Clare Tourism welcomes thousands of visitors to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

This year, Clare Tourism is delighted to welcome thousands of visitors back to County Clare for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017. Preparations are well underway for the event which promises to be the best yet. This year Ennis town is set to host 39 concerts throughout the week along with hundreds of traditional music sessions, classes and competitions. The streets will be alive with Irish music and dance enthusiasts from around the globe as they descend on Ennis town to experience the unique atmosphere of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is the most important event in the traditional music calendar where musicians, singers and dancers compete for the title of All-Ireland Champion. For visitors it is a unique and welcoming festival of the best of traditional arts that offers a wide range of activities to be enjoyed by all.

To show visitors exactly what the county has to offer, Clare Tourism, the Fleadh Committee and Clare County Council’s Arts Office has planned a week full of themed ‘County of Culture’ tours so that visitors can meet the locals around the county, enjoy a music session or concert and take in the sights along the way. Each tour will head to a different part of the county every day from Tuesday 15th to Sunday 20th, and tickets can be booked through www.gló or by calling into the Visit Clare Expo.  

Clare Tourism encourages everyone to take some time during their trip to explore the county.  There is something to suit everyone, from lazy days at the beach to outdoor adventures or maybe some heritage and cultural activities. Clare is a county of varied landscapes from The Wild Atlantic and the Shannon Estuary to the Burren Geopark and Lough Derg there is an adventure waiting to be experienced.

If you cannot make it to Clare this August visit and subscribe to their newsletter to see what is happening in the county throughout the year. The website is brimming with tourism information and is your first port of call when looking for a festival or event happening in the county.


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