instrument rental / purchase scheme:

The branch possesses a stock of musical instruments which are available for rent by branch students for a period of up to two years maximum. This rental scheme enables a child to study an instrument without the need for the parent to purchase what may sometimes be a costly instrument. If the child decides that the instrument does not suit them, then only a modest rental cost has been incurred. It is also a way to encourage children to take up instruments that are needed to fill branch needs, i.e. Grúpa Ceol & Céilí Bands etc. At the end of the two year rental period (or earlier if one wishes), the child may either purchase the instrument or return it. Further details of the scheme are available from the branch.