CARLOW Local Authorities warmly welcomed the launch of a €2 million fund for 'Gathering' events.
Jannette O'Brien, Community & Enterprise Department of Carlow County Council says 'the fund will support events and gatherings that have the capacity to attract overseas visitors.
Carlow County Council will be allocated up to a maximum of €25,000 to support up to three flagship events subject to approval.
On top of that, The Gathering Ireland 2013 has allocated a further €1million to the fund to target other local and community events in each county. Grant amounts from €500-€2,500 will be made available to these events. Further details available from www.carlow.ie