Tipperary festivals receive €115,500 in Arts Council funding

Seven festivals in County Tipperary are set to receive €115,500 in Arts Council funding over the summer and early autumn.

Seven festivals in County Tipperary are set to receive €115,500 in Arts Council funding over the summer and early autumn.

The funding is part of the Arts Council’s provision of €2.1 million in support to over forty festivals scheduled to take place all over Ireland.

The seven festivals taking place in Tipperary which are set to benefit are: Clonmel Junction Festival (€90,000), Terryglass Arts Festival (€10,000), Cashel Arts Festival (€3,500), Eigse Eatharlai (€3,000), Dromineer Literary Festival (€3,500), Spleodar – Nenagh Community Arts Festival (€4,000) & Tipperary Reads Festival (€1,500).

The funding was made available to these festivals under yearly grants with a number also receiving funding through the Arts Council’s festivals and events scheme.

The Arts Council grants allow these festivals to take place while ensuring that the arts are promoted in local communities all over Ireland. In addition to these festivals, the Arts Council also supports a wider range of small festivals across the country.

Many of the festivals have now become key dates on the summer cultural calendar and provide an important economic stimulus for the location they take place in.

Orlaith McBride, Director of the Arts Council, said: “The Arts Council is delighted to be able to fund these very important upcoming festivals. Many of these festivals have become household names”.