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Castlebar will have plenty of heart this weekend as three major festivals are combining to bring thousands of visitors to the county town.
TODAY IS Canada Day/Fête du Canada, the Great White North’s national holiday, and this month’s Galway Film Fleadh is showing a range of films from the North American nation.
It is a case of all roads leading to Castlebar over the coming week as three major festivals are combining to bring the streets of the county town alive with music, entertainment, markets, shopping, and leisure.
Local Election candidate for Athlone Cllr John Dolan warmly welcomed the recent announcement of €10,000 funding by Westmeath County Council for the Leinster Fleadh 2014 to be held in Moate.
“Moate is almost purpose built for a fleadh,” stated Padraic Keena, cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Board Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann at the recent launch of the Leinster Fleadh Cheoil.
Swinford is going trad mad this weekend for the arrival to town of the Mayo Fleadh.
Excitement is building in the county town as it prepares to welcome thousands of musicians and fans of Irish music and dance for Castlebar’s inaugural hosting of the Connacht Fleadh, which kicks off on June 30.
Achill man and well-known singer James Kilbane, with special guests the Tiernan family from Castlebar, are presenting a night of international folk and Irish music at the Castlecourt Hotel on Monday at 8.30pm.
Following similar proposals in Ballina and then Westport, Castlebar is to look to obtain Purple Flag status. Sinn Fein councillor Therese Ruane was to propose a motion calling for the town to apply for Purple Flag status at last night’s meeting of Castlebar Town Council (Thursday, February 20).