All that is happening during Culture Night in County Galway Friday September 18th

For full details please go to or ring Galway County Council 091509584

An Cheathrú Rua

Meascra cainte agus ceoil agus taispeantas ar thraidisiuin na h’aite ag an scailp chulturtha. 5.00i.n. go dtí 8.00i.n., Leabharlann na Ceathrún Rua Míreanna ceoil agus damhsa le dreasa cainte eatharthu faoi ghnéithe ealaíne, seanchais, scéalaíochta, dinnsheanchais, staire agus oidhreachta áitiúla.

An Spidéal

Scríobh 5– 7pm, Spiddal Library - Ceardlanna seanchais do Leanaí idir 6 agus 8 mbliana d’aois. Storytelling workshops for children Gigimís - 7 - 10 i.n. Ceardlann an Spidéil - Amhráin na farraige as Éirinn, an Albain agus an t-Oileán Mhanann Celtic sea songs from Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Cantaireacht Ghreagórach - Gregorian Chant - 8.-8.50 i.n. Ceardlann an Spidéil Amhráin i dteanga na Laidine ó na Meánaoiseanna - Latin language songs from the Middle Ages Banna Snagcheoil agus  Taipeántas Ealaíne - Tribal Swing jazz band and Art Exhibition 9 -11 i.n. Ceardlann an Spidéil


A Beat to the Poet’s Heart - 7:30pm, Heritage Centre - A celebration of the 150th anniversary of W.B. Yeats and the 110th anniversary of local poet Padraic Fallon, with drums in the market square, the Padriac Fallon String Quartet and poems read by the local community of their favourite Fallon and Yeats poems. Readings of Athenry’s Folklore - 8.30pm, Athenry Town Hall - folklore and folk healing from the Irish Schools Folklore Scheme of the 1930’s with a brief introduction by local historian Ronan Killeen.


Art for All - 5– 7pm, Town Hall. Ballinasloe Art and ceramic demonstration. Hosted by ‘Artlinks Collective’. Drawing Together – 5 – 7pm, Lily Kelly Art Studio, Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre - An art and craft exhibition by the children, teens and adults who have taken classes at the studio over the year. Townhall Tonight… 7 - 9pm, Town Hall Theatre - A nostalgic feast of song, story and dance taking us back 100 years to the music and dance of the people on the eve of national independence. Damhsa an Sean nós, Béal Átha na Sluaighe, members of Blossom Harp Ensemble and local musicians. Exhibition of news and photographs from the local papers of 1915. What was life in Ballinasloe like on the eve on the Easter Rising? Hosted by St. Brigid’s Heritage Group. Gatehouse - 9.00 – 11.00 pm, Town Hall Theatre, Ballinasloe Gatehouse are a newly formed Trad band with a line up of experienced and up and coming artistes. Their songs are based in the North Connaught traditions along with sprinklings of other influences. 


*Traditional Irish Music Workshop & Concert 6.30pm – 7.30pm: Workshop, 8pm: Concert, Ballinderreen Community Centre. Ceoltóirí an Doirín, a local Irish music group will provide guest musicians to teach a workshop in a group environment to local children, followed by a concert for the wider community with refreshments.


Ballygar’s ‘Culture Footprint’ The Old Court House’ (beside the Church ) - 7pm – 11pm: Visual Art Exhibition with local artists. 7.30pm: Traditional Irish Music by Local Young Musicians. 8pm: Surprise Musical Guest . 8.45pm: Talk: Great Houses of the Area – Paul Connolly will give a discussion on his recently published book, Mount Talbot: A Journey through the Ages. Five big houses will be examined: Mount Talbot House, Thornfield House, Castle Kelly (Aughrane ), Cloonca House and Bushy Park House. Paul will be looking at the history of the local big houses, when they were built, refurbished and at some of the people that lived in these houses and their involvement in the local community.


Oíche Ceoil Tí Canavans, Béal Chláir, Tuam Oíche Ceoil Traidisiúnta le damhsa agus craic. Music Night 7pm – 9pm, Canavans, Belclare, Tuam An evening of traditional music and dancing. All welcome!


The Cafe Sessions with Niall Teague and The Fast Company 7.45pm sharp, The Village Theatre, Carrabane, Athenry . Niall Teague and the Fast Company are true musical innovators; their live repertoire includes uplifting trad fusion instrumentals along with well crafted folk and roots style songs.


Dance Icons in Spirit – 8pm, Claregalway Castle Experience the spirit of some of the greatest legends of dance history including MarieTaglioni, Anna Pavlova, and Isadora Duncan captured by the wonderful young dancers of Youth Ballet West. Suitable for all age groups. Choreography by Judith Sibley ‘Ag Cruthú Cultúr’ (Creating Culture ) 7– 9pm, Cruthú Studio, Cois Chlair Complex - Performances, demonstrations, activities and refreshments suitable for both young and old. Join the fun ‘ Creating Culture ‘ in the heart of the community.


Cultural Legacies through Generations 7 –9 pm, O’Malleys, Main Street. Concert of Music Song and Dance of three generations of the same family passing on traditions to younger generations. Clifden Arts Festival 2015 - Various locations Audiences can again expect a wide variety and high quality artistic programme for the ten days. There will be exhibitions open in pop-up venues all over the town free music gigs on Culture Night in EJ Kings, O Malleys, Griffins, Guys and the Central. Vaughans will welcome the great box player, John Joe Forde from Loughrea.


*”The Art and Soul of Headford”- 7pm, Campbell’s Tavern, Cloughanover, Headford

A celebration of Culture Night with Solstice Arts Group, featuring an art exhibition, followed by an “Open Mic” celebration of the diverse talents of our community. Local visual artists will exhibit and talk about their work, and afterwards, music, poetry, singing, comedy, storytelling, dancing and whatever else the audience brings along to perform on the night.


A night of Music, Song and Dance - 8– 11.30pm, Duniry Community Centre. Come join us for a great night of music, song and dance.


*The Flea Circus 4.00 – 6.00 pm, Coole Park, Gort The Flea Circus, presented by PigNut Productions in association with Baboró International Arts Festival for Children is the only one of its kind in Ireland. It involves feats of astonishing bravery and breathtaking beauty – acrobatics, trapeze, high wire and more – all performed by highly trained, teeny tiny fleas and circus master, Jay Ryan. Suitable for families (5+ years )

 * Visit “The most beautiful place in the world” 5pm -7pm, Coole Visitor Centre, Gort

According to W.B. Yeats Coole Park was “the most beautiful place in the world”. Explore this magical landscape and learn about Lady Gregory, her life, family and famous visitors. Free access to Visitor Centre, audio visual and exhibition a free a guided walk at 5pm. Phone 091 631804 for more details.

* Happy Friday 7.– 9.00 pm, Gort Resource Centre, Church Street - A collaborative arts event with young people on a piece of art for public display. Refreshments will be provided for those attending. Creative Sign Writing Workshop 7 pm – 9 pm, Men’s Shed, Queens Street. Creative Sign Writing Workshop with Sean Bonner.

* Revolutionary Yeats 7.30 pm – 10.00 pm, Thoor Ballylee. A dramatisation of republicanism in Yeats’ poetry by An Tine Beo, preceded by a short play ‘The Tower’ by The Wild Swans Theatre Group with interval music by Coole Music. This event is organised by Burren Lowlands and hosted by the Thoor Ballylee Society. http://yeatsthoorballylee org/

* Comhcheol Domhanda ‘is Caint / World Music and Chat 8 – 11 i.n., An Crannóg, Doire Mór, Droimín, Gort Inse Guaire, Gort Tóg páirt linn san oíche ceoil, caint agus comhluadar seo, le cloganna as Tibet, djembe ón Aifric, didjeridoo ón Astráil agus uirlisí ceoil eile ó Mheiriceá Theas. Ní gá aon taithí ceoil a bheith agat! Join us in this evening of music making and talking, with bells from Tibet, djembe from Africa, didjeridoo from Australia and musical instruments from South America. No musical experience necessary! Let’s Come Dancing Night 9pm-12.30am, McCarthy’s Lounge, Kilbecanty, Gort. The best of music and dance, with a display of ballroom and old time dancing. 


6pm, Presentation College Headford A collaborative effort from the Headford community including performances from the local St. Mary’s Church Choir with the music students of Presentation College Headford. Galway 2020 - Watch out for our information stations at events in Headford on the night. Come and find out more about Galway2020 and help us develop Headford’s big idea!


Sean agus Nua: Taispeántas agus Ceardlann Ceirde Amhmaid. 7– 11i.n Pastime Chonamara: Taispeántas agus rang bunaithe ar uirlisí adhmaid a bhíodh á n-úsáid le bia a réiteach i sean-tithe  fadó. Sean agus Nua. 


Island Places, Island Lives 8.30 to 11.00 pm, Inishbofin Community Centre - an opportunity to hear readings from the new book about Inishbofin and intertwine the evening with Irish music and song along with showing many of the short films that are embedded in the book.

Inis Óirr 

Oíche Chultúrtha Áras Éanna 8.30i.n..An drama “Corraí Farraige”, drama scríofa faoin oileán ag Máire Ní Mhaoláin agus curtha i láthair ag aisteoirí an oileáin. Tá idir greann agus dáiríre sa drama faoi imirceach ag pilleadh abhaile. Ar an oíche fosta beidh ceoltóirí na bunscoile agus na meánscoile ag seinm roimh an dráma.


Killererin Parish Heritage Tour 4.30pm – 7pm, Killererin, starting in Barnaderg.

Bus tour of historical sites in the parish.


* Sketch Your World! How to Become an Urban Sketcher 7.00 pm, Tully’s.The co-founder of Urban Sketchers Galway, Róisín Curé, is an avid urban sketcher. In this presentation, she’ll show you sketches of the local area and further afield, and tell you all you need to know to get you started. Get your act together! 9 pm, Tully’s Back Room, Kinvara Come and perform at The Blackboard Venue for Culture Night. Bring your instruments, voices and talents. All welcome.


Music By The Fire 5pm, Lackagh Museum - Irish traditional music session with our local young musicians and dancers.

Loughrea / Baile Locha Riach

* Whiden Toie: A Showcase of Traveller Culture and Heritage 6– 7 pm, Loughrea Library will host a showcase of Traveller Culture, including pictures new and old depicting Traveller’s traditions and ways of life; an exhibition of traditional crafts and Galway Traveller Movements ‘Wall of Fame’ which celebrates the talents and successes of local Travellers. Culture in and around Loughrea 7.- 9.30 pm, Dartfield Horse Museum and Heritage Centre, Kilrickle, Loughrea Guided tour of the museum followed by music and song followed by a session with all members of Loughrea Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and guests. Refreshments available. All Welcome!

The BYOB Painting Night 8 – 11.30pm, River Art Supplies, Park House, Main Street. Bring your own bottle and sip wine in good company with good music while painting under the expert tutelage of professional artist Phillip D Foley.. BAFFLE’s Cultural Mix - 10.30pm, Loughrea Library, Church Street. - Ultan Macken will talk about the life and times of his late father Walter Macken. Music by Sarah Cunningham and Co. Poetry Reading by BAFFLE Poetry Group. Story telling by local Drama Group. 

 Cinema in the Park - 9.30 pm (film start time ), Fair Green. LARC are bringing your favourite movies to our wonderful green space. A number of films will be posted on LARC’s Facebook page and at, and you will be asked to vote on which movie we screen. For more info like LARC on Facebook or keep an eye on our website. Session with Loughrea Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. 10 pm -12 midnight, Loughrea Hotel & Spa



Traditional Music Culture Night 8.30 – 9.30 pm, Community Centre Young musicians from Milltown Comhaltas will play traditional music for an enjoyable evening’s entertainment.



* Moycullen Comhaltas Session 8.30pm – late, Árus Uilinn, Moycullen Comhaltas will host a night of Traditional Irish music. Not to be missed!

Na Forbacha

* Comhdháil: Ról na nEalaíon sa Phleanáil Teanga Conference: ‘The Role of the Arts in Language Planning’ Ostán Cois Fharraige. Tiocfaidh ceannródaithe ó shaol na n-ealaíon sa Ghaeltacht agus saineolaithe teanga le chéile i gConamara thar tréimhse dhá lá, leis an ról lárnach atá ag cúrsaí ealaíona i gcur chun cinn na teanga a chíoradh.


A Cele International Foods 5pm – 7pm, Oranmore Village Centre - an open air selection of stalls offering complimentary samples of home cooked, Irish and international foods organised by the community. .Bill King Night 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm, Oranmore Castle – a small exhibition of artefacts that document Bill King’s naval history. Video and audio archival material. Choral Hour of Irish Melodies 7.30pm – 8.30pm, Oranmore Village – a gathering of the Active in Age Oranmore Sing a-long group and singers drawn from the local community.


Ceolchoirm Scoil Cuimin agus Caitriona 1pm, Scoil Cuimin agus Caitriona

Celebration of music and youth featuring students from Scoil Cuimin agus Caitriona in Oughterard.. The Courthouse, Main Street - Transfer: 10 am - 6 pm - An exhibition of participating artists from the uachtarARTS skill sharing sessions; Book Marks XII and XIII: 10am – 6pm On display will be two years of the Bookmarks Project Film Screenings: 6.30 – 8.30pm Music on the Square: 4 - 5pm with Patrick Conneely. Drop in Art and Craft Workshops 4pm – 5.30pm; Simple Printmaking with Anja Sammon. A hands-on block printing workshop. Print your own bag or greeting card to take home. Clay Modelling Workshop with Pete Sammon. String Dolls with Renske Boef. Make friendly a Voodoo Doll. Ages 7 + Feltmaking for Beginners with Maureen Mooney. Learn about the ancient art of creating felt from wool fibres. Time Machine Photo Booth: 8.30pm - 10.30pm

Photos by Rynes Walker. Come along and capture your image for posterity. All welcome!

Open Mic/Community Concert: 8.30pm – Late An opportunity to showcase your talent whether it be singing, music, poetry, storytelling or dance!


Portumna Arts Group in conjunction with Shorelines Arts Festival and Culture Night present: Shorelines 2015 Art Exhibition The Gallery at The Workhouse, PortumnaThe Barbara Kennedy Shortlist and Award Ceremony 5pm, Portumna Castle Over 20 primary schools were invited to enter this project in prose or poetry on the theme “Messing About on the Water.” Portumna Castle & Gardens - Free Guided Tours6.30 pm and 7.30 pm, Portumna Castle Portumna Castle will stay open later on Culture night until 8pm and entry will be free. There will be a free guided tour of the Castle and Gardens at 6.30pm and again at 7.30pm.

 Shorelines Teatime Reading 6 pm, Portumna Library, Castle Avenue

Join John Mac Kenna & Crannóg magazine showcase reading featuring readings from Pat O’Connor, Aoibheann McCann and Mary Melvin Geoghegan. Seduction of Chaos with Half Day Thursday Drama Group 7pm, Town Hall Portumna Shorelines Late Night Session at the Beehive - Silver Apples of the moon 10pm – Late, The Beehive Restaurant, PortumnaJoin Portumna’s talented songwriters, musicians and entertainers in the cosy session at The Beehive, where a glass of wine and a sweet voice will send you home smiling.  


An evening of art and literature with Des Lally and Una Sealy 7.30pm, Roundstone Community Hall


Hooley at the Hall 9 – 12.30 am, Shragh Community Centre, Shragh, Woodford

Join well known musicians, Mark Donnellan, Charlie Harris and Brian Donnellan from the famous Tulla Ceili Band for a ‘Hooley at the Hall’. A get-together of live traditional céili music and dancing.


‘You are here…’ Launch of Tuam’s Public Art Project 4– 8pm, Tuam Public Library- the launch of Tuam’s Public Art project “You are here…” an art project for Tuam by David Lilburn in collaboration with architect Jan Frohburg. This project has taken the Tuam chair as its starting point and it recognises that this historic type of chair is rooted in the rural origins of the town of Tuam and ties into local craft tradition.

Art Exhibition and Woodturning Display 6 – 9pm, Tuam Men’s Shed – t wo of our members, Jimmy Meehan and Owen Durkin will display some of their great work and will be on hand to talk about it

Tuam Trad Festival 9.30 pm, Harpy’s Bar, Tullinadaly Hill - A night of Traditional Music, Song & Dance. Tickets available from Harpy’s Bar Tuam and Tuam Trad Festival members.

Tuam Galway Oranmore Connacht County Galway Loughrea Portumna Gort Ireland Facebook Dartfield Horse Museum chair 091 631804 Africa Walter Macken Portumna Castle local historian Australia Reading Entertainment_Culture Town Hall Town Hall Theatre poet Scotland Heritage Centre architect Connor Patrick Conneely Headford co-founder Blossom Harp Blossom Harp Ensemble Lily Kelly Art Studio Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre local poet Campbells Tavern Gregory Thoor Ballylee Society great box player Doirn Judith Sibley Barbara Kennedy Shortlist Castle Kelly (Aughrane) Lackagh Museum Town Hall Portumna Shorelines Late Night Session John Joe Forde Tuam Loughrea Library Mark Donnellan Isle of Man Isadora Duncan Padriac Fallon String Quartet River Art Supplies Swans Theatre Group Solstice Arts Group World Music Jan Frohburg Shragh Community Centre Cruth Studio Castle Avenue Join John Mac Kenna Charlie Harris Mens Shed Ballinderreen Community Centre 7pm Song and Dance Sean Bonner Tuam chair Portumna Castle Portumna Castle Beehive Restaurant Ultan Macken Tullinadaly Hill the 150th anniversary of W.B. Yeats Day Thursday Drama Group Anna Pavlova Portumna Library Pete Sammon Owen Durkin Mary Melvin Geoghegan Tuam Trad Festival Niall Teague Gort Resource Centre Jay Ryan Jimmy Meehan Mount Talbot Bill King Maureen Mooney Brian Donnellan Harpys Bar Athenry Town Hall BAFFLE Poetry Group Sean agus Nua Duniry Community Centre professional artist Cois Fharraige Swing Art Exhibition The Gallery Traditional Music Oranmore Village Centre Cois Chlair Complex Portumna Arts Group Inishbofin Community Centre Ronan Killeen David Lilburn block printing workshop South America Killkererin Killererin Parish Ballinasloe Gatehouse Tuam Mens Shed Burren Lowlands McCarthys Lounge Loughrea Hotel Sarah Cunningham and Co. the 110th anniversary of local poet Padraic Fallon Tibet Oranmore Castle Urban Sketchers Galway The Fast Company Corra Farraige Anja Sammon Milltown Paul Connolly Coole Music Spiddal Library Phillip D Foley

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