McFadden welcomes €2,500 funding for Athlone Literary Festival

Longford/Westmeath TD, Gabrielle McFadden, has warmly welcomed €2,500 in Arts Council funding for the Athlone Literary Festival.

The funding was allocated under round 2 of the Arts Council’s 2014 Festivals and Events scheme.

“Since its inception more than 10 years ago, Athlone Literary Festival has become a key date on the cultural calendar, attracting visitors from all corners of the country.

“I would like to pay tribute to the festival organisers for their great work to ensure the success of the event every year.”