Offaly Fleadh 2016
Fleadh Cheoil Uíbh Fhailí 2016, hosted by Offaly Comhaltas takes place from the 1st-8th of May. Several of the Comhaltas Branches in Offaly will be hosting events during this time and it promises to be an action-packed week of music, song and dance to suit all tastes and ages.
1st May to 8th May 2016
There will be plenty of trad sessions throughout the county and two ceilis will take place in the Tullamore GAA Centre. The week culminates in the Dancing & Music Competitions which will be held in the Sacred Heart School, Tullamore. Everyone is welcome to come and see the best up and coming and more established traditional Irish musicians/dancers in Offaly performing. There will also be fiddle, accordion and banjo stands at the venue. The Offaly County Fleadh is one of the largest events of its kind in Ireland with over 800 competition entries last year.
The lighting of the Uisneach beacon fire was the signal for igniting fires on many hills across the whole island creating a unique ‘fire eye’ with Uisneach being the pupil. This heralded the coming of summer.
Time: 2nd December 2028