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Kilcoole Music Festival, currently celebrating its 65th year, is one of the oldest and most renowned Music Festivals in the country.

Since its inception back in 1955 by the District Nurse at the time; Mary Kieran, the festival has grown from a half day of competitions to its present day format with six days of competitions in vocal, choral, instrumental and orchestral music and speech and drama also.

The aim of the Kilcoole Music Festival is to provide a platform for children and adults to perform  in public. The Festival boasts performances of a very high standard and attracts some of the most highly qualified adjudicators in the country along with extremely talented competitors, both local and national.

This year the Kilcoole Music Festival will take place in Coláiste Chraobh Abhann, our local Secondary School to whom we are most grateful for their invaluable support.


Competition Entry Forms along with competition dates and times are available on this website.

Please note that this year there are some changes to the festival - please read the Rules page of this website carefully.

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