Le Chéile

arts & music festival 2018

August 3rd - 5th

The Halfway House, Ballinlough, Co Meath

Get Tickets


Tickets are available from The Halfway House and online (Eventbrite) at the links below.

Tickets are also available direct from Le Cheile on our legacy site here

  • On the 21st anniversary of their acclaimed album Tóg É Go Bog É and the 21st anniversary of their first ever appearance at the first ever Le Cheile Festival, Irelands greatest ever world music act, the mighty Kila make a very welcome return.
  • Having sold over 100,000 albums in Ireland, two time 'Meteor Award' winner John Spillane takes his unique show to Le Cheile Festival 2018.
  • Rhythm & Sticks open the festival on Friday August 3rd

What's On

Whats happening at the festival over the August bank holiday weekend.

Main Stage

Sunday August 5th

The Pint Men

Saturday August 4th

John Spillane
Morrissey & Marshall
Gillian Tuite

Friday August 3rd

Rhythm & Sticks

Garden Stage

Saturday August 4th

Live Music From 5pm

Sunday August 5th
From 2pm

Jeffs Mancave
Sean Rooney
Elena Duff
Robin James Hurt
Jamie Callaghan
Kathy Crinion
Frank Foley
Bowery Boy
Ali Shortt
Lily Burke

Arts & Family Entertainment

Saturday August 4th

Drama - A Minute After Midnight  

A Minute After Midnight
a play by Ross Dungan
Ballinlough Hall
Saturday August 4th 2018
Three people are caught up in the 1998 Omagh bombing and its aftermath. With this moving production, Hinterland Festival, Kells, and Le Cheile’18 marks the 20th anniversary of the Omagh bombing.

‘Dungan is an accomplished, sensitive young writer, who has here created vivid word pictures and dramatic scenes of human interaction’ – Irish Times Magazine

A Kells Lit Crawl Production

Sunday August 5th
From 2pm
Celebrating 21 Years of Arts & Music in Co Meath

2018 Festival

Onsite camping - Family Entertainment - Live Music - Arts

Le Cheile Camping
Le Cheile Kids
The Strypes, Le Cheile 2016

Our Sponsors

The Le Chéile committe would like to thank all our sponsors for their support and generosity which goes a long way to making the Le Chéile festival even better each year.


The fastest route to Ballinlough from Dublin is via the M3, take the exit signposted to Virginia. Once you get off the motorway Ballinlough is only about 5 minutes away on the R163. Total driving time from Dublin is about 45 minutes.


Buses will be running to and from Ballinlough from the following locations.
Please check exact times with the relevant transport company listed below.
Times listed below are subject to change.

Bailieborough - Mullagh - Virgina - Ballinlough

Pickup - Bailieborough Cabs Office
Friday to Sunday inc from 8pm

Check details with:
Bailieborough Cabs - 086 1075241 or 042 9666000

Kells - Ballinlough

Pickup - Kells town center
Friday to Sunday inc from 8pm

Check details with:
Harriet Cabs - 086 811 4747

Castlepollard - Ballinlough

Pickup - Castlepollard square
Friday to Sunday inc from 8pm

Check details with:
Salmon Transport - 086 152 6338

Oldcastle - Ballinlough

Pickup - Oldcastle Square
Friday to Sunday inc from 8pm

Check details with:
Christys Cabs - 087 232 3665

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