The Oriel Centre, based in Dundalk Gaol, is one of eight strategically placed regional resource centres under the auspices of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann servicing the five north eastern counties of Cavan, Monaghan, Louth, Meath and Armagh.

The Oriel Centre combines the role of a resource centre, a visitor attraction, a social and a performance space and provides facilities for teaching, archives, recording, rehearsal, performance and session playing.

The Centre aims to support the work of Comhaltas branches within the region, whilst being fully available to any individuals, group or organisations interested promoting and developing our cultural traditions – music, song, dance, An Gaeilge, story telling and art/craftwork. The Oriel Centre will focus primarily on the provision of educational initiatives and work alongside other agencies with a number of target groups in raising awareness of local history, storytelling, An Gaeilge, songs of the region, music and dance.

An Ród Seo Romhainn

The traditional arts should be an enriching part of the lives of Irish people everywhere, particularly our young people; they should be a living, highly visible and vibrant part of society; They should be easily accessible to all; and their unique social, cultural and economic benefits should be fully realised by communities and individuals throughout the country and in Irish communities abroad.” - extract from ‘An Rod Seo Romhainn - Clár Forbartha do Ealaíona Traidisiúnta na hÉireann’ - Comhaltas Development Programme for the Traditional Arts

We are delighted to welcome all individuals and groups and look forward to making your visit a special one. 

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