WELCOME … CÉAD MÍLE FÁILTE!
On behalf of all of the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Drogheda Team, we’d like to thank all those who helped make this year’s Fleadh a huge success.
As we begin our preparations for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019, the people of Drogheda will be asked to welcome some of the many thousands of visitors expected to attend during the summer into their homes.
Stay tuned to our website for more information.
If you are not familiar with the geography of the northeast, click this google maps link to get your bearings.
Drogheda is the central point of the Fleadh. It is surrounded by neighbouring towns and villages including Clogherhead, Baltray, Termonfeckin, Dunleer, Collon, Tullyallen, Slane, Donore, Duleek, Julianstown, Laytown, Bettystown and Mornington.
Ardee and Dundalk are north of Drogheda together with lots of charming villages including Annagassan, Tallanstown and Castlebellingham. Navan lies to the east while Ashbourne is on the south-east. Dublin, Dublin Airport and a host of towns and villages including Balbriggan, Skerries, Swords are all south of Drogheda.
“We rented our house for the Fleadh Cheoil last year. Within a day of advertising I had rented our house to a lovely family of musicians from Kerry. They left the house immaculate and were really respectful of our home and our neighbours. I would not hesitate to do it again, we had an excellent experience!”
Clare, Termonfeckin Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth
“Last year I advertised a single room in my house for accommodation for the Fleadh. A lovely gentleman from Sligo, a judge in some of the competitions stayed for 3 nights. I was proud to provide a tasty breakfast and some hospitality. He was more than impressed by the wonderful organisation and success of the Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda.”
Barbara, Dublin Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth
“We were delighted to support the success of the Drogheda Fleadh by opening up our home to guests. Our guests were lovely and we look forward to welcoming them back for 2019.”
Clodagh, Grangebellew, Co. Louth
“I decided to host guests for the duration of the Fleadh 2018 and I could never have anticipated how it would impact on the family as a whole. We had guests from Texas, Donegal, Wexford, Clare and Limerick. The young kids who stayed inspired my own to keep up the music and they began asking for other instruments. Already the rooms are booked again for 2019.”
Yvonne, Dublin Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth
“I rented out my home for Drogheda Fleadh 2018, I accommodated a group of 9 adults from Belfast, that have been going to Fleadhs for the past 20 years. I had no problems whatsoever from renting my home and would definitely do it again. Last year the Fleadh Cheoil was so successful that my children want to be here this year, so I am renting 3 bedrooms and if I get a nice family, they will be well looked after and feel most welcome.”
Teresa, Donore, Co. Meath