Cootehill Arts Festival has been nominated for an IPB Pride of Place 2018
Left to Right - Connie Whelan (treasurer), William Beattie (Judge), Rachel Sherlock (Secratary), Sinead Tormey (Cavan CoCo), Donal Connolly (Judge), Laura Murray (Chairperson), Liam Cosgrove (PRO), Una Brennan (PRO).
Cootehill Arts Festival has been nominated for an IPB Pride of Place 2018 award in the Creative Place category. In association with Co-Operation Ireland, it is an all island competition, the purpose of which is to acknowledge the work being done every day by communities all over the island of Ireland.
The judges arrived in Cootehill on the 19th July and were treated to a presentation about the festival, its history and its impact on the town and surrounding areas. Following on from this they were taken on a tour of the town, met a few characters along the way and then off to Cootehill Enterprise Centre where they were saw a sneak preview of some scenes from Pat McCabes ‘Bring Me The Head of Dermot Healy’ performed by Cootehills own Aisteoirí Muinchille.
On Saturday 17th November, the winners will be revealed at a gala awards ceremony in Cork City Hall. Whatever the result, Cootehill Arts Festival are delighted to have been nominated by Cavan County Council for this award.