On Monday, Dr James Reilly, TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, visited the county.
His visit included a meeting with the North Connaught Youth & Community Services, including Manager Pat Forde and a chance to see the role that the service plays in the local community.
As part of this, the Minister also made a visit to Drumshanbo Youth Cafe where a number of Drumshanbo VS students welcomed him.
In a statement issued by Drumshanbo VS after the visit, a spokesperson noted that Dr Reilly had also praised the work done by Drumshanbo VS in maintaining interest in traditional music and developing the talents of young people in this field.
“It was gratifying to have this important work acknowledged by so senior a politician. He was impressed by the music played by the Leitrim Light Orchestra which is directed by Devon MacGillivray and is made up of 21 local young musicians,” noted the statement.
“The lead singer was Skye Dawson, from the Leaving Cert group in Drumshanbo VS, the winner of the school talent show at Christmas.”