Many of this
year’s festival activities will take place in the Royal Theatre and the
Linen Hall Theatre, two of the main venues for the festival. The Royal Theatre
has a capacity of 2,200 seats and will be a perfect location for the many
exciting music and arts events planned throughout the festival.
Festival Director of The World Fleadh, Eric Cunningham
"It is with great
delighted that I am able to announce that The World Fleadh will be held in
Castlebar during 2009. Following the success the event had during its time in
Portlaoise, we are looking forward now to a new direction and the town of Castlebar as a town has a
lot to offer as a host venue. The existence of the newly renovated Royal
Theatre arena as a centre for the large scale concerts solves many technical
issues and creates several new and exciting possibilities for the future. I
look forward to working with the people of Castlebar in bringing the event to fruition
For Irish traditional music lovers the festival offers an
exciting array of events. The festival will comprise theatre, outdoor and large
scale concerts, céilí’s, music, song and dance master classes, workshops
and demonstrations, a scheduled session trail, world title competitions, a
world food & craft fair, a late night festival club and a variety of other
fringe entertainments to cater for all tastes and ages.
For more information check out the festival website www.theworldfleadh.com
for updates and ticket information.