Bright Sparks – A Leitrim Youth Theatre Carrigallen Drama Project

If you’re aged between 14 and 18 with an interest in theatre and drama and struggling to cope in your school environment, an early school leaver, unique special abilities, or feeling you don’t fit in to other activities, Bright Sparks might be for you.

This unique project aims to provide quality theatre skills delivered at a slow pace, in a small group, inviting the participants to explore their own unique talents, find their own voice, discover new ways of expressing themselves, and engage in a fun creative way where these skills gained, can be translated to stage, or to the bigger stage of life.

The next term of 10 weeks commences on Thursday 20th September from 7.30pm to 9pm in Bredagh Old School Carrigallen.   This project is part funded by Leitrim County Council, The Arts Council and the HSE.

There are currently a limited number of places available. For further information and enrolment details please contact Maura at 087 903643.



Vacancy - Drumshanbo Artists Studios

Leitrim County Council Arts Office and Library Service is seeking interest from artists of any arts discipline who would like to take up residence in Studio 2 at Market House, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim (Drumshanbo Library Building).

In lieu of rent, artists instead give the equivalent of one hour per week to workshops or collaborative programmes with community, school or library groups developed by the artist in partnership with Leitrim County Council Arts Office and Leitrim Library Service.

Closing Date 12 midnight on Friday 31st August 2018




Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon County Councils announce two new film awards.

As part of a new partnership Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon County Councils have come together with filmmakers from the three counties with a view to enabling the film sector here to grow and develop.​ Each of the three local authorities involved in this project recognise the value of film as an artform and the contribution that film can make to the region - socially, culturally and economically. In adopting a regional approach, we recognise that we can achieve a lot more by harnessing the capacity, resources and energy of agencies and practitioners of all three counties.

As part of that, for 2018, we have introduced two new bursary programmes for filmmakers based in Sligo, Leitrim or Roscommon - A Film Collaboration Bursary for collaboration between a writer and filmmaker and a Film Completion Award for film projects already underway. The closing date for both opportunities is 30th June 2018.



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Culture & Creativity Strategy 2018 - 2022 launched

At its last meeting, the members of Leitrim County Council adopted the council's first Culture & Creativity Strategy. The vision of Creative Ireland is that every person in Ireland will have the opportunity to fully realise his or her creative potential. The Creative Ireland Vision for Leitrim is to nurture and foster creative expression in all its diversity; embrace and welcome new ideas; and create the conditions to help turn those ideas into reality and embed creativity into all aspects of the social, economic and cultural life of Leitrim. The new strategy sets out the priorities to achieve that objective in a comprehensive plan and as well as achieving that under the Creative Ireland programme, a central purpose of the strategy is to act as guidance and a key influencer in the development of all cultural policies and corporate planning developed during the tenure of the Creative Ireland programme.



  • Ireland Structural and Investment Funds
  • EU European Regional Development Fund