Coole to launch winter cultural programme

Coole Park will once again play host to a celebration of culture and heritage with the Coole Park Winter Programme, which will be launched next week.

The programme will be launched by Mayor of County Galway Peter Feeney on Tuesday October 21 in Coole Visitors’ Centre at 3pm.

The programme is once again co-ordinated by the Friends of Coole in partnership with the National Parks and Wildlife Services, the Galway County Council, Galway Rural Development, Galway Education Centre, Fáilte Ireland West, and the community of Gort. The 2008 winter programme brochure will be available on Tuesday from Coole Park and it will also be widely available locally.

The Coole Park Cultural Programme aims to provide a series of high quality multi-disciplinary arts and heritage events to as wide and inclusive a local audience as possible in a site that has national and international cultural status. The programme events in spring and winter endeavour to showcase locally based artists and lectures on locally based topics. The programme was initiated in 2005 on a pilot basis and its success to date is largely due to the strong partnership of agencies and active community involvement in its organisation, delivery and support.

The programme aims to integrate arts, culture, heritage, and education with a series of events for adults, young people, and families. Dance, drama, genealogy, heritage, music, poetry, puppets, and storytelling features in this exciting new programme of events taking place between now and December. The programme has something for all ages and admission to all events is free.

Contact Coole Park Visitor Centre to get a programme after the launch, or for details on any of the events phone (091 ) 631804.



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