Clare Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann have led the tributes to a Newmarket-on-Fergus man who devoted his life promoting CCE.
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann
Planning needs to begin now so that Ennis can host Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann to mark a decade of the traditional music festival last being held in Co Clare, elected representatives have said.
*Crowds attending the Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis. Photograph: True Media Mass gatherings that would attract crowds in excess of 5,000 will not be allowed take place until the end of August at the earliest.
*Doireann Glacken and Donal Cullinan playing music in Knox’s Bar at the Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan in Ennis. Photograph by Eamon Ward Comhaltas are proposing to rebrand the Fleadh Nua festival.
*Ennis Market. Photograph: Martin Connolly Built at a cost of €500,000 as part of a €1.75m redevelopment, the Market Building in Ennis has continued to struggle to attract traders with its primary function now as a car park with twenty seven spaces.
*Fergus Rovers members dancing at The Height in Ennis. Photograph: John Meyler Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann could be returning to “the home of traditional music” in the next five years if Ennis councillors get their way.
*Crowds gather for the 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. Photograph by Eamon Ward An enhanced Fleadh Nua or separate traditional music festival is needed in Ennis for 2020. Having hosted Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in 2016 and 2017 as well as the 2018 and 2019 Munster Fleadh, a replacement festival must be lined up for …
*Dancer Zoe Keane with Joe Arkins and Mayor of Ennis, Cllr Clare Colleran Molloy. Photograph: Martin Connolly “In Clare we know how it’s done” was the message driven home as plans for this year’s Munster Fleadh were discussed this week. Joe Arkins, Frank Whelan and Therese McInerney addressed members of the Ennis Municipal District this …