Sean Nós Festival

21st – 23rd June

The Midsummer Sean Nós Festival is a three-day national festival held in Athboy, County Meath in June every year.  This festival is the only one in the country that is centred on the tradition of Sean Nós dancing and also plays host to the only All Ireland Sean Nós dancing competition.  Activities for this year’s festival include a series of workshops on traditional Irish music, sean nós song and dance; as well as a high nelly bike race, a farmers market, a bonfire and a céilí.  The main attraction at this festival, however, will be the All Ireland Sean Nós dancing competitions that will take place on Saturday afternoon.  This year - as part of 'The Gathering' – the festival committee plan to invite overseas visitors from the UK, Mainland Europe and further afield to take part in this national dance competition.

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