Money Secured For Festivals And Events

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Paschal Donohoe, has announced funding totalling €320,000 for 11 key national festivals and events later this year.

The money has been approved by Fáilte Ireland under its National Festivals and Events Programme.

The events benefitting from the money are:

• Dublin Theatre Festival – €40,000

• Laya City Spectacular – €25,000

• Dublin Fringe Festival – €20,000

• Waterford Spraoi – €15,000

• Guinness Cork Jazz Festival – €30,000

• Cork Film Festival – €20,000

• Earagail Arts Festival – €40,000

• Galway Film Fleadh – €20,000

• Rose of Tralee – €30,000

• Galway Oyster Festival – €30,000

• Yeats 2015 International Festival – €50,000

Commenting on the announcement, Minister Donohoe said: "Festivals and events encourage greater visitor traffic and enhance the visitor's experience wherever they occur. Crucially, some of the events funded today will take place beyond the high season, during Autumn, and are key motivators for tourism later in the year'.

"I am confident that today's targeted festival funding – following the first phase of funding late last year - will have a significant impact all around the country. To complement this, another round of funding for smaller and regional festivals will be announced in the coming weeks."


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