The team at WhiteLight Consulting have been proud to support the bid to bring Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann to Drogheda. Our first meeting to discuss the project was back in 2012 and since then it’s been an amazing journey to today.
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is a global celebration of Irish music, language, song and dance. It lasts for a week and is very much a family-friendly event with very, very high levels of repeat visitors year on year. It is hosted by Comhaltas, based in Monkstown in Dublin, and attracts visitors from all over the world.
This is Drogheda’s biggest tourism marketing opportunity ever. Fáilte Ireland estimate that approx. 250,000 people visit the host town during the course of the Festival. They also estimate that the festival is worth approx. €35m to the local economy each year.
We’ve made many friends along the way. We’ve made friends with Comhaltas members in the US, UK and in branches all around the country. We’ve even had support from William Shatner, our inter-galatic Fleadh Ambassador, who’s been supporting us for the past few years.
Follow the Fleadh campaign on our website, on Twitter and on Facebook. Check out our promotional video on You Tube. At WhiteLight Consulting we’re really proud to support the bid to bring Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 to Drogheda.
The vote will take place on Saturday 11th March. We’re competing with Cork who is also bidding to be the host location in 2018. But we know that Drogheda has everything that’s needed to host Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann and do an amazing job of it … now we just need the opportunity!