The Ardchomhairle of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann has announced  Mullingar will host the Fleadh Cheoil in 2020 and 2021.

Chairperson of Westmeath Comhaltas Joe Connaire said: "We are deeply honoured and humbled by the ringing endorsement we have received from the Ard Comhairle of Comhaltas, both in the town of Mullingar and in the members of our voluntary bid committee who have put in a huge amount of work to get us to this day. We are bringing the Fleadh back to its roots, back to where it all began, and back to where our great organisation was founded."

2021 will mark 70 years since Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann was founded in the town in 1951. 

The organistaion's first meeting took place in the Midland Bar now Columbia on Mount Street.

The event is estimated to be worth €40 Million to the economy in Mullingar. 

The 2018 Fleadh Cheoil was held in Drogheda last year and 400,000 visitors attended