Community funding for the Donegal Gathering welcomed

The Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Frank McBrearty has welcomed further funding for

The Mayor of Donegal Cllr. Frank McBrearty has welcomed further funding for

a range of community groups and festivals in Donegal who are hosting events

during the Gathering 2013.

This funding which was made available from Failte Ireland and administered

by Donegal County Council will see a total of €30,000 being allocated to 42

groups from various parts of the county. The Mayor welcomes this funding

and believes that this funding will provide an added impetus for groups who

are hosting a diverse range of Gathering events in 2013. To date, there

are 133 events planned for Donegal in 2013 and all of these events are

featured on both the national Gathering Ireland web site and the local Donegal

Gathering website .

Seamus Neely, County Manager and Chair of Donegal Tourism

congratulated the various groups and organisations who were successful in

their applications for funding stating that “it is very encouraging to see the

level of community interest in the whole initiative and the time and effort that has been put into the organisation of events for the betterment of communities in all parts of the county”. Mr. Neely also welcomed the opportunity for Donegal County Council to work in close co-operation with Failte Ireland and all the groups not only in regards to the grants but in terms of the overall Gathering Ireland initiative.

The successful Groups/Festivals are: Lár Chomhairle Paróiste Ghleann, Cholm Cille Teo; Inver Community Centre; Ballyshannon 1980’s School Reunion Committee; O’Donnell Clan Association; Glebe School Reunion; The Gillen Clan Gathering; Laghey Blast Festival Committee; Ballyshannon Fisherman’s Memorial; Glencholmcille Folk Village; Bundoran Community Development Group; Drimarone School Reunion Committee; The Glen of Glenties Gathering Committee; An Fálcarrach le Chéile, Falcarragh Le Cheile; Commarchumann na Noileán Beag Comharchumann Forb, Ghoath Dobhair; Gweebarra Fishing Club; The Johnny Doherty Festival; Falcarragh Tourers and Traders; Burtonport Summer Festival; Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle; Muff Youth and Sports Festival; Desertegney Community Hall Group Festival; The ‘In Through’ Gathering; “Miles of Memories” A trip down memory lane in the Parish of Inver; Ballyshannon’s 1980’s School Reunion; O’Donnell Clan Gtahering; Glebe School Reunion; The Gillen Clan Gathering; Laghey Blast Festival; Erne Estuary Fishermen Monument Dedication; Relive Ireland of 1750’s, 1850’s and 1950’s; Pictures of Change Old & New; Drimarone Schools’ Gathering; The Glen of Glenties Gathering Committee; Siúlóidí Thullach Beaglaigh; The Evil Eye Festival; Gola Island Festival; Féile Chnoc Fola; The Gweebarra; The Johnny Doherty Festival; Burtonport Summer Festival; It’s a Fine Thing to Sing, Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle Seminar, Workshops & Session Series; Muff Festival 2013 - The Homecoming; Desertegney Community Gathering; The Charles Macklin Autumn School; Newtown Focus Group; The Cairn Sixties Festival Group; Amazing Grace Festival; Ulster Canada Initiative; Colgan Heritage; Feile Grianan Ailigh; Lennon Festival Ramelton; Rathmullen Regatta Gathering

Committee; Féile Carraig Arts & Culture; Dackview Ltd; Letterkenny Athletic Club; O Doherty Doagh Beg Clan; Mevagh Ramblers Walking Club; Finn Valley Agricultural Show; Donegal Federation I.C.A.; Drumkeen Old School Reunion.

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