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Arthur Guinness Projects winners announced

1 of 1 The Arthur Guinness Projects winners have been announced
The Arthur Guinness Projects winners have been announced

Following two months of careful deliberation of over 700 applications, the 14 winners of the Arthur Guinness Project bursary have finally been announced.

The special ceremony, which took place in Dublin's Fade Street Social, was developed to champion and celebrate people whose ideas, passion and spirit are enhancing and shaping our culture and identity.

And the winners are:

Arts

Aerial Dance Creation Centre - a dedicated space for aerial/circus performers.

Man On Bridge -  an interactive documentary that celebrates the legacy of Arthur Fields.

One Nation's Sons - which encourages the empowerment of potentially marginalised young men in their community.

Lifeline -  which proposes the sensitive regeneration of the disused Midland Great Western Railway.

Music

Popical Island - the Dublin-based label which John Kelly feels "the sky is the limit" for.

Goldenplec - the online music news and review site.

Voices Of Hope - a community choir for people who suffer from Parkinson's Disease.

Sport

Accessing The Ocean - supplying tailored surfing lessons for people with special needs.

Breast Cancer Fitness Programme - a dragon boat team whose members have had a breast cancer diagnosis.

Club Colours - which helps GAA clubs of all sizes sell bespoke merchandise online.

Food

Grow HQ aims to create a broader understanding of and empathy for food, its origin and how it is produced. By addressing global environmental and food problems, this grass roots initiative will teach people to grow their own food in an urban setting, helping them to appreciate it.

The Green Kitchen will be the focal point of a new multi-functional Community Resource Facility led by the community charity, WALK that will use produce from the community garden and provide training courses in food preparation, promoting up-skilling and employment.

Foodcloud is an innovative solution to food waste and food poverty, redistributing food, from those who have a surplus, such as supermarkets and restaurants, to those who are in need of more.

Gaelic Escargot is Ireland’s first free-range snail farm, producing snails more sustainably than in the warmer continental climates, where they are traditionally farmed.

The project winners will also be showcased this Arthur’s Day at the Home of Guinness, where they will take over the screens across the seven storey Guinness Storehouse in a vibrant show reel.

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