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.