Inis le Chéile



Inis le Chéile

Helping Your Business
This initiative centres on a Charter encouraging businesses to deliver Top Quality, Good Value, Excellent Service and a Warm Welcome during the Fleadh.

We value your Business
Inis le Chéile is an initiative developed by the Fleadh Executive Committee to engage with the local business community in the build up to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. The Committee values the support which Ennis business is extending to the Fleadh. 

Get in touch

Inis le Chéile, a sub-committee of the Executive, is chaired by Michael Queally, a noted traditional musician with his own accounting and consulting business in Ennis. 

Michael is assisted by an able team of volunteers familiar with the business community.

The Charter

Inis le Chéile is modelled on an idea that was introduced in Sligo to link the business interests of the town and the Fleadh Executive Committee in order to facilitate better communication. A special Charter, developed in Sligo, and now adapted for Ennis, will be circulated to the Business Community outlining the values that the Fleadh wants to encourage.

State of Readiness

Businesses need to link in with Ennis Chamber and with their Vintners representatives. They need to start formulating plans with their suppliers. No one wants to run out of food, drink, glasses and supplies. In liaising with town businesses, Inis le Chéile will identify core problems and help to find solutions.

Business Promoting Trad

Clare is a fantastic place for traditional music and people are coming to enjoy that experience. Inis le Chéile is developing a number of initiatives to assist businesses in this respect.

Keep It Simple

Business should keep it simple but efficient and well run. For example, it is better for food outlets to abandon the “five page menu” and concentrate on a well-chosen “one page menu” that can be delivered fast and efficiently, nice choices but reduce the number. It is better not to offer 15 different craft beers if you want your pub to successfully cater for large volumes of people. Keep it simple and uncomplicated.


Fair Pricing

It is often said by visitors that Clare people are the friendliest and most hospitable people that exist. It is vital to ensure that we don’t lose sight of these values when the Fleadh comes to town.

It’s very important that pubs, shops, guesthouses and hotels portray as positive an image as possible.

There are festivals where overcharging has been a critical issue and for the people who go to the festival, it generates a very negative recollection of that event and the region. Fair pricing will generate a positive experience and repeat business.

Green Fleadh

The Green Fleadh initiative will have significant implications for the business community. It is a commitment by the Fleadh to have minimum impact on the environment. Measures are being put in place to prevent and segregate waste, minimise water and energy use, reduce carbon emissions and source goods and materials sustainably. Click here for more information

Management Plans

In accordance with the event licence issued by Clare County Council, plans are being prepared to cover health and safety arrangements, traffic management, medical requirements, stewarding, casual trading locations as well as setting out locations for competitions and other events. How will they affect your business? For instance, traffic management involves street closures, parking restrictions as well as temporary additional off-street parking. All this has implications for delivery of supplies and disposal of waste. Inis le Chéile will help businesses become familiar with the various management plans.