Tomorrow, Saturday the 15th February, will see a festive type carnival of street entertainment on Laurence Street from 11am until 3pm with all the street traders taking part alongside street characters, etc, in costume dress. For a four hour period Laurence Street will become a 'Fleadh Street'.
The festivities are to run parallel with the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2015 adjudicators' visit to Drogheda. This visit is part of their search for a suitable venue to serve as host town to the national Flèadh in 2015 which, apparently, could bring in as much as 35k to the local economy.
Drogheda Mayor Richie Culhane has invited the citizens of the town to join in the festivities and get the buzz. The Drogheda Independent reported that 'Drogheda Comhaltas branch musicians and dancers will perform the length and breadth of Laurence Street.'
A number of staff from Millmount Museum along with members of the Old Drogheda Society will be going down, some dressing up in period costume, etc.
Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097