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The Association of Local Authority Arts Officers ( ALA:AO) is a network representing the appointed Arts Officers in each of the 31 Local Authorities in Ireland. Local Authority Arts Offices throughout Ireland are a pivotal resource in the national arts infrastructure working at local level and as such the Association of Local Authority Arts Officers is an expert collective in terms of local arts development experience, expertise and practice. Local Authority Arts Offices play a critical role in developing and supporting the arts across the country with the first local Authority Arts Officer appointed in partnership with the Arts Council in County Clare in 1985.


Melanie Scott

Rhona Mc Grath

Vice Chair
Michelle Carew

Liz Burns

Carlow Arts Office

Arts Officer – Sinead Dowling
County Buildings, Athy Rd, Carlow, R93 E7R7
(059) 917 0300

Cavan Arts Office

Arts Officer – Catriona O’Reilly
Farnham Street, Cavan
(049) 437 8548

Clare Arts Office

Arts Officer – Siobhan Mulcahy
Clare County Library, Mill Road, Ennis, Co. Clare, V95 FX32
(065) 689 9091

Cork City Arts Office

Arts Officer – Michelle Carew
Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork, T12 T997
(021) 492 4000

Cork County Arts Office

Arts Officer – Ian McDonagh

(021) 4285984

Donegal County Council Arts Service

Arts Officer – Traolach Ó Fionnáin
Rosemount Lane, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
(074) 916 3832

Dublin City Arts Office

Arts Officer – Ray Yeates
Dublin City Arts Office, The LAB, Foley Street, Dublin 1
(01) 222 5455

Dublin Dún Laoghaire Arts Office

Arts Officer – Kenneth Redmond
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, A96 K6C9
(01) 205 4700

Dublin Fingal Arts Office

Arts Officer – Sarah O’Neill
Fingal County Council, County Hall, Swords, Co. Dublin, K67 X8Y2
(01) 890 5000

Dublin South Arts Office

Arts Officer – Orla Scannell
South Dublin County Council, County Hall Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24 A3XC
(01) 414 9000

Galway City Arts Office

Arts Officer – Ruth Mulhern
Galway City Council offices at City Hall, College Road, Galway
(091) 536 573

Gaway County Arts Office

Arts Officer – Sharon O’Grady
Áras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway, H91 H6KX
(091) 509 012/509 177

Kerry Arts Office

Arts Officer – Kate Kennelly
Kerry County Council, County Buildings, Rathass, Tralee, Co. Kerry
(066) 718 3541

Kildare County Coucil Arts Service

Arts Officer – Lucina Russell
Riverbank, Main Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
045 980872 / 087 2399212

Kilkenny Arts Office

Arts Officer – Mary Butler
Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny, R95 A39T
(056) 779 4547

Laois Arts Office

Arts Officer – Muireann Ni Chonaill
Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, JFL Ave., Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 EHP9
(057) 866 4000

Leitrim Arts Office

Arts Officer – Philip Delamere
Áras an Chontae, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Ireland. N41 PF67
(071) 962 1694

Limerick Arts Office

Arts Officer – Pippa Little
Limerick City and County Council Headquarters, Merchants Quay, Limerick, V94 EH90
(061) 556 370

Longford County Arts Office

Arts Officer – Shane Crossan
Aras an Chontae Great Water Street Longford, N39 NH56
(043) 333 3410

Louth Arts Office

Arts Officer – Moya Hodgers
Louth County Council, County Hall, Millennium Centre, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 KFW6
(042) 939 2912

Mayo County Council Arts Service

Arts Officer – Ann Marie McGing
Mayo County Council Arts Service, Mayo House, Moneen Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 N504
(094) 9064000

Meath Arts Office

Arts Officer – Gerardette Bailey
Meath County Council, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, County Meath, C15 Y291
(046) 9097000

Monaghan Arts Office

Oifigeach Ealaíona/ Arts Officer – Somgairle MacConghail
Comhairle Contae Mhuineachán, Teach an Mhargadh/ The Market House, Baile Mhuineachán /Monaghan Town
(047) 30500

Offaly Arts Office

Arts Officer – Sally O’Leary
Offaly County Council, Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Kilcruttin, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, R35 F893
(057) 934 6800

Roscommon Arts Office

Arts Officer – Rhona McGrath
Áras an Chontae, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon, F42 VR98
(090) 663 7100

Sligo Arts Office

Arts Officer – Mary McDonagh
Sligo County Council, City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo, F91 PP44
(071) 911 4465

Tipperary Arts Office

Arts Officer – Melanie Scott
Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, E45 A099
(0818) 06 5000

Waterford City & County Council Arts Office

Arts Officer – Conor Nolan
31-32 O’Connell St., Waterford, X91 RR2R
(051) 849 983

Arts Officer – Margaret Organ
Civic Offices, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
(058) 41416

Westmeath Arts Office

Arts Officer – Miriam Mulrennan
Westmeath County Council, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
(044) 933 2260

Wexford Arts Office

Arts Officer – Liz Burns
County Hall, Carriclawn, Wexford, Y35 WY93
(053) 919 6000

Wicklow County Arts Office

Arts Officer – Jenny Sherwin
Municipal District of Bray, Civic Offices, Main St. Bray, Co.Wicklow
(0404) 20155