€37,000 grant for glór

€37,000 grant for glór

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A grant worth €37,000 has been allocated for a programme of improvements to the glór theatre in Ennis.

Fifty six cultural organisations around Ireland are receiving funds under the Creative Ireland programme operated by the Department of Arts and Culture. €9 million is being spent across all organisations.

Fine Gael TD, Joe Carey has welcomed the announcement. “Investing in infrastructure, like theatres and performance spaces, is critical for a vibrant arts and culture sector, which in turn underpins social cohesion and supports economic growth. I am confident that this funding injection for glór will help to grow local audiences and attract more people to what is a wonderful community facility

Joe Carey outside glór

“A vibrant cultural sector is essential to society and investment in local arts and cultural centres helps to facilitate access to and participation in the arts in communities nationwide. More than 85 per cent of the funding is being provided to projects outside of Dublin. Putting arts and culture at the centre of rural life is a key element of the recently launched Action Plan for Rural Development”, Deputy Carey added.

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A native of Newmarket-on-Fergus, Páraic McMahon covers a wide range of topics for The Clare Herald mainly news and sport. He serves as a Sports Reporter with Clare's leading Radio Station, Clare FM.

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