Local success at All-Ireland Fleadh

There were a number of local success stories at the recent Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2023, which took place in Mullingar, Co Westmeath last week and drew over 5,000 competitors from across Ireland and overseas.

Roscommon awards included: Diarmuid Pléimeann (Roscommon town), who claimed second place in Storytelling (Ages 12-15); Celine Ní Shionnain (Elphin), who finished third in Lilting (Over 18); and Solomon O’Gliasáin (Elphin), who earned third place in Comhrá Gaeilge.

Dr Labhrás Ó’Murchú, Ardstiúrthóir, Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann said: “We are delighted to return to Mullingar for the second year of the homecoming. Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann began here in 1951 and it is extraordinary to see how big and beloved it has become. 72 years ago it was a small event; this year 600,000 people came to celebrate Irish culture.

“I would like to congratulate all winners of the competitions. There was an incredible level of skill and talent from all contestants, as there is every year. Few people can say they are an all Ireland winner, so all should be very proud of their amazing achievements”.

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2024 will take place in Wexford town on August 4th to 11th, 2024.