Fleadh Cheoil festival goers flock to the town of Listowel, County Kerry.

The report shows festival goers setting up camp in Listowel Town Park. With an estimated 20,000 visiting the town during the festival hotels and guest houses are booked out, with the camp site accommodating the overflow. 

Throughout the festival, there are impromptu musical sessions around Listowel. The festival represents a boom time for the town with many national and international performers and fans visiting. 

There is a more serious side to the Fleadh where musicians and performers compete for All-Ireland titles. Labhrás Ó Murchú, organiser of the Fleadh, talks to reporter Tom MacSweeney and says that it is essential that the culture of Ireland is seen to belong to the entire community.

Fleadh Cheoil is an Irish music competition run by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. The first Fleadh Cheoil was held in 1951 in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. 

An RTÉ News report by Tom MacSweeney was broadcast on 25 August 1974.