The Roscommon People Annie McNulty Award goes to…




Guests of Honour at this year’s South Roscommon Singers Festival and 2019 recipients of the Roscommon People sponsored Annie McNulty Award are An Goílín Traditional Singers’ Club, Dublin.

  An Goílín Traditional Singers’ Club has been promoting and facilitating traditional song and singing for the last 40 years, having been founded by Tim Dennehy and his brother-in-law Donal de Barra.

  ‘An Góilín’ is a play on words and means an outlet into something big as in Goleen in west Cork, a stream going into the ocean. It’s also a phrase in Connemara Irish, to make music – ‘ag Ceoilín’.

  An Góilín meets regularly every Friday night (with some exceptions) and breaks for the summer. The current schedule can be found at

  South Roscommon Singers Festival is delighted to honour An Goílín with the Annie McNulty Award 2019, as it inspired us to form our own Singers Circle nearly 30 years ago.

  The Annie McNulty Award will be accepted, on behalf of An Goílín, by Gerry O’Reilly, a true legend of the traditional singing landscape for many years.