Entries by Fleadh

Go Raibh Maith Agat

On behalf of the Fleadh Executive Committee it is with pleasure that we extend a “Go Raibh Maith agat” to all who made Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann the huge success that it was. The success of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 is the result of much collaboration across all the communities of Drogheda and further […]

Record crowds in Drogheda for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018

The 68th annual Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann drew to a close over the weekend and it’s estimated that over 500,000 people visited Drogheda over the past week. The annual celebration of Irish music, dancing, storytelling and language has attracted record crowds to the town, on the banks of the Boyne. The festivities were opened by President […]

FLEADH CHEOIL NA hÉIREANN 2018 HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW!

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is making its way to Ireland’s Ancient East for first time in many years to celebrate Irish tradition through music, song, dance and Irish language. The Fleadh is the pivotal event in every Traditional Irish Musician’s annual calendar and this August marks the first time in many years that it will […]

FLEADH GOES GREEN FOR DROGHEDA 2018

The Green Fleadh Committee, in conjunction with the Fleadh Executive Committee, are making great strides to “green” the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Drogheda. The committee is comprised of Louth County Council staff, members of the Drogheda Tidy Towns committee and representatives of the local business community. Many of the local hospitality businesses which are […]

MUSIC AT THE GATE REALLY RAMPING UP!

The summer sunshine is here. The ice creams are being devoured. The mood is up and town of Drogheda is gearing up for Fleadh Cheoil in August.   In just over 4 weeks time, the town will be filled with thousands of visitors from near and far, coming to experience Irish music, language, song and […]

COMHALTAS CEOLTÓIRI ÉIREANN LAUNCH FLEADH CHEOIL NA hÉIREANN 2018

Dr Labhrás Ó’ Murchú, Ardstiúrthóir, Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireannofficially launched Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 at a ceremony in the Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda on Wednesday evening. This will be the 68thFleadh Cheoil na hÉireann and for the first time in it’s history the Fleadh will be held on the north east coast of Ireland. Dr Labhrás […]

PRIMARY SCHOOLS GATHER IN DROGHEDA ON MIDSUMMERS DAY FOR ‘CAS AMHRÁN’

PRIMARY SCHOOLS GATHER IN DROGHEDA ON MIDSUMMERS DAY FOR ‘CAS AMHRÁN’ Almost 1,500 students from 22 schools across Drogheda and surrounding areas came together to participate in ‘Cas Amhrán’ on -THURSDAY 21stof June in the  O’Raghallaigh’s GAA club as part of the youth programme for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. The ‘Cas Amhrán’ initiative involved primary […]

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING FOR THE PEOPLE OF DROGHEDA

Members of the public in Drogheda are being invited to attend an important information briefing on arrangements for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018. The event, which is hosted by the local Fleadh Executive Committee and supported by Louth County Council, will be held on Thursday 21st June between 4pm and 7:30pm at the Drogheda Youth […]

Children’s Mid Morning Sessions

Children’s Mid Morning Sessions will take place from 13-16 August from 11am-12pm at the Barbican Theatre in Drogheda. Monday 13th August  Join BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2013, Paddy Callaghan, Glasgow. Tuesday 14th August  Mid Morning session hosted by multi-instrumentalist Kathryn Brown, Tipperary. Wednesday 15th August  Enjoy a few tunes and maybe a […]