The Life Hustle - Episode 19 - Club Ceoil

The Life Hustle

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 - 32 minutes

Emer sits down with Maurice Dineen who started Club Ceoil in Ballyphehane to find out about what it has been like to set up a school for all ages and watch it grow from only a handful of students 11 years ago to over 450 people now of all ages. Club Ceoil is a non-competitive, fully inclusive organisation that teaches new skills from Irish, yoga and sign language to many types of music to all ages and backgrounds.
Maurice was honoured with a civic award at Cork City Hall for his work in the Ballyphehane area with Club Ceoil and featured on a special episode of Nationwide during Seachtain na Gaeilge this year, where Mary Kennedy visited the school and highlighted the amazing vary of classes on offer and the community spirit and inclusive ethos that the school promotes. John Spillane, who featured in the Nationwide episode, is just one of the many supporters of the work at Club Ceoil too. This month, the Club Ceoil Ballad Group release their Christmas CD. Recorded at CIT, the 3 track CD is now on sale with proceeds going to Feed Cork who feed 250 families each week in Cork. Maurice and his wife Orla never imagined their little school would grow to pull so much of the community together when they established it 11 years ago. This is a lovely story of giving back to the community and the benefits of bringing people together!

The Life Hustle is presented by Emer O'Mahony & Vivienne Kelly