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Drogheda Independant : Build up to the Fleadh

Hubert Murphy September 23 2017 12:00  Brace yourself! - Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann 2018 will be one massive rollercoaster ride - and it begins now. That's the overwhelming view following last week's preliminary meeting when an outline of the successful Ennis event was relaid to eager ears in the Westcourt Hotel. And although the workload is going to be immense to cater for...

Declan Garry – Drogheda Fleadh Anthem

Local Musician Declan Garry ( The Faa Side ) , has composed his own tribute the the Drogheda Fleadh 2018. https://soundcloud.com/the-faa-side/follow-me-up-dflaa-side Declan is regular musician in many of Drogheda`s best bars . If you want to catch him live why don`t you keep an eye on the Pheasant`s Facebook page , he plays there very regularly !  Just look for his listings...

Driving To Drogheda during The Fleadh

As the town center is being closed to traffic , cars will have to park on the outskirts of town.  All town center car parks are being used by events thus putting more pressure on parking facilities . The BEST route into Drogheda is not even marked on the M1 ! The "DULEEK EXIT" is actually the closest to the...

The Pheasant

A pub has been situated at No.86 Duleek St since the mid 1700`s  Most notably owned by a renowned eccentric known as The Barber ( Thomas Callan ). A man made famous by his antics during World War 2 .  He drank all the pubs whisky rations himself . Closing for busines the day they arrived and reopening when...

Fleadh Cheoil History

Wikipedia The first national festival of Irish traditional music was held in Mullingar in 1951. At its inaugural meeting in September 1951, CCÉ came up with the title of Fleadh Cheoil, aiming to make this a great national festival of traditional music. The fleadh has been held in many different venues. In the years that followed, the number of would-be competitors grew so large that qualifying...

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