Five fes­ti­vals to re­ceive funds from Failte Ire­land

Bray People - - NEWS -

FIVE FES­TI­VALS in County Wick­low are to re­ceive fund­ing from Failte Ire­land.

Wick­low Arts Fes­ti­val; the Aughrim mu­sic and arts fes­ti­val ‘Craic in the Gran­ite’; the Groove Fes­ti­val at Kill­rud­dery, Bray; Gourmet Grey­stones and Wick­low Sail­ing Club for the Round Ire­land Yacht Race will all re­ceive grants.

This is part of a pack­age of over half a mil­lion for fes­ti­vals around the coun­try.

Deputy Anne Fer­ris said that the five events that have been funded around Wick­low in­volve ac­tiv­i­ties that will at­tract vis­i­tors from all over Ire­land and abroad as well as from lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

‘ This type of fund­ing is about in­cen­tivis­ing lo­cal groups to grow tourism within their own com­mu­ni­ties,’ said Deputy Fer­ris.

‘ Em­ploy­ment across the en­tire hos­pi­tal­ity sec­tor ben­e­fits, from ho­tels to restaurants and pubs.

‘ Ir­ish fes­ti­vals are about mix­ing lo­cal eco­nomic growth with good old fash­ioned Ir­ish fun.’

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