Ballaghaderreen will host the Roscommon County Fleadh Cheoil for the first time in ten years over Easter weekend in mid-April. The town is seen as a richly deserving host with a strong traditional music connection that is boosted by four weekly sessions, which take place all year round in Ballaghaderreen.
The Roscommon Fleadh, which is traditionally held at Easter, has the reputation of being one of the best County Fleadhs in the country with large numbers of musicians and music fans traveling from all over Ireland and overseas on the holiday weekend.
Now with the change to the Good Friday licensing laws, the three-day event will become a four-day event. It is believed that the return of ‘the fleadh’ will be warmly welcomed in the area and will also bring a very positive injection to the local economy.