Earlier this week, Dublin City Council announced details of a new, free, folk and traditional music event right here in #Dublin7.
The first ‘Smithfield Fleadh’ will take place this year on the 18th and 19th of June between 12pm – 6pm each day at Smithfield Square.
For so long, we have endeavouring to make better use of Smithfield Square. #DublinPride, All Ireland victory celebrations and pet events have been organised in the Square in recent years. The ‘Smithfield Fleadh’ will be the first of its kind to take place in the square.
The Government has provided financial assistance to local authorities to promote the hosting of events to provide support to the arts sector that has been so badly impacted by the pandemic over the last two years. The ‘Smithfield Fleadh’ hosted by Dublin City Council will give families and young people a space to enjoy the Fleadh festivities outdoors and for free! While the event programme has yet to be released, the key objective for the City Council to provide a platform for emerging artists and musicians to showcase their talents after a long pause of live music.
I know the ‘Smithfield Fleadh’ will take place the same week as the #StoneybatterFestival but I believe the two events in the heart of #Dublin7 will be a wonderful display for all things great that occur here.
Just as soon as the ‘Smithfield Fleadh’ programme is published, I will post details here and on my social media platforms.
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