Massive support for All-Ireland Fleadh bid

Mullingar, the spiritual home of traditional music, is in pole position to host next year’s All-Ireland Fleadh, an event that will attract over 400,000 visitors and generate approximately €50m for the local economy.

A decision on which town will host the 2020 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will be made on Saturday week, 9 March, and Mullingar are now firm favourites to earn the seal of approval from the national executive of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, following a hugely successful visit by members of the Ard Comhairle last Saturday.

A tour of Mullingar and its facilities included visits to St Finian’s College, Loreto College, the Presentation Schools and the Cathedral of Christ the King.