Leinster Fleadh proves huge success in Ballymahon

Jessica Thompson


Jessica Thompson



Leinster Fleadh

Mother and Daughter, Margaret Kearney (Singing), Ciara Geraghty (Groupa Ceoil and Ceili Band)

The Leinster Fleadh brought great excitement to Ballymahon between July 10 and 16, with particularly large crowds flocking to the south Longford town over the weekend to enjoy a variety of events, competitions, live street music and pub sessions.

The weather turned wet on Saturday, but not even the constant drizzle could dampen the spirits of music-lovers who turned out for the festivities.
And, with bright sunshine replacing grey clouds on Sunday, things only got better as musicians took to the streets with their instruments.
Pub sessions were held in bars up and down the town's main street, and musicians of all ages took to their instruments to prove that traditional music in Ireland is far from extinct.
On Facebook, the Longford Leader delivered live video coverage of some of the fantastic talent that was on display over the weekend, with members of Longford's diaspora and worldwide Irish music fans tuning in from England, Wales, Scotland, and even as far away as Melbourne and Texas.
For more Fleadh coverage, see www.longfordleader.ie and the Longford Leader Facebook page.