JULY 18th-23rd 2017
Fleadh Parking and Venue Info
Fleadh Gig-Rig Line-up is announced
Competition Timetables available on our competitions page
SAT, JULY 22ND
10am Competitions for Under 12 and 12/15
(Cork School of Music, Cork College of Commerce)
10am Grupaí Cheoil/Céilí Band Competitions
(Cork City Hall)
10am Set Dancing Competitions (Everyman Palace)
3pm Street Entertainment
(Grand Parade Gig Rig)
9pm Singers Club with Máire Ní Chéileachair
(An Spailpín Fanach)
9pm Fleadh Céilí with the Shandrum Céilí Band
(St Finbarr's GAA Hall)
9pm Pub Session Trail
As this is first time in which Fleadh na Mumhan is being staged in a city centre, it presents us with a unique opportunity to create a Fleadh Village.
Unlike other cities, you can walk everywhere in Cork City within minutes and our plan would be to concentrate activity during the Fleadh around the Oliver Plunkett Street area, to ensure everything is compact and within easy reach. Oliver Plunkett Street, a pedestrianised street from which numerous connected streets diverge, is ideal as a Fleadh Village, creating a fantastic compact town atmosphere for the duration of the Festival. Oliver Plunkett St is also directly adjacent to the main competition venues to ensure easy access for Fleadh competitiors to the village.
This streetscape of Oliver Plunkett St is a village within a city, and it has a real sense of community. It includes a lot of open areas, which lend themselves to street sessions, and also boasts a huge range of bars, some of which are the most famous traditional pubs in Cork. These pubs are regular haunts for The Lee Sessions, free traditional Irish music gigs that take place in Cork almost nightly.
At the end of Oliver Plunkett Street, the Fleadh Gig Rig will be located where the finest of traditional music will performed during the weekend.