• Cllr Brian Dennehy

RUSH ANNUAL AIR SHOW

COMHAIRLE CONTAE FHINE GALL

FINGAL COUNTY COUNCIL

BALBRIGGAN/SWORDS AREA COMMITTEE MEETING

(Services B – Strategic & General Matters)

THURSDAY 8TH NOVEMBER, 2018

ITEM NO. 59



Question: Councillor B Dennehy

“That the Chief Executive in light of the huge success the Rush Annual Air Show

has become in recent years to extend the current supports and aid Fingal

County Council provide in running the event and work with the local Air Show

organisers to promote and extend the event to its full tourism potential as the

County Air Show similar to the Bray annual Air Show.”

Reply:-

The scheme for Financial Assistance for Events and Festivals taking place in 2019

will be announced this month.

This scheme provides financial assistance to events which:

• Are medium-large in scale i.e. attracting audience of greater than 500

attendees

• Have a general audience appeal and be socially inclusive

• Demonstrate potential to generate economic, social and/or cultural

benefits.

• Are focused on developing demonstrable, measurable tourism impacts in

the County.

• Complement the County’s calendar of events in relation to attracting

overseas’ visitors.

• Animate public spaces in creative and innovative ways.

• Demonstrate financial sustainability and the capacity to develop the

event.

In the meantime, Officials from the Council’s Events Unit have committed to

meeting with the organisers of the Rush Harbour Festival and Annual Air show

with a view to:

1. Assisting with advice and guidance for the event

2. Adding value by exploring the tourism potential of the event

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