Corporate Social Responsibility

Image of the sponsored Macalla bus with Comhaltas

Bus Éireann sponsors the annual Comhaltas Macalla na hÉireann tour through provision of a coach with special branded artwork, and a driver for the full nationwide tour.

Comhaltas is the primary Irish organisation dedicated to the promotion of the music, song, dance and the language of Ireland among the Irish people and Irish diaspora.

The 2019 Comhaltas Concert Tour of Ireland will visit 14 venues between 6 and 19 October. The annual Tour features the best of traditional talent drawn from all four Provinces of Ireland.

Each year the Tour assembles a fine mix of established artistes together with up-and-coming young stars. These are blended together into a fast-moving and colourful show which appeals to both the connoisseurs and peripheral fans of Irish traditional entertainment.


Date Time Location Venue
6 Oct 20:00 Dublin Cultúrlann na hÉireann
7 Oct 20:00 Mullingar Áras an Mhuilinn Regional Centre
8 Oct 20:30 Gurteen Ceolaras Coleman Regional Centre
9 Oct 20:30 Omagh Dún Uladh Regional Centre
10 Oct 20:00 Dundalk Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol
11 Oct 20:30 Glenswilly, Letterkenny Glenswilly GAA Hall
12 Oct 20:00 Cavan St. Patrick’s College Cavan
13 Oct 20:00 Birr Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
14 Oct 20:00 Ennis Cois na hAbhna Regional Centre
15 Oct 20:00 Rossmore, Clonakilty St. Mary’s Theatre
16 Oct 20:00 Tralee Dúchas Comhaltas Centre IT Tralee
17 Oct 20:00 Castleconnell Castleconnell Parish Hall
18 Oct 20:00 Cashel Brú Ború Cultural Centre
19 Oct 20:00 Clontarf Clasaċ Regional Centre


Name Location Role
Ciara Horan Tiobraid Árann Bean an Tí & Dancer
Brogan McAuliffe An Bhreatain Concertina & Whistle
Bláithín Kennedy Tiobraid Árann Fiddle, Mandolin, Tin Whistle & Viola
Ciara Maguire An Dún Fiddle
Daire Smith An Cabhán Bodhrán, Banjo & Singer
Danielle Bowe Tiobraid Árann Dancer
Eiméar Mulvey Sligeach Sean Nós Dancer
Fiona Kelleghan An Iarmhí Banjo & Flute
Liam Orr Dún na nGall Button Accordion & Melodeon
Lughaidh Fisher Áth Cliath Sean Nós Singing & Flute
Micheál Fitzgibbon Luimneach Uilleann Pipes, Harp & Flute
Michaela Kennaghan Uíbh Fhailí Singer & Guitar
Ray Shanahan Corcaigh Dancer
Séamus Ó hAirtnéide Luimneach Flute
Síofra Hanley Sligeach Harp & Singer
Thomas Palmer Corcaigh Piano Accordion
Timmy Flaherty Ciarraí Uilleann Pipes & Banjo
Eddie Murphy Luimneach Tour Manager