Tallaght's Great Paper Rope

Tallaght’s Great Paper Rope will be a sculptural thread of paper rope starting in Tallaght Village and winding 1.5 KM to the Civic Theatre.  Inspired by the area’s history of papermaking Tallaght’s Great Paper Rope will bring together communities, school, arts organisations and artists in a yearlong exploration.  Participants will translate memories, stories and dreams to be woven together with personal artifacts to form Tallaght’s very own bespoke rope.   The project will provide a dynamic backdrop for a series of installations, live performances and free activities.

In 2018 we will begin a Research & Development process on Saturday 30 June at Tallafest’18.  We will begin to identify groups and individuals from our communities to draw together the many stories, histories and myths that make Tallaght so distinctive.  Rope Maker Artists Gabi McGrath and Yvonne Sheils and Designer Tadashi Kato will invite public to make paper, construct simple paper ropes.  Dramaturg, Jenny Macdonald will begin to map local stories and facilitate conversations.  Musical Director, Martin Moran will introduce local buskers  Individual participants will be recruited for a workshop programme beginning in September 2018

Tallaght’s Great Paper Rope Project process runs June 2018 – June 2019

Partners: Alternative Entertainments, Civic Theatre, County Library Tallaght, Music Generation South Dublin, Poetry Ireland and Tallafest


Proud to be funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and South Dublin County Council