As I began to write this website welcome, I realised how quickly my first year as Cathaoirleach of Craobh Bheartla Uí Fhlatharta is passing. It has been a rewarding year, as well as a challenging one and I am honoured to hold this position within the branch.
I am immensely proud of our achievements since the formation of our branch in 1981. In the early years, the branch participated in Scoraíocht and in Ceol an Gheimhridh with great success and we have built on that success by qualifying through the County & Leinster Fleadhanna Cheoil to All-Ireland Fleadhanna on numerous occasions, picking up All-Ireland winner medals many times in the process.
Our branch of Comhaltas would not be in the strong position it is today were it not for our volunteer committees who put so much time and effort into developing the traditional skills of all our pupils.
One of our core strengths is our capability & experience to work together. This is borne from a culture of respect working within a team.
I would like to express my thanks and indeed admiration for the outstanding support and contribution all our branch members.
Today we see the results of an enormous collective effort continuously for 34 years. We will continue to teach and encourage all who attend classes at the Craobh Bheartla Uí Fhlatharta Comhaltas Branch.