Prizes come and go, but as our committee already looks toward taking Sligo Feis Ceoil further still into our 117th year the prospect of what is really on offer shouldn't be lost.Providing a platform for young actors, musicians and artists who wish to express themselves, we sincerely hope that this year's Sligo Feis Ceoil has similarly offered each of you the opportunity to make new friendships and secure old ones, create lasting memories and encouraged you to come back next year and do it all over again.
After many months of careful preparation and planning, the curtain came down on this year's Sligo Feis Ceoil in the Hawk's Well Theatre. Closing the show, our gathered audience had the great privilege of witnessing a selection of outstanding performers presented with the opportunity of competing for our highly sought after bursary awards.
A night's entertainment that always sees some people go home happier than others, such is the reality surrounding each of our many competitions.By way of a concluding remark, however, it is important to keep in mind a cliche that nevertheless upholds what we try to cultivate and encourage here at Sligo Feis Ceoil; it is the taking part that counts.
If not for the medals, cups and bursary awards that draw competitors in from across Ireland, Sligo Feis Ceoil would not possess the standard for excellence that so many have done so much to enable.