"Continuing on from the greening of previous Fleadhs, the committee undertook a number of sustainability measures, including a Green Fleadh local business programme, a reusable Fleadh beer glass, bike hire.
Louth County Council chief executive Joan Martin said the local authority has made a big investment to ensure Ireland's biggest town is Fleadh ready.
local national pride who She added: "Drogheda will capitalise on the longterm benefits of the Fleadh as the international spotlight is again set to shine on the town.
Though Dillon now lives in Somerset with her partner and producer Sam Lakeman, who played keyboards last night, her music is quintessentially Irish, reflecting the fleadhs
she used to go to as a girl.
"He's asked that they perform at all five Fleadhs in 2001, so they'll be on the bill for London, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and New York."
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And now they're set to take America by storm in 2001 as they've been booked to play all five of the famous Fleadh festivals.
He told the media launch at the Highlanes Gallery in the town: "We are looking forward to one of the greatest Fleadhs of all time.
A TOWN shook off the shackles of a gang feud yesterday and vowed to retain its place at the centre of the Irish music world when it hosts the Fleadh Cheoil for the second time.
Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann director Labhras O Murchu spoke in glowing terms of the benefits - both economically and socially - of Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann as it approaches its 70th year.
APART from London, there have been other Fleadhs in Glasgow (1992) and Waterford, Ireland (1993).
FUTURE Fleadhs are being planned for as far afield as New York.IN 1992, a little known rock group called the Cranberries were fifth on the bill.