Welcome from Cathaoirleach Comhairle Chontae Lú & Mayor of Borough District of Drogheda
We are delighted to once again welcome to Drogheda and County Louth, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. The Fleadh in 2018 was embraced by the people of Drogheda who gave a Cead Mile Fáilte to the many hundreds and thousands of visitors who travelled to the wee county from all corners of the country and indeed many parts of the world. We are all looking forward once again to celebrating Irish music and culture with an expected 8000 musicians at competitions and impromptu sessions at local venues and on our streets. Preparations are already under way with many of our local establishments once again making great efforts to add to the presentation of our town and surrounding area.
Like in 2018 the Fleadh in 2019 is for everyone young and old and this year’s programme is sure to provide entertainment and delight whether it’s a concert in the dome or a performance in one of the many magnificent buildings in Drogheda or indeed attending what is core to the Fleadh the competitions many of which again are been hosted by our local schools.
We as elected members look forward to welcoming you to County Louth and in particular the ancient and historic town of Drogheda.
Joan Martin, Chief Executive, Louth County Council
I am delighted to again welcome Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann to Drogheda for the second time. The success of the Fleadh in 2018 proved that the Fleadh continues to be Ireland’s premier family event and which Louth County Council are delighted to be associated with. We are building on the success of last year’s Fleadh and expecting an even more spectacular event in 2019.
The Fleadh brings significant opportunity for us to showcase with national and international audiences all that is great about Drogheda and County Louth. From our creative arts initiatives to our rich heritage and culture we look forward to once again sharing it with the many visitors we will welcome in August.
Celebrating this week long festival will bring economic benefits not only for the County but the entire region and Louth County Council are working with all sectors to ensure a Céad Mile Failte for you all in August.
Lolo Robinson, Cathaoirleach, Fleadh Cheoil na nÉireann, Droichead Átha 2018/2019
We are really looking forward to hosting Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann again this year. The people of Drogheda and the surrounding areas embraced the 2018 Fleadh with a heart and a half and cannot wait to welcome all the Fleadh visitors to the town in August.
There has been a huge increase in all things Irish since last year’s Fleadh and as Drogheda Comhaltas is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary this year I cannot think of a better way to pay tribute to our founding members that hosting Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019.