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The sword and the hoard

The Hoard and the Sword: National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

November 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

This new exhibition explores the discovery of a hoard of silver bracelets from Cushalogurt, Kilmeena, and a Viking sword found in the River Moy at Coolcronaun.  This is the largest hoard of silver arm-rings found in Ireland. Find out about their discovery, their use as jewellery and currency and who might have buried them. The Viking sword, although corroded from over a millennium in the Moy, is a fine example of late 10th century craftsmanship and its conservation is revealing…

clogher walk

GREENSPACE- MINDFUL WALKING IN NATURE

January 14 @ 10:30 am - February 11 @ 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until April 29, 2017

‘Get Clogher Active’ is an initiative organised by Clogher Heritage Centre aimed at encouraging participation in walking as a leisure pursuit and a health inducing activity. This is an ideal opportunity to start the New Year with a health-inducing activity. The programme will consist of a series of walks on five consecutive Saturdays on January 14, 21, and 28 and February 4 and 11. The walks will begin at 10.30am. It is hoped that, by joining in the weekly sessions…

Breaffy House Time Capsule

Breaffy House Time Capsule

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Revealing the Contents and Investigating the Message: A 110-year-old time capsule was found at a BreaffyHouse Resort in 2015 During the extensive renovation works for the new Healy Mac’s Irish Bar at Breaffy House Resort, the lead case was uncovered by workmen after a wall was knocked.

clogher walk

GREENSPACE- MINDFUL WALKING IN NATURE

January 21 @ 10:30 am - February 18 @ 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until April 29, 2017

‘Get Clogher Active’ is an initiative organised by Clogher Heritage Centre aimed at encouraging participation in walking as a leisure pursuit and a health inducing activity. This is an ideal opportunity to start the New Year with a health-inducing activity. The programme will consist of a series of walks on five consecutive Saturdays on January 14, 21, and 28 and February 4 and 11. The walks will begin at 10.30am. It is hoped that, by joining in the weekly sessions…

Clare Musical

Claremorris Musical Society Presents ‘Me and My Girl’

January 25 @ 8:00 pm - January 28 @ 11:00 pm
looking deadly

Looking Deadly at the Linenhall

January 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A comedy about funerals? L o o k i n g Deadly is just that, a hilarious play written and performed by Niamh McGrath and Keith Singleton at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Thursday, January 26 at 8pm. A wedding is the craic; birthdays are...alright. But you can’t beat a good Irish funeral. Yeah, it’s sad...but ya know what’ll help with that? Kind words, hang sangwiches, a glass of warm porter, milky tea, a bad ballad, a snog…

clogher walk

GREENSPACE- MINDFUL WALKING IN NATURE

January 28 @ 10:30 am - February 25 @ 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until April 29, 2017

‘Get Clogher Active’ is an initiative organised by Clogher Heritage Centre aimed at encouraging participation in walking as a leisure pursuit and a health inducing activity. This is an ideal opportunity to start the New Year with a health-inducing activity. The programme will consist of a series of walks on five consecutive Saturdays on January 14, 21, and 28 and February 4 and 11. The walks will begin at 10.30am. It is hoped that, by joining in the weekly sessions…

modern calligraphy

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Saturday 28st January, 11am – 1.30pm sees Eithna Joyce introduce this new workshop on modern calligraphy for beginners.  During this workshop you will be introduced to the joys of writing with dip nib and ink by learning the basic techniques, letter forms and how to compose words and phrases. Cost: €45, includes a calligrapher’s basic set – nib, pen holder, etc – with all you’ll need for the class and to bring home with you. Places are limited and booking…

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Crafty afternoon

January 28 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

The talented Connacht Textile Crafters return to the Museum of Country Life to share their many skills and varied crafts at a special ‘show and tell’ event on Saturday, January 28, from 11.30am to 3.30pm. Find out more about a range of contemporary and traditional textile crafts. No booking required for this free event. Suitable for all ages.

coda

CODA Live in Concert

January 28 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Greenroom Promotions / Bookings present Coda in Christ Church, the Mall, Castlebar. The Mayo-based group of seven singers and musicians have developed their 7-part harmonies in an eclectic mix of musical styles including Celtic and North American music, traditional and contemporary folksongs, original compositions and popular songs from sources as diverse as Clannad, Tom Waits, Van Morrison and Cyril Tawney.  Tickets available from The Galway Roast Castlebar and Clew Bay Hotel, Westport at €20. Doors will be open from 7:30pm and the band will be live from 8pm. 

the field

Achill drama group bring The Field on tour

January 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dooega Drama Group on Achill Island are bringing their production of John B Keane’s The Field on a mini-tour of Mayo. The group will perform Keane’s classic in Westport, Castlebar and Ballina in the coming weeks.  They had three sell-outs of their production in Dooega over the Christmas period and won much local acclaim for their work.  They will be on stage in Westport Town Hall at 8pm on Saturday, January 28. Tickets can be bought directly from Westport Town Hall…

straw boys

A demonstration of Straw Boys Hats and crosses in honour of St. Brigid

January 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Sunday, 29th January 2017, 2.30pm - 4.30pm St. Brigid's Day is coming, let;s get ready for the biddy boys! The museum is delighted to welcome back straw craftsman Pat Broderick, from Iniscross Crafts in Co. Limerick. On the day Pat will demonstrate how a straw hat is made and the variety of St. Brigit Crosses made long ago. No Booking Required. Drop in Event. Adults and Children Over 7.  While at the museum you can see artefacts associated with St.…

Biddy Boy Straw Hat

The Biddy Boys are coming

January 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Museum of Country Life is hosting a free workshop on Sunday, January 29, from 2.30 to 4.30pm, to explore the fascinating old custom of the Biddy Boys. The Biddy Boys traditionally called from home to home in their strange straw hats with an effigy of St. Brigid to mark the saint’s feast day on February 1. Straw craftsman Pat Broderick will explore how the Biddy Boys hats were made and the much-loved tradition of making St. Brigid’s Crosses. The…

Atlantic

Film ‘Atlantic’

January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

After a massive response to its screening on RTE 1 before Christmas, this film, narrated by Emmy-award winning actor Brendan Gleeson, will be screened at Ballina Arts Centre at 8pm on 31st January.   Atlantic follows the struggles of three fishing communities in Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland, as they battle with the oil explorers and international fishing companies for control of the resources in their waters. Early booking for this screening is highly recommended. Tickets: € 5  

turlough house

Celtic spring

February 1

St. Brigid’s Day on February 1st was one of the most important days of the year for our ancestors as it marked the beginning of Celtic spring and a season of new hope and growth. This spring, the Museum of Country Life is encouraging people to learn more about the ways in which this feast day was celebrated in times gone by. From festive meals of potatoes and butter to straw crosses, Biddy Boys and Brídeógs, there are many fascinating…

clogher walk

GREENSPACE- MINDFUL WALKING IN NATURE

February 4 @ 10:30 am - March 4 @ 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until April 29, 2017

‘Get Clogher Active’ is an initiative organised by Clogher Heritage Centre aimed at encouraging participation in walking as a leisure pursuit and a health inducing activity. This is an ideal opportunity to start the New Year with a health-inducing activity. The programme will consist of a series of walks on five consecutive Saturdays on January 14, 21, and 28 and February 4 and 11. The walks will begin at 10.30am. It is hoped that, by joining in the weekly sessions…

It Runs In The Family

It Runs in the Family

February 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Windmill Players bring their performance of It Runs in the Family to the Ballina Arts Centre on Saturday 4th February, at 8pm. Dr. David Mortimore, renowned neurologist, is about to deliver the most important lecture of his life. A Directorship in the hospital is certainly within reach!  When into his hospital sanctuary enters Jane Tate - ex-nurse and ex-girlfriend - with shocking news as to why she departed so hastily after their affair sixteen years and nine months ago.  Not only…

D Munnelly trio

David Munnelly Trio

February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Ballina Arts Centre welcome back the popular trio started by David Munnelly on Wednesday 8th February, at 8pm. David Munnelly (accordion) from Mayo is widely regarded as one of the most influential Irish accordion players of his generation: he has played with legendary Irish bands such as De Dannan and The Chieftains! Shane McGowan (Guitar) comes from an area in south Sligo joined Dave and the band in June 2010. Other bands he has toured with are Lunasa, Zakir Hussain, Sean…

tommy tiernan 2

Tommy is coming to Mayo

February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Due to phenomenal demand, Tommy Tiernan has added extra shows to his Under The Influence tour. The funny man will be hitting Mayo twice as part of this tour, appearing in Breaffy House Resort on February 9 and then in Hotel Ballina nine days later on February 18. A s i f r e c e i v i n g instructions from a strange and distant star, Tommy Tiernan takes to the stage refusing to take anything seriously. The…

the field

Achill drama group bring The Field on tour

February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dooega Drama Group on Achill Island are bringing their production of John B Keane’s The Field on a mini-tour of Mayo. The group will perform Keane’s classic in Westport, Castlebar and Ballina in the coming weeks.  They had three sell-outs of their production in Dooega over the Christmas period and won much local acclaim for their work.  They will be on stage in Westport Town Hall at 8pm on Saturday, January 28. Tickets can be bought directly from Westport Town Hall…

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