Ennis Prepares To Welcome Thousands Of Fleadh Visitors

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Thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Ennis this weekend as Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann officially gets underway.

Legendary dancer Michael Flatley will officially launch the world’s largest traditional music festival at a special event in the Abbey Street Car Park on Sunday afternoon, while the skies will be lit up by a fireworks display later in the evening.

This year’s festival promises to be even bigger and better than last, with buskers on the streets, competitions, gigs and concerts.


Deputy Chief Executive of Clare County Council and Director of Economic Development Ger Dollard has outlined on Clare FM’s Morning Focus what people can expect on Sunday. You can listen back to the interview with Ger in full here.

It’s the last year that the Fleadh will be held in Ennis, for now.

Mayor of Ennis, Councillor Paul Murphy has been telling Clare FM’s Fiona Cahill that he hopes the event will provide a huge boost for the town: