€17,000 worth of funding has been made available for Carlow Festivals.
Fine Gael TD Pat Deering made the announcement this week.
This news comes as a welcome boost for festivals across Carlow and will provide a great boost for the area.
Carlow arts festival are in line for €5,000, the Garden Festival will get €2,500, there’s also €2,500 going to Borris House Festival of Writing and the pan Celtic international festival is getting €7,000.
The funding will be allocated by Failte Ireland under its 2016 Festivals and Events programme.
Nationally, it’s an investment of over €1,000,000 euro.