Hundreds of people from across the county attended the various events that took place in the local hostelries, Boher Hall, and of course, the school and community centre in Ballymore itself.
The competitions started on Friday night, with a range of set and figure dancing competitions at the community centre, and the music competitions were the highlight of Sunday's proceedings, with adjudicators hearing young musicians playing a wide variety of instruments, including tin whistle, flute, fiddle, and accordion. There was also live music in the open air on Sunday, something that was widely appreciated by the locals. Reaction to the Fleadh was very positive, and visitors were delighted with the facilities available locally for the event. Mass in the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer in Ballymore on Sunday was in honour of deceased members of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, and the choir was accompanied by traditional musicians throughout the Mass. The readings were done by members of Comhaltas, as were the Prayers of the Faithful, and among the gifts brought to the altar was the violin that belonged to the late Tommy Kearney from Ballymore, a founder member of the Comhaltas Branch in Ballymore, 24 years ago. Parish Priest, Fr. Philip Smith said it was an occasion of pride for Ballymore to get to host the Fleadh, the first time in the sixty years of Comhaltas that Ballymore has done so. Read next week's paper for results of the competitions.