The funding is part of an overall national pot of €350,000 awarded to 105 local and community organisations for projects and initiatives.
The fund is designed to promote diaspora engagement at a county, local and community level – in line with the objectives of Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy published by Government in March last year.
The funding in 2016 will support the development of strong diaspora links within the community through a diverse range of projects including genealogy projects, networking and media initiatives as well as literary and cultural events involving the diaspora.
KERRY Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin welcoming the grants this week said Kerry has performed particularly well in this round of funding which will strengthen links between the people of Kerry and our diaspora.
See below list of Kerry organisations being funded under the Local Diaspora Engagement Fund in 2016:
Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine: €5,000
Comharchumann Forbartha an Leith-Triúigh Teo: €1,000
Dome Visitor Attraction Events and Venue: €6,500
Freebird Club: €5,000
Hannon Festival Committee: €1,500
Keel Community Council: €1,775
Kerry Emigrant Support Service: €5,000
Kerry Film Festival: €2,000
Kerry Rose Festival Ltd: €5,000
Kerry Women Writer’s Network: €3,000
Killorglin Chamber Alliance: €1,800
Listowel Military Tattoo Ltd: €1,500
Molly Gallivan’s Cottage and Traditional farm: €3,000
North Kerry Environmental Forum: €7,000
Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle: €4,500
Seanchaí – Kerry Literacy & Cultural Centre: €3,825
Stack Clan Gathering: €1,500
Trustees of Muckross: €3,000
Valentia Island Heritage Centre: €2,000