Killarney Summerfest to receive 250,000 euro funding.

Killarney Summerfest is to get 250,000 euro for this year’s event in June. It brings to over one million euro the level of government funding for the festival which was established two years ago. The money will be allocated under the festivals and cultural events initiative.Killarney 250 has been earmarked for over 84,000 euro and The Gathering Irish Music Festival will receive four thousand euro. The Board of Fáilte Ireland confirmed the grants at their meeting during the week. Minister John O`Donoghue has welcomed the funding.