Fermanagh Fleadh 2022 was officially launched by Roslea Comhaltas on Tuesday, May 17 in Rosslea Community Centre. The excitement could be felt around the hall as the countdown to the 51st Fermanagh County Fleadh began.

Members of the Roslea branch took to the stage to entertain the crowd who were delighted to be able to enjoy live music again. Earlier in the evening, the junior members held their own music session with their tutors while young Tommy Mullarkey, the Fermanagh representative at this year's Ulster Scor Final recited a very funny story about teachers.

Also attending the launch was the Fermanagh Comhaltas County Board Chair, Fiona Crudden and Vice Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Chris McCaffrey. Chris spoke of how our heritage of culture, music, language, poetry and literature has survived through the generations, "Ó ghlúin go ghlúin” and it is testament to groups like Comhaltas with their hard work and dedication that this is so.

Chris like everyone around the county is looking forward to the return of the fleadh. This year it is hosted by the Roslea branch and will take place from June 10 to 12.

The Knockmore Ceili Band, along with Gary Curley, McKee Bros, Ronan Warnock, Aoife Cathcart and family with MC Gary Lynch, will open the fleadh weekend with what promises to be a fantastic concert on Friday, June 10 in the community centre at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm).

The next morning at 11am, the groups, bands, duets and trio competitions will take place in St. Tierney’s Primary School, Roslea. Following the competitions, Cavan man Martin Donohoe will lead a youth session in McCagues at 4pm.

Later that evening a fleadh mass will be held in St. Tierney’s church at 7.15pm and a singing session in Derrygannon Hall at 8pm will be one not to be missed!

All solo competitions will continue in St. Tierney’s PS on Sunday morning starting at 10am. At 3pm leaving from the school will be a cultural community parade including many local groups and organisations. It will make its way into the community centre car park to the Gig Rig where the entertainment will continue for the evening ensuring there will be plenty for all the family to enjoy.

A variety of local artists will preform along with visiting guests Blue Oyster, Sinead McKenna, Oisín Ó Murchú and Mickey Fearon. The Gig Rig entertainment will finish up with music by the wonderful Fermanagh band, Tully.

There will be music session trails all across the town throughout the weekend.

Roslea look forward to welcoming everyone to Fermanagh Fleadh 2022.

This event is sponsored by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council funded by Department for Communities.

Following the Fleadh festivities, Ciaran Maguire will hold Irish classes for beginners in Roslea Shamrocks complex on Thursday, June 16, from 7pm to 9pm.