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Community Tourism Diaspora Initiative

The Community Tourism Diaspora Project is a partnership between Fáilte Ireland, IPB Insurance and Local Authorities and was established as a follow on from the success of the Gathering in 2013.

A combined Fáilte Ireland /IPB Insurance / Local Authorities Ireland fund of €333,000 from each party per annum for 3 years was available for community events with a strong Diaspora element. This is the final year of this three year project.

The Sligo fund is administered by the Office of Community & Economic Development, Sligo County Council, on behalf of Fáilte Ireland / IPB / Local Authorities Ireland, and supports events and gatherings with the capacity to attract overseas visitors.

The following have been awarded funding for diaspora initiatives to be held in 2016:

Community Tourism Diaspora Initiative 2016

Applicant NameAllocationDate of event
Applicant NameAllocationDate of event
Sligo St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee 3,000 17 March
Yeats Partnership 3,000 30 March – 4 April
Shore Shots Surf Film Festival 2,500 15 – 17 April
Sligo Yacht Club 1,500 21 - 22 May
Enniscrone Events Committee 3,000 21 - 25 July
Glen Development Group 1,130 27 July– 1 August
Tubbercurry Old Fair Day 3,000 6 - 10 August
Ballygawley Fest/Ballygawley Community Park 2,000 20 August
Craobh Coleman CCE 1,500 26 August
Sligo Town Twinning Ltd 3,000 10 - 17 September
Grange & Armada Development Association 3,000 24 September
The Model 3,000 8 Oct – 23 December
Sligo Orpheus Choir 1,550 TBC