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Dún 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 2019.

Together, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Fáilte Ireland seek to support the tourism industry and work to sustain Ireland as a high-quality and competitive tourism destination.

This grant scheme is aimed at supporting the development of festivals and participative events, which drive domestic/international tourism and help to improve the visitor experience by animating destinations in Dún 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/participative event project must have a minimum expenditure of €10,000.
  • All proposed festivals/events must take place within the administrative boundaries of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown in 2019.

We advise all applicants that our Regional Festivals and participative Events Grant 2019 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.

Please find the application form and guidelines in the related documents on this page. The closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm, March 15th 2019.

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