By Dan Walsh at Wexford County Council meeting
Wexford’s determined bid to host Fleadh Cheol na h-Éireann in the town soon was endorsed by members at Monday’s monthly meeting of Wexford County Council.
Cathaoirleach Cllr George Lawlor feels the outcome of the bid for the Fleadh should be known in the first quarter of 2023.
Cllr Ger Carthy supported the bid to deliver the Fleadh with a large investment in 2024 or 2025!
Cllr Jackser Owens remembered the All-Ireland Fleadh coming to Enniscorthy in 1999 and 2000 and it was a great success, and he supports Wexford town on this one.
Cllr Davy Hynes is forecasting “the massive amount of money it would bring in.”
CEO Tom Enright believes the Fleadh would be “a huge economic and cultural venture” and vowed to support Comhaltás, half a million people attend the Fleadh each year. “We have to demonstrate we can support the event,” concluded Mr Enright.