About The World Fleadh.

The World Fleadh is recognised as Ireland’s biggest Irish and Celtic music festival.

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This is The World Fleadh.

Irish & Celtic Music Festival.

Showcasing the best in traditional Irish & International music worldwide. The World Fleadh has something for all ages and guarantees a fantastic occasion!

The ethos of The World Fleadh is to showcase not only the best of Irish Music in its purist setting but also to give a platform to the best known innovators & contemporary style performers!

The World Fleadh presents the best in celtic/world music performers!

Top Performers

The World Fleadh has featured world class talent such as Sharon Shannon, Aslan, The Gipsy Kings & many more!

Family Fun

With music, dancing, competitions and craic there is something at the fleadh for all ages and tastes!

Tourism Influx

Guaranteed to provide the hosting area a significant increase in tourism, culture & reputation!

About The World Fleadh.

Irish & Celtic Music Festival

The World Fleadh was founded in 2006 and staged in Ballybunion, Co Kerry during 2006/2007 , Portlaoise 2008/2009 and Castlebar 2010/2011. Due to the downturn in the economy it was decided that the festival would be ran every five years with the venue for The World Fleadh 2016 to be announced in May 2015.

The World Fleadh is recognised as Ireland’s biggest Irish and Celtic music festival. The festival’s main attraction is its large scale marquee concerts and theatre performances featuring the best Irish traditional, contemporary & celtic music performers in the world. In addition, it plays host to a number of Ireland’s top céilí bands, a scheduled session trail, world title competitions in Irish traditional music, song & dance and master classes & demonstrations in various performance styles.

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Our Team

Meet The Talented Team Behind The World Fleadh

Micheal Carr


The man behind many successful Irish dance productions such as Rivaldance, Dance of Desire and of course The World Fleadh. Michael has a deep interest in traditional music and has a reputation for co-ordinating fantastic shows time after time all over the world in his long & impressive career.

Ciara Austin

Production/Company Manager

Ciara is the production manager for Ceol Chiarrai and ensures that everything goes off without a hitch! Having toured the world with many shows and productions Ciara knows how to handle any potential issues that may arise during shows and deals on a personal basis with each & every act.

Aidan O' Carroll

Marketing Manager

The owner of a young dynamic firm that is making waves internationally, proven to be one of the sharpest designers in Ireland with many award nominations to his name in just over two years in business. An expert in growing a brand online, his digital nous is critical to The World Fleadh.