Foxford is playing host to one of the biggest cultural events in the County this weekend.

Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo is being held in Foxford for the second consecutive year.

Following the success of last year’s fleadh it was it was no surprise that the town was chosen to host the fleadh for a second year.

The official opening took place last night at the secondary school in Foxford with many session continuing in the local pubs.

A Junior Session is currently taking place in the beautiful surroundings of the iconic Foxford Woollen Mills. Mass will take place this evening May 11 at 7.30pm, which allows people the opportunity to hear members of the Mayo CCÉ All-Irish choir. The children of ‘Glór na Sí, under the musical direction of Tommy Doherty, will perform at Mass on Sunday morning at 11am.

The Fleadh Céilí will take place on Saturday night at 9.30pm in the Brown Memorial Hall. Music by the very popular Swallow’s Tail Céilí Band. Also, on Sunday, any fan of the great outdoors can take part in a walk, specially organised to celebrate Foxford hosting the fleadh, by the very active Foxford Ramblers walking group. ‘A Musical Ramble through Drummin Wood with a ‘Cupán Tae’ by the lake, will leave from Foxford Leisure Centre at 12.30pm.

In addition to the celebration of music, the town will welcome back local boxer Kelsey Langan of the Knockmore/Foxford Boxing Club at 4pm today.

Kelsey won a National Title in Dublin last night.


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