Ireland’s Edge Ballina: Awakening Creativity; Saturday, 29th February in The Jackie Clarke Collection

reland’s Edge returns to Ballina to discuss Ireland; where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we want to go.

About this Event

This February Ireland’s Edge returns to Ballina bringing together a compelling range of voices that span diverse disciplines, sectors and industries to discuss Ireland; where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we want to go.

Activists, entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, writers and artists consider some of the existential questions facing Ireland in this time of mass disruption, innovation and change.

We’ll hear how ideas of home and identity converge and how creative economies can thrive in peripheral locations. We’ll hear emerging perspectives on culture, community and society, and how these fresh outlooks can regenerate, rejuvenate and enrich the place we hold dear.

Ireland’s Edge will take place in The Jackie Clarke Collection. Tickets for this event may be purchased on Eventbrite


Professor Diarmaid Ferriter: Irish Historian and Broadcaster

Saoirse McHugh: Environmentalist

Dr. Patrick Collins: Lecturer in Economic Geography

Farah Elle: Singer/Songwriter

Nigel O’Reilly: Master Goldsmith

Dr. Rhetta Moran: RAPAR Chair of Trustees (Refugee and Asylum Seeker Participatory Action Research)

Orla Hughes: Commercial Manager, Portwest

Ola Mustapha: Social Inclusion and Supports to Asylum Seekers, Mayo.

Piarás MacEinri: Lecturer in Geography and European Studies, UCC

Tracey Keogh: Grow Remote

Professor Laoise McNamara: IRC Researcher of the Year, NUIG

Caitlín Nic Gabhann: Concertinist and Dancer

Ireland’s Edge Ballina is presented in partnership with Intel Ireland and kindly made possible by Mayo County Council, Creative Ireland, Hollister ULC and supported by the Irish Times and the Western People

The Jackie Clarke Collection