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|
|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|