Grants lift for clubs/festivals
Wexford Borough Council has published a list of festivals and clubs which are to receive amenity and cultural grants this year.
The biggest beneficiary is Wexford Arts Centre which has been allocated €25,000, followed by Art in the Open Festival which will receive €15,000.
The Borough Council is contributing €10,000 to the John Barry Maritime Festival and €7,000 to Culture Night.
The St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee has received €3,500 and the Pierce Turner Gathering Mass in Bride Street Church €1,500.
Wexford Rugby Club has been granted €3,000 for a twinning exchange trip to Lugo in Italy while Wexford Wheelers has been allocated €2,000 for a similar exchange in Lugo.
A grant of €1,500 has been given to Wexford Swimming Club for an exchange trip to Coueron in France.
Other recipients in the Amenity Grants category are All Ireland Kettlebell Lifting Federation and Wexford Kettlebell Club, €1,500; Bui Bolg, €1,250; Liam Gaul book on Wexford's American Connection, €1,000; Ferrycarrig Rowing Club, €250; Irish UN Veterans Association, €300; Liam Mellows Ladies Social Club, €250; London Wexford Association, €500; ONE John Barry Branch, €300; South End Family Resource Centre, €300; St. John's Volunteers GAA Club, €500; St. Joseph's Model Railway and Transport Show, €600; The Afternoon Club, €150; Wexford Albion School Boys, €500; Wexford Celtic FC, €300; Wexford Chess Club, €300; Wexford Model Railway Club , €600; Wexford Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, €300; Wexford Unite Pigeon Club, €300; Wexford Wheelers Cycling Club, €300; Windmill Therapeutic Training Unit, €300.
The following allocations have been made in the Cultural Grants section: Loch Garman Band, €450; Ionad Gaeilge Loch Garman Teo, €500; Margaret Galvin, €250; Music For Wexford, €400; Na Macallai Irish Language Youth Club, €250; Na Macallai Ceol Ce Festival, €250; Niamh Page Sean Nos Singers, €250; Wexford Folk Orchestra, €400; Wexford Ladies Choir, €450; Wexford Light Opera Society, €500; Wexford Male Voice Choir, €400.