Gerry Adams TD applauds Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann
Sinn Féin Louth TD Gerry Adams has welcomed the official launch of the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann which will be held in Drogheda between August 12 and 19.
The Louth TD said:
“I want to commend all of those involved in the planning and organising of Drogheda’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, especially the Executive Committee, the local credit unions and Louth County Council.
"This is the most important event in the Irish traditional music and dance calendar and it will provide a unique opportunity for the people of Drogheda and Louth, as well as from all parts of the island and internationally, to come together to enjoy the best in Irish music and dance.
"It will also provide a tourist bonanza for the local tourism industry with many thousands travelling from outside Ireland to attend the Fleadh.
"The programme that has been produced is overflowing with amazing talent and artists.
"Drogheda has been looking forward to the Fleadh Cheoil for some time and will provide a warm, inclusive welcome for all of those musicians and artists participating or the tens of thousands who will be there over the week of the Fleadh to simply enjoy the music, dance and craic."