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Fleadh Cheoil na h√Čireann comes to Drogheda in...

About Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is an annual event run by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann since 1951 and is the biggest celebration of Irish traditional music and culture in the world with musicians travelling from all over the world to compete and play. It is the biggest festival of any kind in Ireland and is estimated that at least 400,000 people will travel to Drogheda to attend the Fleadh. It is a lively and vibrant event encompassing competitions and Scoil Éigse workshops (in which at least 15,000 musicians will participate), concerts, street sessions, parades and more. Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is a volunteer delivered event and over 1,000 volunteers will be required to ensure that it runs smoothly in Drogheda.



The Fleadh Cheoil Droichead Átha 2018 volunteer programme is supported by Coca-Cola International Services who have played a significant role in supporting the local Drogheda community for over 40 years.

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What will I be doing?

Volunteering at the Fleadh you will become part of a family of volunteers showcasing this fantastic festival to the world. Participating as a volunteer will enable you to build new friendships, develop new skills and play an integral role in the success of the biggest festival of Irish culture in the world.

Information Volunteers


Information volunteers are the backbone of the Fleadh. With over 400,000 visitors expected in Drogheda, Information Volunteers will play a pivotal role in not only the success of the Fleadh but in showing off Drogheda and the whole North East region in its best light!

Green Fleadh Volunteers


Green Fleadh volunteers are the people who keep the Fleadh looking amazing. The role involves ensuring the cleanliness of public areas. All necessary equipment will be provided. We are looking for both a general Green Fleadh volunteer and a Team Lead volunteer.



Stewards play a central role in providing a high quality experience for people attending Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Droichead Átha. Volunteer stewards will help manage people and traffic movement on streets, in car parks and in other public areas.

Seachtain na Gaeilge Volunteers


Is é Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann an ceiliúradh is mó de chultúr agus cheol trádisiúnta na hÉireann ar fud an domhain. Ní bheadh aon cheiliúradh ar ár gcultúr críochnaithe gan ceiliúradh í an teanga. Is í an Gaeilge ceann de na teangacha scríofa is sine ar domhan, ach is teanga bheo é freisin agus ceiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge seo.

Tá go leor róil deonacha ann, Éascaitheoir Gníomhaíochtaí, ag Léamh amhráin agus scéalta do leanaí, Maor Imeacht, Treoraí Turas agus Deonach Eolais.  

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is the biggest celebration of traditional music and culture in the world.

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