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Don’t miss the exciting Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann this weekend in Tullamore

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is one of the premier cultural events in Europe and it’s set to leave its distinctive mark as the annual festival of music, song and dance began its exciting and innovative programme of events this week. It is expected that the event will bring over 230,000 visitors, 10,000 performers and 131 competitions to the town of Tullamore and generate up to €30 million

The 59th Fleadh made a welcome return to Tullamore, Co Offaly having been hosted in the midlands town for the past three years, following phenomenal success. Each year, the Fleadh provides a meeting place for those who carry on the great traditions of playing and cherishing our music, songs and dance.

The Fleadh includes Scoil Éigse, which comprises of a week of workshops and classes of Irish traditional music, song and dance and the Fleadh weekend follows including the World’s Largest Session Attempt and its colourful and bold opening parade and much much more.

Senator Labhras O’Murchú, Ard Stiúrthóir CCÉ, noted the extra challenges of hosting the event in the current economic climate. However, he marvelled at the enthusiasm of the organising committee and how they were continuing to get on with the work involved in organising Fleadh Cheoil.

Newly elected President of CCÉ, Séamus Mac Cormaic, extended his heart felt congratulations to the organising committee and noted that they have “certainly put their distinctive stamp” on the Fleadh.

For further details on the Fleadh, the competitions and the entertainment, visit our website on
For further information please contact Karen O’Grady, PRO, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2009, on 087 1397438 or email
Glenn Hogarty / Karen Morgan, Limelight Communications at 01 668 0600

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