Clare Events receives funding for the Gathering 2013 – Breen

January 21st, 2013 - Pat Breen

Clare TD and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Pat Breen has welcomed the announcement by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, that funding for 64 Clare Gathering events and 3 Flagship events has been allocated.

“I am delighted with today’s announcement that funding has been allocated to 54 Gathering events and activities in Clare. 2013 is shaping up to be a big year in tourism for this country and with today’s announcement of €2 million in funding for Gathering activities nationwide, people right across Clare can get involved and encourage friends and family living abroad to come home and celebrate these fun filled events.

A total of 1,322 funded events, made up of 82 county flagship events and 1,240 local community events, are due to take place across the country in 2013, marking one of the biggest tourism events to take place in Ireland in recent times.

This is a wonderful opportunity to not only reunite with friends and family living abroad, but to show the world that Ireland is a fantastic place to visit, with something for every type of tourist. Tourism is a vitally important growth sector and it is important that everyone comes together to support this initiative as much as possible.

Clare County Council and the Clare Local Development Company have also supported Festivals and Events here in the County and people will have the opportunity to find out what events are planned for their area at the Official Launch of the Clare Gathering 2013 which is taking place in Glor on the 27th January next.

I would like to congratulate Minister Ring and Minister Varadkar for their hard work and dedication in bringing this innovative project to fruition. 2013 kicked off with a bang on New Year’s Eve and I’m looking forward to seeing families and friends reunite at Gathering events across the country throughout the year.”


List of the 3 Flagship events underneath for your information.
Love Live Music Love Live Music
Tolkien Convention Tolkien Convention
Conference on therapeutic effects of Irish Music on the treatment of Parkinson’s disease