A Mayo native is one of the latest people in Ireland to be elected to Aosdána, an affiliation of creative artists in Ireland.

Roisin Heneghan is now one of 250 members of Aosdána which held it's 42nd General Assembly.

Aosdána, founded in 1981, honours artists whose work has made an outstanding contribution to the creative arts in Ireland, and assists members in devoting their energies fully to their art.  

Membership of Aosdána, which is by peer nomination and election, is limited to 250 living artists.

Roisin Heneghan was born in Erris, Co. Mayo in 1963.

She graduated with a Bachelors in Architecture from University College Dublin in 1987 and received a Masters in Architecture from Harvard University in 1992.

She co-founded heneghan peng architects with Shih-Fu Peng in New York and moved to Ireland after winning the competition for the design of Kildare County Council’s civic offices.

Completed projects include the Grand Egyptian Museum, Giant’s Causeway Visitors’ Centre, the refurbishment of the National Gallery of Ireland Historic Wings.


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