Listowel Harvest Festival yet to receive funding for 2006

The Listowel Harvest Festival has yet to secure funding for next year. The Festival which coincides with the Listowel Races is run on a voluntary basis and on an extremely tight budget. Cllr Marie O Gorman responding to a complaint about the standard of accomodation in the town says the committee is small and they can’t check every house on the accomodation list. She says they voluntarily help people find accomodation and it’s not there responsibility to check standards. Cllr O Gorman says this year they’re contract with the main sponsor Guiness expired.