News & Opportunities

Indoor Events at Mermaid

Mermaid will gradually raise capacities at events this season

GAP DAY 2021 – Call for Applications

​We are now accepting applications for our Gap Day 2021 programme!

A gentle meander through the world where art and nature meet.

The Shaking Bog Podcast - Summer 2021

Produced by the Shaking Bog Festival in collaboration with Coillte Nature & Mermaid Arts Centre.

SEVN Bursary Announcement

Violist Beth McNinch Awarded Bursary

We are delighted to announce that Wexford-based violist Beth McNinch has been awarded the SEVN bursary.

Development Week

QUAKE by Janet Moran

In June 2021 we were delighted to welcome Janet Moran to Mermaid to work on her new piece QUAKE.

Development Week

Jody O'Neill Commission - What the Telly Saw

​Wicklow-based playwright Jody O’Neill and team are in Mermaid this week workshopping “What the Telly Saw”.

Anna Newell Theatre Adventures in association with the Network For Extraordinary Audiences


GROOVE is a chilled out 70’s inspired happening for audiences of children and young people with complex needs.

Theatre Residency

Mary Coughlan

We're delighted to have ​Mary Coughlan and her collaborators Johnny Taylor, Barry Donohue, Dominic Mullen and Dermot Dunne rehearsing in Mermaid for upcoming theatre show MIRRORS.

Gallery Residency

Laura Kelly Residency

We're delighted to have artist Laura Kelly in residence in our gallery space in May and June.

South East Venue Network Artist Bursary

SEVN Artist Bursary - Call for Applications

The South East Venue Network (SEVN) is seeking applications for a new South East Venue Network Artist Bursary Award funded by Arts Council Ireland.

Youth Film Project

​​Mermaid is preparing to hold fun, creative, introductory filmmaking workshops in Presentation College, Bray and to St. Mary’s College, Arklow in May and October

Colm Keegan

The Mermaid Sequence

Artist Colm Keegan presents The Mermaid Sequence, kindly supported by Wicklow County Arts Office