Locals intending to offer accommodation to those attending the Fleadh Cheoil this August are being asked not to overcharge.
Earlier this week the festival was officially launched and will return to Mullingar between August 6th and 14th.
Chairperson Joe Connaire says over half a million people are expected to descend on the midlands with the regional economy set to benefit from almost €60 million euro.
Last year attendees used accommodation providers across Westmeath, Longford, Roscommon and Kildare.
Speaking to Let's Talk Joe Connaire urged people to charge fair prices.
''Bordering counties like Meath, even down into Roscommon, Longford and up to Kildare, we had rooms taken in the college in Maynooth last year so there's a bit there for the neighbouring counties as well. I just want to call out especially the people of Mullingar that are giving up their houses for accommodation for the week not to be overcharging, I'm hearing figures out there that's not nice, so I'd just ask the people who are renting out their houses to be fair to people.''