This is the 54th DLI Summer School and we return again to the beautiful and peaceful campus of the University of Limerick, situated five miles from Limerick City in a spectacular park on the banks of the River Shannon. The campus is ideally situated for bus and rail travel connections within Ireland and Shannon Airport is only a short distance away.
Living accommodation is provided in attractive village-style 5/6 bedroom apartments, each with ensuite facilities. All apartments have a comfortable living-room/fully fitted kitchen. There will be a full social programme for the week centred in The Stables where everyone can meet and mingle each evening.
Our new team of Willie O’Brien, Ollie Kenny, Mary J Egan, Christine O’Brien and Elaine McLoughlin are looking forward to welcoming old and new participants to Limerick.
We are offering the usual wide range of courses, catering for all levels of experience in acting and directing, as well as a class in Set Design, led by tutor Maree Kearns.
Fees remain at 2018 rates:
Residential: DLI Members €450 Non-members €530
Non-Residential: DLI Members €250 Non-members €295
Enquiries to Willie O’Brien 087 2326259 firstname.lastname@example.org
More info: https://www.dli.ie/summerschool
Macalla Teo are doing a call out for kids who want to participate in our latest Children’s TV Series being filmed this May in North County Dublin.
We are looking for kids between the ages of 5 – 10 years old that want to get involved and take part.
Please send a short tape of yourself rehearsing acting skills, playing on a musical instrument or simply telling us about yourself to:
Louth’s Cruinniú na nÓg, a free family day out celebrating young people and children. Combining music, storytelling, visual arts, craft and heritage, as well as a few surprises. The day will showcase some of the best of Louth’s cultural gems in the beautiful setting of Mellifont Abbey, the first Cistercian monastery in Ireland. Atmospheric in their own right, the abbey’s ruins will play host to a wide variety of performers and artists, coming together to celebrate and encourage children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity. There will be treasure trails, storytellers and local craftspeople making and selling their Louth-inspired wares. The day will also see the return of Draw on LOUTH, facilitated by local artists, where children will get an opportunity to put their mark on LOUTH!The ruins of the near-900 year-old Abbey are situated on the banks of the River Mattock, 10kms north-west of Drogheda. Atmospheric in their own right, the ruins will play host to a whole host of artists and young people, who will entertain, participate and engage in creativity and magic throughout the day. Renowned archaeologist, Geraldine Stout, will bring you on the fun filled Trail around the site. A scavenger hunt will take place, with secret clues in the most unexpected of places. Actress and writer, Grainne Rafferty will entertain all ages with her unique style of storytelling in the beautiful setting of The Chapel. The three youth theatres in Louth – Droichead, Dundalk and Mad Youth Theatres, will come together and play characters from times gone by, from the Treaty of Mellifont, the submission of Hugh ONeill to Mountjoy, to the consecration of Mellifont.
Traditional Games, 15th Century style will take place in front of the iconic Lavabo.
Draw on LOUTH for all those budding young artists, will allow children and teenagers to respond to the site, and literally draw on giant letters of Louth.
Creative Spark will be there with their pop-up print shop, where children and young people will create multiple prints using inks, leaves, foliage, found objects lace fabrics, paper cuts and other mixed media. They will also set up a mini printing station with a 3d printer, and children and young people can create and print mini artworks to take home.
Young musicians and singers, with a youth choir, will perform in St. Bernard’s Church, and street theatre performers from jugglers to acrobats will perform on site.
Traditional Games on the lawn | 1.00pm- 1:30pm, 2.20pm-2.50pm, 3.40pm – 4.10pm | All ages
For children of all ages and their parents, join in our traditional games, with some old school fun. Join in the three legged – race, egg and spoon, sack and piggy back races.
Storytelling in the Chapter House with Grainne Rafferty | 1.30pm – 1.50pm, 2.50pm-3.10pm, 4.30pm – 4.45pm | Age: 3 – 11
Join storyteller Grainne Rafferty for stories of myths and legends, tales of magic and intrigue. Be entertained, be scared, learn some history and have lots of fun.
Geraldine Stout – Mellifont Trail | 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm. | Ages: 10 – 16
Join renowned archaeologist, Geraldine Stout, on a fun filled trail and tour of Mellifont Abbey. Geraldine Stout is the world’s foremost authority on the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site, a complex of Neolithic monuments, and has written numerous books and articles on the area. In 2018 she began the first research excavations at Newgrange, Co Meath in more than 30 years have begun, after a geophysical survey showed what could prove to be an “extraordinary monument”. She is an archaeologist with the Archaeological Survey of Ireland.
Draw on Louth |1:00pm-5:00pm | Ages: 1 – 25
The larger than life Draw on LOUTH, invites children and young people from 0 – 18 to make your mark on Louth. Facilitated by professional artists, budding artists are invited to respond to the site, and the day, by creating their own unique drawings on the letters.
An installation created by artist, Kieran McNulty.
Screen Printing with Creative Spark | 1:00pm – 5:00pm | Ages: 1- 18
Creative Spark will set up a Pop up Printmaking Studio where children and young people of all ages will create multiple prints using inks, leaves, foliage, found objects lace fabrics, paper cuts and other mixed media.They will also set up a mini printing station where budding printmakers can come along and print mini artworks to take home.
Louth Youth Theatres at Mellifont |2:00pm- 4:00pm |
Dundalk Youth Theatre, MAD Youth Theatre and Droichead Youth Theatre will join forces on the day, and create a myriad of characters that have a connection to the historic site. So beware, you never know where they might be hiding!!
Finally, a food and craft market will feature local artisan and food makers. Cruinniú na nÓg – Louth is produced by Droichead Arts Centre and An Táin Arts Centre (members of the Creative Louth Culture Team) on behalf of Louth County Council and the Creative Louth Culture Team. The cooperation of the OPW is much appreciated.
Getting there: Please note parking is restricted, there is no parking onsite. Buses will be provided from various areas around Louth. More information will be available at www.droichead.com and www.antain.ie from the end of April
This is a free event, no booking required.
The Role is to assist the Louth County Council Culture Team in advancing the objectives of the County Louth Culture and Creative Strategy 2018-2022. The Project Assistant will report to the Louth County Council Creative Ireland Coordinator. The Creative Ireland Programme is a five year all-of-Government initiative to place creativity at the centre of public policy. It is guided by a vision that every person in Ireland will have the opportunity to realise their full creative potential. Appropriate training, academic qualification and relevant work experience in a multidisciplinary team environment and/or in project / event management is required. This is a Part Time contract (18.5 hours per week) for 40 weeks.
Closing date is Friday 15th March at 5pm
Louth County Council reserves the right to shortlist on the basis of information supplied on the application. It is therefore in your own interest to provide a detailed and accurate account of your qualifications and experience relevant to the role on the application form. The candidates shortlisted will be invited to attend for Interview on Tuesday 26th March. Applications must be submitted by email only in Word or PDF format to Mary.Capplis@louthcoco.ie.
About Creative Ireland
The Creative Ireland Programme is a five year all-of-Government initiative to place creativity at the centre of public policy. It is guided by a vision that every person in Ireland will have the opportunity to realise their full creative potential.
Please see https://www.creativeireland.gov.ie/en/creative-communities/louth for Creative Ireland Louth plan.
Louth County Council invites applications for the post of Project Assistant County Louth Creative Ireland Programme. This is a 40 week contract based on 18.5 hours per week.
To assist the Louth County Council Culture Team in advancing the objectives of the County Louth Culture and Creative Strategy 2018-2022. The Project Assistant will report to the Louth County Council Creative Ireland Coordinator.
Experience & Qualifications
- Appropriate training, academic qualification and/or relevant work experience in a multidisciplinary team environment and preferably in project / event management.
- Minimum of two years experience in a similar role.
- Knowledge of the Creative Ireland Programme.
- Experience in developing stakeholder relationships.
- Experience working within a multi disciplinary team.
- Experience managing budgets.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent organisational and time management skills and the proven ability to multitask and work to tight deadlines.
- Excellent and proven IT skills with knowledge of all Microsoft applications (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), website updates, online surveys and social media.
- Ability to implement strategies successfully.
Remuneration is €15.00 per hour or €277.5 per 18.5 hour week.
The project assistant can work remotely in between meetings with Louth County Council Creative Ireland Coordinator, Louth County Council Culture Team and community stakeholders.
Insurances and indemnification
The project assistant shall effect and maintain insurance (Public Liability (€6.5m) and Employers Liability where applicable) necessary to cover their liabilities under this contract and will indemnify Louth County Council. This is to be forwarded 1 week from date of signing contract and is to be valid when each invoice is being submitted for payment.
- The successful contractor must submit a current tax clearance certificate and may be required to be registered for VAT. For further information, see www.revenue.ie.
- Payment for services covered by the proposed contract will be on foot of appropriate invoices, which will be based on agreed deliverables. Invoicing arrangements will be agreed with the successful proposer, following the award of contract.
- The appointment will be on the basis of a fixed-term, all-inclusive Contract for Services issued by Louth County Council.
- The successful contractor shall be Garda vetted by Louth County Council.
- Contractors are required to have access to a car and possess a full clean driving licence.
- Louth County Council reserves the right not to award this contract and in this instance reserves the right to pursue other selection processes at its discretion.
Selection shall be by means of a competition based on an interview conducted by or on behalf of the Louth County Council Culture Team. A panel may be formed on the basis of such interviews. Louth County Council reserves the right to shortlist candidates in the manner it deems most appropriate. Short listing will be on the basis of information supplied on the application form. It is therefore in your own interest to provide a detailed and accurate account of your qualifications/experience relevant to the role on the application form. The candidates shortlisted will be invited to attend for interview on Thursday 26th March 2019. Any expense incurred by candidates in attending for interview is the responsibility of the candidate. Louth County Council will require the person to whom appointment is offered to take up the appointment within a period of not more than two weeks and if the person fails to take up the appointment within such period or such longer period as Louth County Council in its absolute discretion may determine, Louth County Council will not appoint him/her.
There will be a 10 week probationary period.
Written applications are invited from persons with the relevant experience to undertake this position. Applications must be submitted by email only in Word or PDF format to Mary.Capplis@louthcoco.ie
LOUTH COUNTY COUNCIL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SHORTLIST CANDIDATES IN THE MANNER IT DEEMS MOST APPROPRIATE
HOURS: 18.5 hours per week
PLACE OF WORK: Flexible, including Louth County Council, Dundalk
CONTRACT TERM: 40 weeks with 10 week probationary period
SALARY: €277.6 per week
TO APPLY: Email CV and Max 1 page cover letter
SEND TO: Mary Capplis at email@example.com
CLOSING DATE: Friday 15th March
INTERVIEW DATE Tuesday 26th March
START DATE: Monday 15th April 2019
Louth 2019 Creative Ireland
Community Grant Fund
The Louth Creative Ireland Community Grant Fund will provide support to local and community event organisers in the research, planning and delivery of creative projects that have the capacity to develop into the future.
There are two types of grant assistance available:
- Up to €500 for projects in development for 2020.
- Between €3000 – €5000 is available for projects that can be completed and delivered by 31 Dec 2019.
Application forms and information are available here.
Applications must be received by Louth County Council by Friday 1st March 2019 at 5pm
Applications by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org
An Information Session on the application process will be held on Friday 15th February 2019 from 10.30 – 12pm in Creative Spark, Dundalk. Email email@example.com by Thursday 14th February to register.