Shantallow Sinn Féin councillor Elisha McCallion has called for work to begin now to plan for a major outdoor summer event in Galliagh. Colr. McCallion appealed to interested groups and individuals, as well as all relevant agencies, to get together to consider ideas for a large scale event similar to last year’s Galliagh Fleadh.
Last year’s event was the first of its kind to be held in the area and was timed to coincide with the All-Ireland Fleadh, which was held in the city for the first time in August and attracted more than 400,000 visitors.
Colr. McCallion said she is hopeful the local community can build on the success of last year’s event but encouraged people to begin the process now.