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Golden year for Fleadh Nua

FLEADH Nua’s legacy of showcasing the very best of traditional music, song, dance, storytelling agus Teanga ársa na nGael in Ennis over the past five decades is to be quite literally be etched in stone. This year’s Fleadh Nua, running from May 25 to June 3 marks the Golden Anniversary of the festival’s arrival in Ennis back in 1974, and organisers have planned some very special events to mark this momentous occasion. These include the unveiling of a specially commissioned commemorative stone created by sculptor Mike McTigue celebrating 50 years of the Fleadh Down in Ennis opposite Clare Museum in co-operation with Clare County Council. Chairman of Fleadh Nua’s organising committee Frank Whelan tells us they are very excited to have a lasting monument to Fleadh Nua’s huge contribution to the cultural life of the county town. The 50th Fleadh down in Ennis promises an exciting programme of events planned to mark the Golden Anniversary with Frank saying, “We are …

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