For ten days in June, Carlow becomes a hive of cultural activity as the festival comes to town with an exciting programme of events including exhibitions, markets, theatre, dance, street entertainment and the ever-popular Éigse Party in the Park.

The ÉIGSE FESTIVAL FRIENDS AND PARTNERS SCHEME is vital in helping us to present this inspiring festival. The festival is only possible with the help of people like you - people who have warmly embraced what we are trying to do, who see the benefits and opportunities for Carlow in ÉIGSE’s development, and who are interested in working with us to make ÉIGSE bigger and better going forward. We value this support and enthusiasm – and we’d like to recognise your support.

We’d like to invite you to become a Festival Friend or Partner and enjoy many benefits for your business as well as opportunities to join in the ÉIGSE magic. Friends/Partner benefits include ticket discounts, invitations to events, priority booking, acknowledgements through local press, promotion through our festival print materials and website, and substantial tax relief.

We know that great festivals with a strong local support base can have a very positive impact on the social, economic and cultural life of a town, and that’s what we want you to help us achieve for Carlow.

So… get involved in a way that suits you. Sign up now by completing a Friends/Partners form, or visit our Friend/Partner Benefits page for more information.


Éigse Carlow Arts Festival is a registered charity which means that contributions exceeding €250 qualify for tax relief under Section 848a of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997:

Self-Assessment A self-employed individual receives tax relief on the donation via the tax return. A donation of €450 (minimum qualifying amount €250) effectively means a real cost of €360 if paying tax at the standard rate of 20% or €261 if paying tax at the higher rate of 42%.
Corporate Donations Companies can treat the donation (minimum qualifying amount €250) as a trading expense thus reducing the real cost.

PAYE Taxpayer If you are a PAYE taxpayer and choose to donate an amount above €250 (minimum qualifying amount) the Revenue Commissioners allows us to claim back relief on the gross amount.

Éigse Carlow Arts Festival Ltd, Foresters Hall, College Street, Carlow.
telephone: 059 9140491 / fax: 059 9130065 / email: