Friday, March 13, 2015

Grant invitation for tourism events

Kildare County Council is inviting applications for grant aid for local community-based tourism events, writes Brian Byrne.

The initiative, launched last year, builds on the community involvement in The Gathering 2013. It's a joint partnership between Kildare County Council, IPB Insurance and Fáilte Ireland.

Nationally there's €1m available to support local community-based events and festivals. Ten local events were supported in Kildare last year, attracting up to 400 visitors from overseas. They included the Kilcullen River Festival (the Chowder Competition in that is pictured above).

Applications for 2015 grants will close on 31 March. Contact Ann Marie Conneely at to apply.