Monthly Archives: November 2018

Pride of Place Award for Open Circle


Open Circle Community Arts are honored  to have receive an award for Creative Place in the 2018 all Ireland Pride of Place awards .  IPB Pride of Place is an all-island competition that acknowledges the work that communities are doing all over the island of Ireland.  The competition focus is about people coming together to shape, change and improve daily lives in their communities.

Citation from the Judges
“…………the key to this entry is that it makes the arts accessible to women of all ages engendering mutual encouragement and inspiration in those involved and a very palpable sense of community……….”








Pictured in the photograph collecting the award are Katherine Rossiter 2018 Open Circle participant, Mary Butler arts officer Kilkenny Co Co, Sheila Jordan community development worker Open Circle,  with Collette Byrne CEO Kilkenny Co Co and Cathaoirleach Eamon Aylward.