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Waterford City and County Council (WCCC) have embraced the Creative Communities Pillar of Creative Ireland since 2017. Through provision of Open Calls to encourage communities and individuals to apply for funding, Waterford’s creativity is highlighted in many inspiring initiatives ranging from heritage, crafts & environmental projects to artistic collaborations, choirs, murals and more.

Waterford’s Culture Team is a multi-disciplinary grouping made up of experienced individuals from Waterford Council including arts, library, heritage, conservation, archives, museums and others. This team grows from strength to strength as Creative Ireland progresses and initiates collaborative projects such as The Placenames Project, Diverse Waterford Oral History & Digital Skills. Waterford Cultural Quarter hosts CreateFest, Waterford’s Festival of Creativity to inspire and showcase the excellent creative work taking place in Waterford City and County.

Creative Waterford has worked with a range of education stakeholders to deliver a wide diversity of projects, particularly in the area of community education. Developing strong links with children and adults and promoting the value of creativity in education at all ages is a particularly rewarding aspect of Creative Waterford that continues year on year.

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Waterford Designers & Makers Exhibition

Culture and Creativity Team

Laughing conductor

Katherine Collins

Cultural Quarter Project Manager, Creative Ireland Coordinator


Michael Walsh

Chief Executive, Waterford County Council


Kieran Kehoe

Director of Service


Eamonn McEneaney

Director of Waterford Treasures Three Museums in the Viking Triangle


Sinead O'Higgins

Executive Librarian


Jane Cantwell

City and County Librarian


Billy Duggan

Economic Department, Senior Executive Officer


Bernadette Guest

Heritage Officer


Joanne Rothwell

Archivist Records Manager


Máire Seo Breathnach

Irish Officer/Oifigeach Gaeilge


Claire Hartley

Communications Officer


Margaret Organ

Arts Officer


Conor Nolan

Arts Officer


Rosemary Ryall

Architectural Conservation Officer


Rosemary Ryan

Keeper Waterford Treasures - 3 Museums in the Viking Triangle


Jim Lenane

Assistant Irish Officer


Our Strategy

Creative Waterford’s Culture and Creativity Strategy focuses on Waterford’s commitment to establishing, developing and supporting Creative Communities in rural and urban areas. An emphasis on up-skilling communities and individuals to fully realise their creative potential is at the heart of our commitment to Waterford’s strategy. The creation of a cultural and creative ecosystem that promotes the values of inclusivity, access, participation and engagement in society is the driving force for the strategy.