€2.6 million approved for Shannon Heritage

first_imgFUNDING has been approved for Shannon Heritage for Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and King John’s Castle. BusinessLimerickNews€2.6 million approved for Shannon HeritageBy Meghann Scully – August 20, 2020 326 “I’m delighted this afternoon to have received confirmation from my colleague Minister Michael McGrath on this funding,” said Deputy Cathal Crowe.“I’ve been in close contact with him, my other Dáil colleagues, the workers and the management at Shannon Heritage, working to ensure a positive outcome.“This fund means that these iconic sites will remain open until the end of the year, meaning staff can now breath a sigh of relief.“I will be working with my colleagues to ensure this gets extended evenfurther too.” he said. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Email Facebook Mary Considine, CEO, Shannon Group said: “The announcement by Hildegarde Naughton, Minister of State for International Road Transport and Logistics of €2.6 million funding to enable us keep our Shannon Heritage sites open to the end of December is very welcome.“The ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating for our heritage business which is hugely dependent on international visitors. With visitor numbers to our owned sites down -80% year-to-date on last year, we sought Government funding to support us through this unprecedented crisis.“Today’s announcement is great news, not only for our employees at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and King John’s Castle, but for the mid-west tourism industry. We know the importance of these sites to tourism in the region.“We would like to thank Minister Naughton, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform for this much needed support.” she added. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Previous articleGardaí step up operations to tackle Limerick dognappersNext articlePaddy Coleman: “We Wanted To Drive On To Win This One” Meghann Scully €2.6 million in funding has been allocated by Minister Michael McGrath.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I have this morning approved a request for funding of €2.6m for Shannon Heritage to end-2020. As you know, a review of the structure of Shannon Group is currently being undertaken by DTTAS & NewEra.” he said. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedKing John’s CastlelimerickLimerick PostShannon Heritage Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

CD review: Bartok: String Quartets Nos. 1-6

first_imgBelcea QuartetEMI Classics4/5‘A keystone of the chamber repertoire’, says the Observer’s Anthony Holden of Bartok’s six string quartets, which are less than one-hundred years old.  This recording is the tenth CD by the World-renowned Belcea quartet, which formed at the Royal College of Music in 1994, and is now the quartet in residence at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.The quartets vary hugely, from the romantic first quartet, which displays Bartok’s love for Stefi Geyer, one of the students at the Budapest Academy of Music, to the final quartet written in 1938, which was the last he wrote in Hungary since he travelled to the USA to escape World War II.  The agitation and sadness juxtaposed in this quartet were due not only to the worsening situation in Europe in the lead up to the war, but also to the illness of Bartok’s mother, which led to her death in the year following the quartet’s composition.The unconventional rhythms and bizarre playing techniques (such as col legno: playing with the wood of the bow) written by Bartok add to the mystery of his music, and are carried off fantastically by the Belcea quartet.  This CD is full of fascinating music, influenced not only by composers contemporaneous with Bartok, such as Alban Berg, whose piano music Bartok performed, but also by traditional Romanian folk music, which is evident from, among other things, the uneven ‘aksak’ rhythm used.The Belceas have performed all of Bartok’s quartets at the Wigmore hall, where they were quartet in residence until 2006, and their vivacity is well suited to Bartok’s compositions.   An accomplished performance throughout makes the CD well worth buying, although three hours of Bartok (over two CDs) in one go can be very draining for the listener!last_img read more