22/03/17

Grant increase sanctioned by Minister of State Kyne for An Cumann Scoildrámaíochta

The Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Seán Kyne T.D., announced today that he has now increased the grant of  €40,000 for An Cumann Scoildrámaíochta to €50,000 for this year.  This grant is being sanctioned in order to help the association to put its 2017 activities plan into action.

An Cumann Scoildrámaíochta organises theatre festivals around the country and primary schools, post-primary schools and youth clubs from all across the country, North and South, are invited to take part.

Announcing the grant, Minister of State Kyne said:
“The association’s work is very much in keeping with the aims of the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language. The work of An Cumann Scoildrámaíochta gives us a very good insight into the dedication of schools to promote the Irish language in a creative, fun and artistic way and I’m pleased to be in a position to approve this grant under the Department’s Irish-Language Support Schemes.  I hope that it will be of great help to them in their promotion of the Irish language amongst young people through the medium of theatre.”

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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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