Eoghan O Neill 2018 Award

At the AGM we announced that we would be introducing and annual members award to recognise our founder and former Chairperson Eoghan O Neill RIP. One of the proposals is for an annual members award in his memory. Eoghan saw need for an Arts group in West Wicklow. One which would accepting of all Artist and Creatives. One in which all members would work towards the betterment of all. where each person’s practice would be honoured, where there was an open skill sharing and celebration of natural creativity in all. Members will be asked to nominate a fellow member for this award, considering the qualities that inspired Eoghan to form Cruthu. Be alert for what your fellow members are doing and how they inspire you. Who will it be? Know your fellow members – watch, learn, be inspired…………………….

Kildare Youth Project

The Committee have been in touch with Annette Wooley from Kildare Youth Project. She is asking Cruthu to collaborate in some way with a community / Youth Arts Project she facilitating with young people in Blessington, Dunlavin and Baltinglass. The project is entitled ‘ Snapchat – conversations and connections captured on canvas.’ The project will culminate in November 2018 with an exhibition. If any member would like to be involved – contact Sally for further information.

Cruthu Summer Artsfest August 18/19

After the success of 2017 summer Artfest we are doing it again!!. Invited Craft Artists / demonstrations / children’s art activities. All members are invited to help and participate. More details to follow.

Dunlavin Festival of Art

Dunlavin Festival of Art 15th / 16th and the 17th of June. Please email if us if you wish to participate. We are looking for member(s) who will take responsibility to organise this event. Participating members will need to be available to share rota duty over the weekend and drop art to Russborogh before Thursday 14th June, or direct to Dunlavin on Friday 15th at 12 noon. Venue details to follow.

Community Arts Training for Cruthú Members

(Cruthu Members Only)
Calling members who are interested in learning skills to facilitate Community Arts Projects:


This initiative aims to introduce participants to COMMUNITY EDUCATION (3X2.5 HR SESSIONS). And if this is successful and there is sufficient interest, the group would then progress to further tutored sessions on ‘DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY EDUCATION ARTS PROJECT’.

This will only proceed if sufficient members can commit to the initial 3 Introductory sessions.

Please reply by email / text to express your interest as soon as possible. Judy Heffernan has offered to be Cruthú liaison person to get this initiative up and running. Once we know numbers we can arrange suitable times for the sessions.


Eamonn and Committee.