Do you have an exciting idea for a new festival or event? Will it attract overseas tourists to Ireland?

Posted in Connect on May 31, 2016.

Fáilte Ireland is looking for innovative ideas that have the potential to become part of Ireland’s exciting festivals and events calendar.    This new fund – “What’s the Big Idea?” –  is designed to support the development of innovative ideas for new festivals and participative events that will appeal to target visitor segments and deliver on some of Ireland’s newest destination brands – Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East and Dublin – a breath of fresh air

Successful ideas will receive support from Fáilte Ireland (typically €5k-€10k) to explore the viability of the idea and its potential to become a reality. The award can be put towards feasibility studies, research, learning journeys and accessing expert advice. Fáilte Ireland will also be on hand to work with applicants to determine the supports they need.

‘Big Ideas’ can be submitted from 12.00pm on Monday 16th May until the closing date of 12.00pm on Tuesday 7th June. Free Webinar A free webinar is also scheduled at 11.00am on Thursday 26th May for anyone looking for find out more about the scheme. Register for the webinar here.     Download a full copy of the guidelines here, along with the Big Idea application form today.   Further Information Visit  for more information or email

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