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€43,500 in grants for Donegal festivals 08.03.16

FIFTEEN festivals and leisure events across Donegal including two in Inishowen are to share grant funding of €43,500.
The allocations is being made under the Fαilte Ireland Festivals and Events Programme 2016.
The festivals being funded this year are:

CranaFest - €3,000
Extreme North Sports Events - €2,500
Transatlantic Connections Conference - €2,000
All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships - €5,000
Ceol na Coille - €2,500
MacGill Summer School - €2,500
Mary from Dungloe - €3,000
Johnny Doherty Music and Dancing Festival - €3,000
Kilcar Fleadh - €2,500
A Taste of Donegal - €8,000
Ballyshannon Folk Festival - €2,500
Cup of Tae Festival - €2,000
Allingham Festival - €1,000
Oideas Gael - €2,000
Ardara Festivals - €2,000

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD announced the grants saying: “Festivals and events are the life-blood of tourism and mobilise many visitors to choose to come to Ireland in the first instance. With this funding, we can provide a boost to tourism activity in Donegal which is good news for the local economy and employment.”
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