North Leitrim Glens Development Company Ltd by Guarantee

130 seat theatre in a converted church, natural acoustics, superb technical facilities, a recording facility, self catering accommodation. Our programmes: best of contemporary, world, traditional, folk music, feast of theatre, readings, children’s events, Irish language and cinema. Our mission: to become a space for artistic incubation. Enabling excellence in artistic practice. We reach 8-10K people a year. We have an IFI project 2018-2023, Arts North West radio show Ocean FM.


Manorhamilton, County Leitrim



Type of organisation:

NGO/ community-based organisation/ charity


  • Arts and Culture
  • Education and training
  • Heritage
  • Peace and reconciliation
  • Rural development
  • Services for people with disabilities
  • Social inclusion
  • Young people / youth work


  • Development of education and training materials and programmes
  • European learning networks and exchanges
  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Cultural and artistic innovation

EU Project Experience

No experience

This organisation is new to EU funding and will be supported by the Access Europe team.

EU Funding Goals

The Glens would like to build relations with like minded bodies to ultimately partner on a project.


Our Director, Brendan Murray, has worked on a previous European project through Celtic Neighbours for Donostia European Capital of Culture 2016 whereby he worked with Irish, Scottish and Basque artists for an outdoor show, rehearsed in Ireland/Scotland and presented in Donostia.

We are a busy all year round Arts Centre with excellent resources and accommodation onsite, with Youth Theatres and 3 Theatres-in-Residence.

We organise two annual festivals;

  • The Glen to Glen Piping Festival offers an exploration and presentation of the native piping tradition (the Uileann/Irish pipes are a recognised UNESCO ‘unique cultural heritage’ ), whereby we present workshops, demonstrations and concerts. We would like to develop relations with other piping traditions, e.g. Scottish, Breton, Galician, Northumbrian etc.Éigse Chluainín.
  • We run a multi disciplinary irish language festival through the medium of Gaeilge, our native language. We are particularly intereste in linking with other European minority language bodies.


Contact Name:

Brendan Murray

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