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Fiddler of Dooney Competition Winners

The Fiddler of Dooney Competition originated in Sligo Town in the 60’s was organised by Paddy McGuire, Sean Forde, Paddy McSharry and others. The competition was held in Sligo Town until 1970, from 1970 – 1972 it was held in Riverstown. It was in 1970 in Riverstown that the renowned piper, Leo Rowsome, died whilst adjudicating the competition. The Joe O’Dowd Branch of CCÉ later revived this competition and it continued steadily until 1996. The current chapter in this competitions’ story started in 2006 with the current Sligo Town Branch of CCÉ.

  • 1965 Gerry Forde
  • 1966 Seamus McGuire
  • 1967 Seamus Conolly
  • 1968 Kathleen Collins
  • 1969 Matt Cranitch
  • 1970 Manus McGuire
  • 1971 Paddy Glacken
  • 1972 Tony Smith
  • 1988 Brid Harper
  • 1989 Cathal Haydon
  • 1990 Brenda McCann
  • 1991 MacDara O’Raghallaigh
  • 1992 Elizabeth Keane
  • 1993 Enda McNamara
  • 1995 Stephen Hayden
  • 1996 O’Neill, Dublin
  • 2006 Tara Breen
  • 2007 Laura Beegan
  • 2008 Bronwyn Power
  • 2009 Aoife NíBhrían
  • 2010 Rhona Lynch
  • 2011 Niall Murphy
  • 2012 Lucia McPartlin
  • 2013 Lydia Warnock
  • 2014 Darragh Curtain
  • 2015 Sarah O'Gorman
  • 2016 Jason McGuinness
  • 2017 Caoimhe Kearns