President Michael D Higgins speaking at the opening of the Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda in 2018.

President to perform official opening of Fleadh Cheoil today

President Michael D Higgins will officially open Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann today, Sunday July 31, at 12.30pm at the North Midlands Credit Union Gig Rig, at the car park in Blackhall, Mullingar.

The music starts at noon, when members of Westmeath CCÉ get things moving.

It continues after the president's address at 2pm, when Westmeath Schools take the stage and later on with A MacGahbann and Friends at 3pm.

Line-up for the North Midlands Credit Union Gig Rig on Sunday July 31.