Local TD, Alan Kelly, Minister for Public Transport and Commuter Affairs is delighted that his department, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has announced funding for a number of local festivals in Tipperary next year. Nenagh Silent Film Festival and Terryglass Arts Festival have both been granted €3,000 each and Thurles International Hurling 13’s which will be part of the Thurles Sarsfields International Hurling Festival next year has been granted €2,000.
The Minister said “I am delighted that these hardworking festival committees have received this funding, and I have no doubt that this funding will have a positive impact on the festivals in 2013. Local festivals are central to the Government’s plans to develop the tourism industry. Festivals llike Terryglass Festival, which next year with be in its fifteenth year and the Thurles Sarsfields International Hurling Festival has brought fun and pleasure over the years, I am sure that these festivals will be part of the overall Gathering experience next year. The festivals sector has shown remarkable resilience over the last few years, which shows the resourcefulness and skills of the people and communities involved in the festivals sector.”
For further information on these festivals go to http://www.terryglassartsfestival.ie http://www.nenaghsilentfilmfestival.com and http://www.thurlessarsfields.gaa.ie/home/thurles-sarsfields-international-hurling-festival.