Louth County Coun­cil have had a huge role in bring­ing you Fleadh Cheoil 2018 to Drogheda

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS -

JOAN Martin, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, Louth County Coun­cil has been a mem­ber of and a strong sup­porter of the Drogheda Fleadh Bid Com­mit­tee for six years and has trav­elled the coun­try and in­ter­na­tion­ally can­vas­ing sup­port for the Drogheda bid to host Fleadh Cheoil na hÉire­ann.

Upon the award of the 2018 event in early 2017 – a Fleadh Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee was es­tab­lished with Joan Martin, as the Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor and Lolo Robin­son of Drogheda Comhal­tas as the Cathaoir­leach.

A num­ber of Louth County Coun­cil staff have as­signed roles on the com­mit­tee in­clud­ing Di­rec­tors of Ser­vice, Paddy Don­nelly and Frank Pentony, who serve as Sec­re­tary and Trea­surer re­spec­tively and Co­lette Moss, Se­nior Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer.

Paddy Don­nelly was sec­onded to the project in Fe­bru­ary 2018 and es­tab­lished a Fleadh Sec­re­tar­iat with two staff mem­bers Lisa O’Neill and An­nmarie Kir­win. The role of the Of­fice is to pro­vide sec­re­tar­iat, Gov­er­nance Tech­ni­cal and Lo­gis­tic sup­port to the run­ning of the event.

The Louth County Coun­cil (LCC) Fleadh team are co­or­di­nat­ing across di­rec­torate re­sponse from the Lo­cal Au­thor­ity that in­cludes Op­er­a­tions works which have been front loaded to en­sure the town of Drogheda is look­ing its very best dur­ing the event which will bring a na­tional and in­ter­na­tional spot­light to the town. Plan­ning ser­vices have pro­cessed the for­mal event li­cence ap­pli­ca­tion and are en­gag­ing with the own­ers of un­oc­cu­pied build­ings in an ef­fort to im­prove their ap­pear­ance.

Wa­ter Ser­vices are work­ing with Ir­ish Wa­ter to en­sure all wa­ter and waste wa­ter ser­vices are se­cured and con­tin­gen­cies are in place to man­age any dis­rup­tions.

LCC Fire and Res­cue have been man­ag­ing Fire Safety in­spec­tions of the 30 plus venues that will host Of­fi­cial Fleadh events not to men­tion the nu­mer­ous pri­vate venues that will host Fleadh re­lated events.

LCC have led the way by im­prov­ing the ap­pear­ance of a num­ber of build­ings in Nar­row West Street and Do­minic’s Bridge and other works are planned in­clud­ing street light­ing col­umns main­te­nance, sig­nage main­te­nance and Fleadh spe­cific plant­ing schemes.

Joan Martin CEO Louth County Coun­cil, Grainne Ward pro­gramme of­fi­cer Ire­land An­cient East, Labhras O Murchu, Liam Reilly Chair­man Louth County Coun­cil, Vince Jor­dan CCE Pres­i­dent and Lolo Robin­son Chair­per­son Fleadh Cheoil at the of­fi­cial launch Fleadh Cheoil Na hEire­ann at the West­court Ho­tel.

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