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Roscommon to receive U2 funding

Roscommon is one of nine counties that will receive philanthropic funding from U2 and The Ireland Funds.

Music Generation announced the funding that will create increased access to non-mainstream music tuition for children and young people in their local area.

Following an open national call for applications earlier this year, the 9 new areas selected for participation are: Cavan/Monaghan; Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown; Galway City; Galway County; Kilkenny; Leitrim; Roscommon; Waterford and Wexford.

The programmes will be managed and delivered by local Music Education Partnerships in each area.

Operating on a 50/50 matched funding basis, these new Music Education Partnerships will receive an investment of €5m raised by U2 and The Ireland Funds, and will also generate a further combined €5m in local investment over the next five years.

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(Pic: music generation website)

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