The Weekend in Mayo

Your guide to some of what’s available in Mayo this weekend on the entertainment scene.

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Live music, Christy Moore

Park Hotel, Kiltimagh, tonight

One of Ireland’s all-time musical greats, Christy Moore is playing in the Park Hotel, Kiltimagh, tonight (Friday ).

Tickets are available from the hotel reception on (094 ) 9374922.

Art exhibition, The Golden Age

Custom House Studios, Westport, officially opened

A new exhibition entitled The Golden Age has opened at the Custom House Studios, Westport.

The exhibition of contemporary work by Daniel Greaney is inspired by the history of art and the concerns of previous generations of artists, particularly Dutch art from the 17th and 18th century, which was generally considered a ‘golden age’.

Family event, Féile Na Mara/Festival of the Sea

Achill Island, all weekend

Achill’s Féile na Mara festival kicks off today and a jam-packed programme of events - including yawls, lobsters, blueways and tastings, is scheduled over the weekend to celebrate the sea and its fruits on one of the country’s most beautiful islands.

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Dancing, mini ceili

Ballyheane Community Centre, tonight

There will be plenty of lively stepping at a mini ceili tonight in Ballyheane Community Centre at 9 pm. Music will be provided by DJ John McGovern with complimentary refreshments and a raffle.

Art exhibition, Oddity

Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, continues

Oddity, an exhibition of contemporary fine art print, continues at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar until Saturday, August 23.

The collection of work was created by members of Lorg Fine Art Printmakers (former the Connaught Association of Printmakers ).

Theatre, The Nualas

Ballina Arts Centre, Saturday

The Nualas, a Dublin group who combine chat, comedy and music onstage, are coming to the Ballina Arts Centre at 8 pm on Saturday night.

This popular act has featured at top comedy festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe, and bring their latest offering, Geat Big Shiny Show, to Mayo for one night only.

Tickets cost €19/€17. Booking is essential. Contact (096 ) 73593.

Disco, ‘80s party night

Gateway Hotel, Swinford, Saturday

Step - or dance - back to the the 1980s with a fun party night remembering the music of the decade at the Gateway Hotel. There will be plenty of Bon Jovi, Journey and Wham, a cocktail bar and a fancy dress party with all proceeds in aid of the Youth to Lourdes fund.

Concert, Tribute to Bernie Horkan

Charlestown Arts Centre, tonight

The Whim N Rhythm choir will perform a special concert as a tribute to the late Bernie Horkan tonight at the Charlestown Arts Centre at 8 pm.

The famous Yale University choir regularly tour the world and a stunning performance is in store.

Everyone is welcome.


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