Irish literature, summer camp and art classes in Ballina

This Thursday June 18 starting at 8pm, Ballina Arts Centre will present An Evening with Great Irish Writers.

Actor Neil O’Shea will lead a journey through the writings of some of Ireland’s most famous writers including characters such as Oscar Wilde’s hilarious Lady Bracknell, Flann O’Brien’s The Brother and many more, as well as interpretations of the writers themselves. The show takes in Wilde, O’Brien, Percy French, Jonathan Swift, Oliver Goldsmith, George Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats, James Joyce and Seamus Heaney. Admission is €12 / €10. Booking advised call 096 73593.

Summer camp

Ballina Arts Centre is delighted to announce the return this year of its annual Kindermusic Summer Camp for Children which takes place in August from Monday 10 to Friday 14.

Children will be introduced to music with each workshop lasting for 90 minutes. Ticket price: €40 for 5 workshops. Pre-booking is essential.

Half Asleep: Julia Pallone exhibition

Throughout the month of June, Ballina Arts Centre will host Half Asleep, an exhibition by multi-disciplinary artist, Julia Pallone. Through a variety of means, such as drawing, photography and installations, she explores a poetic vision of the world; a vision which is fragile and vulnerable.

Celebrating music in film

Once again, Sound + Vision, Ballina’s Film Festival, aims to celebrate music in film with a programme of film screenings and music.

This year the programme, which will run from Monday June 29 to Friday July 4, is concentrating on Bob Dylan and his relationship with the big screen . Full details on



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