TradFest Temple Bar 

funders & supporters


The Temple Bar quarter is the cultural centre of Dublin, home to a wealth of businesses, restaurants, pubs, and artistic venues. Further recognised for its historical significance, Temple Bar is also one of Ireland’s premier entertainment destinations. In order to protect, enhance, and further develop the Temple Bar quarter, the nonprofit Temple Bar Company was formed in 2003. This voluntary organisation represents the businesses and cultural institutions of Temple Bar, while also ensuring the district is kept clean, safe, attractive, and accessible for locals and visitors alike.


The department’s mission is to support the tourism industry in increasing revenue and employment through enhancing competitiveness and through marketing and product development. It also promotes, nurtures and develops Ireland’s culture and arts while supporting the use of the Irish language and to facilitate the development of the Gaeltacht.


The Irish government agency for developing the arts, the Arts Council works in partnership with artists, arts organisations, public policy makers and others to build a central place for the arts in Irish life. A bridge between the creative community and government, they advise both and help create a dialogue that will ensure the continuing growth of Irish arts at the highest level at home and overseas.


A global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of spirits and beer, Diageo produce an outstanding collection of over 200 brands – old and new, large and small, global and local – that are enjoyed in more than 180 countries around the world. They have a longstanding relationship with Irish arts and culture.


Dublin City Council’s events team works to ensure that events delivered in the city offer variety, fun and excitement and provide opportunities for everyone to enjoy and experience Dublin in a family-friendly inclusive and safe environment.


As the National Tourism Development Authority, Fáilte Ireland’s role is to support the long-term sustainable growth in the economic, social, cultural and environmental contribution of tourism to Ireland. They work in partnership with Government, State agencies, local authorities, representative groups and industry to develop tourism across Ireland by creating destination development plans and networks – investing in infrastructure, activities, visitor attractions and festivals. Fáilte Ireland also provides consumer and buyer insights, mentoring, business support, training programmes and buyer platforms to help tourism businesses innovate and grow.


Tourism Ireland is responsible for marketing the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination. They operate under the auspices of the North/South Ministerial Council through the Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media in Ireland and work closely with the two tourist boards on the island, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI, and with our partners in the tourism industry at home and abroad in delivering on our remit. Tourism Ireland’s up to 168 staff create world-class marketing programmes in over twenty-one markets across the world, as well as centrally in Dublin and Coleraine.


Each year, RTÉ supports many local and national arts events throughout Ireland through media partnerships and widespread cultural content on Radio 1, 2fm, lyric fm, Raidio na Gaeltachta, RTÉ One and Two, across RTÉ.ie, and via RTÉ Orchestras, Quartet and Choirs. In addition, RTÉ supports events by offering promotional air-time on RTÉ Radio and Television. Through RTÉ Supporting the Arts, RTÉ is privileged to be part of the effort to showcase the wealth of talent, diversity and artistic expression here in Ireland.



Ireland’s most listened to radio station, RTE Radio 1 was the first service of its kind in the Irish Free State. Primarily a current affairs and speech platform, it has also built an acclaimed strand of music and arts programming that shines a light on artists often unable to find a home elsewhere on the radio landscape. As such, traditional music has been well represented and the station has had a long relationship with TradFest Temple Bar, broadcasting from the festival on an annual basis.


Culture Ireland promotes Irish arts worldwide, creating and supporting opportunities for Irish artists and companies to present and promote their work at strategic international festivals and venues. They develop platforms to present outstanding Irish work to international audiences, through showcases at key global arts events, including the Edinburgh Festivals and the Venice Biennales.


The Office of Public Works (OPW) is a government office that delivers public services for flood protection, managing government properties and heritage services. A core part of its remit is maintaining and presenting Ireland’s most iconic heritage properties, including Ireland’s two World Heritage Sites, 780 National Monuments and over 2,000 acres of gardens and parklands.


The essence of Irish Music Magazine is to reflect what is happening in Irish music in contemporary society – a tradition that is alive and vital, open to change yet conservative of its core values. It strives to inform readers and musicians alike, keeping them abreast of all major developments within the Irish Traditional Music community. It is this vital human contact which is at the heart of the music experience and is the reason why Irish Music Magazine continues to be the leading independent voice on Irish music in the world.


Novaerus is on a mission to reduce indoor airborne pollutants that lead to infection, allergies, asthma and odour. The patented plasma nanotechnology used in Novaerus portable devices was invented in Ireland in 2006.