“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 –
|Applicant||Project Description||County||Funding allocated|
|Bailieborough Creative Hub||A 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 Festival||Cavan||€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 Éireann||16th 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 Festival||CAF is an emerging, innovative multi-disciplinary arts festival in Cavan Town programming includes|
arts, outdoor arts, site specific work & “uncategorisable” work
|Muckno Mania Festival||A 3 day arts and cultural festival, which promotes free public participation and engagement in the arts, cultural and leisure activities||Monaghan||€2,500|
|Teach Solais Community Development CLG||ÓMÓS – Culture Festival||Cavan||€2,500|
|Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival & Town Events||One day community street festival to support local artists, musicians and entertainers||Cavan||€2,000|
|Mullahoran GFC||A country music festival held over three nights||Cavan||€1,000|