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Scríbhneoireacht & Litríocht | Writing & Literature


Áisleann Bhéal an Mhuirthead, Belmullet, Mayo

097 81079 |

Ceardlann leis an Údar Ger Reidy / Workshop with Award Winning Poet and Author Ger Reidy

Award Winning Poet and Author Ger Reidy will host an evening where he will talk about the process of writing. Ger will also discuss what caused him to resort to writing, his influences outside the literary world and how these can be a reservoir of inspiration. Dé Luain 20ú Márta / Monday 20th March @ 7.30pm Le haghaidh tuilleadh eolais glaoigh 097 81079 nó ríomhphost


Linenhall St, Castlebar, Mayo

094 9023733 | |


Wednesday 8th March @ 8.00pm

Wordy Women and a Sweary Lady:

Lisa McInerney, Sinead Gleeson and Lisa Coen Celebrating International Women’s Day

Three of Ireland’s most formidable young women working in literature today join us for an evening of reading, dialogue and discourse about their work, and possibly life in general. Lisa McInerney’s debut novel The Glorious Heresies  won the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize. Her second novel, The Blood Miracles, will be published in April. Her work has featured in Winter Papers, The Stinging Fly, Granta and BBC Radio 4. Sinéad Gleeson’s essays have appeared in Granta, Banshee and Winter Papers. Her short story Counting Bridges was published in the 2016 anthology Looking at the Stars. She is working on a non-fiction collection and is the editor of short story anthologies, including The Long Gaze Back and award-winning The Glass Shore. Lisa Coen, who will chair the evening, is originally from Mayo. She has a PhD in Irish Drama, and is, with Sarah Davis-Goff, a co-founder of Tramp Press, an award-winning Irish publisher dedicated to finding and rediscovering exceptional fiction. Tramp has published Mike McCormack’s Solar Bones and Sara Baume’s Spill Simmer Falter Wither.

Adm. €10


Write by the Lake

Spring 2017 March 1st, 8th,15th,29th, April 5th, 12th.       Annexe Room, Lough Lannagh,   Westport Road,  Castlebar, Co Mayo.

 2pm. – 4.30pm each Wed. afternoon.

 This workshop offers an encouraging, guided space in which to write freely. It is not a workshop in craft although some guidance in craft will be included. Attendance each session is required for group cohesion.

 Facilitator. Jean Tuomey. B.A. H. Dip. M. SC in Ed. CAPF ( certified applied poetry facilitator with the National Assoc for Poetry Therapy in the US).

 90 euro.    Tea/coffee/ biscuits/water/pens/paper included.

 Places are limited so booking is essential. 

 Booking. or phone Jean 086 8471097

 A former teacher, Jean has been facilitating groups in Mayo since 2001.



Awards deadline 2018 announced 

Amateur Drama and Music Assistance Recording Awards and Tyrone Guthrie Residency now open for application for 2018. 

Deadline: 23rd October 2018 at 5pm. 

For more information and application forms go to: Funding Application Form

Mayo Arts Service: T:094 9064376 / 094 9064367, 

Awards deadline 2018 announced-read the full story.

Mayo County Council Arts Plan 2018 - 2022

Mayo County Council Arts Office is currently developing a new five-year strategic arts plan for the county, which will be produced early next year.

We are actively seeking the views of those involved and interested in the arts, at all levels, within the county. This includes arts venues, festivals, artists, communities and people who use, or who benefit from our service.

We would welcome your contribution. Please complete our Arts Plan questionnaire, link below. (Alternatively you can write, email or phone the arts office. Or you can request a word document of the questionnaire)

Our current arts plan can be viewed here Mayo County Council Strategic Arts Plan 2011-2016

A profile of the services we deliver is available on the website here

Arts Plan Questionnaire

Thank you for your time and interest.

We also have a  questionnaire specifically for young people: Young People Questionnaire


Contact Details: Arts Office, Mayo County Council, Áras an Contae, Castlebar, Co Mayo.


Phone: 094 90 47558 / 47471


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