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Tuesday 13 November 2018

Cross-border Orchestra gets €85k in LEADER funding

McGee school of Irish dancing are going to the World Championships in North Carolina at Easter
McGee school of Irish dancing are going to the World Championships in North Carolina at Easter

The Cross-Border Orchestra of Ireland has emerged as the big winner in the latest round of Louth LEADER funding. The orchestra has been awarded €85,901 for a programme to provide ensemble music tuition to young musicians in the county.

Deputy Fergus O'Dowd welcomed the news that a further €208,658 has been awarded to successful Louth Leader Projects in the county.

Other projects which will benefit from the funding Richard McGuinness of Richardstown, Dromiskin who has been awarded €59,430 towards the purchase of a biomass fuel burner and associated equipment for woodchip production. Dundalk Chamber of Commerce received €4,136 towards the cost of organising a cross border tourism conference to be held between April 2019 and April 2020.

A grant of €17,043 was awarded to Dundalk Media Centre for a digital sound desk for Dundalk FM.

Carlingford Heritage Office has been awarded €9,023 towards the installation of solar panels.

The Turas Counselling Centre is getting €10,680 for a feasibility study and Louth Tidy Towns Together has been awarded €8,906 to appoint a consultant to draw up a development plan.

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