Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann was held in Drogheda this year in 2019.  The weeklong festival attracted thousands of visitors and competitors from all parts of Ireland and overseas to experience the treasures, heritage and archeology of the Boyne Valley region. It commenced with the official opening by president Michael D. Higgins on Sunday 11th August . The event continued until Sunday 18th August  with a very varied daily programme of entertainment, Scoil Eigse and competitions to cater for all age groups. Sligo and Connacht were well represented at the Fleadh and  enjoyed music, singing, dancing , storytelling  and the cupla  focail and also  participating in competitions.  Volunteers from the region helped and coordinated competitions over the weekend.  Many competitors had qualified from the Connacht Fleadh in Swinford in July to compete.    The results are as follows: –

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019 –  Sligo Winners  Droichead Átha

1D Fidil / Fiddle (O18)

3rd Jason MacAonghusa, CCÉ, Tireragh, Sligeach

2C Bosca Ceoil / Button Accordion (15-18)

2nd Aaron Glancy, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

3B Feadóg Mhór / Flute (12-15)

3rd Conor McDonagh, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

4B Feadóg / Whistle (12-15)

3rd Conor McDonagh, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

6A Consairtín / Concertina (Faoi 12)

3rd Megan Walsh, CCÉ, Coleman, Sligeach

10B Bainseó / Banjo (12-15)

1st Sinead Johnston, CCÉ, South Sligo, Sligeach

17B Drumaí Céilí / Céilí Drums (12-15)

2nd Conor McDonagh, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

17C Drumaí Céilí / Céilí Drums (15-18)

1st Rían Ó Síoradáin, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

21B Foinn Mhalla, Feadóg / Whistle Slow Airs (12-15)

1st Mark Ó Dúnshléibhe, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

21D Foinn Mhalla, Feadóg / Whistle Slow Airs (O18)

2nd Liam Ó Neadán, CCÉ, Baile Shligigh, Sligeach

23D Ceol Beirte / Duets (O18)

1st Damien Mac Aonghusa, Jason Mac Aonghusa, CCÉ, Tireragh, Sligeach

25D Bannaí Céilí / Céilí Band (O18)

3rd Knocknashee Céilí Band, CCÉ, Paddy Killoran, Sligeach

26D Grúpaí Ceoil (O18)

1st Ceoltóirí Tireragh, CCÉ, Tireragh, Sligeach