A page for those wishing to make a financial contribution to the future of the festival  -

and a message from joint treasurer Mr.  Nicholas Lynch



A Chairde,


This year at the beginning of a new century we celebrate the eight anniversary of the Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival.


Few could have foreseen the festival’s success back in 1993. Each new year the committee endeavours to introduce extra events in order to broaden the appeal of the festival as well as trying to ensure as much as possible the continued celebration of the Sliabh Luachra tradition of music, song, dance and poetry.


The initial budget for the festival in 1993 was £6,000.00. this has grown however to £19,000.00 in 1999. We could not have succeeded without the continued loyal support of the local Castleisland community. Due to the success of the event however and the ever increasing running cost, we have to look further afield to raise additional funds. 


It is in the light of the above and to ensure the continued growth of the Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music festival that we have decided to establish a Patronage Fund.


We invite people or companies wishing to be associated with an event of this nature to make an annual contribution of £50.00 towards the festival.


Each patron’s name is subsequently included in all Patrick  O’Keeffe publications. Free access for two people to any or all of the many events happening on the weekend of the festival or activities throughout the year is afforded to all patrons.


Patrons are also kept fully informed on all aspects of the festival, and are invited to make suggestions on how the festival generally or any specific event may be further enhanced .


If you feel you would like to contribute please contact joint treasurers Nicholas Lynch,  Assistant Treasurer, Moanmore, Castleisland, Co. Kerry or Cormac O'Mahony, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Tel.: 087 2731441 or  066 7141263




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