Creative Ireland Laois Projects 2022


Cruinniu na nOg 2022

Click here for all details of Cruinniu na nOg in June 2022.

 

“Home Stories”

A new limited podcast series with writer and broadcaster Manchán Magan on the homelands & cultures of Direct Provision residents in Co Laois. More details here.

Know Your Locality Course

This successful online and in person course on local heritage and history was completed in March 2022.

More details here.

Studying an archaeological artefact on a field trip at the Rock of Dunamase looking at the geology, landscape, archaeology and history as part of Know Your Locality. Supported by Creative Ireland Laois as part of the Creative Ireland Programme (2017-2022) in partnership with Laois County Council.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope. Celebrating 10 years at The Laois Arthouse

Laois County Council Arts Office is pleased to present In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope. 10 Years at the Laois Arthouse, an exhibition featuring the work of over 60 artists who have been part of the Laois Arthouse programme since its establishment in 2011. Open to the public and school & special group visits until Fri 27 May.

More details here

Pupil from 4th Class, St. Colmans NS Stradbally, on her visit to Laois Arthouse 10th Anniversary Exhibition “In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope”. Photo: Michael Scully

Till Something Moves…

A roundtable event hosted by Laois Arts Office as part of the Laois Arthouse 10th year anniversary exhibition In Trust. In Gratitude. In Hope. and will take place at the Laois Arthouse and Library on Sat 12 March, 2pm-5pm. More details here.

Artist Lisa Fingleton with her work; Muireann Ni Chonaill, Laois Arts Officer; Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council Conor Bergin; Poet Pat Boran; Sinead O’Reilly, Arts Council and Curator Monica Flynn at the opening of “In Trust. In Hope. In Gratitude.” an exhibition celebrating 10 years at The Laois Arthouse. Supported by Creative Ireland Laois as part of the Creative Ireland Programme in partnership with Laois County Council and the Arts Council.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

 

Call out for Artists for Laois Festival of Flight  (Thurs April 7 – Sun April 10,  2022)

Laois County Council Heritage Office and Creative Ireland Laois are programming a series of workshops for Laois Festival of Flight in Portlaoise.  We are seeking artists that work in a range of diverse media to design, manage and deliver workshops that will inspire children & young people to creatively and imaginatively respond to the theme of ‘flight’.

The Festival of Flight is organised by the Col James Fitzmaurice Commemoration Committee in partnership with Laois Heritage Society, Music Generation Laois, Dunamaise Arts Centre, and Midlands Science.

Application details here

Know Your Locality Course

Laois Heritage Office is delighted to offer a FREE online course delivered by Irish Heritage School in March 2022, and will take you step-by-step through the available online sources that will allow you to paint a picture of the geological, archaeological, and historical events that happened close to where you live. Details here.

Stephen Mandal, Irish Heritage School leading a field trip at the Rock of Dunamase looking at the geology, landscape, archaeology and history as part of Know Your Locality. Supported by Creative Ireland Laois as part of the Creative Ireland Programme (2017-2022) in partnership with Laois County Council.
Picture: Alf Harvey.