Traction Community Partners

Tuesday, 14 July, 2020

Traction is a project that places collaboration with communities at its core.

It is important to Irish National Opera that the work we do in communities has genuine value, benefit and is of interest to the people we’re engaging. With this in mind, INO is working with three community partners to help realise outreach projects in three different areas of the country. Although all three of these partner organisations are very different to one another in terms of their day to day function, all three have invaluable experience and connections to the communities that Traction is seeking to engage with.

Meet Our Community Partners


Conradh na Gaeilge

Is é Conradh na Gaeilge fóram daonlathach phobal na Gaeilge. Tá níos mó ná 200 craobh agus an iliomad ball aonair ag an gConradh ar fud na cruinne, baill a bhíonn ag saothrú chun úsáid na teanga a chur chun cinn ina gceantar féin. Is í príomhaidhm na heagraíochta an Ghaeilge a spreagadh mar ghnáth-theanga labhartha na hÉireann. Bhunaigh Dubhghlas de hÍde, Eoin Mac Néill, agus comhghleacaithe leo Conradh na Gaeilge ar 31 Iúil 1893.

Established in 1893 by Douglas Hyde, Eoin MacNeill, and his colleagues, Conradh na Gaeilge is the democratic forum for the Irish-speaking community. Conradh na Gaeilge has over 200 branches and dozens of individual members all over the world, who work to promote the use of the language in their area. The main aim of the organization is to promote Irish as the normal spoken language of Ireland. We will work with Conradgh na Gaeilge to engage the community on the island of Inis Meáin.

Civic Theatre

The Civic was established in 1999 by South Dublin County Council to enrich the lives of all of the people in South Dublin County and beyond, by crafting and staging a range of shared cultural experiences that invite and provoke a meaningful journey of transformation. It is a place of possibility, opportunity and transformation, where all people are inspired and nurtured to play a creative and civic role in our world. We will work together with the Civic Theatre to engage the diverse local community in the Tallaght area.

Music Generation / Offaly/Westmeath

Music Generation is Ireland’s National Music Education Programme that transforms the lives of children and young people through access to high quality performance music education in their locality. Through partnership, we create rich and diverse ways for participants to engage in vocal and instrumental tuition delivered by skilled professional musicians, across all musical genres and styles.

Initiated by Music Network, Music Generation is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the Department of Education and Skills and Local Music Education Partnerships.

We will work with Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath to engage secondary school children in the Offaly/Westmeath area.

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