23 Gathering events receive funding

South Tipperary County Council and South Tipperary Tourism Company are delighted to announce funding for 23 new Gathering events across South Tipperary.

South Tipperary County Council and South Tipperary Tourism Company are delighted to announce funding for 23 new Gathering events across South Tipperary.

Over 70 million people worldwide claim Irish ancestry. The Gathering Ireland 2013 provides the perfect reason to reach out to those who have moved away, to their relatives, to friends and descendants, and invite them home. Communities throughout Ireland are showcasing and sharing the very best of Irish culture, tradition, business, sport, fighting spirit and the uniquely Irish sense of fun. There are clan gatherings, festivals, special sporting events, music and concerts taking place all across the country, all year long. Communities in South Tipperary have embraced this initiate with boundless energy and enthusiasm and it is to their great credit that South Tipperary now boasts a broad ranging itinerary of events which runs throughout the year totalling well over 50 gatherings.

“The Gathering has proved a hugely successful initiative says Tony Musiol, Chairman, South Tipperary Tourism Company, ‘through a partnership approach with South Tipperary County Council, South Tipperary Development Company and The Gathering Ireland team at Fáilte Ireland we have been able to offer a wide range of support and advice to the communities and tourism industry participating in The Gathering in South Tipperary.’