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Fleadh Cheoil : The RTE show from Ennis 2017

Great News if you missed it ! The 6 part TV show "Fleadh Cheoil" , which shows all the highlights and fun of Ennis 2017 is now available on RTE Player . Watch Here Fleadh Cheoil is a series of six television programmes from the Ennis Fleadh Cheoil presented by John Creedon and Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin. The annual Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann returned...

Public Transport to Drogheda

bus to Drogheda
BUS  Bus Eireann ( Main Bus depot is on Donore Road ... across from Mc Donalds ) 100 (Newry/Dundalk via Dunleer), 100X (Dundalk-Dublin Airport-Dublin), 101 (Julianstown-Balbriggan-Dublin),  TIMETABLE HERE 163 (Brú na Bóinne (Newgrange) via Donore), 182/A (Monaghan via Ardee and Tullyallen), 189/A (Ashbourne via Duleek and Clogherhead/Grangebellew via Baltray & Termonfeckin), 190/A (Laytown via Mornington & Bettystown and Trim/Athboy via Slane & Navan). On Friday and Saturday nights there is also a Night bus service, route 101N operated by Bus Éireann (Dublin-Dublin Airport-Balbriggan-Drogheda) and return.   Matthews Coaches Matthews also offer a great service to Drogheda . With a very regular service they are well worth considering also TIMETABLE   TRAIN Drogheda...

Scoil Éigse : Drogheda 2018

Application forms are available to download now from Comhaltas Scoil Éigse is the official summer school organised by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann where Irish people and students from the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and North America go to obtain a better and deeper understanding of Irish music and culture. The school provides workshops, lectures and sessions in the week prior to the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann and continues each day during the Fleadh. Tuition...

Irish Dancing

Irish Dancers
A huge part of any Fleadh in obviously the Dancing. Flash mobs , street dancing , competitions and dancing in any corner that can be found . And that is true for bars also . Pubs are where dancing and singing are welcomed 365 days a year , not just during festivals . Many bars in Drogheda are putting...

Its never too late … Tin Whistle ( Feadóg )

The Modern Tin Whistle/ Feadóg The most common whistles today are made of brass, or nickel-plated brass tubing, with a mouthpiece. Generation, Feadóg, Oak, Acorn, Waltons, and other brands fall in this category. These instruments are inexpensive as they are mass produced. They are ideal for children starting the whistle. As a whistler improves, and becomes more discerning regarding tone,...

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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