What is the Creative Ireland Programme?

Creative Ireland connects people, creativity and wellbeing. It is an all-of-government culture and wellbeing programme that inspires and transforms people, places and communities through creativity.

We are committed to the vision that every person in Ireland should have the opportunity to realise their full creative potential.

Established in 2017, Creative Ireland was born out of Ireland 2016, the hugely successful state initiative to mark the hundredth anniversary of the Easter Rising. The Programme drew inspiration from the extraordinary public response to the Centenary and the thousands of largely culture-based events exploring issues of identity, community, culture, heritage and citizenship.

Through partnerships with local and national government, cultural and enterprise agencies and local enterprise, we create pathways and opportunities for people and communities to unlock their creative potential.

We believe in the power and creative potential of people, organisations and government departments working together, sharing expertise, to catalyse ideas and action. Through our focus and co-ordination, we will forge an eco-system of creativity.

The Programme is built around key themes:

Creative YouthCreative CommunitiesCreative Health and WellbeingCreative Climate Action and Creative Industries.

For full details on Creative Ireland see: https://www.creativeireland.gov.ie/en

To find out what is happening in County Monaghan or to learn more about our past projects click here.

Follow us on twitter @CreativeMonagh2 or Facebook @CreativeMonaghan

Contact us at creative@monaghancoco.ie


Monaghan County Council Cultural and Creativity Strategy 2023-2027

Monaghan County Council has developed a new five year Cultural and Creativity Strategy 2023-2027 in association with Creative Ireland. Our vision is that by 2027, County Monaghan is a place where individuals and communities actively engage in cultural and creative opportunities which nurture our creative talent and mindset, whilst contributing to individual, social and economic benefits.

Each year we wish to develop a programme of work/events which corresponds with one or more of the strategy priorities.

Download our strategy below


Monaghan Creative Cultural Strategy 2023 27

Straitéis Cultúir Agus Cruthaitheachta 2023–2027

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