BID TO BRING ALL-IRELAND FLEADH CHEOIL TO MONAGHAN TOWN

12 November 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

PETER HUGHES

A motion was adopted at Tuesday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council giving force to the aspiration of Monaghan Town to become a future venue for the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil.

Sinn Féin’s Sean Conlon moved: “For the purpose of promoting our traditional music and culture, and creating much needed economic activity for Co Monaghan, that this Council engage with local, county and national structures within Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in an effort at securing Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann for Monaghan.”

Noting that he had initially raised this proposal two years ago and made a pitch, Colr Conlon said that the idea had subsequently gained a little traction.

Monaghan Town had been hosting a Co Fleadh for the last three-four years, and he had engaged with people at national level in Comhaltas to discuss the possibility of the town staging the national event. They had told him that the geographical layout of the town of Monaghan would facilitate the event very well.

The Fleadh was part of the dynamic that nationally and internationally promoted their culture and music. They should also be very much focused on the very positive economic impact that would be created by hosting the event.

Colr Conlon said it got increasingly frustrating how they were ignored as a local authority when dealing with….

 

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