Creative Ireland Fingal Programme 2017

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Creative Fingal

Creative Ireland - Fingal Programme 2017

Fingal is defined by a unique natural heritage of coastline, waterways, landscape and wildlife, and a rich cultural heritage of local history, music and folklore. The county has strong traditions of horticulture, agriculture and fishing coupled with a rich heritage dating back thousands of years, from the passage tombs of Bremore to medieval settlements such as Swords and Lusk, and castles like Malahide and Ardgillan. With an 88km coastline stretching from Howth to north of Balbriggan, three large protected estuaries and salt marsh habitats with 13 major beaches, our natural heritage has a strong conservation and amenity value.

Our greatest resource is our people. Fingal has the third biggest, fastest growing and youngest population in Ireland. The vibrancy and diversity of our culture is one of our greatest assets.

Under the Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022, local authorities have a crucial role in the overall local delivery of the entire Creative Ireland Programme and are exclusively mandated, through their culture teams, to deliver Pillar 2 of the programme – Enabling Creativity in Every Community. This devolution of responsibility for Creative Ireland to local authorities is inspired by the extraordinary impact of collaborative local authority co-ordinated projects for the centenary of 1916. This Plan sets out the beginning of Fingal’s part in this five-year journey, a truly important national policy initiative centred on culture and wellbeing.

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