Traditional Irish Music
Members of the central executive of traditional Irish music body Comhaltas met in Dublin to decide the venue on Saturday.
Sligo was also in the running to host the fleadh. Ennis had withdrawn its bid.
The festival attracts up to 300,000 visitors and is worth about 40m euros to the host venue.
Comhaltas promotes traditional Irish music and culture around the world.
Derry, which will be UK City of Culture 2013, was a late confirmation on the shortlist after the Ulster Council of CCE reversed its decision not to support the bid.
It had withdrawn its backing after two bombs exploded in the city last week.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-16772316
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