European Citizen’s Prize Announced

The European Citizens Prize medal. Photo:

By Irish America Staff
April / May 2015

The annual European Citizen’s Prize awards were held this past January at a ceremony at the Brú Ború venue in Cashel, Co. Tipperary, situated at the foot of the Rock of Cashel. Hosted by the European Parliament Information Office, the awards are presented every year to groups or individuals that promote integration and cooperation between peoples within the European Union.

This year’s honoree is Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, one of the largest non-profit groups that promote and preserve traditional Irish music, with hundreds of branches around the world. A number of Irish MEPs were in attendance including Martina Anderson and Liadh Ní Riada. The ceremony concluded with a presentation of music, song, and dance. ♦

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