Fleadh 2024 is coming to Wexford

By Dan Walsh

Fleadh Cheoil na Éireann 2024, organised by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, will be held in Wexford town from August 4th to 11th following an official announcement by the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Ard Comhairle in Dublin today. The other applicant for the Fleadh was Belfast.

Wexford has a long history in Comhaltas and has made a significant contribution to the promotion of Ireland’s cultural traditions. Fleadh Cheoil na Éireann was previously held in Enniscorthy in 2000, 1999 and 1967.

Chairperson of Craobh Loch Garman Comhaltas Barbara Walsh said; “We are thrilled, honoured and humbled by the successful vote we have received from the Ard Comhairle of Comhaltas, both for our town and in the members of our voluntary bid committee who have put in a huge amount of work to help us achieve this result”.

CEO of Wexford County Council Tom Enright said that hosting the event will mean €50m for the local economy on an annual basis.

The Fleadh is one of the largest cultural festivals in the world, it attracts up to 500,000 and 15,000 performers, including about 25% from overseas, and generates over €60 million for the host region.

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