Welcome to the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann newsroom, where you can find Press Office contacts, read media releases and find out the latest news.

Latest Media Releases

25th July 2017

Dancer extraordinaire, Michael Flatley will perform the official opening of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis next month. On Sunday August 13th, the man who revolutionised Irish dancing across the world, will take to the Fly Shannon stage in Abbey Street Car-Park. He will briefly address the assembled gathering and play the flute with uilleann piper and


21th April 2017

One of the great story tellers, gifted and prolific songwriters, Ralph McTell will team up with Lúnasa, one of the finest traditional music outfits, to mark their 20th Anniversary celebrations during Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in August. The concert, appropriately named ‘From Clare to Here’ will also feature the legendary Máirtín O’Connor Trio with an ability to ignite


14th April 2017

The Abbey Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Ennis has lodged the formal event licence application for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017 with the planning authority of Clare County Council. The event which will take place in Ennis from the 13th-21st August is the largest Irish traditional music event in the country and beyond. As for similar major concerts and


10th March 2017

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of the Clare County Capital next Friday (March 17th) for the 2017 Ennis St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The theme for this year’s Parade is ‘Ennis – A Multicultural Town’, which Clare County Council says provides participating groups, organisations, bands, schools and individuals a broad scope within which



28th February 2017

A sell-out performance by accordion virtuoso, Sharon Shannon is expected at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017. She will perform with her band, on Saturday 19th August at the Shannon Aerodome in Ennis to the delight, not only of her home audience, but to Fleadh goers from all over Ireland and across the world.


20th February 2017

Ennis is honoured to host Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann for the second year but an event of this scale is a significant organisational and administrative challenge. A licence to manage the largest national traditional music event for 2017 in Clare is required from the local authority. It is subject to conditions that relate to the safety of people, health and


In support of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Inis 2017

13th February 2017

The man with the soft West Clare voice, who has engaged audiences across Ireland, the UK, parts of Europe and on cruises around the world, will take to the stage at Cois na hAbhna in Ennis, one of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann’s regional bases, on Saturday 25th February at 7.30pm. Following the


Press Accreditation

2016 Media Releases

Press Team

Anne Jones
+ 353 87 220 4645

Claire Gallagher
+ 353 87 674 9195

Ciana Campbell

+ 353 87 681 5635

Media Partners