Pulling together for Fleadh Cheoil Sligo festival gets a helping hand

Businesses are pulling together to ensure that Sligo maximises the financial impact of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, which kicks off today.

10th August, 2014
Photographer Suzy McCanny and Illustrators Noelle Healy of Twoodlepip and Gary Reddin of INK prepare for the opening of the pop-up store and multi-artist exhibition at Pollexfen House, Wine Street, Sligo. Picture: James Connolly

Businesses are pulling together to ensure that Sligo maximises the financial impact of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, which kicks off today.

The traditional Irish music festival is expected to generate €30 million with as many as 350,000 visitors expected to attend the seven-day event, which will feature more than 20,000 musicians and 250 events.

Fleadh Cheoil is run by voluntary committees and depends on sponsorship, but last week its organisers were forced to hand back sponsorship...

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