Make room for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

Urgent call for hosts at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Mullingar, as organisers prepare for footfall of over 500,000

As Mullingar prepares for the return of Fleadh Cheoil after 60 years, the organisers anticipate visitor numbers of more than 500,000 between July 31 and August 8.

Accommodation is already in short supply and the Fleadh Executive Committee are appealing to locals around the county to open their doors and make room for fleadh performers and visitors.

“This is perhaps the biggest event that Mullingar has ever hosted,” said Fleadh Executive Committee chairperson, Joe Connaire.

“We want to roll out the welcome mat for all who visit the town and the county.

“We are grateful to the hosts who have opened their doors so far, to welcome visitors to the fleadh, and we’d encourage all hosts, hotels and B&Bs to keep accommodation affordable and accessible to all who want to join in the celebrations, to listen to wonderful traditional music, cheer on our outstanding competitors, and take part in a celebration of Irish culture.”

So far, hundreds of people have offered up rooms and accommodation for the thousands of people who will visit the town of Mullingar from around the country and internationally. Organisers are looking for hundreds more to get on board so that many more can experience this world-class event.

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