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29/01/18 Festival and Events Pop Up Advice Clinics for Donegal



This month sees the return of the annual AOIFE (Association of Festival and Events) Pop Up Advice Clinics to engage with the 50 plus Festivals and event organisers in the County.


AOIFE’s Executive Director and Communications Assistant will be traversing the Country again this season in an effort to meet local member festival and event organisers. Modelled on other Network offerings – the Pop Up Advice Clinics are facilitated locally to allow organisers to meet AOIFE personnel and get a steer on some of their problems.


Founded in 1993- the Association of Irish Festivals and Events Association is the fourth largest in Europe (with over 250 members) and through training networking and advocating best practice helps “not for profit festivals”  reach and expand their local and international goals.


The Clinics will deal with:


Funding and Grant Applications

Setting up a new Festival / Event

Revenue and Sponsorship Opportunities

Leader and Cluster support

Risk/ Health and Safety and Insurance issues

Social Media Mentoring

European Networking Opportunities

Regional Connections, Contacts and General Troubleshooting.


Participants MUST register with the AOIFE Secretariat in advance to book at 30 minute consultation during the time the team are there. The Advice Clinic Service is Free to AOIFE members and non-members must pay a small fee of €50 which can go towards purchasing a full AOIFE membership.


Priority will be given to member Festivals of AOIFE but it’s hoped the programme will give a chance for newer Festivals and Events in the non – profit sector to meet first hand with the Senior Team.


Over 40 locations in 19 counties will be completed before Easter. Remaining counties will be visited by mid June. - affording all festival and event organisers an ideal opportunity to meet and discuss face to face issues confronting their festival and event.


To register for your 30 minutes Advice Consultation and your 30 minute Social Media Mentoring please contact Membership Officer Celia on 090 964 5831, email [email protected] or see for more information


The Advice Clinics will be held in Donegal in the Following Locations and Times:


Donegal - Wednesday, January 31

Dorrian's Imperial Ballyshannon Co.Dongeal

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Donegal - Thursday, February 1

The Abbey Hotel Donegal

10:00am – 12:30pm


Nancy's Bar Ardara Co. Dongeal

1:30pm – 3:00pm


Caislean Hotel Gweedore Co. Dongeal

4:15pm – 7:00pm

Donegal - Friday, February 2

Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny

10:30am – 1:30pm


Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncranna

2:30pm – 4:00pm


McGrorys, Culdaff

4:15pm – 7:00pm

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