Aisling Project
Aisling - commissioned by Ealaín na Gaeltachta in 2016

Ealaín na Gaeltachta Teo. promotes the development of the contemporary and the traditional arts in the Gaeltacht and is a joint venture between Údarás na Gaeltachta and the Arts Council.

Ealaín na Gaeltachta provides services and grant schemes that support the development of arts organisations and individual artists. We also support training and mentoring support, as well as supporting initiatives that help build the capacity of and infrastructure for the arts in the Gaeltacht.

Three Arts Facilitators are employed by Ealaín na Gaeltachta in the various Gaeltacht regions (Connacht and Co. Meath, Munster, and Donegal) and the Arts Development Executive in Údarás na Gaeltachta oversees the project.

Ealaín na Gaeltachta Team

Micheál Ó Fearraigh
Micheál Ó Fearraigh
Arts Development Executive
Danielle Nic Pháidín
Danielle Nic Pháidín
Arts Facilitator Donegal
Beartla Ó Flatharta
Arts Facilitator Connaught & County Meath
Rachel Holstead
Rachel Holstead
Arts Facilitator Munster
Clíodhna Ní Bheaglaoich
Arts Administrator for Munster(part-time)
Margaret Anne Ní Fhearraigh
Máire Ní Thuathail Uí Laoi
Administrator of Cuisle (Traditional Arts for Youth Programme)
Freda Nic Giolla Chatháin
Arts Development Officer for Young People
Aoife Ní Chonghaile
Assistant Arts Officer for Young People

Ealaín na Gaeltacha Board of Directors

Siubhán Nic Grianna
Siubhán Nic Grianna
Chairperson - Language Planning Manager with Údarás na Gaeltachta

Siubhán promotes the work of Údarás and its activities in relation to Irish language planning, enterprise development and job creation. She works closely with organisation such as Ealaín na Gaeltachta and the language planning officers and committees to ensure that the public, other state agencies and all stakeholders are cognisant of the work that Údarás does and supports the active role that the Gaeltacht community play in economic, social, and cultural development of their communities.

Miriam Ní Néill
Miriam Ní Néill
Enterprise & Employment Executive

Miriam works in the Enterprise & Employment Division in Údarás and has specific responsibility for client companies in the content creation/audiovisual and life science sectors. Miriam has a keen interest in the arts, particularly amateur drama.

Mary Uí Chadhain
Mary Uí Chadhain
Director of Finance and Business Affairs in TG4

Mary Uí Chadhain lives in Gabhla, Caiseal, Co. Galway. She is Director of Finance and Business Affairs in TG4 and she is also company secretary of TG4. She is currently a Board Member of Údarás na Gaeltachta.

Lís Ní Dhálaigh
Director of Marketing, Development & Partnerships, TG4

Lís is from the West Kerry Gaeltacht. She is working with TG4 since its launch, currently as Director of Marketing, Development & Partnerships, and previously as Director of Acquisitions & Output. Lís played a key role in developing TG4’s children’s output Cúla4 and the TG4 channel brand. Lís has a post graduate Diploma in Arts Administration and prior to working in TV, she spent time working with the Gaelic Arts Project in Scotland and with the theatre group Na Fánaithe. She has a keen interest in community and youth based arts projects.

Paddy Glackin
Artist, Musician

Paddy Glackin, a well-known fiddler, is a Dublin native. Paddy was a founding member of the 'Bothy Band.' The TG4 Music Award for Musician of the Year in Irish Traditional Music has been awarded to a musician who has been praised for his contribution to music in Ireland for over 50 years. He also worked as a broadcaster, editor, and producer for RTÉ for many years.

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