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NFT awarded support from RTÉ Supporting the Arts


Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, are delighted to announce that we have been awarded support from RTÉ Supporting the Arts this July.

The RTÉ Supporting the Arts scheme is an integral part of RTE’s commitment to Arts and Culture which are central to its mission as a Public Service Media Organisation.

Each year, many more applications are received than can be accommodated. As such, only the most innovative and exciting events from around the country are selected to carry the RTÉ Supporting the Arts logo and Siamsa Tíre are proud to chosen to do so in 2022.

The aim of the Supporting the Arts scheme is to support and nurture the arts in Ireland and share the commitment and passion that RTÉ have for Arts and culture with their audience. As a beneficiary under the Supporting the Arts scheme, Siamsa Tíre have been awarded support with national advertising on  RTÉ Radio 1 and Lyric fm this July 2022. This allows us a major opportunity to reach an audience on a national level, and share information about our Festival of Folk which takes place from May to September each year.

About our Festival of Folk

The National Folk Theatre of Ireland is at the heart of Siamsa Tíre. Its purpose is to sustain, develop, and explore Irish culture and traditions. To showcase who we are, where we have come from, and who we are going to be.

Every summer, its annual Festival of Folk takes place from May to September, featuring evening performances of shows that combine the best of Irish music, song, dance, and stories. Thousands of visitors have enjoyed these performances. The energetic, wild, and passionate way they express the best of our traditional arts creates a memorable and emotional experience for all who witness it.

The shows are but one entertaining aspect of our Festival of Folk. From 2022, we also provide interactive cultural activities during the day including guided tours, workshops and intimate performances that can work in with your day itineraries.

Visit our Events Page to find out all about our Festival of Folk and other events. And don’t forget to listen out for us on RTÉ Radio 1 and Lyric fm this July!