Welcome to the website of Fleadh Cheoil Laighean 2014 which will be hosted by Westmeath County Board of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in the town of Moate. With top class venues and facilities, central location and an area steeped in the tradition of music, song and dance; Fleadh Cheoil Laighean 2014 promises to be a memorable event from 7th-13th July.
Westmeath has played a significant role in the developement of Comhaltas over the years. Indeed Comhaltas was founded in Mullingar in 1951.Traditional Irish music, song and dance is thriving all over Ireland and beyond. Westmeath is no exception with seven Comhaltas branches now set up and actively promoting our culture to the masses. Moate, Castletown Geoghegan, Mullingar, Ballynacargy, Clann Lir (Castlepollard), Frank Gavigan (Milltown/Rathconrath) and Ballymore branches will be working together led by the organising committee of Westmeath County Board to make this July’s Leinster Fleadh Cheoil the best provincial Fleadh that the County can offer.
The organising committee led by Westmeath County Board officers and Cathaoirleach na Fleidhe Noel Battle are working extremely hard to provide a top class week of events for the Fleadh including concerts, recitals, gig-rig entertainment, workshops, céilithe, singing sessions, music sessions, competitions and lots more!
This website will be updated in the coming months leading up to July’s gala display of the best of traditional Irish music, song and dance in Moate.