The Honourable
The Irish Society

Committed to serving the community

An Gaeláras Ltd

The North West’s leading Irish language, arts and cultural organisation sought funding towards room hire, facilitation costs and office equipment for a multi-cultural Harvest celebration event – open to the Irish-speaking community; both Protestant and Catholic churches; Pagans; and Chinese / Indian / Polish / Syrian / Ukrainian communities.  Councillor Yvonne Boyle was familiar with An Gaeláras  – she recalled they had helped with the provision of a mini-bus to take a group of Syrian refugees from the North West to Corrymeela, a residential peace and reconciliation centre on the north coast.  She was, therefore, wholly supportive of the application and the Committee agreed to award an Irish Society grant of £1,158 to meet the full costs listed.