Cultúrlann na hÉireann
Cultúrlann na hÉireann, the official headquarters of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, was established in 1976. Today it operates as a multipurpose cultural hub, offering a range of services which include: – Cultural Information Agency – Training and Education Centre – Library of books and archive of traditional recordings – Recording Studio – Classrooms – Administrative Headquarters – Geantraí Folk Theatre – Bar Sessions – Official Comhaltas Shop Cultúrlann na hÉireann Staff are available to deal with day-to-day queries from tourists, students, and Comhaltas members in Ireland and throughout the world. Many Irish traditional music and dance events take place and personal visits to the Cultúrlann by members and their friends are particularly welcome.
To serve the high concentration of traditional musicians, singers and dancers in the capital, a second regional cultural centre was developed. Clasaċ is a centre for the promotion of Irish music, song, dance, drama and the Irish language, just minutes from Dublin’s city centre in Clontarf. The project came to fruition as part of the Comhaltas Development Programme in 2008, funded in part by contributions from the Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture. Featuring a state of the art theatre, the venue is also home to a recording studio, bar, conference facilities, classrooms, rehearsal space and much more.