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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown is a unique and culturally rich part of the country, and home to a vibrant creative community. DLR County Council has a strong track record having long invested in the area’s cultural capital, and down the years the Council has commissioned and produced an array of festivals, exhibitions, residencies, school projects and public art programmes to grow and sustain local arts development.

Our vision of Creative Ireland is that every person living in the County will have the opportunity to fully realise his or her creative potential. Participation and access are central to the vision. Connecting artists and other creators to communities is also regarded as essential to realising our Creative Ireland Programme.

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Culture and Creativity Team

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Catherine Gallagher

Creative Ireland Co-Ordinator / County Librarian


Katy Fitzpatrick

Creative Communities Engagement Officer


Therese Langan

Director of Service (Community & Cultural Development Dept.)


Deirdre Black

Heritage Officer


Róisín Cronin

Senior Staff Officer (Economic Development)


Ger Bourke

Senior Architect


Ciara Jones

Senior Executive Librarian


Sandra Kelly

Area Community Officer (Community Development/ Social Inclusion)


Richard Fitzpatrick

Climate Action Officer


Siobhán Nic Gaoithín

Age-Friendly Programme Manager & Social Inclusion Officer (Community Development/Social Inclusion)


Ruairí O'Dulaing

Senior Parks Superintendent


Kenneth Redmond

Arts Officer


Ciara O'Brien

Senior Librarian


Rónán Mac Lochlainn

Staff Officer [Comms Office]


Our Strategy

In order to achieve our vision for culture and creativity, we have identified six key priorities that are to be implemented over the timeframe of the Strategy. The process for identifying these Strategic Priorities has been achieved through public consultation and the alignment of objectives in existing culture-related strategies within DLR. ...

• Creative Place Making
• Empowering Creative Communities
• Creativity and Innovation
• Quality of Life and Well-Being
• Partnership and Collaboration
• Awareness Raising

Our ambition for Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown is to enable creativity in all its guises and forms to flourish and grow as an intrinsic part of life of the people, the place and the partnerships that lie at the heart of this Programme.


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