The organisers of the All-Ireland Fleadh, which will be held in Derry next year, have said hundreds of people have already signed up to a new web page offering information about the event.
During the campaign to bring the prestigious event to the city, the organisers had a campaign profile on social networking site, Facebook, entitled ‘Bring the Fleadh to Derry’. Now that the event has been secured for Derry, a new page has been launched.
The new page went live on Sunday and more than 600 people have already signed up.
Eibhlín Ní Dhochartaigh, Chairperson of Fleadh 2013 said; “We had a very successful facebook site, Bring the Fleadh to Derry, during our bid campaign.
“Now that we know the Fleadh is coming we have moved to a new page to keep people up to date with our preparations for next year. We already have over 600 people signed up and we are keen to get as many people as possible to join in the conversation,” she said.
The fleadh chairperson also said a new website is also in the process of being created to provide up-to-date information about events in the lead up to next year.
The week-long programme of traditional music competitions and performances is exptected to bring more than a quarter of a million visitors to Derry betwwen August 11th and 17th next year and generate an estimated £40 million for the local economy.
The new page is available at www.facebook.com/2013fleadh. A new website is currently in development at www.2013fleadh.ie