Creative Ireland is a national initiative promoting creativity and wellness throughout Ireland. Local authorities are charged with the Creativity in the Community strand as outlined in the national programme Creative_Ireland_Programme

Helen Walsh, Clare County Librarian, is the Creative Ireland co-ordinator for County Clare and leads the Creative Ireland team within Clare County Council. The team work to deliver the Clare Cultural Strategy

Clare Creative Ireland Projects.

Various sections of the Council manage projects through this strategy. The Arts Office is responsible for managing the following:

  • A Walk on the Beach
  • Coming Full Circle
  • Dial a Seanachaí
  • Fionnathan’s Festive Follies
  • Glaoch!
  • Poetry Project
  • Random Acts of Puppetry
  • Siobhán O’Sullivan CD
  • The Gifting Project
  • Tones Residency

Creativity and Climate Change

We are delighted to partner with the School of Looking’s Eco Showboat due to visit Clare in summer 2021 and to have commissioned Paul Berg to create work in Mounthshannon to coincide with the Showboats arrival.

Creativity and Older Age

Visual Voices is funded through the Creativity and Wellbeing strand of Creative Ireland

Creativity Youth Partnerships

We  support the pilot Creative Youth Partnership administered by the Limerick Clare Education Training Board and led by Monica Spencer. A conference exploring Creative Youth took place on May 13th, 202

Decade of Centenaries

The Arts Office is also managing a commission scheme as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme, which is aligned to Creative Ireland.

  • I Fought the War – A musical composition by Tim Collins commemorating the role of the women of Clare in the Civil War
  • Irrepressible Women of Clare – A series of oil paintings by Marie Connole featuring key female figures in Clare during the Civil War
  • 3 Days in September – A touring drama production by Dermott Petty based on the Civil War in Clare