MALLOW: Hosts 3rd annual Cork County Council ‘Creative Ireland Conference’

17 October 2019
By Elaine Murphy
elaine@TheCork.ie

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The 3rd Annual Creative Ireland County Cork Conference, took place in the Hibernian Hotel in Mallow today from 10:00 – 17:00.

Creative Ireland is a national programme that seeks to put culture at the heart of who we are and what we do as a people.

The focus of the Conference this year wason supporting creativity in young people in the understanding that we are never too young to express ourselves and explore every avenue of creativity.

There was a wonderful line-up of speakers for the 2019 Conference including Stefani Preissner, Mary McGrath, Justine Foster, Sarah Fitzgerald and staff of Cork County Council’s Library Service gave an overview of some of the wonderful cultural opportunities for young people to avail of through their local library branch.

Short films produced by young people were shown on the day.

‘Creative Ireland is making a real difference in the County of Cork with communities and individuals getting involved in a range of different creative undertakings’ said the Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Christopher O’Sullivan. ‘The Creative Ireland County Cork Conference is this year focussing on supporting creativity in young people – a wonderful opportunity for people to learn about a range of different opportunities and how vital youthful creativity and cultural expression is for all of us’.

The conference formed part of the Creative Ireland Programme in the County of Cork and is an action of County Cork’s Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022.

Eamonn Kelly, DCHG principal officer, speaking at the Creative Ireland County Cork conference organised by Cork County Council, at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow, Co Cork. Picture: David Keane.

Rory Bunce, Cork County Library and Charles Mortell, Mallow Field Club, at the Creative Ireland County Cork conference organised by Cork County Council, at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow, Co Cork.
Picture: David Keane.

Evelyn Mullen of St Mary’s Secondary School, Mallow, chatting with Jesse Dorrington of Cork County Council, at the Creative Ireland County Cork conference organised by Cork County Council, at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow, Co Cork.
Picture: David Keane.

Cork County Council officials Conor Nelligan, Heritage Officer, Ian McDonagh Arts Officer, Aileen Loughrey, Irish Officer and Emer O’Brien, Cork County Library, along with Eamonn Kelly of DCHG, attending the Creative Ireland County Cork conference organised by Cork County Council, at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow, Co Cork.
Picture: David Keane.

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