Donegal county councillor Gerry McMonagle wants to see a hub for Irish music and its promotion set up in Co Donegal.
That’s one of the aims of the mayor-elect who is expected to be voted into his new role as Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council is just over two weeks time.
Along with inward investment and the general continued promotion of Donegal, Cllr McMonagle told Donegal Daily that he would love to see the development of such a hub for traditional musicians.
“It’s one of the conversations that I’m certainly going to have. Although I don’t play traditional music, I love listening to it.
“I have been thinking in recent weeks that we are surrounded by all this beautiful music in Donegal and yet we don’t have an overall centre or hub for traditional music.
“I’m not sure where such a centre would be but somewhat like Gaoth Dobhair which has suffered economically would be a perfect place for such a centre.
“It’s only a conversation at this stage but I would love to chat to the right people about it,” said Gerry.
The Letterkenny county councillor is set to take on the mantle as part of a power-sharing agreement on the local authority.
Cllr McMonagle is expected to be formally ratified as the next Cathaoirleach at the AGM of the council on June 14th.
He has been a Letterkenny Town councillor since 2004 and was elected onto the county council in 2014.
Always one to speak out against shortcomings in the HSE, he is also chairman of the Joint Policing Committee.Tags: