Local festival and event funding for Clare

Local festival and event funding for Clare


Cliffs of Moher – Photo: John Meyler

Clare County Council has announced details of a funding programme supporting local festivals and participative events that will drive domestic tourism, stimulate local economic activity and help to improve the visitor experience in Clare. 

To be considered for funding under the Local Festival & Participate Events Programme for County Clare 2018, festivals and participative events must generate a minimum of 300 visitor or tourist bed nights in paid accommodation.  A project minimum expenditure of €10,000 must be demonstrated in the case of both festivals and participative events.

Clare County Council is inviting festival and participative event organisers and organisations in County Clare to apply for grant funding for festivals and events that have occurred or will occur in 2018.

Application forms and guidelines for the programme are available from Clare County Council, Tourism Department, Áras Contae an Chláir, New Road, Ennis, Co Clare, Tel: 065 6846511.

Email economicdev@clarecoco.ie  or available to download directly from Clare County Council’s website www.clarecoco.ie.  Completed applications may be posted to Clare County Council, Tourism Department, Áras Contae an Chláir, New Road, Ennis, Co Clare or emailed to economicdev@clarecoco.ie

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 April 2018.  Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.