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 Gaeltacha Team
Ealaín na Gaeltacha Board of Directors
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 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 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 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, 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.