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11th Jul 2024
to 5th Aug 2024

Age Range

Gorey District Hospital

McCurtain Street
Y25 KX86

The Ri Ra Sessions

The Rí Rá Sessions is a Traditional Irish Music and Dance programme for HSE-managed nursing homes across the county. The exceptionally talented Wexford-based band The Wild Turkeys will provide twelve lively music sessions for residents from three homes (Gorey District Hospital, St. John’s Hospital Enniscorthy, and New Haughton Hospital New Ross). Movement expert Vivian Brodie-Hayes and Sean Nos Dancer Irene Cunningham will assist and encourage any residents to move to their ability, and include the use of light percussion instruments.

The Rí Rá Sessions will act as outreach for the concerts and sessions strand of Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann taking place in Wexford this year. Residents will feel part of the exciting atmosphere that the Fleadh brings, and connected to the world outside of the home. The Fleadh link will generate a sense of belonging and involvement in community matters through pleasure and play, engendering happiness and joy. The sessions will be delivered across four weeks towards the end of July and the start of August to align with the timeline of the Fleadh.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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