Written Answers. - Cashel Arts and Heritage Society.

Wednesday, 22 February 1995

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 449 No. 5

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  73.  Mr. Davern  Information on Noel Davern  Zoom on Noel Davern   asked the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht  Information on Michael D. Higgins  Zoom on Michael D. Higgins   if his attention has been drawn to Cashel Arts and Heritage Society, Cashel, County Tipperary and their production of "An Gorta Mhór", a commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the famine; and if he will consider grant aiding the project. [4133/95]

[1304]Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht (Mr. M. Higgins): Information on Michael D. Higgins  Zoom on Michael D. Higgins  I am aware that the Cashel Arts and Heritage Society are planning to stage a production, “An Gorta Mór”, to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Famine. I have already informed the organisation that my Department does not have funding at its disposal to allow me to financially support this project. However, the Deputy will be aware that an Interdepartmental Committee has been established under the aegis of the Department of An Taoiseach to co-ordinate the Government's plans to commemorate the Famine. I would suggest, therefore, that any funding requests be directed to that committee.


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