Strong endorsement for Mullingar Fleadh bid


Mullingar has moved a step closer to hosting the 2020 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann after they won a crucial vote at provincial level last Sunday in Clontarf Castle, Dub­lin.

The Mullingar bid secured 20 votes and were resounding winners in the first round, with Wexford (6), Portlaoise (4) and Tullamore (4) some way behind.

The challenge now moves on to national level and Mullingar will attempt to convince the Ard Comhairle of Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann (CCÉ) that it is best equipped to host the 2020 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, although they are expected to face a considerable challenge from Cork and its Douglas bid.