Creative Ireland

25 October 2023
A Look Inside the Lives of our Ageing Community: Inside Out Cluain Lir

In 2023, Creative Ireland Westmeath supported over 20 creative projects in communities across the county. Here, Lucy Tormey talks about her experience running 'Inside Out', a collaborative project with photographer Emma O'Brien and the residents of Cluain Lir Community Nursing Unit and its associated Day Care facility. The project aims to tell a story about […]

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12 June 2023
Collecting memories : Columb Barracks and me

Collecting memories is an integral part of the heritage and history of Westmeath. With thanks to Creative Ireland funding Westmeath Heritage offered a training course to assist individuals and communities in their collection of oral histories. with the assistance of Tomás Mac Conmara, participants were given insights in how to conduct and preserve recordings and […]

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5 June 2023
Library Unbound

Explore your creative side with Westmeath Libraries in 2023. From Creative Writing to Gardening, from children's workshops to adult crafts, there's loads to pick from with your Library Unbound! Funded by Creative Ireland & Westmeath County Council DATE VENUE EVENT BOOKING 25th May 2023 at 6pm Moate Library Memories & Melodies with Jean Farrell Not […]

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8 March 2023
Have Your Say: Westmeath Crinniu na nÓg 2023

Crinniú na nÓg is a day of free creativity for children and young people in Ireland. In Westmeath, we want to connect local youth with some of the thriving culture in the county. Let us know what you would like to see for Crinniú na nÓg 2023 by filling out the survey below. If you […]

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2 March 2023
In conversation - Celebrating creativity for World Book Day

This year we are celebrating World Book Day on the first Thursday in March - 2nd March 2023. To mark this day we are releasing two episodes from our newest podcast "In conversation". In this podcast, funded by Creative Ireland, well-known Midlands broadcaster Noel O'Farrell talks to local Westmeath people about how they have discovered their […]

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8 November 2022
Have your say!

WESTMEATH COUNTY COUNCIL CULTURE & CREATIVITY  TEAM INVITE YOU TO ENGAGE WITH OUR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT 2023 – 2027 The Creative Ireland Programme is a 5-year all-of-Government initiative which places creativity at the centre of public policy, with the core proposition that participation in cultural and creative activity promotes individual, community and national wellbeing. Central to the […]

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13 October 2022
Winter arrangement workshops

**Please note - all these events are now booked out. We hope you enjoy ** Join us this December as we explore sustainable Christmas decorations and learn how to make a foam-free Winter arrangement from Irish grown & foraged material. We are delighted to welcome Anna Browne of Big Sky Flowers to our libraries for […]

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20 September 2022
Handspinning event in Mullingar Library

On Saturday last, 17th September 2022, Mullingar Library hosted Áine Dunne for a hands-on demonstration of some hand spinning techniques. This workshop was booked out well in advance. Áine brought along a bag of raw wool, as well as some she had washed, and a small sample of Alpaca wool. She then demonstrated how to […]

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14 August 2022
Delightful event in Kilbeggan library

Westmeath Libraries hosted a delightful event in Kilbeggan library recently. On a beautiful Summer evening Anna Brown from Big Sky Flowers gave a demonstration on Jam Jar flower arranging. Anna provided everything necessary for the event participants to make their own lovely arrangements. She brought along a vast selection of gorgeous fragrant flowers for the […]

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25 July 2022
Inspire your world at the library

We have events for all ages and interests, helping to inspire you to create the space you want to live in. From arts and crafts, to gardening and sustainability, there is sure to be something to interest you. Find out more about how can help you to inspire your world at the library by following […]

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