Sliabh Luachra Music Trail gets grant of €10,000

Norma Prendiville

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Norma Prendiville

Sliabh Luachra Music Trail gets grant of €10,000

Kate Kennelly, Kerry County Council, Minister Heather Humphreys, Ian McDonagh, Arts Officer Cork County Council and Sheila Deegan, Arts and Culture Officer Limerick City and County Council

THE Sliabh Luachra Music Trail, which ranges over parts of counties Limerick, Cork and Kerry, has been awarded an Arts Council grant of €10,000.

The money will be used to promote the musical heritage of Sliabh Luachra and is part of a broader move to preserve musical artefacts and support cultural tourism in the region.

The Arts Council confirmed the €10,000 allocation as part of their ongoing ‘Arts On Your Doorstep’ public awareness campaign that promotes better access to and engagement with the arts.

Director of the Arts Council, Orlaith McBride said: “We recently put a call out to local authorities across the country who were looking to develop better ways of engaging communities in arts projects. I am delighted to confirm that the application focused on the Sliabh Luachra Music Trail was one of the successful applicants. “

The application was made Limerick City and County Council, Kerry County Council and Cork County Council working in collaboration.

“One of the core objectives of the trail is to promote the unique musical heritage of the Cork, Kerry and Limerick region, and I’m confident this funding will add to the great work already underway in raising awareness of the important cultural resource,” Ms McBride said.