Drogheda will host Fleadh Cheoil na nÉireann again in 2019

Drogheda will host Fleadh Cheoil na nÉireann again in 2019

  • Mar 10,2018

Drogheda will host Fleadh Cheoil na nÉireann again in 2019, it was announced today.

In the coming weeks, a full programme of events for Fleadh 2018, will be announced, featuring some of the top Irish and International artists set to perform at this year’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann which is being held by the Boyneside this August.

But before that even happens, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann has awarded Drogheda the honour of hosting the Fleadh in 2019 for the second consecutive year.

Fleadh Executive Committee Chairperson Lolo Robinson said: ”Today’s decision is an endorsement of our hard work to date and a vote of confidence in the people of Drogheda and County Louth, who are committed to delivering a world-class event and a memorable visitor experience this summer.

“Securing Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann for a second consecutive year will afford us the opportunity to continue to build on what will be a hugely successful event this summer and establish Drogheda as a must-visit destination along Ireland’s Ancient East.”

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is the world’s largest celebration of Irish music, language, song and dance. The event is expected to attract more than 400,000 attendees to Drogheda when it's held here from August 12th to 19th next.

Welcoming the news that Drogheda has been confirmed as host for Fleadh 2019, the Chief Executive of Louth County Council Joan Martin said: ”We are absolutely delighted that Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will return to Drogheda in 2019. County Louth already has a long established and extensive arts, heritage and cultural programme and the Fleadh will further cement this, whilst enhancing our flourishing ‘Creative Ireland Programme’.

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