Feature Article
Welcome to the October edition of our Newsletter
News this month
Artist in the Community Scheme - Second Round 2017: Successful Applicants
Dairena Ní Chinnéide announced as DCU Irish-Language Writer-in-Residence 2017-18
Colin Dunne appointed Traditional Artist in Residence 2017-18 at University College Cork
Arts Council announces appointment of new Strategic Development Director
Arts Council to commission review of venues network
Grants and Awards
Arts Council Artists in Community scheme - Bursary Award 2017: Collaborative Art and Activism
Touring and Dissemination of Work July and December 2018 / Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme Advance Planning 2019
News from the community
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Public Art Programme: call for proposals for Traditional Music Public Art Commission
Dairena Ní Chinnéide announced as DCU Irish-Language Writer-in-Residence 2017-18

The Arts Council and Dublin City University are pleased to announce the appointment of poet, Dairena Ní Chinnéide, as Irish-Language Writer-in-Residence for the academic year 2017-2018. The position is funded jointly by the Arts Council and DCU.

The Arts Council has a long-standing partnership with a number of Irish universities offering Writer-in-Residence/Fellowship positions to provide university students with an opportunity to work with and learn from a professional writer of distinction, and to enable writers to develop their work while in a position of relative financial stability.


Dairena Ní Chinnéide holds a BA in Communication Studies from DCU and the Ard-Dioplóma i Staidéar an Aistriúcháin from NUI Galway. She is a prodigious writer and has published the following collections: Fé Gheasa/ Spellbound (Arlen House, 2016), Labhraíonn Fungie - Fungie Speaks (Ponc Press, 2015), Cloithear - Aistear Anama (Coiscéim, 2013), Bleachtaire na Seirce (Coiscéim, 2010), Poll na mBabies (Coiscéim, 2008), Máthair an Fhiaigh/ The Raven’s Mother (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2008), An tEachtrannach/Das Fremde/The Stranger (Púca Press, 2008), An Trodaí & Dánta Eile/ The Warrior and Other Poems (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2006).