prize in the Storytelling competition – it was his 6th time winning the Storytelling competition – the only person to win it so many times.
Storytelling must run in the family as his son Shane won second prize in the qualifying competition in Storytelling.
Dreas Cainte competition
1st prize – Eoghan Ó Curraighín from Teelin in Donegal.
Storytelling – qualifying competition
2nd prize – Shane Ó Curraighín from Teelin in Donegal.
Storytelling – main competiton
1st prize: Eoghan Ó Curraighín from Teelin in Donegal.
2nd prize: Áine Ní Bhreisleáin and Suzanne Ní Ghallchóir from Gaoth Dóbhair in Donegal
Corn Uí Riada sean-nós singing competition
3rd prize: Máire Ní Choilm from Gaoth Dóbhair in Donegal
Aithriseoireacht Under 12
1st prize: Ailbhe Ní Ghallchóir from na Doirí Beaga in Donegal
2nd prize: Joseph Mac Suibhne from Rann na Feirste in Donegal
Aithriseoireacht 12-15 years
1st prize: Hugh Anthony Mac Suibhne from Rann na Feirste in Donegal
Sean-nós singing competition Under 12
2nd prize: Gráinne Ní Dhomhnaill from Cionn Caslach in Donegal
Sean-nós singing competition 12-15 years
1st prize: Naoise Mac Cathmhaoil from Ard an Ratha in Donegal
Storytelling competition 15-18 years
2nd prize: Claire Nic Suibhne from Rann na Feirste in Donegal