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Creative Cavan

Creative Ireland 2023-2027

The Creative Ireland Programme is an all-of-government initiative committed to enhancing access to, engagement with, and enjoyment of Ireland's culture and creativity.  

The vision of the Creative Ireland Programme 2023-2027 is to mainstream creativity in the life of the nation so that individually and collectively, in our personal lives and in our institutions, we can realise our full creative potential thereby promoting individual, community and national wellbeing.  Through the Creative Ireland Programme Creative Communities supports the partnership between the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and Irelands local authorities.

County Cavan is a haven for culture and creativity, boasting a collaborative and community-minded approach to the development of the arts that has produced such notable figures as 18th-century poet Cathal Buí Mac Giolla Ghunna ("Yellow Cathal McElgunn") and, more recently, celebrity chef and author Neven Maguire.  The opportunity embraced within the Cavan Culture and Creativity Strategy 2023-2027 is to support people's participation, inclusion and expression within communities and further strengthen local creative economies.

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Creative Cavan are delivering on an extensive range of events and activities in partnership with wide range of organisations to deliver new initiatives - find out more about the  wide range of delivery during 2023.

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Creative Play with Sensory Toy

Cruinniú na nÓg (Gathering of Youth) is an annual national day of free creative activities for children and young people under the age of 18 in Ireland.

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Holistic Harmonies @ the Library

A morning of song and music with local musicians.

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Creative Cavan 2024

Harnessing the creative potential of our people and communities is a cornerstone of the Creative Ireland Programme.

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Creative Cavan Open Call Grants 2024

Cavan County Council will award a limited number of grants to creative projects in the county under the Creative Ireland Programme.

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Creative Cavan 2023

Read about the many programmes and initiatives delivered in Cavan as part of the Creative Ireland Programme during 2023 below.