Sunday 18 March 2018

Hitting the right note for Fleadh

SOUTH Sligo certainly has hit the right note when it comes to 'the Fleadh.'

Ballymote has just been selected as the venue for the Connacht Fleadh next year.

Tubbercurry will also host the County Fleadh.

It means Sligo will stage the county, provincial and All-Ireland Fleadhanna in 2015 for the first time ever.

Over 1,000 competitors and 10,000 visitors are expected in Ballymote for the Connacht event.

The local Paddy Killoran branch of CCE made a successful application to host the provincial Fleadh.

Chairman of the Connacht Council of CCE Michael Brennan said:

"Ballymote last held the Connacht Fleadh in 2011.

"It is a big boost to the area.

"The Fleadh always draws large numbers to the host area."

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