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Feile19 Economic Impact Analysis

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Future Analytics Consulting (FAC) undertook a review of the economic impact of the FÉILE ‘19 event in Thurles, County Tipperary. The eclectic line-up included 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. The analysis undertaken by FAC highlights the economic benefit of these events for County Tipperary and the wider region. Utilising data provided from festival promotors CWB for Féile Classical and projections for FÉILE, in conjunction with Failte Ireland data, Future Analytics Consulting prepared an estimate of direct, indirect and induced spend of employee, non-employee and visitor expenditure.

Overall, the approximate total the direct, indirect and induced contribution of the two festivals was estimated at €6.6m for Féile Classical in 2018 and €14.8m for FÉILE in 2019. This is estimated to result in an associated support employment of 66 FTE jobs for Féile Classical and 148 FTE jobs for FÉILE ’19 – a great boost to local suppliers and the local economy of Tipp.

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