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Mullingar ‘a short price favourite’ for 2023 - says jubilant Penrose - Westmeath Examiner

With visitor numbers exceeding 500,000 and a revenue boost to the local economy of €50m, it was a jubilant Willie Penrose who predicted that Mullingar is “a short price favourite” to again host Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann next year.

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Mullingar Fleadh a huge ratings hit for TG4 - Westmeath independent

This year’s Homecoming Fleadh in Mullingar was a huge ratings hit for TG4.

The channel broadcast live from the Fleadh each night from Friday August 5 to Sunday August 7 for 90 minutes each night. Presenters Daithí Ó Sé and Doireann Ní Ghlacáin were joined by Peadar Ó Goill and Maggie Carthy and the cream of Irish musical talent including Martin Hayes, John Francis Flynn, Inni-K, Anúna, Liz Carroll, At The Racket, Kila, 3 On The Bund, and more.

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Mullingar's Homecoming Fleadh ends on a high note - Westmeath Examiner

Fleadh Cheoil in Mullingar comes to an end tonight, following a week-long celebration that attracted more 500,000 to the town.

This significant Homecoming to Westmeath has been celebrated both nationally and internationally, as the town of Mullingar marks the Fleadh’s momentous return after nearly 60 years.

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Brian Cowen in great form at Mullingar Fleadh - Westmeath Independent

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen was in Mullingar today for the Seisiún Mór na hÉigse, that saw hundreds of young musicians – all students of the Comhaltas summer school, Scoil Éigse – play as one.

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WATCH: Fleadh Crowd loved Stockton's Wing - Westmeath Examiner

A massive crowd gathered at the Mullingar Park Hotel for the concert, and there was a standing ovation from the delighted audience after the almost two-hour-long show came to an end.

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Mullingar publicans and hoteliers welcome ‘tsunami of business’ from Fleadh visitors - Independent.ie

Publicans in Mullingar have seen a “tsunami of business” as the town hosts the first Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann after a two-year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Half a million traditional music fans are expected to flock to the town before the fleadh finishes this Sunday.

Fáilte Ireland has estimated the value of the event to the local economy to be in the region of €30m, giving the area’s hospitality sector a much-needed boost following two years of restrictions.

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WATCH: Mullingar CCE members performing on the street- Westmeath Examiner

Members of Mullingar CCE have been performing on the street today and have gone down very well with the large number of visitors in the town centre.

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Fleadh expected to attract half a million visitors to Mullingar- RTE News

President Michael D Higgins has officially opened Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

The event, which returns after a two-year absence due to the pandemic, is expected to attract half a million visitors to the town over the coming week.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann was founded in Mullingar in 1951 and the town hosted the inaugural Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann that year.

 

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President welcomes ‘privilege’ of opening Fleadh Cheoil in Mullingar - The Irish Times

Up to 500,000 expected to attend major traditional music event which was postponed for two years due to the pandemic

 

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President Higgins officially opens Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Mullingar - RTE News

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann got underway today in Mullingar, Co Westmeath. The event, which returned after a two-year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is expected to attract half a million visitors to the town and midlands region over the coming week

 

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VIDEO: Good atmosphere on Mullingar's streets on the second day of the Fleadh - Westmeath Examiner

It may have been predictably quieter than yesterday when thousands of people packed into the centre of Mullingar, but there was a lively atmosphere on the town’s streets earlier today.

As forecasted the rain returned this afternoon and is expected to stay until Wednesday, but the good news is that the sun is set to make a very welcome reappearance for the rest of the week.

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WATCH: The highlights from Day 3 of the 2022 Fleadh - Offaly independent

There has been a great buzz around Mullingar all day as thousands of people flocked into the town for the third day of this year’s fleadh.

They have been entertained by musicians of all ages both on the street and in venues all over the town. Can you spot anyone you recognise in the highlights video put together by the Westmeath Examiner.

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Tribute to Ashling Murphy as thousands head to Mullingar’s 'homecoming’ Fleadh - Independent

TRADITIONAL musician Ashling Murphy was remembered as thousands of festival goers are returning to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann after the pandemic.

The weeklong festival is back for the first time since Drogheda in 2019. Some 500,000 festival goers from Ireland and abroad are expected to attend this week, making it the largest musical gathering in the country.

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Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann returns after two-year absence - Breaking News.ie

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann has returned after a two-year absence, being held this year in Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

President Michael D Higgins formally opened the celebration of music, dance, song and storytelling on Sunday.

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Sharon Shannon looking forward to Fleadh Cheoil - Connaught Telegraph

Sharon Shannon will take to the stage at the Cathedral in Mullingar on August 1 from 7pm as part of Fleadh Cheoil 2022. The legendary musician has a worldwide recognition for her unique style of playing.

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Special Nationwide from Mullingar as we preview plans for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2022 - RTE News

RTE nation wide this Friday 29th July for a special Nationwide from Mullingar as they preview plans for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2022

Time 7pm

Details of shuttle bus services during Fleadh Cheoil 2022 - Westmeath Independent

TFI Local Link Longford Westmeath Roscommon will be providing transport services during Fleadh Cheoil 2022 supported by the local authority.

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Burke secures €150,000 investment for Mullingar Fleadh - Westmeath Examiner

A funding boost of €150,000 has been announced for Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann by the Mullingar Minister of State Peter Burke.

“I’ve been working with the Fleadh Committee and stakeholders over the last two years, and have seen at first-hand the effort and the capital that is needed to support the Fleadh in the town,” said Minister Burke, explaining that he had secured this funding from the Local Government Fund within the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, in which he is a Minister.

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Fleadh 2022 Series TG4 - TG4

The Fleadh Cheoil is back! After two years, the world’s largest festival of Irish music, song and dance returns to the place where it all began in 1951…Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. 

TG4 has created a 2 part series

Watch the 2 part series here.

Dáithí and TG 4 on the road ahead of Fleadh Cheoil - Westmeath Examiner

TG4 embrace the fleadh every year and for 2022, they’re celebrating “the world’s largest festival of Irish music, song and dance returns to the place where it all began in 1951, Mullingar”.

This morning in a media release, the TV channel says: “For eight days, the streets will be bustling with performers, music lovers and those competing at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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Pitch perfect partners: RTÉ?agus Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann - RTÉ News

RTÉ has partnered with Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann and Comhaltas as the official media partner to support Ireland’s largest celebration of traditional music, culture, song and dance.

After a two-year hiatus, Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann makes its momentous return to the town where it all started – Mullingar in Co. Westmeath. To mark this special Homecoming, RTÉ has partnered with the Fleadh from 31st July – 8th August as official media partner to celebrate the world’s largest festival of Irish music, song, dance, agus comhrá?gaeilge.

 

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Scoláireachtaí Ashling Murphy - Westmeath Independent

Three Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann scholarships offered in memory of the late Ashling Murphy will be presented at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Mullingar this summer.

In a statement, Comhaltas say their educational programmes educate develop and inspire students to achieve their full musical potential and provide them with the skills for enjoyment of music, song, dance and language.

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Pitch perfect: Festival climate initiative gets messy campers to clean up their act - Independent

Fleadh Cheoil has been entertaining visitors and showcasing the very best of Irish music since it first began in 1951. And while over the years the crowds have got bigger and the line-up more diverse, the much-loved trad tunes have remained, well, traditional.

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12 speciality festivals to check out this year- Discover Ireland

Back in full swing, Ireland’s summer festival season opens up the country in intriguing ways. Celebrating words, music, art, architecture and more, if there’s something that takes your fancy, chances are you’ll find a festival for it.

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Float to the Fleadh - Mullingar 2022 - Westmeath Examiner

The IWAI (Inland Waterways Association of Ireland), through its Royal Canal branch, is hosting a Float to the Fleadh event for the duration of the Fleadh Cheoil.

The IWAI’s Offaly branch ran the event in Tullamore when the fleadh was there for three years.

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Make room for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann - Westmeath Independent

As Mullingar prepares for the return of Fleadh Cheoil after 60 years, the organisers anticipate visitor numbers of more than 500,000 between July 31 and August 8.

Accommodation is already in short supply and the Fleadh Executive Committee are appealing to locals around the county to open their doors and make room for fleadh performers and visitors.

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Get ready for Ireland’s biggest annual Irish trad festival, Fleadh 2022 - Irish Central

The Homecoming – Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2022, the world’s largest annual celebration of Irish music, language, song and dance is expected to draw nearly half a million visitors. Get into the festival mood with this wonderful playlist.

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will take place in Mullingar, from 31st July – 8th August 2022, a true homecoming celebration for Mullingar as it’s the town where Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann was founded in 1951.

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Midlands 103 Overseas Audience Doubles Ahead Of Fleadh - Midlands 103

With Fleadh Ceoil na hÉireann less than two weeks away, the number of overseas listeners to Midlands103.com has more than doubled since July 1st.

The station will broadcast daily from Mullingar from July 31st to August 8th, launching with a four-hour special edition of Coppers and Brass with Paddy Duffy – a weekly Comhaltas fixture since 1990!

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Australian band with Mullingar roots planning homecoming - Westmeath Topic

Mollimór are set to play multiple gigs during the Fleadh in a few weeks’ time travelling all the way from Victoria, Australia to wow festivalgoers with their unique take on an ancient music tradition.

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Mullingar buzzing ahead of #TheHomecoming - Westmeath Examiner

The fleadh is coming and the excitement around Mullingar is mounting.

The people in the town are pulling together brilliantly to prepare for the festival and everything is looking fresh and clean.

Streets and lanes have been power-washed and buildings are being painted and freshened up.

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Retail meets music: Wilfs retail store begins stage construction to facilitate on-site trad - Westmeath Topic

Wilfs Clothing Store on Castle Street, Mullingar is thinking outside the box for Fleadh week as construction has begun in-store on a stage for musicians to play on during the Festival.

The stage will be large enough to fit eight people, kitted out with proper lighting and amplification, and it will create the perfect environment for trad music inside the 5,000 sq.ft retail store with enough space for 150 people.

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Westmeath Topic Releases a Fleadh 2022 Spotify Playlist - Westmeath Topic

Westmeath Topic has releases a playlist with 41 songs from artists who will be at this year Fleadh.

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Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann returns to Mullingar for 2022 - RTÉ News

The world’s largest annual celebration of Irish music, language, song and dance is expected to draw nearly half a million visitors to Mullingar, the town where Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, the country’s largest traditional cultural organisation, was founded in 1951.

Read more here.

Fleadh Cheoil 2022 – Time to get fully behind the biggest event to hit Mullingar, ever - Westmeath Examiner

As a businessman who grew up and works on one of the main streets in Mullingar I have been shocked and concerned about some of the negative attention and opinions with regard to the upcoming Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann.

From talking to other business people and customers, I also firmly believe that this negative view is a minority opinion, as, I estimate, 95% of the people I have interacted with on the issue realise just how huge an opportunity this is for Mullingar and its people.

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TG4 Fleadh 2022 Ad - TikTok

TG4 Fleadh 2022 Ad has been released on TikTok

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Iarnród Éireann Additional services confirmed for week of Fleadh Cheoil - Westmeath Examiner

Customers are advised that due to crowd control measures in place during Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, the Mullingar Train Station car park will be closed from 21:00hrs on Friday July 29 until 05:00hrs on Monday August 8.

Additional services will be operating to accommodate crowds attending Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

 

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Are you going to the Fleadh? ad - RTE News

As official media partner of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, RTÉ is proud to celebrate the world’s largest festival of Irish music, song, dance, agus comhrá Gaeilge.

Watch are you going to the Fleadh ad here.

Fleadh bye laws will permit street performers to go on till midnight - Westmeath Independent

Bye laws for Fleadh Cheoil 2022 were adopted unanimously by the Municipal District of Mullingar Kinnegad on Monday, with one exception – street performers can play until midnight, not 11pm as had previously been proposed.

Many of the councillors, as well as the fleadh organisers felt that 11pm was too restrictive and despite assurances that all street performers who were in keeping with the ethos of the fleadh would be allowed play for longer, the members insisted that the time be extended.

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Japan CCÉ prepares for the Fleadh - Westmeath Topic

A two-day event was held in Japan (June 18) to choose Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCÉ) Japan’s representatives who will compete in Mullingar next month.

The Japanese CCÉ branch is the only one in Asia and is the first of the more exotic branches to have begun choosing their competitors for the finals. There are six CCÉ branches in South America, four in Australia and more than 20 in North America.

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Fleadh Cheoil 2022 to host Ireland’s first sustainable and circular campsite - Native Events

This year’s Fleadh Cheoil will be host to Ireland’s first fully circular campsite, offering a more sustainable accommodation option to festival goers.

This summer sees the long-awaited return of the annual Fleadh Cheoil, with the week-long traditional music festival expected to attract around 500,000 visitors. While camping has long been an option to festival-goers over the years, for the first time attendees can avail of Ireland’s first fully sustainable and circular festival campsite, RE:VOLVE.

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Fleadh ’22: 29 streets set to be closed off in draft plan - Westmeath Topic

A draft plan which was revealed this week makes it clear that this will be the biggest event to come Mullingar in the history of the town, such is the scale of disruption and proposed street closures.

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Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann returns to Mullingar for 2022 - RTÉ

It’s been announced that the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will return this summer after a two-year hiatus, and will take place in Mullingar from 31st July – 8th August 2022. Read more here

The world’s largest annual celebration of Irish music, language, song and dance is expected to draw nearly half a million visitors to Mullingar, the town where Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, the country’s largest traditional cultural organisation, was founded in 1951.

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

Tomás Ó Maoldomhnaigh performs official launch honours - Westmeath Examiner

Tomás Ó Maoldomhnaigh (right), ardrúnaí of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, performed the formal launch of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2022. He said: “We recall with fondness the founding of Comhaltas here in Mullingar in 1951 and we have to applaud the vision of the founding members – there is no possibility that you would have found a gathering of young musicians like this in 1951, performing music at that level.

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Fleadh ’22: First tranche of events unveiled - Westmeath Topic

The first tranche of events taking place at the Summer’s Fleadh in Mullingar has been unveiled, with a stellar line-up of traditional Irish music set to take over the town from 31 July to 7 August.

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Street Performers and Amplification for Events Bye-Laws 2022 - Westmeath Topic

he draft Street Performers and Amplification for Events Bye-Laws 2022, which will be implemented by An Garda Síochána if required, were discussed by members at the latest District meeting ahead of the Fleadh in August and members are set to be voted on the bye-laws on June 13.

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

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 - Westmeath Examiner

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 - Westmeath Examiner

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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