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Sunday 17 November 2019

Agricultural shows around the county to get €5,000 each

Fine Gael Senator Frank Feighan has confirmed that approximately €5,000 will be allocated to every Agricultural Show which will take place in Sligo next year.

"This funding is part of a national allocation announced by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, which will benefit qualifying agricultural shows throughout the country in 2020.

"The funding is being administered through the Irish Shows Association (ISA) and the allocations will help Shows to meet the financial challenge associated with delivering their events.Agricultural and summer shows are hugely important to rural economies in County Sligo.

"We know the economic benefit they bring to our local towns and villages and I commend the dedicated volunteers who work so hard on making the shows happen every year." The shows to benefit include: Beltra, Enniscrone, North Sligo (Grange), Manorhamilton, Riverstown, Strandhill, Boyle, Bonniconlon.

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