The local community had a plan to get #FleadhDrogheda trending in Ireland however when Hollywood actor Colin O’Donoghue and his fans joined the campaign on Friday night the hashtag trended within minutes. Tweets and retweets came from all over the world.
It was with an utter sense of disbelief that William Shattner (better know as Capt. James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise) joined in and added his support to the campaign. He event tweeted the local radio station for the news headlines. It was truly surreal.
Despite the world wide attention to the campaign, Ennis has been announced as the host town for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2016 but Drogheda’s time is coming. Patience, perseverance and an amazing team have got us this far – we just need time now to bring us success!