Arts Act Grants 2017


Each year provision is made by Laois County Council for the payment of grants to Laois arts organisations and individuals who meet the artistic and financial criteria set down by Laois County Council and who provided adequate information on their proposed activities. The 2017 awards have been approved by the full Council meeting in March and recipients are as follows:

Individual awards                           

  • Emma O’Grady                                                 €450
  • Seamus Morton                                                €100
  • Saidhbhin Gibson                                             €350
  • Agnes de Vlin                                                    €350
  • Pat Byrne                                                           €250
  • Maeve Collins                                                    €250
  • Rachel Marum                                                   €200
  • Amy Guilfoyle                                                   €150

Group awards                  

  • Yarn Bombing                                                    €400
  • Durrow & District Pipe Band                           €350
  • Portarlington Concert                                      €350
  • Laois Youth Dance Ensemble                          €300
  • Rebecca Deegan & Chloe Young                     €200
  • Portlaoise Active Retirement Group               €200
  • Sing for Joy Group                                           €150
  • Laois Writers Group                                        €150
  • Ballylinan Writers Group                                 €150
  • Rathdowney Panto Group                              €150
  • Barrowhouse Health & Well Being                €100
  • Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann                           €100
  • Arles Art Group                                                €100
  • Cosy Choral Society                                         €100
  • Portlaoise Literature Studies Group               €100