Kingston Academy Dalkey offers fantastic scholarship opportunity

by Rebecca Ryan
Kingston Academy of Music students

Music enthusiasts have an opportunity for a scholarship at the Kingston Academy of Music.

The Dalkey school is celebrating its 10th anniversary and are launching the scholarship to celebrate the school’s milestone.

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The popular school was established in 2008 by Audrey McKenna. Over the years, students have performed for leading figures including President Michael D. Higgins and former President McAleese.

The school is also passionate about charity work and over the past decade they have regularly taken music beyond its classrooms, including the children’s choir recording an arrangement of Ave Maria and gifting the proceeds to humanitarian charity GOAL.

The first scholarship to be awarded by the Academy was presented in September 2008 to Regan Buckley from Glasthule, who was 11 years-old at the time.

Founder and director Audrey McKenna of Kingston Academy of Music told Dublin Gazette they are passionate about their scholarship programme to give children in the community a chance to study music that might not be able to as a result of financial difficulties.

“Grants, aid and subsidies are next to impossible to get. We decided to lead by example and give an opportunity to someone in the community.

“The scholarship is open to school goers from 4 to 18 years of age,” said Ms McKenna.

The scholarship announcement will take place in the Dalkey Library at 12:30pm this September 8.

Tutors will also be available to offer advice on classes across the road from the Library in the Academy itself from 1-2pm.

If you are interested in the scholarship, you can email Kingston Academy of Music on

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