Tourism Strategy

Regional Festivals and Events Grants 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018
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Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has received a small amount of funding from Fáilte Ireland to support a number of regional festivals and participative events in 2018. Together, we are seeking to support the tourism industry and work to sustain Ireland as a high-quality and competitive tourism destination.

Currently we are developing a new Tourism Strategy and marketing plan. This strategy sets out a new vision for tourism development in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. This Regional Festivals & Participative Events grant funding, formerly delivered by Failte Ireland, will support the objectives of this new strategy.


This grant scheme is aimed at supporting the development of festivals and participative events which drive domestic and international tourism and help to improve the visitor experience by animating destinations in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.  To be considered for funding under this scheme, applicants will need to demonstrate the following:

  • The proposed festival/participative event must generate a minimum of 100 visitor or tourist bednights in paid accommodation.
  • The proposed festival or participative event project must have a minimum expenditure of €10,000.
  • All proposed festivals or events must take place within the administrative boundaries of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown in 2018.

We advise all applicants that our Regional Festivals and participative Events Grant 2018 is a competitive grant process. The fund is limited and all eligible applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis against the criteria set out in application guidance document.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is 5.00pm, March 16th, 2018.  Please find the application form and guidelines in the related documents on this page.