€7,500 for Festivals
Published 29/04/2014 | 05:24
Minister for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, has announced that €7,500 is set to be invested in festivals and events in Carlow.
Of the funding, €5,000 has been awarded to the Carlow Arts Festival and €2,500 to the 'Stone Mad Multi-Stage Marathon' along the River Barrow.
This comes as part of a national injection of €500,000 by Fáilte Ireland in 175 regional festivals and events. Local Fine Gael TD Pat Deering has welcomed the announcement and says that local events have played a huge role in Irish tourism's recent success.
'Local events and festivals have played a huge role in Irish tourism's success in 2013,' said Deputy Deering. 'These events attract many people into the area and entice locals to come out and spend. Further investment in this area is set to provide a major boost; it will contribute to improving the festivals even further and assist in building the tourism sector.'