Making plans for the beat on the street

The Fleadh organising committee in Milltown,front from left, Bernard Cronin, Sheila Hurley (treasurer), Ciara Kennedy (secretary), Margaret Wrenn (vice-treasurer) and John Joe Harmon, John Lehane with, at back, Chris Horan (PRO), Turlough O’Brien (vice chairman), Vincent Prendergast (chairman) and Tim Wrenn

PLANS are coming together in Milltown for the Kerry County Fleadh which will be staged in June for the second year running.

Chairman Vincent Prendergast said the feedback on last year’s event has been very positive and there’s already a lot of interest in what the 2019 Fleadh has to offer.

“The Fleadh could not be held in Milltown without the generous support of local businesses and their continued sponsorship is the reason events like these are a success in Milltown,” he said

The line-up for this year’s free street entertainment will be revealed over the coming weeks and will feature the best in traditional music, with internationally renowned trad acts. “Milltown is an ideal venue. The central location coupled with world-class facilities in the Nagle-Rice Community Hall and the Presentation Secondary School are perfect for accommodating the large crowds with ease,” said PRO Chris Horan.

Comhaltas County Board Chairman, John Canty, said he was looking forward to another great Fleadh at which the flourishing trad scene in Kerry will be showcased.

Making plans: Delegates attending the Kerry Comhaltas board meeting in Nagle Rice Hall, Milltown

A feature of Milltown festivals is the promotion of young talent and the famous trad names of tomorrow, from branches across the county, will be playing alongside the big names on the gig rig.

A team of 120 local volunteers will be re-convening to help run the event which reflects the community spirit in Milltown, involving people of all ages.

“The Fleadh could not be held in Milltown without the generous support of local businesses and their continued sponsorship is the reason events like these are a success in Milltown,” he said.

The 2019 County Fleadh will run in Milltown from June 19-23 and it will feature bands on the gig rig, ceilí dancing on the street, a family fun day, street music competitions with great prizes, a funfair and many other music events in the local bars.

Making plans: Delegates attending the Kerry Comhaltas board meeting in Nagle Rice Hall, Milltown.

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