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Monaghan

Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022

A county historically steeped in rich cultural heritage and industry, Monaghan is renowned for its diverse cultural and creative sensibility. The county’s vibrant arts and cultural sectors provide excellent opportunities for everyone in the community to learn and engage in creativity.

In recent years, the establishment of Monaghan’s Heritage Network and Arts Network has enabled and developed even more community awareness and engagement in arts, culture and heritage. The Arts Network monthly showcase event brings to the fore the immense wealth of creative people living in the local community from songwriters, poets, artists and local historians to experts in digital media/technology. With the Creative Ireland programme centred around the themes of identity, culture and citizenship, Monaghan’s part in the initiative’s five-year journey began in earnest with extensive plans in 2017.

The Arts Network monthly showcase event brings to the fore the immense wealth of creative people living in the local community from songwriters, poets, artists and local historians to experts in digital media/technology.

From enhancing engagement with existing festivals and events like Carrickmacross Arts Festival, Clones Film Festival, and Patrick Kavanagh Weekend, to investing in projects at the county’s cultural centres like Iontas Arts Theatre, Tyrone Guthrie Centre and Clones Arts Studio, Monaghan is keeping a finger firmly pressed to its strong creative pulse.