Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty today welcomed Minister Michael Ring’s announcement of series of Town Hall-style community meetings which will be held around Ireland.
“I would like to encourage people to get involved in The Gathering Ireland 2013, the year-long festival of festivals taking place next year, 2013.
“The Gathering 2013 is a people’s project and local Gathering organisations are being set up in every county, comprising sporting bodies, cultural and musical organisations, local authorities, and local development companies. A series of Town Hall-style community meetings will also be held around Ireland over the summer and in the year ahead.
“The Gathering Ireland 2013, is Ireland’s biggest ever tourism initiative and will involve local representatives to engaging within their own communities and with citizens to design, create and implement a range of innovative ideas to make The Gathering 2013 a success in their own areas. No event is too small.
Sporting organisations, clubs, teams, representative groups and communities can all get involved and to make The Gathering Ireland 2013 a resounding success.”
“The Gathering 2013 is a people’s project. In order to spread the message and get everyone involved, we are calling on local networks, like this local organisation, to come on board. It’s extremely important that this initiative is not confined to big cities, but will be a truly countrywide event which shows off Ireland at its best. Everyone can help by doing something as simple as sending an e-mail or postcard to a relative or friend abroad inviting them to Ireland in 2013.”