Monaghan playwright received funding from the Arts Council this week

A Monaghan playwright was among those to receive funding from the Arts Council this week.

Shane Ward is well-known for his writing, including his latest play ‘Melt’ which was nominated for a prestigious award last year.

The Ballybay playwright, who’s also known as Shane Mac an Bhaird, is set to receive €20,000 from the Arts Council as part of the Next Generation Programme.

He’s one of 18 artists or writers to receive the funding.