The Fleadh Executive Committee is seeking the public’s views on the application, which can be inspected at the Civic Offices Fair Street Drogheda, Town Hall, Dundalk and also at County Hall, Dundalk during office hours for a period of three weeks from the date of receipt of the application. Submissions or observations may be made in writing to Louth County Council, Planning Department, within the same period.
The application remains the final hurdle to overcome in order to give the official stamp of approval from Louth County Council for the Fleadh to take place in August.
Drogheda is expected to reap huge economic benefits from the week-long event, it is estimated that €40m will flow into County Louth as a result of the festival. The long term benefits will include increased awareness of Drogheda and County Louth as a tourist destination and forging strong community ties.
Drogheda is perfectly positioned to capitalise on the population numbers in Dublin and Belfast. Its strategic location just off the M1 and its first class public transport links makes it the perfect location for visitors to travel to with ease.