Major funding has been sanctioned for the Cloughaneely Junior Band, it was announced on Monday.
The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh announced that €9,600 had been awarded to the Junior Band to purchase new uniforms.
The funding was granted under the 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language program.
The area of Cloughaneely has had a marching band since 1983.
It is one of the longest running bands in the county, with membership spanning three decades stretching from 1983 to now in 2019 – almost 40 years playing music.
Minister McHugh said: “I am delighted to see this Junior Band receive this much-needed funding, as they work hard in promoting our language, music, and our Gaeilge tradition in Cloughaneely and throughout the county.
“During their time, from their formation in 1983, collectively they have been All Ireland Champions at Fléadh Ceoil na hEireann ten times, and this is a fantastic achievement.
“I trust this funding of almost €10,000 to help purchase uniforms for the band members will help them in their efforts, and I want to wish all the committee, the members, their families and all those involved continued success in the future.”