A total of €18,500 has been approved to fund four different festivals and summer schools in Donegal to be held in 2022
Minister Catherine Martin today announced a €122,045 funding allocation for 34 events to support small local festivals and summer schools across the country this year.
The program aims to support local cultural events that may not qualify under the funding criteria for larger events such as those supported by Fáilte Ireland, the Arts Council and similar bodies.
The application deadline was the 22ndnd April 2022. The funding was awarded following a competitive application process, with a maximum funding amount of €5,000 available.
The four selected in Donegal were:
Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School (€5,000) – A summer school celebrating the life and achievements of Mícheál Ó Cléirigh and his colleagues, the other members of the ‘Four Masters’.
Donegal Summer School of Music (€5,000) – A diverse program of music workshops and related creative disciplines conducted by a qualified pool of tutors, culminating in performances at the end of the week.
Carndonagh Traders Association CLG (Live at the Marquee) (€3,500) – A four-day music and family festival celebrating local artists, musicians and creative workshops for children.
Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival (€5,000) – Lively pub sessions, street entertainment, workshops, busking competitions and ceilidhs.
Speaking today, Minister Martin said: “I am delighted to be supporting the Small Local Festivals and Summer Schools program this year. Culture and art enrich our lives and our community enormously.
“These projects make a very important contribution to the development and promotion of cultural tourism in Ireland for the benefit of both local and international tourists. I send my congratulations and best wishes to the organizers and I hope that the participants enjoy the events.”
The full list of successful applicants is below:
|applicant||project description||district||Allocated Funds|
|Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School||A summer school celebrating the life and achievements of Mícheál Ó Cléirigh and his colleagues, the other members of the “Four Masters”||Donegal||€5,000|
|Drimoleague Singing Festival||A series of concerts featuring the best vocals from Ireland and abroad||cork||€5,000|
|Bofield CCE||Showcasing the best of traditional Mayo musicians in concerts and hosting classes for beginners||mayo||€5,000|
|Bailieborough Creative Hub||A series of guided workshops and plein air sessions using a range of different creative techniques (colour, textile, photography, written word, etc.). An exhibition will run concurrently with the Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival during the Summer Showcase 2022||cavan||€3,045|
|Clashmore Parish Council (Mochua’s Festival)||A three day festival celebrating the heritage and culture of Clashmore||Waterford||€5,000|
|Parnell Society (Avondale Trust)||New Beginnings: Parnell Autumn School||Dublin||€4,000|
|Wexford Literary Festival||Re-enactment of the Battle of Enniscorthy, 1 July 1922 (Separate standalone thread in one day)||Wexford||€3,000|
|Donegal Summer School of Music||A diverse program of music workshops and related creative disciplines conducted by a qualified pool of tutors, culminating in performances at the end of the week||Donegal||€5,000|
|Not your average hooley (NYAH)||A Festival of Connection: Six musicians, singers and dancers visit six nursing homes across Cavan||cavan||€2,600|
|West Cork History Festival||A hybrid in-person/digital event. The program consists of two sub-themes: Ireland 1922 and 175 years since Black ’47||cork||€2,000|
|Durrus and District Council CLG||Durrus Summer Fest – A celebration of community and heritage||cork||€5,000|
|Athenry Arts & Heritage Center||ATHENRY MUSIC. ART. DRAMA (MAD) FESTIVAL – The Athenry MAD Festival is a multidisciplinary community event aiming to provide an inclusive and accessible arts program for all.||Galway||€5,000|
|Kerry Writers Museum||Listowel International Storytelling Festival 2022||Kerry||€5,000|
|Yeats Society Sligo||63rd International Yeats Summer School||sligo||€5,000|
|Athy Heritage CLG||22nd Shackleton Fall School/Festival Hybrid||Kildare||€4,500|
|Ballina Fringe Festival||Small arts festival featuring visual arts, live music, theatre, dance, children’s art and street art||mayo||€5,000|
|Creative spark||SEEK is an arts, heritage and culture festival aiming to attract some of the world’s best outdoor muralists and urban artists to Dundalk||Noisy||€5,000|
|cork craft and design||CCM is a 31-day events program running throughout August. The program includes a comprehensive list of educational opportunities in various craft disciplines from artisans and craft businesses across the county. This educational program includes: workshops, demos, artist talks, master classes, and guided tours of visual arts||cork||€5,000|
|Cootehill Branch, Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann||The 16th annual Gerry Whelan Memorial Traditional Irish Week End takes place over the weekend of 9/10/11. September 2022 in the town of Cootehill, Co Cavan.||cavan||€1,000|
|File Liam O’Flynn||An annual celebration of County Kildare’s widespread cultural and musical appeal, with a strong emphasis on traditional music||Kildare||€5,000|
|File Cheoil Larry Reynolds||A weekend of Irish music, arts and heritage and aims to keep alive his love and tradition of East Galway’s musical culture and heritage.||Galway||€5,000|
|Carndonagh Traders Association CLG (Live at the Marquee)||A four-day music and family festival featuring local artists, musicians and creative workshops for children||Donegal||€3,500|
|Ballyshannon Folk and Traditional Music Festival||Lively pub sessions, street entertainment, workshops, busking competitions and ceilidhs||Donegal||€5,000|
|The Irish Military Heritage Foundation CLG (The Speaker Connolly Summer School)||Establishing a foundation to explore Irish diversity, identity and reconciliation through the primary medium of film recording and multimedia platforms such as YouTube. In addition to the face-to-face event, the summer school will again be broadcast free of charge.||Kildare||€3,150|
|Cavan Arts Festival||CAF is an emerging, innovative multi-disciplinary arts festival that includes Cavan Town in its programme
Art, outdoor art, site-specific works, and “uncategorizable” works
|Muckno Mania Festival||A three-day arts and culture festival that encourages free participation and public engagement in the fields of arts, culture and recreation||Monaghan||€2,500|
|Teach Solais Community Development CLG||ÓMÓS – Cultural Festival||cavan||€2,500|
|Admiral Brown Comhaltas, Foxford (Traditional Foxford Weekend)||Four workshops leading up to the Foxford Traditional Weekend Festival||mayo||€2,500|
|Cahir Comhaltas||Summer seisiún show – an extension of an already existing program. With permission granted for 8 shows to expand the musical elements this year and introduce more singing and dancing.||Tipperary||€1,250|
|Bailieborough Mid-Summer Festival & Town Events||One day community street festival in support of local artists, musicians and entertainers||cavan||€2,000|
|Association Friends of St. Columbanus (Columbanus Festival)||A one day festival of talk, walk, sing and music to celebrate the Columban Way||meat||€3,000|
|Kinsale Art Weekend||Emerging young artists paint a plaque on each of unused buildings across the city in a style that would be contemporary, unique and worthy of a street festival||cork||€1,000|
|Waterford International Film Festival||3 annual competitions in the fields of film, screenplay and photography||Waterford||€1,000|
|Mullahoran GFC||A country music festival held over three nights||cavan||€1,000|
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