'Feách' investigates why Enniscorthy refuses to allow the Fleadh Cheoil to take place in the town following the debauchery, obscenity and immorality of the last Fleadh in Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

'Feách' investigates why Enniscorthy refuses to allow the Fleadh Cheoil to take place in the town following the debauchery, obscenity and immorality of the last Fleadh in Cashel, Co. Tipperary. 

Unspeakable scenes of debauchery, obscenity and immorality

The report includes extracts from a letter received from the Irish Countrywomen's Association (ICA ) referring to the "unspeakable scenes of debauchery, obscenity and immorality" that were witnessed at the previous Fleadh. Una Quinlan and Nancy Reid of the ICA voice their objections to the "fringe element" that accompanies the Fleadh.

Breandán Ó hEithir also meets Denis O'Connor and Cornelius Delaney, of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann, who talk about why Enniscorthy was chosen as the location for the Fleadh. James P. Kavanagh and J. Deacy of the Licensed Vintners Association also comment on the business and financial benefits of hosting the Fleadh.

This episode of 'Féach' was broadcast on 23 March 1970.

Breandán Ó hEithir
Breandán Ó hEithir, Enniscorthy

The bilingual current affairs series Féach reported on national and international events and was broadcast from 1967 to 1984. Féach was aired every Sunday evening and featured reports in both Irish and English. The Irish word "Féach" meaning "Look" gives an indication of what the programme was about as editor John Ross stated "It will try to show, from a fresh viewpoint, what is happening at home and abroad each week". (RTÉ Guide, 14 July 1967, p.17) The show was originally anchored by Andy O'Mahony with reporting assistance from Seán Duignan and Mícheál Ó Briain.