The county town of Limerick will host the hugely popular, week-long festival from July 9-16 2022.
Preparations are well and truly underway for the return of Fleadh Cheoil to Newcastle West. The county town of Limerick will host the hugely popular, week-long festival July 9-16 2022. The town was originally selected to host the Fleadh in 2020 before Covid-19 forced the cancellation of all Fleadhanna in 2020 and 2021.
A wide variety of events are being planned for the weekend which will celebrate the music, song, dance and culture from the tradition-rich region of West Limerick
The Fleadh organising committee headed by Fleadh Chairman Liam Guiney is working very hard to put together a line-up of events that will appeal to both the seasoned Fleadh-goer and cultural enthusiast alike. These events are all in addition to the main attraction of the weekend – the Fleadh competitions. Qualifiers from all county Fleadhanna within the province will compete to represent Munster in Mullingar at the All-Ireland Fleadh in August.
At a recent Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan meeting, Assunta Uí Chathasaigh, secretary of Munster Council CCÉ spoke of many positive memories of the 2007 Munster Fleadh in Newcastle West. Assunta was delighted to meet the local committee and put faces to names – “I am looking forward to working with the committee and the local community during Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan 2022 in Newcastle West”.
The committee is striving to surpass the successes of the 2007 event and welcomes the help of any local volunteers or businesses that want to get involved in any capacity.