The 90th Feis Dhoire Cholmcille got underway in the city yesterday with a record number of entrants.
The annual week-long series of music, drama, and dancing competition began in the Millennium Forum yesterday afternoon at 2pm.
Feis secretary Giles Doherty said that more than 5,000 competitors had registered to take part in this years competitions.
Although in the past the Feis was traditionally held in the Guildhall, as a result of the growing number of competitors and the ongoing refurbishment of the building, this year’s events will take place at a range of venues across the city, including the Millennium Forum and the Playhouse Theatre.
Thousands of people, many of them children and teenagers, will take part in a range of competition ranging from traditional events such as poetry recital, public speaking, Irish dancing, and singing events, to more modern competitions such as hip-hop dancing.
For more coverage see page six and there’ll be lots more pics and results on Friday.