The 2018 Fleadh Nua in Ennis promises to be an exciting festival, full to the brim with Concerts, Céilithe, Sessions, Street Entertainment, CD Launches, Recitals, Irish Language Classes, Set Dancing Competitions, Sean-Nós Dancing
The 2018 Fleadh Nua in Ennis promises to be an exciting festival, full to the brim with Concerts, Céilithe, Sessions, Street Entertainment, CD Launches, Recitals, Irish Language Classes, Set Dancing Competitions, Sean-Nós Dancing Competitions and Performances, Story Telling, Singing Sessions, Workshops and much more.
Since 1974, Fleadh Nua has been held annually in Ennis and has developed from a 3 day event to a festival spanning 8 days, with more than 120 separate events, many of them free of charge, where there is a welcome for everyone.
There will be more than 60 pub sessions happening during Fleadh Nua week
There are many Irish traditional festivals organised throughout the summer months but there are few people who will dispute that Fleadh Nua which started in Dublin in 1970, is the forerunner of them all. The concept of bringing together concerts, céilithe, music, song and dancing workshops, street entertainment, and much more was innovative in its time. Today, it’s still a winning formula, as evidenced by the thousands of visitors who flock to the festival every May for a week of unsurpassed traditional entertainment.
While the town of Ennis has lost nothing of its warmth and welcome since Fleadh Nua was first held there in 1974, one thing that has definitely changed is the time it takes to get to the capital of Co. Clare. With the new motorway network connecting directly to the town, Dublin is now only 2½ hours away by car. There are also rail links to Ennis from Limerick, Cork, Galway, Dublin, Waterford and Tralee. Shannon International Airport has connections Ennis, operated by Bus Éireann and Citylink, connecting the town to all the major population centres in the country.
may 20 (Sunday) - 28 (Monday)
Various venues around Ennis