The streets and venues of Bagenalstown will come alive with the sounds of traditional Irish music, song and dance when the Leinster Fleadh hits this beautiful south Carlow town. The Fleadh – which annually attracts up to 12,000 visitors – will see Muine Bheag thronged with competitors, their families and myriad aficionados of our native traditions. Expect high standards of competition, exhilarating street performances, concerts, céilís, pub session trails and a celebration of local talent both present and past. There will be a week of musical events from Monday, July 9th, building up to a crescendo during the weekend 13th -15th with the festivities being broadcast live to TV screens nationally – and online globally – for the grand finale event! Coincides with the annual Bagenalstown Summer Festival.
An important part of Fleadh Laighean each year is workshops providing tuition to students hoping to expand on their music techniques. These workshop are open to any interested participants. Application form available on the workshops page shortly.
For many the most important part of a Fleadh weekend are the competitions. Competition Timetable and Venue details are available on the Fleah Information section
Trad Sessions will be ongoing in pubs in Ballymahon and surrounding villages and towns in the County during the Fleadh weekend. Bring your instrument along and join in the craic or just come along and listen.
The Fleadh open air Gig Rig stage will bring a feast of open-air traditional music and dance to Market Square in the centre of Muine Bheag during the Fleadh