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Chinese Ambassador attends Fleadh 2017 in Ennis

(From Chinese Embassy in Ireland)

2017/08/19

On Friday, 18th August 2017, H.E. Dr. Yue Xiaoyong, Chinese Ambassador to Ireland, attended the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (Irish music festival) Inis 2017 in Clare County. Ambassador Yue met with H.E. Mme. Frances Fitzgerald, Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr. Pat Breen, Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise and Innovation, Mr. Tom McNamara, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, Mr. Pat Dowling, Chief Executive of the Council, Cllr. Ann Norton, former Mayor of Ennis Municipal District, Mr. William Cahir, President of Ennis Chamber as well as many well-accomplished Irish musicians.

On behalf of the Chinese community in Ireland, the Ambassador warmly congratulated the Irish dignitaries and musicians on the success of Fleadh 2017. Both sides expressed strong interest in further enhancement of the people-to-people contacts and cultural links between Ireland and China.

From humble beginnings in 1951, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann has grown into the largest festival of Traditional Irish Music, Song and Dance in the world. The town of Ennis hosted Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in 1956 and 1977 and it is generally recognised that both occasions proved milestones in the development of the Fleadh Cheoil project. Ennis successfully hosted the festival for a third time in August 2016, drawing almost 400,000 visitors to the ancient town.

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 will take place from Sunday 12th August to Sunday 19th August in the town of Drogheda in County Louth, which is less than one hour's drive from Dublin.

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