Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is the largest group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music. We’re a non-profit cultural movement with hundreds of local branches around the world. We’ve been working for the cause of Irish music since the middle of the last century. Our efforts continue with increasing zeal as the movement launches itself into the 21st century.

Our many branches, including Craobh na Mara CCÉ, are the fundamental and most important units of our movement, making it possible to propagate and strengthen our native cultural characteristics within local communities. Our members come together to organise sessions, classes, concerts, festivals, exhibitions, fleadhanna cheoil, and other events both for their own enjoyment and that of the community at large.

Craobh na Mara CCÉ

Our teaching staff are looking forward to working with everyone this term.


Mairéad Hughes Green

Flute & Whistle

Gráinne Casey


Muireann Duff

Tin Whistle  & Introduction

Róisín Ní Mhorain


Theresa Hughes Lannon

Banjo & Junior Céilí Band

Joe Hughes

Button Accordion & Intermediate Céilí Band

Dónal Fitzpatrick

Whistle & Senior Céilí Band

Caoimhe Ní Mhadagáin

Harp & Whistle

It is great for any child or adult to take a class in a musical instrument. However, it is a different thing entirely to have the confidence to play as part of a group. At Craobh na Mara CCÉ, our aim is to provide a place where everyone is welcome to play along together, no matter their standard and without pressure.


We have three bands which practise every week together. We also have a supervised practise room where students can play a few tunes between classes. This room can also be used by younger members if their parents have a class in the branch. 

We hold sessions in the Skerries Mills for our younger members and family sessions in Balrothery Hertitage Centre. We also hold adult sessions in The Man O' War. See our calendar for a full list of dates and times.

The Committee / An Choiste


Ríona Ní Shúilleabháin

Chairperson / Cathaoirleach

Aisling Ní Ghiobúin

Secretary / Rúnaí

Christine Richardson & Caroline McCaughey

Treasurers / Cisteoirí

Doireann Gibbons

Treoraí  na Gaeilge & Leas Cathaoirleach / Child Protection Liaison Officer

Muireann Duff

Youth Officer

Áine Doran 

Public Relations Officer

Tania Mhic Conchra & Karen Nolan 

Session Co-Ordinators

Bríd Ní Ghiobúin

Event/Tickets Co-ordinator

Gillian McGoey



Doireann Gibbons is the Designated Liaison Person (DLP) for our Craobh na Mara CCÉ Branch. Please speak to her if you have any concerns regarding the Branch in relation to Child Protection.