Why is it that everything in today's world has to be about being the best or being better than the person next door? From the time that they are born, children are constantly being compared to other children - their friends, cousins and even their brothers and sisters. Our children are constantly being put under pressure to perform and to win at all costs. We in Córfhéile think that this is wrong. There is time enough for competition when co-operation and enjoyment are developed to the highest level.
Córfhéile is a non-profit making, voluntary organization that aims to provide an opportunity for children in primary school right around Dublin to perform in a non-competitive music festival. The children that perform in the Córfhéile do so for the enjoyment of singing, for the love of playing music or the desire to participate in a play or drama. Córfhéile is about developing confidence and a feeling of self-esteem for having performed in front of a large audience.
The Córfhéile has been in existence here in Dublin for more than 50 years and during that time, a number of famous names and faces have graced the Córfhéile stage. Córfhéile takes place in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght from Monday to Friday in the first full week of March. There are nine separate shows - one each night at 7:30 and four matinees on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 10:30. More than 4000 children will take part during the week and the sense of achievement that they get from performing and seeing others perform is priceless.
We look forward to seeing you in the arena!
If you wish to read the constitution of Córfhéile na Scoileanna, please click on the link below.