New North Dublin Music Project Will Help Reconnect With Humanity, Minister Says

Ardilaun Music Project

Dr Desmond Earley, Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordá, Anne–Marie O’Farrell and the Revd Norman McCausland. (Photo: Leo George Devitt)

A new music project launched by All Saints’ Church, Raheny, aims to contribute to the social and cultural fabric of north Dublin and to the lives of young people. The Ardilaun Music Project was launched yesterday evening (Sunday 18 January) by Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordán during a wonderful concert in the church marking the centenary of Arthur Edward Guinness, Lord Ardilaun.

The concert was attended by Archbishop Michael Jackson, Dean Victor Stacey and members of the parish and wider community. The programme featured performances by renowned Irish harpist, Anne–Marie O’Farrell, the UCD Choral Scholars directed by Dr Desmond Earley and organist Donna Magee and her brothers Darren and Declan.

Lord Ardilaun, a great grandson of Arthur Guinness, was a businessman, politician and philanthropist. He is best known for giving St Stephen’s Green to the people of Dublin. He also provided for the building of All Saint’s Church, where he and his wife were laid to rest.

Continuing the public spirited nature of Lord Ardilaun, the parish, led by the rector, the Revd Norman McCausland, has launched the Ardilaun …read more

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