20/08/15

Minister of State McHugh sanctions €53,363 for An Crann Óg in Gaoth Dobhair

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh T.D., announced today that he has sanctioned a grant of €53,363 for Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair, to assist with the operational costs of An Crann Óg, the music group which is under the direction of the organisation and which supports the promotion of music, dance and song.

Announcing the grant, Minister of State McHugh said that he was very pleased to be in a position to provide this grant:

“An Crann Óg have become very well-known in recent years for the quality of their music and for their promotion of indigenous music. We owe them and their teachers a great deal. This grant will help them to continue their excellent work.”

ENDS

Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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