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Exhibition| ‘Come to the Edge’ @ Basement Gallery, An Táín Arts Centre
Sep 3 @ 10:00 AM – Oct 17 @ 4:00 PM
Exhibition| 'Come to the Edge' @ Basement Gallery, An Táín Arts Centre | Dundalk | Louth | Ireland
The 2015 Creative Spark/Create Louth residency exhibition with supporting exhibition of work by Creative Spark Print Studio members. The artists from the 2014 – 2015 Create Louth Residency Programme at Creative Spark are; Omin (Co. Louth), Anna-Marie Savage (Co. Down), Fiona Marron (Co. Monaghan) and Amelia Steely (USA). Artists Talks OMIN: 26th Sep 1 –
Kathleen MacInnes, Dermot Byrne, Brian Finnegan and Mike Vass @ Droichead Arts Centre | Drogheda | Louth | Ireland
A mouth-watering prospect as four Irish and Scottish trad trailblazers come together for the first time in a specially-curated Music Network line-up. Hebridean singer Kathleen MacInnes is joined by Donegal accordion maestro Dermot Byrne, maverick flute and whistle player Brian Finnegan and award-winning Scottish guitarist and fiddler Mike Vass. Droichead Arts Centre are delighted to host
Sep 11 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Finghin Collins (piano) & Ilya Gringolts (violin) @ St Peter’s Church of Ireland | Drogheda | Louth | Ireland
One of Ireland’s most important and celebrated pianists, Finghin Collins returns to Drogheda to open the 2015/16 Classical Music Series. For this concert, Finghin will be joined by the exceptionally talented Russian-born violinist, Ilya Gringolts. Gringolts attended the prestigious Juilliard School of Music in New York where he studied with Itzhak Perlman, and in 1998
Gallery Late Opening @ Highlanes Gallery
Sep 18 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Gallery Late Opening @ Highlanes Gallery | Drogheda | Louth | Ireland
Enjoy free late opening and Highlanes Gallery’s current exhibitions: 61st Texaco Children’s Art Exhibition Eye Level: Drogheda Municipal Art Collection How to: Teachers, Young People and Art/ Second Level Teachers Lead…
Sep 18 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Culture Night - Áilleacht Oirialla; BiIlingual Concert @ Dundalk Branch Library | Dundalk | Louth | Ireland
Áilleacht Oirialla: Beidh oíche chultúrtha ar dóigh sa leabharlann le hamhráin agus ceol as Oirialla. Ag ceiliúradh na hoíche beidh an t-amhranaí aitheanta, Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin le ceoltóirí áitiúla eile, Sylvia Crawford ar an chláirseach sreinge agus Niall Murphy ar an fhidil. ‘Lúth na méar agus dréachtaí grá.’ Bí linn! A bilingual Culture Night Concert
Sep 18 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
20:20 Spirit of Creativity for Culture Night @ An Táin Arts Centre | Dundalk | Louth | Ireland
20:20 Spirit of Creativity is a fast paced and fun Pechakucha style event.  The evening is run in a slideshow format with each person displaying 20 images of their choice with 20 seconds to talk about each image. The topics people choose to present on are very varied, it may be about their work, something
How To: Teachers, Young People and Art: Second Level Teachers Lead… @ Highlanes Gallery | Drogheda | Louth | Ireland
How to: Teachers, Young People and Art/ Second Level Teachers Lead: Artist and teacher (St Oliver’s Secondary School) Kieran Gallagher, and his students discuss their exhibited project based on Theresa Nanigian’s 2014 exhibition not sorry… and the impact gallery learning can have on students understanding of process and concept in art practice.  
Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
How to Explain Art to a Dead Hare @ Highlanes Gallery | Drogheda | Louth | Ireland
How to Explain Art to a Dead Hare:    Why does art keep being ‘explained’, when music or dance seem more immediate and accessible? Despite the success of Pop Art, has art still struggled to be seen as popular? Art historian and writer, William Gallagher presents a discursive talk on the Gallery’s programme and collection
Culture Capital @ Highlanes Gallery
Sep 18 @ 8:30 PM
Culture Capital @ Highlanes Gallery | Drogheda | Louth | Ireland
Culture Capital/ Galway International Arts Festival: Artistic Director, Paul Fahy, discusses the ambition, development and growth of Galway International Arts Festival, Ireland’s largest multidisciplinary festival within the local, national and international contexts, including social, economic and civic, and Galway’s bid for the 2020 European Capital of Culture.
Sep 24 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Ethnic Women’s Stories through Crafts – project call-out @ Creative Spark | Dundalk | Louth | Ireland
In 2014 Ethnic Women’s Stories through Crafts (EWSTC) brought together seven women from Nigeria, China, the U.S., Netherlands, Sweden and Ireland in a project that reached over one hundred people. The stories shared through the project were of memories evoked by the preparation of food and of smells and tastes. They are captured in a
Oct 2 @ 7:00 PM – Oct 4 @ 5:00 PM
ÉIGSE OIRIALLA –AMHRÁIN AGUS CEOL @ Óstán Granvue | Omeath | Louth | Ireland
We are delighted to announce the first Éigse Oirialla – Amhráin agus Ceol taking place in the Granvue Hotel, Omeath. ‘Celebration’ will be the theme during the weekend..  The rich heritage of Irish language song, airs and dance music of Oriel – and it’s longstanding connection with the Donegal Gaeltacht – will be a focus of


Made in Louth/Meath strand announced for the 9th Guth Gafa International Documentary
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Made in Louth/Meath strand announced for the 9th Guth Gafa International Documentary

The Guth Gafa International Documentary Festival is a multi award-winning film festival showcasing the best documentaries in the world (on the themes of human rights, the environment and social issues) to Irish audiences, along with inviting directors of selected films to present their work and to take part in Q&As, discussion, debates and masterclasses. Closing date for submissions August 22nd.
New Spring/Summer 2015 Programme of Courses
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New Spring/Summer 2015 Programme of Courses

The New Spring/Summer 2015 Programme of Courses at Creative Spark has just been launched. We’re offering courses for adults (aged 16+) in Screen Print and Etching, Ceramics, Painting, Glass Jewellery Making, Untutored Life Drawing, Weaving, Digital Marketing Transformation and Sewing machine projects.
Jackie Nickerson and Time Magazine
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Jackie Nickerson and Time Magazine

Louth based artist Jackie Nickerson's photographs feature in Time Magazine's Person of the Year edition.


Louth County Council are committed to developing arts services which strengthen, and give voice to the stories and experiences of every corner of Louth.

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The business of the Arts Service is not to make art


Contribute to the appropriate conditions where creativity and imagination can flourish


Louth County Council operate a number of funding opportunities for all involved in the arts.