Newcastle West can look forward to a bumper week of Irish traditional music, song and dance as Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan returns to the town from July 10th - July 16th 2022.
Four County Fleadhanna have now taken place in the province and qualifiers from Cork, Waterford, Limerick and Tipperary are eagerly preparing for their competitions at the Fleadh. The remaining two Munster counties Kerry and Clare will hold their County Fleadhanna on the weekend of June 17-19. The competitions begin with the Munster Dancing competitions on Wednesday 13th July and Thursday, 14th July in the Longcourt House Hotel followed by music, singing, comhrá gaeilge and storytelling competitions on Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th in Desmond College and Gaelscoil O Doghair.
Alongside the competitions there will be a number of exciting events including a historical walk, a lecture on Liam O Floinn with Louise Mulcahy, singing sessions, street entertainment competition and outdoor entertainment on the Fleadh Gig Rig at Desmond Castle
Fleadh Chairman Liam Guiney says “We are extremely excited to be hosting Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan in Newcastle West. Having been forced online for the last two years, there is a great appetite to get back to competitions and the buzz that surrounds an event like the Fleadh. Along with it being a huge cultural event for Newcastle West and West Limerick, it will also be a massive boost to the local economy.”