Laharn Cross Dancing

Laharn Cross is famous for its open air crossroads dancing where traditional ceilí dances are performed to live music

In the small rural village of Laharn, the Local Community Action Group with financial assistance from IRD Duhallow under the LEADER Programme, took on the task of converting the old national school into a cultural and heritage centre. The centre serves as a centre for both young and old to participate in the local cultural activities such as dance, storytelling, singing, drama and other similar activities. It also provides a venue for community meetings and training programmes.

Laharn Cross is also famous for its open air crossroads dancing where traditional ceilí dances are performed to live music and are suitable for people of all ages. Dancing at the crossroads takes place each Sunday night at 8pm throughout the summer months. Laharn Cross has a proud tradition of cross roads dancing with evidence of this tradition taking place in this very location as far back as the early 1900’s. At that time, local musicians would play for scores of people who either walked or cycled to gather at Laharn Cross and enjoy music and dancing and also as some has described it; a little bit of match making! The Crossroads Dancing has now resumed for the Summer 2015 period.
For more information on Laharn Cross Dancing please visit www.laharn.ie .

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