Community Tourism Grants for local events in Clare

Community Tourism Grants for local events in Clare

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Clare County Council has confirmed that 44 festivals and community tourism events throughout Clare have been allocated funding totalling €35,000 under the Community Tourism Initiative for the Diaspora.

The initiative, launched in 2014, builds on the community involvement legacy of The Gathering 2013 and is a joint partnership between Clare County Council, IPB Insurance and Fáilte Ireland.

Now in its third year, the scheme provides a national fund of €1m to support local community-based events and festivals each year.

The Community Tourism Initiative enables Clare County Council to sustain many of the grass roots networks which sprang to life during The Gathering in 2013,” said Monica Meehan, Tourism and Community, Clare County Council.

She added, “This Scheme also helps to sustain an infrastructure of events and relationships which will have long term tourism and social benefits for this region for many years to come. We are delighted to be able to assist 44 community tourism events this year.”

The Clare tourism events in receipt of grants ranging from €500 to €2,500 are:
A Spanish Weekend
ABIS Annual Conference
Ankara Carnival
Bunratty International Chess Festival
Burren Food Fayre
Burren Peaks Walking Festival
Burren Slow Food Festival
Burren Tolkien Society
Clans and Surnames of Ireland
Clare Burren Marathon Challenge
Clare Festival of Traditional Singing
Clarecastle Regatta
Consairtin, the National Concertina Convention
Crotty Galvin Trad Festival
Dan Furey Weekend
Diaspora of the Wild Atlantic Way
Doolin Heritage Weekend 2016
Doonbeg International Jazz Festival 2016
Ennis Food Festival
Ennis Fringe Festival of Art
Ennistymon Book Town Festival
Father Ted Festival Kilfenora
Feile Chnoc an Gaoithe 2016
Feile Latino 2016
Festival of Finn
Fleadh Cheoil an Chláir 2016
International Angling Week
Junior Tour Of Ireland
Kildysart Cultural Festival
Kilfenora Traditional Festival
Kilmihil Festival of Fun
Kilmurry Harvest Festival
Kilrush Traditional Music & Set Dancing Festival 2016
Kincora Traditional Weekend
Loop Head Walking Festival
Mullins/Kelleher Clan Gathering
OAIM (Online Academy of Irish Music)
Polska Eire Festival
Rose of Clare Festival
Summer Music on the Shannon
Tuamgraney Community Weekend
Tulla Weekend of the Welcomes
Village Carnival Music, Arts and Heritage 2016
Wavemasters Surf & Music Festival

Visit www.clare.ie to see the full programme of events and festivals taking place during 2016.

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