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Lumiere top recipient of NITB funding on £299k

A figure is suspended over teh Peace Bridge during  Lumiere Derry~Londonderry

A figure is suspended over teh Peace Bridge during Lumiere Derry~Londonderry

  • by Kevin Mullan
 

The recent Lumiere extravaganza was the top recipient of Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) funding filtered via the Culture Company this year, it’s emerged.

The festival of light received £200k of the total £750k NITB allocation during Londonderry UK City of Culture 2013.

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann received the second greatest amount (£167,000) followed by the Return of Colmcille and the Turner Prize, both of which received £166,500.

The Walled City Tattoo made up the top five having received £50k.

Tourism Minister Arlene Foster stated: “The NITB provided £750,000 of funding to the Culture Company 2013 in Londonderry to deliver (the) five UK City of Culture 2013 tourism events.”

He added: “In addition, NITB provided £60,000 of funding to five other organisations in Londonderry who applied for support under the NITB Tourism Event Funding Programme 2013/14 towards tourism events taking place during the UK City of Culture year 2013.”

 

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