Funding for Festivals in Cavan and Monaghan

“I welcome the approval by the Minister for Tourism, Catherine Martin TD of €18,045 for 8 festivals in Cavan and Monaghan. 

Minister Martin approved total funding nationally of €122,045 for 34 events and there are 8 successful applicants in our own constituency.

This funding is being provided under the Small Scale Local Festivals and Summer Schools scheme to assist in the further development and promotion of Ireland’s cultural tourism product. These festivals are important attractions for local communities and visitors.

Organising such festivals takes a lot of hard work and commitment by volunteers and this government funding gives some help in meeting the substantial costs in hosting these events which are an important part of community life ”, stated Brendan Smith TD.

List of projects below –

ApplicantProject DescriptionCountyFunding allocated
Bailieborough Creative HubA series of guided workshops and ‘plein air’ sessions using a number of different creative techniques (paint, textile, photography, written word etc). A exhibition will be held during the Summer Showcase 2022 to coincide with the Bailieborough Mid-Summer FestivalCavan€3,045
Not Your Average Hooley (NYAH)A Festival of Connection: Six  musicians, singers & dancers to visit  Six  Nursing/Care Residential Homes throughout Cavan Cavan€2,600
Cootehill Branch, Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann16th Annual Gerry Whelan Memorial Traditional Irish Week End to be held in the Town of Cootehill, Co. Cavan, over week end September 9/10/11th 2022.Cavan €1,000
Cavan Arts FestivalCAF is an emerging, innovative multi-disciplinary arts festival in Cavan Town programming includes
arts, outdoor arts, site specific work & “uncategorisable” work
Cavan €3,500
Muckno Mania FestivalA 3 day arts and cultural festival, which  promotes free public participation and engagement in the arts, cultural and leisure activitiesMonaghan€2,500
Teach Solais Community Development CLGÓMÓS – Culture FestivalCavan€2,500
Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival & Town EventsOne day community street festival to support local artists, musicians and entertainersCavan€2,000
Mullahoran GFCA country music festival held over three nightsCavan€1,000
Total  €18,045