Festivals share grants windfall

SOME of West Kerry's festivals are to benefit next year from the €66,000 allocated to Kerry under the Regional Festival Funding Initiative.

The Dingle Film Festival in March will receive €5,000 under the fund, as will arts festival Féile na Bealtaine which takes place from May 2 to 6 next year. The Páidí Ó Sé International Football Festival, which is expected to attract overseas GAA clubs to Corca Dhuibhne in February, has been allocated €4,000.

The Dingle Adventure Race in June has been allocated €3,000 while next September's Dingle Marathon will also receive €3,000.

Dingle Tradfest, now in its third year has also been allocated €5,000.

The Dingle Peninsula Food and Wine Festival, which is estimated to have attracted in the region of 12,000 people to Dingle this past October, will also receive €5,000.

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