X-PO started life as a public art project by Deirdre O' Mahony. It sought to actively engage individuals and communities in Killinaboy in County Clare, by giving time and space to re-viewing and re-imagining the social and cultural priorities
The project was the 2007 artwork in Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks.
The space has evolved in an organic way over the last 12 years. It is now home to a multitude of activities including a singers’ group, a community mapping group, Irish language classes, art exhibitions, a film club, intimate concerts, field trips, heritage lectures and a skills share network amongst other things.
X-PO is now an intrinsic part of the social and cultural fabric of North Clare.
Folk Radio is a concept for a new artists-led, on-line radio station and digital sound archive, based at X-PO. Led by artist Tom Flanagan this community-based project seeks to engage the wider and existing communities active in and around X-PO, the former post office.
Folk Radio will make a radio programme during the Architecture at the Edge weekend 2019, exploring ‘stories of adaptive reuse’, in the context of the local communities in the area.
Open on a ‘first come’ basis.