An exciting two-day festival is set to take place in Gort next month which will create economic opportunities for the town and district, according to Minister Ciaran Cannon.
The Galway East TD also welcomed Thoor Ballylee opening again to visitors from Saturday, 20 April and he said he has no doubt that the various cultural events that take place between then and October will meet with great success.
Minister Cannon commented: “Thoor Ballylee is an essential heritage experience for visitors to South Galway and so I’m delighted that Burren Lowlands CLG in partnership with ICOMOS Ireland, Galway 2020 and Galway County Council have announced a two-day festival that will be held in Gort from the 17th – 18th May, 2019 and which will tie in with local heritage.
‘This community gathering is the result of consultations and public meetings which have explored viable development opportunities to support the continued development of Gort town and district.
“Pivotal focal points have included the development of a River Walk, access to and amenities in the public realm, architectural heritage and delivering a festival for the town.”
Minister Cannon added: “Gort is a place with many assets and a very active community and I have every confidence that this gathering, building on a rich local heritage, will help create further economic opportunities for the town and district”