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Breda Mayock’s Dresses exhibition opens at The Courtyard Gallery – Museum of Country Life Turlough

April 20 - May 22

A fascinating new exhibition of work by Mayo artist and musician Breda Mayock has just opened in The Courtyard Gallery at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar. Dresses is a unique collection of 15 works exploring how memory is weaved into the cloth of our everyday lives. The mixed media exhibition consists mostly of fabric, thread and found objects. Some of the dresses are made by the artist while others are childhood dresses worked on…

HEARTH – Art for Older People at Home – Linen Hall Arts Centre Castlebar

May 1 - May 26

HEARTH is a Mayo based arts programme for older people living in their own homes. It targets rural isolation through the medium of creativity. Participants are visited weekly by a professional artist/facilitator who introduces them to quality art materials, enables them to gain confidence and gradually build their own personal art programme at home. This exhibition in the Foyer includes art works by the Hearth participants from Belmullet and Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. Hearth runs in Co. Mayo with the support…

Entropy Exhibition by Katie Moore – The Linen hall Arts Centre Castlebar

May 4 - June 6

Entropy acknowledges a certain time in Ireland. Compelled by a conversation Katie had with historian Catherine Corless, she visited the site of the Mother and Baby Home in Tuam. She observed the weeds that now grow at the site, and from there started to look at flowers - the delicate blossoms of Gypsophila to be exact, a flower also known as Baby's Breath. The resulting work Entropy is an installation made from Baby's Breath. Katie says, "I was intrigued by…

Coping Skills workshop for people with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia – Belmullet

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 6, 2018

Coping Skills workshop for people with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. The course shows people diagnosed and living with a lifelong incurable condition the tools and techniques to cope and live a better quality of life. During the course your will learn how to deal with negative emotions, communication skills, positive self-talk, cogitative behaviourally techniques, mindfulness, meditation and relaxation techniques to help manage pain and fatigue. Coping Skills Workshop for people living with Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Broadheaven Bay Hotel, Belmullet on Wednesday 16th of May 2018 x…

Irish Rare Breed Festival – Nevin’s Newfield Inn

May 24 - May 26

The 2nd Irish Rare Breeds Conference will take place on the 24th, 25th and 26th May 2018 in Nevins Newfield Inn, Mulranny, Co. Mayo.   The Conference is being organised by The Old Irish Goat Society, based in Mulranny in association with the Irish Rare Breeds Society. Ireland’s rare breeds are a fundamental part of our farming and food production sector, they are living heritage and an important facet of our biodiversity. Rare Breeds have an important role in sustaining rural communities,…

US choir to perform at the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life

May 24 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

There is a real treat in store for fans of choral music at 2.30pm on Thursday, May 24, at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar. A leading university choir from the USA is to give a free performance in the unique setting of the exhibition galleries as part of the Mayo International Choral Festival. The University of Southern Indiana (USI) Chamber Choir was the overall winner at the Mayo International Choral Festival in 2016. They…

Children of Lir Festival, Belmullet

May 25 - May 27

The Children of Lir Festival will celebrate the connection between the Erris region and the world-famous ‘Children of Lir’ legend. Events and activities will take place throughout Erris, where locals say that the next parish over is New York! Located along the Wild Atlantic Way, the region of Erris has recently been voted by ‘The Irish Times’ as the best place in Ireland to go wild! It will revitalise the story of the Children of Lir through song, music, art…

DON McLEAN – The Royal Theatre Castlebar

May 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Acclaimed singer-songwriter DON McLEAN will play a very special concert at The Royal Theatre Castlebar on Friday 24th May 2018. Born in New Rochelle, NY, Don McLean is renowned for his multiple hits including American Pie (which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and named the fifth greatest song of the 20th Century by the NEA-RIAA), And I Love You So, Empty Chairs and Vincent. Awards and accolades throughout his career have included, being inaugurated into the National…

Ballintubber Abbey Tochar Walks – May 2018

May 26

Ballintubber Abbey Tochar Walks (36 Km) Will Take Place On Saturday 26th May Ballintubber to Croagh Patrick. Registration at the Abbey at 8.30am and bus back to Abbey carpark will be provided

BEALTAINE: Textile flowers craft sessions – Museum of Country Life Turlough

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join the Connacht Textile Crafters on Saturday, May 26th, between 11.30am and 3pm for an open crafting session creating textile flowers. Various skills will be explored, including felting, crochet, knitting and embroidery. The Connacht Textile Crafters work in a range of textile crafts, using both traditional and contemporary techniques. This is a free, drop-in activity. No booking required.

Life Drawing workshop with Dublin Artist Lorcan Walshe – Breaffy NS

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until May 27, 2018

Progress Art Network will host  a tutored Life Drawing workshop with Dublin Artist Lorcan Walshe. It will be on Saturday and Sunday May 26th and 27th In Breaffy NS School Hall Castlebar. 11 am to 4 Pm Each day. Cost is 130 Euro Call 087 6699142 to book. Or email progartnet1@gmail.com A Way of Seeing. This 2 day workshop is an introduction to practicing the acclaimed Kimon Nicolaides life-drawing exercises, which enable artists develop and explore their natural response to…

Poetry Reading in Partnership with Custom House Studios, Westport

May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Both poets will write a piece specifically as part of this project which they will perform at Custom House Studios, Westport. FREE EVENT. Bookings for Reading via Mayo Arts Service. Tel.: 094 9047471 / 094 9047558 or Email: mayoarts@mayococo.ie Ger Reidy has penned three poetry collections and a short fiction collection as well as winning several national poetry competitions. Dedalus Press published his debut collection, Pictures from a Reservation and his second collection, Drifting Under the Moon. His third collection,…

ROSS BROWNE – BALL HOPPER – Westport Town Hall

May 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ross Browne’s brand new show, entitled BALLHOPPER comes to Westport for one night only. Ross truly loves flaws. The beauty in the world lies within its imperfections and failures. Ross exposes the flaws of the world, himself and us in hilarious fashion. Having ball hopped the likes of The White House, Enda Kenny and everybody within ball hopping distance. Star of The Fear, Scorchio and as seen in The Young Offenders. This show will be fast paced and high energy as…

Irish Amateur Boxing Association – The Royal Theatre Castlebar

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

The Irish Amateur Boxing Association present Ireland v India, Senior International at The Royal Theatre Castlebar, Sat 26th May 8.00pm Ticket prices are as follows Adults €10.00 u15's € 5.00 Tickets are now on sale at Royal Theatre Box Office (094) 9023111 or www.ticketmaster.ie. Full listing of bouts will be announced closer to the date.

Life Drawing workshop with Dublin Artist Lorcan Walshe – Breaffy NS

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Daily until May 27, 2018

Progress Art Network will host  a tutored Life Drawing workshop with Dublin Artist Lorcan Walshe. It will be on Saturday and Sunday May 26th and 27th In Breaffy NS School Hall Castlebar. 11 am to 4 Pm Each day. Cost is 130 Euro Call 087 6699142 to book. Or email progartnet1@gmail.com A Way of Seeing. This 2 day workshop is an introduction to practicing the acclaimed Kimon Nicolaides life-drawing exercises, which enable artists develop and explore their natural response to…

Humpty Dumpty’s BIG EGGVENTURE – Royal Theatre Castlebar

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Humpty Dumpty's BIG EGGVENTURE. The classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty is brought to the stage in this wonderful live interactive all singing and dancing production. Humpty Dumpty is going on a big adventure to climb the highest wall in the Kingdom, but Humpty needs your help! Sing along, solve puzzles and meet lots of famous children's characters along the way including The Three Little Pigs, Little Bo Peep, all the animals on Old MacDonald's Farm and many more. When Humpty…

Creative Dance and Movement Workshop, Ballina

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 28, 2018

Ballina Arts Centre are delighted to be hosting A Creative Movement and Dance workshop for over 55’s with Catherine Donnelly. Admission Free. Booking required. Contact Ballina Arts Centre on 096 73593.   Catherine Donnelly will facilitate Creative Movement and Dance workshop for over 55’s in Ballina, Belmullet and Castlebar during May. The sessions will be fun, pleasurable and accessible regardless of experience, ability and fitness level. Delivered in a relaxed environment, they include techniques to help improve strength, flexibility and…

Coping Skills workshop for people with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia – Belmullet

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until June 6, 2018

Coping Skills workshop for people with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. The course shows people diagnosed and living with a lifelong incurable condition the tools and techniques to cope and live a better quality of life. During the course your will learn how to deal with negative emotions, communication skills, positive self-talk, cogitative behaviourally techniques, mindfulness, meditation and relaxation techniques to help manage pain and fatigue. Coping Skills Workshop for people living with Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Broadheaven Bay Hotel, Belmullet on Wednesday 16th of May 2018 x…

Coping Skills workshop for people with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia – Belmullet

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 6, 2018

Coping Skills workshop for people with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. The course shows people diagnosed and living with a lifelong incurable condition the tools and techniques to cope and live a better quality of life. During the course your will learn how to deal with negative emotions, communication skills, positive self-talk, cogitative behaviourally techniques, mindfulness, meditation and relaxation techniques to help manage pain and fatigue. Coping Skills Workshop for people living with Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Broadheaven Bay Hotel, Belmullet on Wednesday 16th of May 2018 x…

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