Bringing Music to Ahalin National School

Principal Brid Leahy, Vincent Hanly, and Michael Dowling at Ahalin National School.
Principal Brid Leahy, Vincent Hanly, and Michael Dowling at Ahalin National School.

By Irish America Staff
August / September 2019

Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health in New York, presented an Irish American Partnership grant of $10,000 to Ahalin National School in Knockaderry, County Limerick, during his June 26 visit to the school. The grant will establish a musical instrument loan scheme at Ahalin, promoting Irish arts and culture at a formative age.

Dowling attributes his accomplishments to the wonderful education he had as a child in Limerick and later at University College Cork: “Education, for me, has been the key to whatever success I have had.” ♦

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