Leader investment in Mayo town music festival

Free events later in September.

Sligo News File

Leader funding has been granted for a music festival in Ballina.

A local senator says acts have been confirmed for free events throughout the town on 28 and 29 September.

The €55,000 is a small, but welcome boost for Ballina where many businesses are struggling to survive.

The town has two Oireachtas members, Fine Gael Senator Mulhern and Fianna Fail TD Calleary.