County Mayo (IE)

County Mayo (Mhaigh Eo) is located on Ireland’s west coast and is often described as one of Ireland’s hidden treasures. Home to more than 120,000 people and 86 towns and villages, it has plenty to offer residents and tourists alike. See for more general information about the county.

Given the geographical scale of County Mayo, through strategic partnership, a network of excellent, dedicated arts venues has been developed in the county; The Linenhall Arts Centre (Castlebar), Ballina Arts Centre, Ballinglen Arts Foundation (Ballycastle), Áras Inis Gluaire (Belmullet), The Custom House Studios (Westport), The Heinrich Böll Cottage (Achill), Town Hall Arts Centre (Charlestown)

All provide different opportunities and supports for visual artists and receive ongoing support from the Arts Office.

A huge number of artists (of all disciplines) live and work in County Mayo, with the largest cohort being visual artists – currently over 250.


CHANGING TRACKS Mayo County Council European Public Art Project – Seminar at GMIT, Castlebar

Thursday 25th and Friday 26th September

Following on from the success of the launch of the CHANGING TRACKS project on the Greenway in County Mayo, a two day seminar will take place in September.

The seminar is aimed at artists, curators, arts professionals and related organisations.   During day 1 the CHANGING TRACKS artists will discuss the process of creating the artworks, there will be an independent reflection on the project by Gemma Tipton, Art critic with the Irish Times, an artist’s case study on developing a career internationally with Jesse Jones, and an open Q&A session with all speakers and project managers from the three regions.

The second day will include a tour of the artworks and finish with extremely useful and practical information and presentations from EU funding experts, with information and advice on accessing EU culture funding and how to write good applications.

This is a free event and all are welcome.  Booking is essential.

To book contact Gaynor Seville, Public Art Co-ordinator via or Tel 094 904 7561.

A short film giving a brief snapshot of the County Mayo artworks and launch event can be seen via this link

Seminar brochure available at below link:

Changing Tracks Seminar 25th & 26th September



Official Launch by Senator Fiach Mac Conghail

Director of the Abbey Theatre

The Mill Times Hotel, Westport, Mayo

1pm Saturday 12th July 2014

Buffet lunch provided.

The launch will be followed by a brief walking tour of the artworks created in Westport and a bus tour to a number of the artworks further along the Greenway.  The bus will return no later than 6.00pm.

Spaces on the bus are free but must be booked in advance as there is limited capacity.

Booking through Mayo Arts Office Public Art Co-ordinator, Gaynor Seville

094-9047561 |

This is a free event and all are welcome to attend.

Locations of artworks on Great Western Greenway:

Aideen Barry has two installations:

1 – inside a small folly building behind the old convent in Westport (take the Greenway behind Clew Bay Bike Hire)

2 – inside the water tower behind the Mulranny Park Hotel

There will also be QR codes installed along the Greenway which will take you to her animations, and her limited edition publication will be available to loan from a variety of places along the Greenway, libraries, hotels, B&Bs etc from August.

Xevi Bayona’s installation is on the Newport Viaduct

Noah Rose has four ‘Event Cabinets’:

1 – by the large viaduct in Westport (near to Westport train station) This is also very close to Aideen Barry’s installation

2 – by the Newport Viaduct

3 – along the Mulranny to Achill stretch of the Greenway (15min walk from the Water Tower)

4 – at Achill Sound on the Quay.