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Roscommon

Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022

The former seat of the Kings of Connacht and the High Kings of Ireland, and the starting point for the epic Irish mythological event Táin Bó Cúailnge, Roscommon is a county that embraces and treasures human creativity in all its forms

Consistent support of the relationships between artistry, participation and resources has allowed the citizens of Roscommon to enjoy centuries of expression, and the county’s many artists, writers, musicians, dancers and storytellers can attest to the benefits to quality of life and wellbeing this affords. Today, Roscommon’s cultural centres, from Strokestown Park House to the Douglas Hyde Centre and Trinity Arts Centre, Castlerea all provide essential platforms for creative articulation, and events like the Boyle Arts Festival and the Ploughing Championships offer abundant opportunities for artistic collaboration.

Roscommon’s cultural centres, from Strokestown Park House to the Douglas Hyde Centre and Trinity Arts Centre, Castlerea all provide essential platforms for creative articulation.

As part of its Creative Ireland Culture and Creativity Strategy, Roscommon has organised an impressive array of projects and initiatives around the themes of identity, culture, and citizenship. A highlight on the programme is the Douglas Hyde Conference, which in 2017, focused entirely on creativity and featured new elements to enhance the participant experience.

 

Please note this is a first edition proof version only. The final strategy will be updated shortly.