28 August 2023
Library events this week

28th August 2023 Summer Stars is almost at an end, but there is still time to read more. Call in to your local library and sign up today. We also have over 20 events happening around the county. Please click on the links below for more details, and to book your tickets. Remember you can […]

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22 May 2023
Bursary Award Scheme for Creative practitioners Westmeath Decade of Centenaries 2023

Westmeath County Council Culture and Creativity Team invites submissions for a special bursary which will enable creative practitioners to explore, in a creative way (be that music, performance, film, writing or another form), the themes and events of the Decade of Centenaries.The bursary award scheme is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, […]

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8 May 2023
Alice Ginnell’s Civil War: December 1921 to July 1922

In an earlier edition (see article by Dr Ann Marie O’Brien) and podcast, we discussed the life and career of Alice King who was born near Mullingar in 1882 to James and Georgina King. On 30 January 1902 she married Laurence Ginnell (whose career we followed in these podcasts and in the following article by […]

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10 March 2023
Call out for Historians in Residence 2023

As part of the Westmeath County Council Decade of Centenaries programme, applications are invited for the Historian in Residence Grant Scheme 2023. The Residency is supported by the Decade of Centenaries Programme, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media in partnership with Westmeath County Council. Two Residencies will run in 2023, each for […]

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16 February 2023
Artist Teresa Doyle to launch The Living Fabric Exhibition

The Living Fabric, an exhibition of work by artist Teresa Doyle, opens Tuesday 21st February at 6pm in The Atrium, Westmeath County Council Buildings, Mullingar. The exhibition will be opened be by writer and broadcaster, Manchán Magan. The exhibition runs until the 3rd of March. The work for Teresa Doyle’s long-awaited exhibition, The Living Fabric, […]

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1 February 2023
Local Westmeath writers wanted for IWC National Mentoring Programme

The Westmeath Arts Office invites local writers to apply for the Irish Writers Centre National Mentoring Programme 2023. The National Mentoring Programme is an opportunity for selected writers across the island of Ireland to receive sustained creative and professional mentoring from an established Irish writer of their choice. One Westmeath mentoring relationship is now on […]

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11 January 2023
Tranquility Park Public Art Commission Open Call

Mullingar Municipal District of Westmeath County Council is offering a public art commission to reflect the enhancement of the town through the Church Street Renewal Development. The commission is being managed by the Arts Office in Westmeath County Council. TRANQUILITY PARK SCULPTURE Mullingar Municipal District has completed major enhancement and regeneration project in the town. […]

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7 December 2022
Careers in Film Ireland

Are you interested in a career in film? In September 2022, Tom Dowling Director of Development and and Studio Operations at Hammerlake Studios gave a career information evening at Mullingar Library. For aspiring film professionals, the presentation gives an insight into careers in film in Ireland. Hammerlake Studios will be Ireland's largest purpose-built film campus. […]

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6 December 2022
Westmeath Arts Office Christmas Concerts

From Wednesday 7 December – Thursday 22 December the Westmeath Arts Office will host a series of Christmas concerts in the libraries, civic and county buildings around Westmeath. Schools, musicians and local ensembles from the Westmeath area will perform their own mini concert in the run up to Christmas 2022. Participating musicians and groups include […]

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29 November 2022
Filmmaker Craig Moore wins inaugural Westmeath Film Award

Local filmmaker Craig Moore announced as the recipient of the inaugural Westmeath Film Award Filmmaker and Westmeath native Craig Moore has been announced as the recipient of the inaugural Westmeath Film Award. A grant of €10,000 has been awarded to him for the production of an original 10-12 minute short film to be shot in […]

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