Eimear Noonan Bursary | Applications Open

Applications are open for the Eimear Noonan Bursary which:

  • Supports young musicians as they enter into their first year of music studies in third level,
  • Enhances the prospects of music students from County Clare and County Galway;
  • From 2020, considers broadening the scope of music studies support across the West of Ireland
  • Provides bursaries for music students showing exceptional talent, nominated and supported by tutors, music teachers, schools and colleges of music;
  • Supports musical performances by young people in their community;
  • Supports UCC Orchestral Society.

Deadline for all applications has been extended to Saturday, 5 December, 2021 at 5pm via email only.

Any application received after this date/time will not be entered into the draw. (NOTE- deadline has been extended as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown measures in place in Ireland)

The draw for 6 Bursary awards will be made on an annual basis – two from a pool of applicants with home addresses in Co. Clare and two from a pool of applicants with home addresses in Co. Galway. A further 2 bursaries will be awarded to students who come from the west of Ireland. The draw for the 21-22 awards will take place on 18 December, 2021.

Proof of CAO acceptance of a third level, academic music study course with the applicant’s home address in must be provided with the application.

Eligible students must be enrolled in a full-time music course of at least one academic year in a third level institution leading to a certificate /diploma/degree qualification. Students studying music abroad are also eligible to apply.

The Eimear Noonan Music Bursary Award was established by the Noonan family of Caher, Co. Clare in memory of their daughter and sister Eimear, an avid and inspirational young musician, who died in France in November 2017.

For further information on the bursary, please see eimearnoonanbursaryaward.net.