Musicians on stage

South Dublin
Culture and Creativity Plan 2017

With a powerful native cultural legacy and an unflagging dedication to the expression of the more than 120 different nationalities which form their community, South Dublin is a wellspring of creative inspiration.

From Clondalkin’s Round Tower Heritage Centre to the Hell Fire Project in the Dublin Mountains and the development of Tallaght as a creative hub in the county, South Dublin’s ambition to blend the old with the new serves as a cultural beacon on Ireland’s eastern shores. Indeed, the sprawling suburb of Tallaght, home to more than 75,000 residents, also boasts such notable arts institutions as the Civic Theatre, RUA RED and the County Library.South Dublin’s part in the five-year Creative Ireland programme lends a distinct yet diverse flavour to the initiative, beginning by focussing on the themes of identity, culture and citizenship.

The sprawling suburb of Tallaght, home to more than 75,000 residents, also boasts such notable arts institutions as the Civic Theatre, RUA RED and the County Library.

Highlights of the South Dublin Culture and Creativity Plan include the Artist & Creatives Collaborative Practice Award, with a €15,000 prize for the successful project proposal, and the Unwrapped Winter Festival, an outdoor spectacle event featuring 300 children, young people and adults from South Dublin County’s youth, schools and community arts groups.

This is a first edition of the Local Authority Culture and Creativity Plan and is subject to change.