It is 10 years since Ballinasloe last hosted a fleadh and the local Ceoltas Branch is looking forward to this being a real restart after Covid 19.
The Galway County Fleadh will take place this year from the 20th to the 22nd May 2022. It has been 2 years since a Galway Fleadh has been hosted by any town or branch due to the pandemic, so excitement is high for the influx of music, song, dance, craic and visitors to the Ballinasloe area for the weekend.
The weekend will begin with an Official Opening and Session on Friday the 20th of May. Saturday the 21st of May will see the start to the weekend of competitions, which will be held in Ard Scoil Mhuire and Scoil an Chroi Naofa school complexes.
Over 1500 competitors will assemble over the two days with the hopes of securing a qualifying position to the regional fleadh – Connacht Fleadh 2022 to be held in Sligo. Saturday will see Under 10, Under 12 and Under 15 Competitions being held in a large variety of Instruments as well as singing and Comhra Gaelige.
Sunday sees competitions in the Under 18 and Over 18 ages groups, as well as dancing. Throughout both days a large entry is expected for Grupai Cheoil and Ceili Band competitions in all ages.
17 Branches from all over County Galway will have participants in the competitions which should manifest a large influx of visitors to the area for the weekend. The competitions are open to the public to attend and all are encouraged to hear and see the great talented performers.
On the Saturday night of the Fleadh, there will be a Ceili held in Gullanes Hotel as well as numerous pub music sessions throughout the weekend.
More details and a timetable will be issued closer to the time. For more information, please check out the website www.galwaycomhaltas.ie or follow us on Facebook/Instagram @galwaycomhaltas
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