29th October 2015

Fleadh Cheoil 2016 meeting for businesses

A non-statutory information session, which is being coordinated by Clare County Council in its role as co-ordinator of the statutory agencies for major events, takes place in the Temple Gate Hotel on Monday, 2nd November at 6.00 p.m.  The business community, particularly those in the hospitality sector, are encouraged to attend to hear about the latest event management plans for the hosting of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in the Clare County Capital in August 2016.  The event will be addressed by the Fleadh executive Committee , as well as by representatives of Clare County Council, An Garda Síochána, Clare Fire and Rescue Service, and the HSE.

It is anticipated that Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will attract an estimated 350,000 visitors to the Clare County Capital next year.  The hosting of such a large scale event in the town of Ennis will bring with it many opportunities but will also give rise to many impacts on the town over a ten day period. The statutory agencies have begun to assess the implications of such a large-scale event and wishes to ensure that all sections of the community also advance preparations so that a successful, safe and enjoyable event can be hosted by Ennis in August next.

It is clear that the very large crowds in attendance will give rise to significant changes to normal arrangements for vehicular and pedestrian traffic throughout the town.  The proposed location of a gig rig in Abbey Street car park also results in a range of management issues that require to be addressed and which will also impact those operating in Ennis town. There are many other aspects of the event that will require detailed planning and management by the organisers. These will also result in a change to normal operating arrangements.

Chamber members interested in attending the forthcoming briefing can register by emailing or by telephoning 065-6842988.

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