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Flashmob of dancers delight Shannon airport passengers ahead of Irish festival

A flashmob of Irish dancers took over Shannon airport to celebrate the beginning of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017.

The Fleadh Cheoil festival is an annual celebration of Irish music, dancing and culture, and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to enjoy the events.

It features competitions with contestants from all over Ireland, as well as places such as the UK and the USA.

A flashmob of Irish dancers took over Shannon Airport

Musicians, singers and dancers compete for the honour of being crowned All-Ireland champion.

The 2017 festival is taking place in Ennis from Aug 13-21 and some people who flew into Shannon airport to attend might have been lucky enough to catch a performance from John Fennell’s School of Set Dance.

The dancers performed a flashmob and took over a large section of the floor at the entrance to the airport.

The performance started with around 15 dancers and gradually got bigger and bigger until there were dozens of dancers strutting their stuff.

Most of the dancers were in their teens, but towards the end of the performance several younger dancers joined in the fun.

It shows that dancing is set to remain a popular part of Irish culture for many years to come.

Onlookers were delighted with the dancers and stopped to watch their performance and took videos with their phones.

John Fennell’s School of Set Dance had help from Clare FM and Traceys West County Hotel in organising the special performance.

Take a look at the video below.


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Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling