West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Tyrone Fleadh a great opportunity for the Derg-McHugh

Published: 25 June, 2013

Castlederg councillor and Chairperson of Strabane District Council Ruairí Mc Hugh is calling for all those taking part in or visiting the Tyrone Fleadh, which takes place in Castlederg from Thursday 27th June until Sunday 30th June, to embrace the occasion and to enjoy the events planned throughout the course of the weekend,he said

' Castlederg will host people visiting our town from all areas of Tyrone and beyond and it is a great opportunity for our local businesses and residents to showcase what Castlederg has to offer.

'Although primarily, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann who run the Fleadh are involved with the promotion of Irish Music, language and Culture, those involved with the organisation and indeed those musicians competing and taking part come from all different political and religious backgrounds and I would urge everyone to respect and be mindful of that at all times.

Despite attempts by a small minority to try and heighten inter-community tensions and undermine the good preparatory work undertaken by the local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, AranDerg, to ensure the Fleadh's success in co-operation with all sections of the community in Castlederg , I have no doubt the good people of Castlederg will ignore this and ensure a very successful and enjoyable event for all.'