Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue has welcomed this morning’s announcement that €13,000 has been allocated for small festivals and summer schools in Donegal.
Three Donegal organisations will receive €4,000 each: Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter and Donegal Summer School of music and the Allingham Arts Association. The fourth, Lifford/Cloneigh Community Collective, will get €875 for a ‘Brightening Up Lifford 2021’ music festival.
The Cathedral Quarter festival will include the arts, literature, drama, music, storytelling and poetry with a theme based on the works of Brendan Behan.
The scheme is designed to assist local cultural events which may not be eligible under funding criteria for larger scale events such as those supported by Fáilte Ireland, the Arts Council and similar bodies.
“Given the tough 15 months we’ve had, this funding initiative is much welcomed and will help boost our cultural events right around Donegal,” Deputy McConaloue said.
“These projects are important for our artists, musicians, poets and writers and will help bring together our communities.”