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Recent Updates and News

Recent Updates and News

Grange Film Society making fleadh documentary about young people's experiences

A new documentary from the team that made ‘Zompocalypse’ aims to “encapsulate the background of the fleadh and what it means to Mullingar.

The film group are aged 13-17 and are members of Mullingar Youth Project. The documentary will be a snapshot of the preparations and artists involved along with the contribution of the young people of Mullingar. It will include interviews with local historians, artists, music groups and schools. Read more here

We want the whole county involved’ say organisers of Fleadh Cheoil 2022

The organisers of this summer’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann say they are keen to get all areas of Westmeath involved in what’s been described as “the biggest event ever to come to Mullingar”.

On Saturday March 26, a public information day about the week-long festival of traditional music and culture was held at Dún na Sí in Moate. Read more here

Please don’t rip people off’ says Fleadh chairman

The chairman of the fleadh organising committee has urged locals “not to rip people off” when they come to Mullingar this summer for the week-long traditional music festival.

Speaking to the Westmeath Examiner yesterday, Joe Connaire said that he had received reports of homeowners quoting exorbitant prices to families looking to rent houses and rooms in Mullingar during the Fleadh. Read more here

Fleadh 5k - Westmeath Independent

To celebrate the Fleadh Cheoil 2022 taking place in Mullingar this year, the committee have decided to support it by incorporating it in the half marathon medal design. Read more here

St Patrick's Day Tractor Run - Westmeath Examiner

The Fleadh 2022 committee’s tractor run and 5k race are intended to raise funds for the All-Ireland Fleadh coming home to Mullingar this summer. Read more here

Volunteers Needed - Midlands 103

The organisers of Fleadh Cheoil Na hÉireann are appealing for volunteers.

Around 600 volunteers will be needed to help at the event, which will take place in Mullingar from the 31st July to 7th August. Read more here 

It's going to be fantastic - Irish Echo

Big news, folks: all systems are go for the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2022, which will take place in Mullingar July 31 to Aug. 7!  It’s been a while since people have gathered for a real bit of music making on this scale and I think everyone in the traditional music world is excited for the prospect of it happening.  Buckle up, it’s going to be fantastic. Read more here

Fleadh organisers seeking hundreds of volunteers - RTE

The organisers of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann are seeking the help of up to 1,400 volunteers.

The week-long traditional Irish music festival will take place in Mullingar later this summer. Read more here

Áras an Mhuilinn backing Fleadh Cheoil 2022 - Westmeath Examiner

At the Seisiún night in Áras an Mhuilinn on Wednesday last, February 23, a cheque for €5000 was handed over to the chairman of the Fleadh Cheoil Executive Committee, Joe Connaire. Read more here

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