Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí underway in Milltown

L-r Chairman Kerry CCÉ County Board John Canty; Eoin Ó Carra, Kerry CCÉ; Treasurer Milltown CCÉ, Owen O'Shea; Chairman Milltown CCÉ, Denis Courtney; Tony O'Connor of Kerry CCÉ. Photo by John Stack Kerry CCÉ

Around €65,000 has been invested in running this year’s Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí in Milltown.

Over 800 competitors are taking part in the event hosted by Milltown-Listry Comhaltas Branch, which runs until Sunday.

It’s 20 years since Milltown hosted its first county fleadh.

Along with competitions, there will be sessions, free open-air performances and a fun fair.

At 8 o’clock tonight a special summer solstice celebration will be held at the 6,000 year-old Killaclohane Portal Tomb.

Event Chairman Owen O’Shea says there is a huge sense of community spirit in the area: