Only three arts grants applications were ineligible

ONLY three of 42 applications for arts grants in Offaly this year were ineligible, Monday’s meeting of Offaly County Council was told.

ONLY three of 42 applications for arts grants in Offaly this year were ineligible, Monday’s meeting of Offaly County Council was told.

Mr Sean Murray, Director of Services, said a total of €7,500 was allocated, the average amount being €180.

Councillor Molly Buckley said that while the amounts involved might seem small, they were very large for the groups in question.

Councillors Tommy McKeigue and Connie Hanniffy sought more focused funding.