And thats a wrap!!
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is done and dusted for 2018!
The Drogheda Fleadh Cheoil has been dubbed the most successful such event in recent years after attracting over half-a-million visitors!
It has also been revealed that over 25% of those who made their way to the week-long festival came from outside the State, and this was reflected in our volunteer team, with volunteers from the UK, Russia, France, Spain, Japan, Malaysia, the US and Saudi Arabia! We had around 600 Louth Volunteer Centre volunteers among the extended volunteer presence from other organisations such as the Red Cross, Order of Malta, and Civil Defense (to name a few). In total, around 1500 volunteers helped to make Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Droichead Átha the success that it was.
If you would like to get involved in Fleadh Cheoil 2019 as a volunteer, click the apply now button below and we will get back to you soon.
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.
The Fleadh Cheoil Droichead Átha 2018 volunteer programme was supported by Coca-Cola International Services who have played a significant role in supporting the local Drogheda community for over 40 years.