Funding of €5,200 has been allocated to three summer events taking place in Donegal this summer, it was announced today.
Cumann Staire & Seanchais na nOileáin, the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School – Migration and Plantation; and the Donegal Town Summer Festival have been granted support from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
The funding scheme supports Small Scale Local Festivals and Summer Schools which may not be eligible for the same funding that is granted to larger scale events.
The allocations are as follows:
- €2,200 for the Cumann Staire & Seanchais na nOileáin – a celebration of Gola Island
- €2,000 for the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School – Migration and Plantation
- €1,000 for Donegal Town Summer Festival
Minister Joe McHugh welcomed the funding as “great news for the organisers of these local events in Donegal.”
“These Government investments in local events are brilliant for helping to build a sense of community and attract new visitors to the areas.”
Minister McHugh added: “These festivals and events are vital in showing off what makes each place unique and special and builds a sense of community spirit.
“I wish the organisers of all the events every success and hope to see many people coming to the county.”Tags: