12/08/11

12/08/2011 Minister Deenihan confirms €2 million grant for new Garage Theatre in Monaghan

Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht today, Friday 12 August 2011 confirmed the €2 million grant for the new Garage Theatre in Monaghan to be built as part of the new education complex in Monaghan town by Monaghan VEC.

Minister Deenihan said that the siting of the theatre in this ambitious education complex was entirely appropriate given the intrinsic importance of the arts in this area.

The old Garage Theatre has been operating in Monaghan for almost 20 years and 70% of the cost of the new theatre is coming from local sources.

This new theatre will be an important addition to the arts and cultural infrastructure in the border region. The project should be completed in 2013.

ENDS

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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