Last year’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann was an astonishing success! This was in a large part due to the outstanding contribution of volunteers – from the street ambassadors who welcomed visitors, to volunteers who cleaned the streets, marshalled the campsites, were stewards at the competitions and filled countless other roles, their involvement was key to the success of the event.

What will I be doing?

Volunteering at the Fleadh you will become part of a family of volunteers showcasing this fantastic festival to the world. Participating as a volunteer will enable you to build new friendships, develop new skills and play an integral role in the success of the biggest festival of Irish culture in the world.

There are many roles available for volunteers at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. Examples include competition volunteers, street stewards, Fleadh ambassadors, volunteer administrators, catering volunteers, volunteers maintaining the cleanliness of our streets and multimedia volunteers. For more details on what you might be doing in a specific role contact Louth Volunteer Centre.

What Age do I have to be?

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann welcomes all volunteers aged 15 years and over. There is no upper limit! If a volunteer is under 18 parental consent will be required. This form is available at www.volunteerlouth.ie/fleadh or by contacting Louth Volunteer Centre.

How much time do I have to give?

We are grateful for any time you can contribute. Shifts vary in length from 4 to 8 hours. Some shifts start early in the morning, and some finish late at night. You can do one shift or many shifts – it is up to you!

All volunteers must attend mandatory training in advance of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann which will be delivered in June/July.

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 Volunteer Programme is being managed by Louth Volunteer Centre. Louth Volunteer Centre is an independent charity and affiliate of Volunteer Ireland. Our mission is to make volunteering a way of life in Louth and we are committed to the values of equality, sense of community, and professionalism and bringing these values to the Fleadh Volunteer Programme.

Fleadh Cheoil, literally means “feast of music”, and with over 15,000 musicians taking part in competition and workshops over the course of the Fleadh, we will need your help in organizing this exciting weeklong feast of entertainment and family fun. Sessions, marching bands, competitions, ceili bands, concerts, singing, street music, exhibitions and the arts are just some of the different parts that go into making the Fleadh the biggest celebration of Irish culture in the world. Whether you love traditional Irish music or just want to help Drogheda show its beauty to the world, we have a role for you to play.

By signing up to be a volunteer and helping all our Fleadh visitors enjoy this great traditional music festival in beautiful Drogheda you can help make Drogheda’s Fleadh the best Fleadh ever!