SLIGO WILL receive up to €55,000 to support events and activities at local level for next year's Gathering.
The fund will be administered by local authorities to support events and gatherings that have the capacity to attract overseas visitors. Sligo's amount will go toward three flagship events. Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar said: "There has been huge interest in organising Gatherings around the country.
"Everyone can still organise a Gathering of their own - even if it's something as simple as inviting one or more people to visit Ireland next year."