Thursday, 24th August 2017
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Bursaries were presented at a ceremony in Garter Lane this week. This year’

winners were musician Daniel Kearney, actress Emma Lemon, writer Patricia Dolan and visual artist Laura Broderick. Daniel Kearney is a

Dungarvan pianist and his award of €1000 will assist with travel costs for a series of lunchtime piano recitals.

Waterford city based actress Ema Lemon will use her bursary to help with course fees for a part-time screen acting course at Bow Street

Academy in Dublin. Patricia Dolan’s award of €500 will be used on development costs for an illustrated history book, Origin of the Deise. WIT student Laura Broderick has also been offered €500 to underwrite the cost of a visual arts project on which she is currently working.

The Award Scheme is the brainchild of a group of friends and colleagues of the late Ted and Mary O’Regan and was created to honour the couple’s invaluable contribution to the artistic and cultural life of Waterford. Launched in 2005, the bursary is financed by local arts organisations and statutory bodies as well as by the O’ Regan family and by friends and admirers of the much loved couple.

Among the organisations who have contributed to the bursary are Waterford Youth Committee, Waterford City and County Council, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Spraoi, Theatre Royal and Waterford Youth Arts.

Photo shows young actor Emma Lemon (Kearney) receiving the award from on left playwright Jim Nolan, Arts officer Conor Nolan, Chairperson of Bursary Committee Bertie Rogers and Director of Garter Lane Arts Centre Caroline Senior.

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