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The Summer School is officially opened each year by an invited guest. It is a relatively informal event with plenty of music, singing and dancing after the opening. Some of our past guests, who very kindly accepted our invitation to open the event were President Mary Robinson, Ciaran Mac Mahuna, Labhrás Ó Murchu, Eamon Ó Cuiv, Enda Kenny, An tOllamh Tomás Ó Concheanainn, Padraig Ó Raghaillaigh, Dr. James White, Tom Kenny, Ted Williams, Matt Molloy, Cathal Goan, Sean Potts, John McGahern, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Harry Bradshaw, Mary Cloake, Dr. Katie Sweeney, John F.Deane, Padraig Ó hAoleain, Áine Hensey, Peadar Ó’ Riada, Tommy Peoples, Piaras Ó Raghallaigh and Micheál Ó Suilleabháin. We are delighted to announce that Grace Toland, the director of the Irish Triditional Music Archive, will join us this year to officially open our summer school.

Tús maith leath na hoibre’ (A good start is half the work)

 Leagan Gaeilge ag teacht go luath