Féile na nGael 2013 - National Festival of Hurling, Camogie & Handball
Friday 5th - Sunday 7th July
Féile na nGael 2013 is being hosted in Limerick from July 5th - 7th. The festival will kick off with a Colourful Parade through Limerick City Centre on Friday 5th starting at 7.30pm.
Féile na nGael is a national festival of Hurling, Camogie and Handball for boys and girls under 14 years of age and is based on the GAA club unit.
Féile na nGael is currently sponsored by Bus Éireann. Each year some 25,000 boys and girls take part in this festival in all 32 counties. London and Warwickshire also participate in this festival.
When the preliminary competition is completed in each county, the winning club then travels to the host county or province where they are hosted by families and engage the host club in hurling, camogie and handball games. Since 1971 over one million boys and girls have participated in this great festival
Féile na nGael is a national movement with the primary objective of facilitating and enabling the personal, social and cultural development of young people.
It also emphasises cultural and community activities, leadership and training through sport. It is recognised by the GAA as a major festival of great importance for the promotion of hurling, camogie and handball among the youth of our country. It has the full support of the GAA, and also the Department of Education, Irish Sports Council and other Government bodies and cultural agencies.
Féile na nGael places great emphasis and importance on proper participation, presentation, punctuality and sportsmanship. It reaches across the nation involving as it does the whole community - clubs, schools, social and cultural groups, Gardaí, bands, civic and religious authorities and families all play a part. It helps to bond communities, forge friendships, provide educational opportunities and unearth new leaders.
Phone: +353 61 326500