Fleadh Cheoil

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More than 400,000 people are expected to visit Drogheda, Co Louth, for the annual Fleadh Cheoil traditional Irish music festival over the next week. (...)

Flute, piano and tin whistle player, Barry Conaty,  who competed at  Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

An estimated 450,000 attended the 2015 Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo making it the busiest in the history of the event, organisers said yesterday. The figure(...)

Michael Hopkins from Connemara, dancing at Saorla Seisiun in An Seisiún Bar, at the the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, in Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

It may have been a soft Sligo day but rain separated the men and women from the boys and girls at Fleadh Cheoil . As clouds hung low over Ben Bulben, (...)