Intergenerational Arts Programme


Intergenerational Arts - Working With Young and Older People Together

Intergenerational Arts is when young and older people use the arts to interact in a way that allows them to share experiences, knowledge, skills, creative practice and build cross–generational friendships.

Molly Cawley, Suran Karimi and Mexally Smko working on the Magic Me Project, Bealtaine Sligo 2008
- Molly Cawley, Suran Karimi and Mexally Smko working on the Magic Me Project, Bealtaine Sligo 2008

Groups of young and old people work together with artists in the visual arts, music, dance and creative writing and other artforms through residency projects or specific workshops.

Intergenerational arts programmes are now more common and necessary in order to reinforce generational bonds that have been reduced because of the geographic or societal distancing of young and old.



Images from the Rathcormac Intergenerational Music Project 2012



Weaving Hands Art



Arts in Health publications




Glór Shligigh Intergenerational Choir

Join Sligo's new Intergenerational Choir, funded by Healthy Ireland, a government-led initiative aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of everyone living in Ireland.

Sligo’s hi-choir, Glór Shligigh, is an initiative of Sligo County Council Arts Service and the HSE in partnership with Music Generation Sligo

When: From Monday 3rd February 2020 and every Monday 3.30pm - 5pm

Where: Coach House Hotel, Ballymote, Co Sligo

Who: Adults of all ages & Children age 10+

Cost: €1 for tea break!

How: To register, email or telephone/text Catherine 086 842 4969

Register with Glór Shligigh now to get involved in an activity known to be good for mental health and well being and with social benefits for all ages. The choir is open to all ages from older age to age 10 and everyone in between. It’s never too soon or too late to join a choir. Choir Director Dave Flynn will encourage you to sing and enjoy!


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