Cultural Development

The Achievements in Cultural Development are as follows:

A new arts centre to encourage and develop appreciation of and access to the arts has been established in Carrick-on-Shannon.

Further development of Leitrim Sculpture Centre has taken place.

Leitrim Design Centre is now established within the new arts centre, thus contributing to it's viability.

A mobile cinema has been established in the county and is being used to bring cinema, both mainstream and other, as well as other cultural activities to all parts of Leitrim.

County Leitrim Community Forum has undertaken a Peace II funded project to encourage local groups to become more involved in community development and networking.

County Leitrim Community Forum has now developed effective methods of represening the community and voluntary sector in the county.

The Forum is now represented on three SPC's of Leitrim County Council as well as many other bodies.

A Local Sports Partnership Steering Group was set up and an application to the Irish Sports Council was made for funding.

Two new swimming pool and gymnasium complexes were developed, a public one in Carrick-on-Shannon and a private one as part of a hotel development in Drumshanbo.

There are four priorities in the Cultural Development Action Plan and these are:

- Arts
- Community
- Sport
- Youth
  • Ireland Structural and Investment Funds
  • EU European Regional Development Fund