Donegal festivals need more support – Cllr Barry O’Neill

A Donegal councillor is calling for more support for festivals in the county, psrticularly from the County Council and Failte Ireland.

Cllr Barry O'Neill was speaking events in Donegal took two of the top three prizes at the National Festival Awards

Ballyshannon’s Rory Gallagher International Tribute Festival won the National Medium sized Festival Award, defeating the Galway Arts Festival and the Kilkenny Cats Laugh Festival among others.

Meanwhile, Bundoran’s Sea Sessions collected the Award for Best Small Festival.

Cllr Barry O'Neill, one of the organisers of the Rory Gallagher Festival says such events play a huge rol;e in attracting visitors, and that should be supported: