Fingal Fleadh & Fair

15 – 17 September, Swords

The inaugural Fingal Fleadh & Fair will take place from 15 – 17 September in Swords, Co. Dublin as part of the Fingal County Council Creative Ireland Programme for 2017. This event celebrates the strong tradition of music in the Fingal community and will be centred on tuition, participation and performance. The weekend will feature free workshops, concerts and talks by some of the biggest names in traditional Irish music. Swords Castle will be at the heart of the event, opening with a very special concert featuring Mike McGoldrick, John Doyle & John McCusker and A Stór Mo Chroí.

A Busking Competition will take over Swords on Saturday the 16th as Main Street is closed to traffic. The top prize of €500 will be awarded to the winners on the Gig Rig and they will get to open for the headline act, Dervish.
The medieval grounds of Swords Castle will host a programme of workshops, recitals and talks in the “Séamus Ennis Arts Centre Marquee”. This will be surrounded by a vibrant fair of artisan food, drink and crafts along with a wide selection of musical instruments in the beautifully restored Chapel. A Session Trail around the town will feature performances by musicians from all over the country including Alan Doherty, Karan Casey, Tola Custy, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Donogh Hennessy. The Gig Rig will have free performances from Ulaid, John Spillane, Lumiere, Liam O’ Connor & Seán McKeon and lots more.

Meet up with all of your friends from the Fleadh for a few tunes and enjoy a weekend of great music around the All Ireland Football Final.

Tickets / Admission

This is a free event and all are welcome.

Getting There

Swords is accessible by car from the M1/N1 Dublin-Belfast Road. Exit at junction 3 and follow the signposts for Swords.
Buses: Swords Express, 41, 41b, 41c, 33, 102


Parking will be available in the Seatown Road carpark and in Swords Central / Pavilions Shopping Centre


Please contact us directly on if you have specific access requirements that you would like to discuss.


Fingal Fleadh