The organisers are determined to host the event when things return to normality.
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Mullingar next year has been cancelled.
The annual festival of traditional music was expected to attract 750,000 visitors to Westmeath next summer, along with an estimated €50 million boost to the local economy.
The town was also due to host the event this year, but that was shelved due to the outbreak of covid-19.
Organisers Comhaltas are now planning to hold a virtual 'FleadhFest' next summer instead.
Chair of the Mullingar Fleadh Committee, Joe Connaire says they're determined to host the event once safe to do so: