Via Fingal County Council:
Fingal County Council invites applications for the Artists’ Support Scheme 2020, which provides funding of up to €4,000 to assist individual professional artists to develop their practice.
The Scheme is open to practising artists working in music, visual art, drama, literature, dance and other forms at all stages in their professional careers who were born, have studied, or currently reside in the Fingal administrative area.
Artists can apply for funding under one of three Application Types: Residency, Travel/Professional Development, and Bursary towards the Development of Work.
Projects or initiatives supported by the fund must take place from May 1 to December 31, 2020.
Application form here
Closing date February 22 at 4pm.
St. Cronan’s National School, Swords, County Dublin.
Sinn Fein candidate Anne Graves with Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald and Sinn Fein TD Louise O’Reilly a polling station where Ms Graves voted in the Dublin Fingal constituency for a by- election, among four taking place today around the country.
Early turnout low as ballots cast in four by-elections (RTÉ)
Enjoy you art al fresco?
The third annual Dublin Plein Air painting festival is a seven day event bringing artists from all over Ireland and the world to scenic Fingal and Farmleigh House in the Pheonix Park.
The outdoor painting festival runs from the 17 to 23 June and will host paint outs (as above), workshops and daily competitions.
Workshop tutors include the best of Irish and foreign plein air artistic talent and include Una Sealy – RHA , Kate Kos, Vicki Norman , Greig Neal – AURA, Dave West, Blaise Smith – RHA
This is the ideal opportunity for artists to learn from the masters and as with the previous years the focus is enjoying Fingal’s beautiful scenery, making friends and painting outdoors.
Dublin Plein Air Festival
Top Pic: Dublin Plein Air Festival 2018
Fingal Council HQ.
Dog owners and their pets demonstrating in opposition to the newly-adopted, punitive dog ‘off the leash‘ bye-law (4.7) by Fingal County Council which restricts ‘no Lead activity’ to designated, fenced-in areas and specific times (in smaller parks).
Previously: If Dogs Run Free
Fingal Dog Owners Group (Fingal D.O.G) hold a protest march last Month through Malahide village in opposition to the dog ‘off-leash’ bye-law by Fingal County Council which restricts off-leash activity to to designated fenced-in areas and specific times (in smaller parks).
A public meeting to discuss a dog off-leash by-law is to be held in Fingal County Council.
All 40 Fingal County Councillors will attend the meeting later.
They are to discuss with the residents and dog owners the adoption of the controversial by-law, which was introduced last June.
There is growing public demand to reverse the by-law as it prohibits people from walking their dogs off their leads between 11am and one hour before dusk in some public parks
Sign petition here
Controversy over dog off-leash by-law in Fingal (RTÉ)
Previously: Where We Go One We Go All
From left: Anel Kvrgic, Cllr Natalie Treacy, Cllr Paul Donnelly, Dylan Brady and Cllr Tania Doyle in Millenium Park
They wanted a free, public calisthenics area in their local park.
So they took it to
City Hall Fingal Civic Offices.
A calisthenics area has now been installed by Fingal County Council in Millennium Park in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 after a suggestion by two Fingal residents, Anel Kvrgic and Dylan Brady.
Anel and Dylan initially approached the council with the idea of creating the area to “promote fitness and health in the community”.
Public Playgrounds (Fingal)
Pic Orla Murray/ SON Photo