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Ballina Arts Centre – Exhibition of Portraits by John Butler Yeats from the Niland Collection

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - November 26 @ 10:00 pm

Selected works from The Niland Collection, on loan from The Model, home of The Niland Collection, Sligo. Portraits by John Butler Yeats from the Niland Collection is an exhibition of just under twenty portraits by John Butler Yeats. Mostly executed in pencil, the portraits have as their subjects many important figures from early 20th Century Irish life. Featuring a great many people from literary and political circles, such as John O’ Leary, Lady Augusta Gregory and Douglas Hyde amongst others,…

Cabinet of Wonders

THE CABINET OF WONDERS #2 – Linenhall Arts Centre

October 4, 2016 - December 31, 2016

The Cabinet of Wonders #2 will be revealed next Tuesday 4th October. Taking its inspiration from the eclectic approach of the original collector-curators of Cabinets of Curiosities (also called Kunstkabinette or Wunderkammern), the Cabinet of Wonders offers a range of works “to engage, intrigue, surprise and delight”. This new exhibition, in the Foyer of the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar, features works by Saidhbhín Gibson, Margaret McDonnell, Cecilia Moore, Peter Nash, Jane O’Sullivan and Verona Stellet, and follows on from…

Revisions Exhibition

REVISIONS: GMIT Graduates 2006

October 6 - November 5

REVISIONS is an exhibition by the first group of graduates from the Fine Art BA course at GMIT Mayo Campus. The official opening is on Thursday 6th October, 7.30pm.  The group feel, collectively, that ‘being first gave us a sense of exploration, of blazing a trail. While each of us has since followed our own path, we have kept in touch with one another, often working together, and a decade after graduation it seemed like a good idea to pause…


HEART OF A DOG – Access Cinema

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

France/USA  2015  75 mins  Language: English Multimedia artist and creative pioneer Laurie Anderson presents a film purportedly about the death of her dog but which, typically, delivers much more. “A story about a story, the connection between love and death”, it includes childhood memories, video diaries, musings on data collection, surveillance culture and the Buddhist concept of the afterlife, along with tributes to the artists, writers, musicians and thinkers who inspire her. And it’s beautiful. “Wildly inventive… Philosophically astute, emotionally charged.” -…

sister act

SISTER ACT – Claremorris Town Hall

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - October 27 @ 8:00 pm

"SISTER ACT" By Mount St Michael students, Claremorris. Tickets directly from the school.


“Third House On The Left” return to Mayo

October 27 - October 30

A two-piece music group from Holland will be making a welcome return to Ireland and playing a few gigs in Mayo this coming Bank Holiday weekend. After a hugely successful visit last year, there is great excitement at the thought of the band belting out the tunes again. The duo, made up of Guido Brasse and Robbert Duijf, play their own distinct style of blues and traditional root music and travel under the great name, “Third House On The Left”.…

mayo dark skies

Mayo Dark Sky Festival

October 28 - October 30

On the 5th of May 2016 the Ballycroy/Wild Nephin National Park in North-West Mayo became Ireland's first Gold Tier International Dark Sky Park as recognised by the International Dark Sky Association. The dark skies of the Nephin Wilderness are now internationally recognized. The darkness not only adds to the aesthetic qualities of the wilderness, but is important to the health of our wildlife. As most of the country is dealing daily with the effects of light pollution, the Dark Sky…

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Achill Harp Festival

October 28 - October 31

Achill Island will be alive and buzzing with the rich and vibrant sounds of harps from around the world over the October Bank Holiday weekend! The inaugural Achill International Harp Festival aligns itself with ancient harping traditions by gathering harpers at Samhain to explore, develop and perhaps challenge this beautiful musical form. The festival is not only celebrating the harp as our national instrument, our national emblem, it is showcasing the instrument in its international context, with harpers from South…

Roola Bolla 2016

RoolaBoola Children’s Arts Festival

October 28 - October 31

RoolaBoola is one of the leading children’s arts festivals in Ireland. The celebrations include a selection of the highest calibre national and international children's theatre, music and dance shows as well as other arts events, including children’s book readings, films, exhibitions, street performances and a multitude of hands-on arts workshops in a range of media for children and their families.


THE SHAPE OF THINGS – Branar Téatar do Pháistí & Starcatchers

October 29

Saturday 29th October @ 11.00am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm ROOLABOOLA: FAMILY SHOW FOR VERY YOUNG  The world all around us is made up of wonderful shapes. But sometimes you can get tired of seeing the same things all the time. This is a story of Cubert the cube and Triantán the triangle, and the adventures they have when all of the shapes get mixed up. Set in a soft and tactile environment, Starcatchers and Branar tell this interactive story through puppetry…


Collapsing Horse – Conor: at the end of the Universe

October 29

SHOWS - 10.30am and 13:45pm Conor is on a mission. A mission to get to the outer edge of the Universe before he runs out of time. But how long until the end of the Universe? How much space? How much time? Conor: at the end of the Universe is a sensory and artistic journey through space at time-bending speeds. This stunning and engaging production, from the company that created Monster/Clock and Human Child, uses puppets, design, animation and music as Conor and his…

Halloween Fest Westport House

Halloween Fest at Westport House

October 29 - October 31

Frightening fun for all the family at Hallowe’en Fest! Get ready for ghastly ghouls, jumping Jack O’Lanterns and hair-raising hocus pocus. The annual Hallowe’en Fest at Westport House is bringing back the black cats and broomsticks for a fangtastic fright fest from October 29 to 31, from 10am to 6pm daily. Watch as the House is transformed with webs, wizards and witchcraft – it’s guaranteed to rival even the latest Harry Potter novel!

Halloween Horkans

Halloween in Horkans

October 29 - October 30

Horkans are delighted to announce a special Halloween Weekend of tricks and treats in their award winning Turlough Store Castlebar on Saturday 29th October and Sunday 30th October. All weekend there will be face painting, a colouring competition, meet the mini beasts and if you have got the nerve you can try out the wall of horrors. On Sunday 30th October there will be a fancy dress competition with prizes for the best dressed boy costume, best dressed girl costume…

feile na samhna swinford

Féile na Samhna – Swinford

October 29 - October 31

Kids Art Classes with Aisling Holian

October 29 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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The whileabies

The Whileaways & John Hoban

October 29 @ 8:00 pm

Kids Halloween Movie Afternoon

November 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


November 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For two decades Hot Club of Cowtown have been setting stages ablaze with their intoxicating blend of jaw-dropping virtuosity and down-home melodies, weaving together country, ragtime, big band jazz and blues to awesome effect. Based in Austin, Texas, the globetrotting trio are long-serving musical ambassadors for the US State department, bringing a barrel of joy to venues from Azerbaijan to the Sultanate of Oman, while touring with everyone from Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson to Roxy Music. Oozing warmth and…

one act

Ballina One Act Drama Festival

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - November 6 @ 10:00 pm

Drama hits the stage in Ballina with the return of this great event! Ballina has a long history in theatre, and the welcome return of the second annual Ballina One Act Drama Festival from November 4th to November 6th in the beautiful Ballina Arts Centre will be one of the highlights of they year, especially with the return of Ballina Dramatic Society to the Drama festival circuit.  This year’s programme includes many well-known and several new groups, with a diverse mix between the Open…

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