Loughmore to host inaugural ‘Purcell Picnic’

The village of Loughmore is gearing up to host its first ever Purcell Picnic. This event will celebrate the heritage, culture and history of Loughmore and will also act as a family reunion for members of the Purcell family who first came from Loughmore. The event will take place on Sunday June 23rd in Loughmore. […]

Cabragh Wetlands to host ‘Irish Night’ showcasing Ireland’s music, dance and storytelling

The Cabragh Wetlands are set to host an ‘Irish Night’. The night will be filled with Irish dance, music and storytelling. Directions to The Cabragh Wetlands visitor centre can be accessed on Google Maps with the Eircode – E41 T266. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 4th, 2024. Irish Night will run from […]

Minister Martin reflects on a year of momentum across Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media sectors

Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill enacted   Basic Income Scheme for 2000 Artists launched   Record €166.6m Sports Capital Funding    €30 million continued additional funding to support tourism development and new attractions    Additional funding to ensure the vibrancy of our Gaeltacht communities in the digital age   New dedicated Children’s Channel to […]

VitalSigns 2017 Reports Access To Healthcare As Top Priority For Irish People

The Community Foundation for Ireland, one of Ireland’s leading philanthropic organisations, today published a report entitled Ireland’s VitalSigns 2017, that grades the satisfaction of life in Ireland. Almost 1,000 people living in Ireland completed the citizens’ survey, rating Access to Healthcare as most important out of the 115 key social indicators presented. The Community Foundation for Ireland […]

43rd Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival

The 43rd Annual Birr Vintage Week and Arts Festival will take place from Friday 5th to Friday 12th August.  During that week the town of Birr will welcome locals and visitors, old friends and new to enjoy the historic atmosphere of this beautiful Georgian Heritage town.  Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival is one of […]

The Source welcomes the appointment of Mary Hanafin as minister for tourism, culture and sport

The Source Arts Centre welcomes the appointment of Mary Hanafin as the new Minister for the Arts (renamed Culture). The local connection is one to be celebrated, naturally, but her work to date makes her appointment one to be applauded. Minister Hanafin’s professional record to date incorporates work as a teacher of Irish and History, […]