December 4, 2020
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Revealed: 14 Kilkenny festivals to share €89,000 in council funding

Kilkenny County Council has set aside €89,000 to support 14 festivals being held across the county this year.

The money is going towards festivals the council has identified as having the potential to attract tourism and add to Kilkenny’s tourism industry.

Council Cathaoirleach Peter “Chap” Cleere said: “These festivals represent a significant part of Kilkenny’s attraction as a destination with a year-round calendar of activity, and the funding should be viewed as an investment in our local economy, resulting in commercial activity which will sustain jobs in the local area.

“Kilkenny County Council will work with these festivals at a strategic level to assist the festivals in development and programming, and in light of the Council’s Climate Change commitments festivals will be encouraged to “green” their festivals and become local champions for our policies.”

Community grants will be allocated later in the year and will be administered through the Council’s Community section.

The full list of festivals in Kilkenny that received finding is as follows:

The Kilkenny Cat Laughs € 10,500
Kilkenny Roots Festival € 5,776
Savour Kilkenny € 25,000
Subtitle European Film Festival € 9,500
Kilkenomics € 7,200
Kilkenny Animated € 6,300
Kilkenny Tradfest € 9,774
JJ Reddy Danesfort Run € 1,750
Graiguenamanagh Town of Books € 4,000
Iverk Show € 1,500
Gowran Festival of Speed € 2,900
Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival € 500
Annual Castlecomer Wellie Race € 2,450
Abhainn Rí Festival € 1,850

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