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Traditional music fans urged to use public transport for Drogheda Fleadh

The largest Fleadh to date was in Derry in 2013, which attracted 430,000 people. Picture: Margaret McLaughlin.
Áine Quinn

Traditional music fans are being urged to travel by public transport to this year's Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Drogheda.

An estimated 400,000 people are expected to visit the world's largest festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance which will take place from August 12 to August 19.

People attending the festival are being encouraged by the Fleadh committee to leave their cars at home and avail of public transport.

Matthews.ie Coach Company are offering a range of services, between Dublin and the north-east of Ireland, to transport visitor and competitors to and around town.

Managing director of Matthews.ie, Paddy Matthews, said the company was a Green Patron sponsor and is offering a 10-trip ticket which can be used on any day of the festival. It can be shared among friends and family members travelling together.

From Monday 13 to Friday 17, Matthews.ie will service all stops as normal in and around Drogheda town.

However, passengers are being warned that they should expect delays as the festivities get underway and more events take place throughout the week.

For more information, visit https://www.matthews.ie/timetable

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