"Athboy and Ráth Chairn are to host next year’s Leinster Fleadh which takes place from 8th to 16th July, with the festival expected to attract up to 30,000 visitors to the area.
"My first glimpse of the Fleadh Cheoil; Ireland’s biggest, and most loved festival of Irish music, comes as I walked down Drogheda’s main street. Fleadh-bbergasted (I won’t do it again, I swear), I cannot get over the sheer volume of traditional Irish musicians who are performing outside nearly every pub, cafe and shop we see.
This is really fantastic coverage for the Boyne Valley region! Journalist Sarah Wolstencroft from The Scottish Sun was our guest recently as part of a media trip to Counties Louth and Meath. Sarah is full of positive praise for many of our tourism members and the hospitality that she received on her three-day trip here.
While Drogheda plays host to the main Fleadh Cheoil events this coming week, the rest of the Boyne Valley is ajoining in too! A number of Fleadh Fringe events are taking place in the towns and villages near Drogheda. Here's a slection of what to expect!
Just up the road from Drogheda, Monasterboice will be holding a Fleadh Beag fringe festival.
"Among the many reasons to visit Ireland’s Ancient East this summer is the fact the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will be in Drogheda this August." - http://www.theirishworld.com/fleadh-cheoil-comes-drogheda/
Published on June 20th 2018
The summer sunshine is here. The ice creams are being devoured. The mood is up and town of Drogheda is gearing up for Fleadh Cheoil in August.
In just over 4 weeks time, the town will be filled with thousands of visitors from near and far, coming to experience Irish music, language, song and dance.
The award-winning Irish Maritime festival is back! Taking place this weekend in Drogheda Port, it’s a super-sized maritime celebration and it suitable for all ages. Hosted by Louth County Council and Drogheda Port Company in conjunction with Virgin Media, the event takes over the town for a wonderful weekend of maritime activities.
Parade of Sail: Friday 15th June, 12noon
"The Fleadh is the world's largest annual celebration of Irish music, language, song and dance, and attracts around 400,000 visitors to the host town every year.
The Kells Courthouse will re-open on Tuesday May 29th with a special permanent Boyne Valley Exhibition designed to inspire tourists and local people to explore the town of Kells and spend time discovering its wonderful history, culture, arts and heritage. Located in the main hall of the Kells Courthouse, this much anticipated new exhibition uses the latest digital technology to showcase renowned and unique historic sites of the Boyne Valley and provide an exciting overview of Ireland’s Ancient East initiative.