Twenty-three new Gathering events receive funding

South Tipperary County Council and South Tipperary Tourism Company are delighted to announce funding for 23 new Gathering events across South Tipperary.

South Tipperary County Council and South Tipperary Tourism Company are delighted to announce funding for 23 new Gathering events across South Tipperary.

Over 70 million people worldwide claim Irish ancestry. The Gathering Ireland 2013 provides the perfect reason to reach out to those who have moved away, to their relatives, to friends and descendants, and invite them home.

Communities throughout Ireland are showcasing and sharing the very best of Irish culture, tradition, business, sport, fighting spirit and the uniquely Irish sense of fun. There are clan gatherings, festivals, special sporting events, music and concerts taking place all across the country, all year long. Communities in South Tipperary have embraced this initiate with boundless energy and enthusiasm and it is to their great credit that South Tipperary now boasts a broad ranging itinerary of events which runs throughout the year totaling well over 50 gatherings.

To date five public meetings were held around the County to help communities prepare and plan their events, Web and Social Media training and Manage Your Gathering training were delivered, a Full-time Gathering Animator was employed by STDC to work directly with gathering organisers.

A high profile media launch took place last February at the Rock of Cashel and Brú Ború Cultural Centre. Most recently Gathering Clinics were held with 10 key gathering organisers.

South Tipperary Gathering Fund round two successful applicants: The Gathering of Chambers, Clonmel Chamber of Commerce, Thoroughbred Gathering @Tipp Racecourse, Tipperary Peace Conference, The Paperboys (Can/USA) in Concert, Slow Food Apple & Craft Cider Festival, Clonmel, Bulmers Comedy Festival Clonmel, The Quinlan Holystack Shindig 2013, The Gathering at Ardmayle, Lisvernane School Reunion 1911 - 1971, Clonmel Busking Festival, Eigse Mhaol Donn, Newcastle, Dereen Gathering Festival, Coalbrook, Clonmel Irish Evening for ladies from Germany, Moulson Homecomming, Clogheen, Gathering Boxing Tournament, Clonmel, Cappawhite Gathering, Clancy Festival Gathering, Carrick on Suir, Farranrory School Reunion, Launch of 2013 Boherlahann - Dualla Historical Society, Imagine Back Then, South Tipperary County Museum, Tipperary Womens Mini Marathon, Clonmel, Dualla Show, Bellybang Music & Arts Festival 2013, Clonmel.