Ring welcomes Arts Council funding for festivals in Mayo

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring has today welcomed the announcement by The Arts Council of funding totalling €25,000 for several festivals and events in Mayo in 2013.

The five organisations to receive funding, for the period to the end of December 2013 are: Westport Arts Festival, €10,000; Classical Links, €4,500; Scoil Acla, €4,500; Feile Iorras, €3,000; and Ceol na Locha, €3,000.

“Hopefully this funding will help make these festivals a great success and increase visitor numbers to Mayo, in this the year of The Gathering,” said Minister Ring.

 

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