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Newgrange, over 5000 years old World Heritage site, Co Meath


The Cultural Sector in Meath is a vibrant one, encompassing a broad range of people, places, and activities. Artists and creatives of many disciplines live and work in Meath and, together with professional arts organisations and amateur and community groups engaged in cultural activity, there is a considerable pool of creative talent and enterprise in the county.

Building on the success of programmes such as Kells Creative Placemaking, Solstice Diversity Programme, Writer-in-Residence Programme, Clayton Woollen Mills Project, Cruinniú na nÓg, and new awards such as the Máire Mhac an tSaoí Gradam Fhílíocht na Gaeilge and the Community Heritage Programmes, we now look forward to developing even more exciting projects in partnership with communities and stakeholders in the years ahead.

Through our expanding Culture and Creativity Team, and with added expertise from across the organisation, we look forward to leading and engaging with our Culture and Creativity Strategy over the next five years. In particular, we look forward to working with the Creative Ireland Programme in animating our new cultural infrastructure e.g., Bettystown Library and Community Facility, Trim Library and Cultural Centre, Meath County Archive, Kells Printing Works, and the Courthouse Cultural Hub.

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Clayton Woollen Mills Project in Navan unveils fascinating insights into over 150 years of industrial legacy

Culture and Creativity Team

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Maedhbh Rogan-McGann

County Librarian, Creative Ireland Coordinator


Emma Prunty

Creative Communities Engagement Officer


Kieran Kehoe

Chief Executive, Meath County Council


Shauna Smith

Senior Executive Librarian


Tom French

Local Studies Librarian


Gerardette Bailey

County Arts Officer


Loreto Guinan

Heritage Officer


Robert Miles

Conservation Officer


Belinda Quirke

Director, Solstice Arts Centre


Barry Lynch

Director of Services


Patricia Fallon

County Archivist


Nóirín Murphy

Irish Language Officer


Ben Malone

Biodiversity Officer


Our Strategy

Meath County Council is proud to be at the forefront of support for the arts, heritage and literature in Meath, support for which ensures meaningful cultural engagement, delivery of Creative Ireland objectives and participation for the county’s citizens. ...

We will conserve and promote our cultural and literary inheritance and encourage and support new and emerging writers. We aim to mainstream culture within the local authority and seek the appointment of professionals to deliver integrated cultural services as envisaged by Creative Ireland. We intend to nurture and support artists and creators in their professional work though financial support, research and professional development, working space and promotion. We will enhance our cultural and creative infrastructure to foster local, professional, amateur and community initiatives and generate both life enhancing and economic benefits for all.


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