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Ring fences €180k for 10 festivals

Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring TD announced that Fáilte Ireland will provide support totalling €180,000 for 10 festivals taking place around Ireland this year.

They include the Donegal International Motor Rally, the 7Up Winter Wonderland in Dublin, the Galway International Oyster Festival, the Corona Cork Film Festival, the Great Limerick Run and the Limerick International Bands Parade.
 
“Tourism is key to our economic recovery and these announcements add to the strong package of festivals and events that Minister Varadkar and I announced,” said Michael Ring, “Festivals are magnets for visitors, from home and abroad whose spending will support jobs and the local economy.”
 
Events will be supported based on their ability to generate tourism bednights in their respective locations.
 
Fáilte Ireland’s Shaun Quinn stressed the importance of festivals for Ireland and the tourism sector: “Wherever you go around Ireland, there will be festivals and things to see and do everywhere. Behind all the fun and enjoyment lies a strong business case.  The simple matter is, interesting and attractive festivals bring people into this country and encourage people to travel throughout the country. Festivals and events also greatly improve the overall visitor experience of Ireland, providing opportunities to showcase not only Irish culture but the good nature, charm and invention of our people as well.”
 
Fáilte Ireland is to support the following festivals: the Corona Cork Film Festival, the Camden Crawl Dublin, the Galway International Oyster Festival, the Waterford Harvest Festival, the Donegal International Motor Rally, the Limerick Riverfest, the 7Up Winter Wonderland, the Limerick International Bands Parade, the Great Limerick Run and the International Quilt Festival of Ireland.

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