Donegal residents raise €9million for good causes by playing National Lottery

first_imgMore than €9 million have been raised by the people of Donegal for Good Causes in the county and across Ireland by playing National Lottery games, new figures reveal.By playing games such as Lotto, EuroMillions, Daily Million and scratch cards, Donegal players have raised this figure in 2017 for the National Lottery Good Causes Fund which goes to community projects, sports clubs and other organisations across the country.This funding plays a crucial role in creating, developing and sustaining such good causes. Thousands of local Donegal clubs and projects have benefitted from this funding, among them was one unique arts festival which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. To mark the landmark birthday this year, the Earagail Arts Festival teamed up with the home of Clannad for a joint birthday bash.For two weeks every summer, the entire county of Donegal is transformed into an amphitheatre for the Earagail international arts festival.The festival hosted a special programme of events in the world-famous Leo’s Tavern, which is celebrating 50 years in the heart of the Gaeltacht.The extended party took place last July and included special performances by the legendary Clannad and Hazel O’Connor, as well as a unique cabaret hosted by Daniel O’Donnell. Pictured during a puppet show as part of this year’s Earagail Arts Festival is Fergal Lonergan. This year the Earagail Arts Festival ran from 6th -23rd July. Thousands of individuals, clubs and organisations from all over Ireland, like the Earagail Arts Festival, benefit from National Lottery Good Causes funding every year. In the last year alone, over €225 million was raised by the National Lottery and its players for Good Causes all over Ireland, equating to about €616,000 per day. Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games go back to such Good Causes. JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY.Pictured during a puppet show as part of this year’s Earagail Arts Festival is Eoghan Mac Ghiolla Bhríde. This year the Earagail Arts Festival ran from 6th -23rd July. Thousands of individuals, clubs and organisations from all over Ireland, like the Earagail Arts Festival, benefit from National Lottery Good Causes funding every year. In the last year alone, over €225 million was raised by the National Lottery and its players for Good Causes all over Ireland, equating to about €616,000 per day. Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games go back to such Good Causes. JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY.  Pictured during a puppet show as part of this year’s Earagail Arts Festival is Karen Torley Organiser (Banyan Theatre Company seated) with Members of the Inishowen Gospel Choir An Ghrianan Youth Theatre, Amharclann Gaoth Dobhair Youth Theatre. This year the Earagail Arts Festival ran from 6th -23rd July. Thousands of individuals, clubs and organisations from all over Ireland, like the Earagail Arts Festival, benefit from National Lottery Good Causes funding every year. In the last year alone, over €225 million was raised by the National Lottery and its players for Good Causes all over Ireland, equating to about €616,000 per day. Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on National Lottery games go back to such Good Causes. JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY.  Donegal residents raise €9million for good causes by playing National Lottery was last modified: September 26th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:euromillionsnational lotterylast_img

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