Cork County Council Local Festival Funding 2019

Cork County Council continues to be a leader in the development of Cork’s tourism product and in marketing Cork abroad as a must see visitor destination as well as being a significant financial contributor to many festivals held throughout Cork County each year. The significant role which Local Authorities play in tourism is now strongly recognised in National, Regional and Local Policy. Festivals and events deliver a range of economic, social and cultural benefits. They entertain, they celebrate our communities and they showcase our villages and towns and are often an expression of identity and place. They help to stimulate local economic activity and enhance the visitor experience. Cork County Council will continue to promote and support festivals throughout the County.

This programme is aimed at supporting festivals which drive domestic tourism and help to improve the visitor experience. The maximum available funding is €6,000 under this programme.


  • The Festival must generate a minimum of 400 visitor bednights in paid accommodation.
  • The project has a minimum expenditure of €7,500. 
  • The Festival Programme must include high quality content and be professionally designed.

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