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Féile 2019 is ‘the equivalent of 66 jobs in economic boost for Tipperary’ - analysis

Féile will be taking place on Friday, September 20 and 21 next, at Semple Stadium and at other locations in Thurles

Eoin Kelleher

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Féile 2019 is ‘the equivalent of 66 jobs in economic boost for Tipperary’ - analysis

Following last years’ success of Féile Classical, tickets on sale have now been increased by 50% to 30,000

Féile 2019 coming to Thurles is the equivalent of creating 66 jobs in the Cathedral Town and will boost the local economy by up to €15m, according to a new report.

The Feile Economic Impact Analysis was released on Monday, and highlights the benefits to Thurles of hosting the now two-day event.

Future Analytics Consulting Ltd were commissioned to undertake a review of the economic impact of the 2018 Féile Classical event and the potential economic impact of Féile 2019 in Thurles.

Following last years’ success of Féile Classical, tickets on sale have now been increased by 50% to 30,000 to cater for demand.

Féile will be taking place on Friday, September 20 and 21 next, at Semple Stadium and at other locations in Thurles, with a different full line-up on each day.

The eclectic line-up this year includes The Fat Lady Sings; The Frank and Walters; Eleanor McEvoy; Something Happens; Sinead O’Connor; Horslips; and The Stunning; Sultans of Ping, all playing very special performances with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

Full story in this week's Tipperary Star.