Eimear Noonan from Caher was a wonderful young East Clare woman who died tragically in an accident in France.
We heard from her mother Mary Noonan today on Morning Focus as the family have chosen to honour Eimear’s memory with a Music Bursary. Eimear was an avid and talented musician, in a number of genres. The award of 1,000 euros each, will go to one student from Clare and Galway. The bursary is open to first-year students of music, pursuing a course at third level in the current academic year 2019-2020. Closing date is Friday, 18th October 2019. All details on eligibility etc. can be found on www.eimearnoonanmusicbursaryaward.net
The award is funded from the proceeds of a memorial concert held in Gort on her first anniversary in November of last year. Performing on the night were Eimear’s musical associates spanning the classical and traditional music genres, including Coole Music Youth Orchestra, UCC Orchestra, GCS Choir and ensemble and a group of Eimear’s close trad music friends. Additional funds were gratefully received from the Scariff RFC Robbie Madden Fundraiser and private donors.
A second memorial concert to continue supporting music education will take place in Gort, Co. Galway on Saturday November 16th, 2019.
You can listen back below: