34 Galway venues chosen for Night-Time Economy Support Scheme

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Galway Daily business 34 Galway venues chosen for Night-Time Economy Support Scheme

Galway’s night-time economy will get a shot in the arm from 34 bars, hotels, and cultural venues getting funding from the Night-Time Economy Support Scheme.

Minister Catherine Martin has announced this week the successful applicants for €4 million worth of funding under the scheme.

This scheme is meant to support entertainment in off-peak times to bring more people out in the evening and night, with a maximum grant of €10,000 per venue.

Well in excess of 2,000 events in every county across the country, have been approved for funding, they include live music, ranging from traditional music to electronic music, DJ nights, theatre, comedy, dance, literature, art and photographic exhibitions.

“A vibrant, diverse and inclusive night-time economy is important for our towns and cities, it boosts the local economy, makes our towns and cities more attractive places to visit and to live in,” Minister Martin said.

The Minister added that there has been a great reaction from the night-time sector to this pilot scheme.

“It is also extremely important that we ensure that there is a balance between alcohol and alcohol free activities to ensure that a wider demographic can engage with the Night-Time Economy and it was also really encouraging to see the response from this sector.”

The venues in Galway getting funding under the scheme are:

  • Veldon’s Seafarer
  • Roisin Dubh
  • Sult
  • Campbell’s Tavern
  • Lowry’s Bar
  • Reapy’s Bar
  • The Ol’ 55 Galway
  • O’Boyle’s
  • The Olde Brewery
  • The Black Gate
  • Kennys Bookshop & Art Galleries
  • Usshers Bridge Bar
  • Eyre Square Hotel
  • The Connacht Hotel
  • An Pucan
  • Doonmore Hotel
  • 1520 Bar & The Residence Hotel
  • HYDE Hotel & Bar
  • Broderick’s Bar
  • Ballindereen Community Centre
  • Cornerstone
  • Siar Design Limited
  • Rumours Nightclub
  • Renvyle House Hotel
  • The g Hotel
  • Camp Street Cafe
  • The Hardiman Hotel
  • Seven Bridgestreet
  • The Cellar Bar and Restaurant
  • The House Hotel
  • O’Connell’s Bar
  • Trieste Café & Wine Bar
  • M.P. Walsh Public House
  • The Lamplight