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Arts Office Publications

‘The Green Bough’ Mayo County Council, 2012 (Publication of images and writing by older people in Co. Mayo)

‘Still Life in Green & Red’ Mayo County Council, 2012 (CD to accompany a public art LANDMARK Residency by Ian Wilson)

‘En Route’ Mayo County Council, 2010 (Catalogue & CDs to accompany a public art project by Aileen Lambert in Bekan, Ballindine & Tulrahan)

‘Pilgrimage’ Mayo County Council, 2010 (Catalogue to accompany a public art project by Tom Meskell in Aughower)

'Altered Images' IMMA, 2009  (Catalogue to accompany the 'Altered Images' touring exhibition, which was an initiative of Mayo County Council, South Tipperary County Council and IMMA)

'Following the Whitethorn' Mayo County Council, 2009  (A public Arts Project, recorded and produced by Michael Fortune, who compiled a collection of superstitious beliefs on video with people in Ballinrobe and the surrounding areas.)

'New Ground Lost Seeds' Mayo County Council in partnership with Dead Good Guides, 2009  (Documenting the work of Artists in Residence, John Fox & Sue Gill, during Bealtaine 2008)

‘Force 12 Writers Festival’ Mayo County Council, 2008 (Documenting 15th year of Force 12 Writers Festival in Belmullet in 2005)

'This time, this place' MayoCounty Council, 2007 (A public art project, with photographs by Jim Vaughan and the people of Clare Island and a poem by Macdara Woods)

'Bread and Puppet Theatre Residency - Mayo County Council, 2007 (DVD documenting work of Artists in Residence, Bread and Puppet with Mayo Artsquad, during Bealtaine 2007)

'Present Tense - Words & Pictures' Mayo County Council, 2006 (Collection of poetry and photography by Mayo poets and photographers, edited by Macdara Woods & Jim Vaughan)

'Between Colours - Mayo County Council Artists' Mentoring & Networking Programme' Mayo County Council, 2006 (Description and Evaluation of the Artists' Mentoring and Networking Scheme)

'Creative Reverie - Meeting the Person as an Artist' Mayo County Council, 2002 (Documents the work of artist in residence, Deirdre Walsh in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Castlebar).

Chris Doris, '40 Days & 40 Nights', Mayo County Council, 2001 (Documents Chris Doris' residency on Croagh Patrick)

The below five publications were anthologies of creative writing from writers in Mayo, edited by the Writer-in-Residence at the time.

'The West and Beyond - Mayo 5' edited by Neil Donnell, Mayo County Council, 1998

'The Mayo Anthology 4' edited by Michael Gorman, Mayo County Council, 1994

'Force 10 in Mayo' edited by Dermot Healy, Mayo County Council, 1991

'The Mayo Anthology' edited by Richard Murphy, Mayo County Council, 1990

'New Writings from the West' edited by Val Mulkearns, Mayo County Council, 1988


All publications available on request from the Arts Office

Mayo Arts Service

Mayo County Council
Top Floor,
Cedar House,
Mooneen Road,
Co. Mayo.
Phone: Mayo Arts Service: 094 9064376 / 094 9064367 Disability Arts Coordinator: 094 9064370
Open: Open Monday - Friday
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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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