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Cruinniu na nÓg, June 13th  

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Cruinniu na nÓg is a jam packed programme for you to enjoy from home. We have workshops in creative writing, puppetry, musical theatre, dance among others. We have theatre and music performances by young people of the County as well as youth film screenings! We will even showcase and announce new work in development such as babyGrove.

Some of the events will happen online on June 13th, others will be available in advance so that you have time to work on all your creative ideas and share your projects with us.
For the festival programme, click here –  


Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Community Response Forum have set up a new dedicated helpline, focused specifically on ensuring that the cocooning elderly, vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicines and fuels.

The Arts Office team are helping to man these phone lines while our buildings remain closed to the public.

This helpline can be reached at 01 271 3199 from 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week. You can also email covidsupport@dlrcoco.ie

Please share this phone number and email address with anyone who may need it.


Dave Flynn - Musician in Residence

Dave Flynn has started his DLR Residency, as the first of three Musicians-in-Residence for 2020 in a scheme jointly funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the Arts Council and managed by Music Network. The Residency will be online and Dave will be posting weekly video updates. More details

Printmaking at Home Workshop 

As part of the planned Graphic Studio Dublin 60 Anniversary show that was due to be exhibited in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon from 4 April - 19 May 2020 we had lots of workshops and talks planned for the Gallery Learning Programme...

Artist Clare Henderson has created some special online workshops for us all to try our hand at printmaking at home...the first one is now live 

Click HERE to view this video 

More details here.


Keeping in touch


During this challenging time the Council is providing continuous advice via social media channels. You can follow Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on Twitter and Facebook.

We have also had to change the way we work; you can find out more about accessing Council services here.

While the Arts Office, Grainstore and dlr LexIcon are currently closed to the public we are continuing to provide arts opportunities and activities online, so do follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

2020 Arts Grants announced

The 2020 Arts Grants awards have just been announced. These grants will encourage and enable the creation of new projects, events or educational opportunities such as exhibitions, performances and school workshops; all of which will be showcased or celebrated in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. The grants will also support artists’ career development.  Full details

dlr First Frames 2019/20 Awards

We've just announced the 2019/20 dlr First Frames Short Film Awards.  Chicken Out is a comedy/drama.  Written by Imelda Carroll, it will be directed by Richard Keane and produced by Nadege Dumont. Tacet is a horror-drama written by Riognach Ní Ghroighair, directed by Riognach and produced by Claire McCabe.  

Artists in conversation podcasts

You can now listen to recordings from our popular Artists in Conversation series by clicking here.

Exhibiting artists Paul Hallahan and Lee Welch in conversation with Rachael Gilbourne
Exhibiting artists Paul Hallahan and Lee Welch in conversation with Rachael Gilbourne. Image credit: Peter Cavanagh