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Regional Festivals & Participative Events in 2019

Regional Festivals & Participative Events in 2019

Galway City Council has received a small amount of funding from Fáilte Ireland as part of a new funding arrangement to drive the implementation of Tourism focussed festivals and participative events in 2019. This new funding arrangement will replace Fáilte Ireland's existing annual Regional Festivals & Participative Events Programme and Galway City Council will be administering this funding programme for festivals and events in Galway City for 2019.

The key objective of the Fund is to provide support to local and community event organisers and activities / projects that will drive domestic tourism and help to improve the visitor experience. The Fund is aimed at festivals and participative events that fit into one of the following categories:

  • General festivals (i.e. literary, historic, traditional culture or family focused)
  • Arts, Music & Theatre
  • Food & Drink
  • Sports & Outdoors
  • Business & Education
  • Other

Galway City Council is now inviting applications from interested parties to apply for funding with a closing date of Friday 3rd May 2019 at 4.00pm.

The guidelines and application form are available online at or from the Community & Culture Department by emailing

Regional Festivals & Participative Events in 2019: Application Form & Guidelines

It should be noted that our Regional Festivals & Participative Events Grant 2019 is a competitive grant process. The fund is limited and all eligible applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis.

For further information please contact Emma Silke, Galway City Council on (091) 536569