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Galway City Marketing Fund


Galway City Marketing Fund

The key objectives are:

       To attract and develop domestic and international visitors to the city in the shoulder season.
       To increase bed nights and benefit the local economy.
       To raise awareness of the region internationally
€100,000 of funding is provided from Galway City Council alongside €18,500 from the Fáilte Ireland

Regional Festival Fund. €10,000 was added to the sinking fund, and following the award of funding to Druid that fund now sits at €764,760.

 

Applications closed in April and following a review, Galway City Councillors have approved the following at the May Council Meeting:

  • Comedy Festival - 22nd – 28th Oct 2024 - €25,000
  • Galway Master Basketball - 1st - 3rd Nov 2024 - €8,300
  • Connacht Rugby - Throughout the year - €20,000
  • Food on the Edge - 18th – 23rd Oct 2024 - €10,000
  • Blas na Gaillimhe - November 2024 - €10,000
  • Tonnta Festival - 31st Jan – 2nd Feb 2025 - €10,000
  • Galway Rally - 1st – 3rd Feb 2025 - €7,500
  • An Tóstal - April 2025 - €7,500
  • Galway Drum Show - 22nd - 23rd March 2025 - €4,500
  • Galway Fest - 27th Feb - 2nd March 2025 - €2,100
  • Galway Love Festival - 16th – 18th Feb 2025 - €2,100
  • Galway Cartoon Festival - 4th – 9th Oct 2024 - €1,500
  • Druid (Sinking Fund) - 2025 - €50,000

Sinking Fund Proposal

Galway City Councillors have awarded €50,000 from the Sinking Fund for Druids 50th Anniversary in 2025.

A programme is being developed to reflect the concentric areas of the company’s impact over the past 50 years. 2025 will acknowledge Druid’s 1975 founding and its five-decade evolution. The tone of the celebration to be one of generosity and gratitude, emphasising their debt to their audiences and artists, and inviting people to share memories and look ahead to the company’s next 50 years at the heart of Galway.

This will be a joyful, forward-looking statement of Druid’s place in the world as demonstrated in an artistic programme that combines new voices and Druid discoveries, with ‘old friends’ in work by major Irish writers whose texts illuminate Irish and West Irish culture and life with a series of events across the City and County.