Muckno Mania  Festival
OriginsThe Muckno Mania Festival was introducedby Castleblayney Community Enterprise asa one day event back in 1999. Follo...
AimsThe aims of the Festival are to promote &stimulate community interest in art,culture & sports so as to enhance cultura...
Festival NameThe title of the Festival which includes theword Muckno is in reference to the sceniclake Muckno and the pari...
Wilbert the PigIn 2007 the Committee decided tocreate a corporate logo for theFestival which would make itsynonymous with ...
Wilbert the Pig Competition
Committee Make-upThe Muckno Mania Committee is made up of:      5 Castleblayney Community Enterprise         Board Member...
Art ContentThe entire Muckno FestivalProgramme deliberately combinespopular fare with serious artisticcontent which is des...
Key Items   Festival Queen   Guinness World Records   Cultural Fair   Triathlon   Soap Box / Float Your Soap Box   S...
Festival Queen Competition
FestivalQueen 2012
Smurfs –Guinness World Record 2008
The Flintstones –Guinness World Record 2010
Hulk –Guinness World Record           2012
Cultural Fair
Triathlon
Festival Finances Grant   Aid       Arts Council       Monaghan County Council       Castleblayney Town Council      ...
Chamber of Ireland Access Award
REHAB Award
REHAB Award
Chamber of Commerce
Impacts   Local Involvement   Community Spirit   Town Promotion   Tourism Promotion   Economic Benefit to local Commu...
Festival Strengths   Varied Programme Track   Record (13th Year)   Good Will   Dedicated Committee    Castleblayney C...
Castleblayney Festival       Network
In 2010   Conscious that there were groups within    Community running events and activities    that were very similar in...
Member Groups   Castleblayney Drama Festival
Pipe Band Competition
Castleblayney Chamber ofCommerce – May Day Parade
Muckno Mania Festival
Castleblayney Show
Bog Snorkelling
Possible Benefits   Joint marketing and promotion   Joint fundraising   Central administration office   Sharing of res...
Group Undertakings Met Stakeholders Bookmarkers FÁS Job Placement Variety Concert Application To LEADER
Half Page Ad
Programme Books & Fliers
Calendar
Pop Up Stands
Aluminium Stand
Barriers
Cones
Corporate Flags, Street    Banners, P/A
LEADER Funding at 75%   6½ Pages in Northern Standard        €6,300   6 x 7 Day Advert on Northern Sound   €3,654   Pro...
Financial Details LEADER   Funding 1st Phase €11,296 LEADER   Funding 2nd Phase €17,074        LEADER Total        €28,3...
Weaknesses Need   for a lead partner Additional   workload Weak   groups in consortium Buy   in poor
Benefits to Date Increased   awareness of events Increased   numbers attending events Professional   approach to promot...
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012
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Muckno Mania Castleblayney - Cavan Monaghan LEADER Festival Conference 2012

  1. 1. Muckno Mania Festival
  2. 2. OriginsThe Muckno Mania Festival was introducedby Castleblayney Community Enterprise asa one day event back in 1999. Followingits success that year the Festival was thenextended to a three day event.The Muckno Mania Festival is now in its13th year and continues to include avaried programme which is designed toprovide family entertainment and also toenhance public awareness andappreciation of the Arts.
  3. 3. AimsThe aims of the Festival are to promote &stimulate community interest in art,culture & sports so as to enhance cultural,social & economic development within thecommunity. The organisers of the Festivalare always keen to broaden participationin the events and therefore the FestivalProgramme includes a variety of activitiesaimed at all sections of the community.
  4. 4. Festival NameThe title of the Festival which includes theword Muckno is in reference to the sceniclake Muckno and the parish of Muckno. Thelake took its name from a story which tellshow a Saint Maeldoid tried to build aMonastery on one side of the lake but hadto change his plans when a Black Pigemerged from the lake to knock down thewalls each night. The lake was then calledMuc Snàmh which is the English for theswimming pig. However poor Englishpronunciation back the years translated it toMuckno.
  5. 5. Wilbert the PigIn 2007 the Committee decided tocreate a corporate logo for theFestival which would make itsynonymous with the event.Eventually they identified andadopted an image of a pig in abathing suit holding a micro-phonewhich represents both the legend ofthe lake and depicts the FestivalProgramme of Entertainment. In aschool competition Erin Brady namedthe pig Wilbert and he is now widelyused in all Festival promotionalmaterial.
  6. 6. Wilbert the Pig Competition
  7. 7. Committee Make-upThe Muckno Mania Committee is made up of: 5 Castleblayney Community Enterprise Board Members 18 Local People from different ages and backgrounds Over 50 volunteers help out on the weekend.
  8. 8. Art ContentThe entire Muckno FestivalProgramme deliberately combinespopular fare with serious artisticcontent which is designed not aloneto enhance public awareness &appreciation in the Arts but also toprovide a diverse programmewhereby more & more peopleexperience the arts. There is a veryvaried Art content throughout theentire Muckno Mania Programme.
  9. 9. Key Items Festival Queen Guinness World Records Cultural Fair Triathlon Soap Box / Float Your Soap Box Stars in Your Eyes Fun Day Sunday New Creative Activities
  10. 10. Festival Queen Competition
  11. 11. FestivalQueen 2012
  12. 12. Smurfs –Guinness World Record 2008
  13. 13. The Flintstones –Guinness World Record 2010
  14. 14. Hulk –Guinness World Record 2012
  15. 15. Cultural Fair
  16. 16. Triathlon
  17. 17. Festival Finances Grant Aid  Arts Council  Monaghan County Council  Castleblayney Town Council  LEADER Festival Fees Sponsorship  Local Businesses  Pub Sponsorship
  18. 18. Chamber of Ireland Access Award
  19. 19. REHAB Award
  20. 20. REHAB Award
  21. 21. Chamber of Commerce
  22. 22. Impacts Local Involvement Community Spirit Town Promotion Tourism Promotion Economic Benefit to local Community Harnesses Good Will
  23. 23. Festival Strengths Varied Programme Track Record (13th Year) Good Will Dedicated Committee Castleblayney Community Enterprise
  24. 24. Castleblayney Festival Network
  25. 25. In 2010 Conscious that there were groups within Community running events and activities that were very similar in nature and using similar resources
  26. 26. Member Groups Castleblayney Drama Festival
  27. 27. Pipe Band Competition
  28. 28. Castleblayney Chamber ofCommerce – May Day Parade
  29. 29. Muckno Mania Festival
  30. 30. Castleblayney Show
  31. 31. Bog Snorkelling
  32. 32. Possible Benefits Joint marketing and promotion Joint fundraising Central administration office Sharing of resources e.g. equipment Idea sharing and assisting each event to become more successful Funding applications
  33. 33. Group Undertakings Met Stakeholders Bookmarkers FÁS Job Placement Variety Concert Application To LEADER
  34. 34. Half Page Ad
  35. 35. Programme Books & Fliers
  36. 36. Calendar
  37. 37. Pop Up Stands
  38. 38. Aluminium Stand
  39. 39. Barriers
  40. 40. Cones
  41. 41. Corporate Flags, Street Banners, P/A
  42. 42. LEADER Funding at 75% 6½ Pages in Northern Standard €6,300 6 x 7 Day Advert on Northern Sound €3,654 Programme Book and fliers €6,218 2011 Annual Calendar €3,993 Seven Pop up Stands with graphics €4,840 6 Aluminium road sign stands €1,975 36 (8ft x 4ft) Road Signs €1,990 40 control barriers €1,920 100 Cones €1,983 24 (10ft x 2ft) Street Banners €1,430 20 Corporate Flags €1,600 1 Outdoor PA System €1,940 €37,843
  43. 43. Financial Details LEADER Funding 1st Phase €11,296 LEADER Funding 2nd Phase €17,074 LEADER Total €28,370 Matching Funds 25% €9,455 Overall Total €37,825
  44. 44. Weaknesses Need for a lead partner Additional workload Weak groups in consortium Buy in poor
  45. 45. Benefits to Date Increased awareness of events Increased numbers attending events Professional approach to promotion Greater synergies amongst groups Members supporting each others event

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