Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann briefing for Ennis businesses

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann briefing for Ennis businesses


An informal information briefing for business owners on traffic management arrangements for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017 will be held on Thursday 20th April at 6.00pm in the Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis.

The briefing will be attended by representatives from Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Clare County Council, Clare County Fire & Rescue Service, An Garda Síochána and the HSE on the issues that businesses need to consider in advance of the Fleadh.

In order to accommodate Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann from August 13th to 21st, Clare County Council says the town of Ennis will once again effectively become an ‘Event Venue’ which will necessitate advance actions to be taken to ensure compliance with the relevant codes of practice, and health and safety legislation. 

Local business people attending the Fleadh traffic management briefing in 2016 – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

The purpose of the upcoming briefing for local business owners and business groups will be to outline the proposed traffic management arrangements and other matters relating to the hosting of this prestigious international event.

Meanwhile, the Abbey Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann this week submitted a formal Event Licence application under the statutory planning process. The application process affords an opportunity to the wider public to comment on proposals for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.




Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.