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Creative activity in older years promotes health and well-being, reduces loneliness, depression and stress

Investigating how creative activity impacts on the lives of older people, the results of a newly-published report by The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin have shown that older adults who participated in creative activities enjoyed a higher quality of life and were less likely to be lonely, depressed and stressed.


Creative Climate Action Fund

Stunning coastal light installations, reimagined Bord na Móna villages, city-wide decarbonisation projects and even pop-up energy stores, these are just some of the fascinating projects included in the €2 million Creative Climate Action Fund announcement made by Ministers Catherine Martin and Eamon Ryan.

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Creative Climate Action

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Creative Communities

The Community Time Machine

Age Friendly Ireland, the Creative Ireland Programme and the Department of Rural and Community Development have launched a new initiative to combat isolation and preserve the social history of small communities throughout Ireland.

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Creative Youth

· 188 new schools join Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools

· 81 additional schools will join the Schools Excellence Fund – Creative Clusters initiative

Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and Norma Foley TD, Minister for Education today (6 October, 2021) announced the 269 new schools that will participate in the Creative Ireland Programme initiatives - Creative Schools and Creative Clusters.

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