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: