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Community Tourism Diaspora Initiative - Tipperary

Local Events in Tipperary Urged to Apply For Community Tourism Grants

Application Process for 2016 Funding Opens For Community Tourism Initiative for the Diaspora.

Applications for funding are now being sought under the Community Tourism Initiative for the Diaspora. The initiative, launched in 2014, builds on the community involvement legacy of The Gathering 2013 and is a joint partnership between Tipperary County Council, IPB Insurance and Fáilte Ireland.
Now in its third year, the scheme provides a national fund of €1m to support local community-based events and festivals each year. Last year, 23 local events were supported in Tipperary, attracting up to 1120 visitors from overseas. Some of the festivals funded last year included:

  • Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan, Nenagh
  • Clonmel Busking and Arts Festival
  • Portroe Gathering
  • Ceolta Feasa, Cahir
  • Festival of Sport Thurles
  • Cannonball Ireland, Cahir
  • Dualla Show


  • Administered locally by Tipperary County Council, the application process for 2016 is now open and will close on the 11th of March 2016. Interested parties are advised to contact Áine Mc Carthy by emailing tourism@tipperarycoco.ie to apply. The application form is available to download at the bottom of this page.

    Local authorities throughout the country are now accepting applications in order to determine those local events with the best potential to have the impact and long-term potential to make a difference. The initiative is being administered at local level with the grant applications and awards being decided in accordance with agreed national criteria.