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Home at last for Athenry Music School

Wednesday, 30th September, 2020 10:43am

Story by Jacqueline Hogge
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Home at last for Athenry Music School

Teaching behind a perspex pane at Athenry Music School.

Home at last for Athenry Music School

Teaching behind a perspex pane at Athenry Music School.

A PERMANENT home has finally been secured for Athenry Music School, whose 450 members have been rehearsing across six different locations in recent years.

The town’s Creative Hub at Raheen has become the new location for the school that was founded 15 years ago and has won multiple national orchestra awards.

 Despite having to move the majority of its teaching online over the past seven months, students are returning to face to face classes since their new school opened its doors earlier this month.

 The Director of the school, Katharine Mac Mághnuis, said all precautions and public health guidelines were being adhered to and both students and teachers were delighted to be in their new school building.

 “We have enjoyed huge support from the local schools in Athenry since we were founded, but in recent years all three of the secondary schools have moved location which meant we also needed a new home,” she said.

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