Tailteann Nua brings €300,000 tourism boost to Limerick

June 4, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgEmail Twitter Advertisement Anne Gardiner, Sadhbh Gardiner, Aoibhinn Gardiner, Mary McMahon and Cathal Gardiner enjoying the Tailteann Nua Festival Family Fun Day in ULAnne Gardiner, Sadhbh Gardiner, Aoibhinn Gardiner, Mary McMahon and Cathal Gardiner enjoying the Tailteann Nua Festival Family Fun Day in ULTHE University of Limerick’s new Tailteann Nua Festival has been hailed a major success after it brought 1,000 visitors to the campus and generated an economic boost of over €300,000 to the region.Inspired by the ancient Tailteann Games, which attracted Irish diaspora home to participate in Irish sports and performing arts, UL revived this cultural tradition after a 90-year break by launching the Tailteann Nua Festival.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Officially launched by Professor Paul McCutcheon, vice president and registrar of UL, and RTÉ’s Mary Kennedy, the festival, held from August 2 to 5, saw visitors travel to Limerick from Korea, Canada, Spain and the UK as well as from across Ireland.The Tailteann Nua Festival programme included a variety of Irish cultural and entertainment events including set and step dancing, Sean Nós and writers’ workshops, a Ladies Gaelic football tournament and a Céili Mór finale.The festival also held a major ‘Limericks’ competition which attracted entries from China, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago.The €1,000 first prize was awarded to Christine Robinson, a writer and artistic performer from Newcastle in the UK.Another first for UL this summer was the launch of its new ‘Campus Holidays’ experience for families and groups. Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleFestivals and films for Zeb MooreNext articleShannon on cusp of opportunity John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsTailteann Nua brings €300,000 tourism boost to LimerickBy John Keogh – September 5, 2013 877 Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students TAGSMusic LimerickTailteann NuaUL center_img Facebook Linkedin WhatsApp Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launchlast_img



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