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The Jesuit church

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On this day, July 31, in 1863, “The new Church of St Ignatius on the Sea Road in the vicinity of the city was dedicated by the Most Rev Dr McEvilly, Lord Bishop of Galway. Sea Road is one of the most fashionable and frequented thoroughfares in the suburbs of our city. The Church, which was commenced in 1861, is now complete with the exception of the organ, altar and some minor internal decorations; and we have no doubt the zeal of the faithful will only require such a desirable opportunity of enabling the Jesuit Fathers, whose excellent judgement in these matters is fully acknowledged, to complete the required improvements, and that nothing shall be wanted which the good taste of the architect can suggest to make everything perfect. The Church is built of hammered limestone ashlar work in courses. The south gable, or principal front, the spire and the quoins, dressings etc, being finely punched and the depths of the jambs and arches of the principal doors and windows, which are richly moulded, adds greatly to its appearance. The Church, which is Gothic in style, is in the form of a Latin Cross, 115 feet in extreme length, 36 feet wide and 70 feet across the transepts, 56 to the ridge and 110 to the top of the spire”.

Luan launches new exhibition PASSAGE

Last Friday evening the Luan Gallery officially launched its newest exhibition, PASSAGE: Selected Works from the Niland Collection. Drawn from The Model Sligo’s renowned municipal collection, this exhibition features works including: Louis Le Brocquy’s The Táin series, works by notable women artists from the 20th century, and works of a water and landscape theme.

Hugh Lane print show at the Linenhall

The Hugh Lane Centenary Print Collection, a prestigious exhibition of prints by 13 of the top names in Irish contemporary art, continues at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar for the month of July. In a lasting tribute to Hugh Lane's centenary in 2008, the Gallery invited 13 artists to collaborate in creating a unique print collection. Mindful of the concept and the ethos of The Hugh Lane supporting contemporary practice, the resulting prints are as exceptional as they are rare. The Linenhall Arts Centre is delighted to partner with The Hugh Lane and host this unique collection. The work represents a collaboration between The Hugh Lane and artists Dorothy Cross, Willie Doherty, Barry Flanagan and Keith Milow, Louis le Brocquy, Ciarán Lennon, Anne Madden, Elizabeth Magill, Brian Maguire, Brian O'Doherty, Kathy Prendergast, Patrick Scott, Sean Scully and Seán Shanahan. The exhibition runs until Saturday July 31. The Linenhall Gallery is open to the general public Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm; Saturday’s from 11am to 5.30pm. Admission to exhibitions is free.

First Kilkenny GAA medal up for grabs at Mealy’s auction

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Kilkenny’s first All-Ireland medal is to be auctioned at the end of that month by a Kilkenny auctioneer.

Hugh Lane print show opens at the Linenhall

A prestigious exhibition of prints by 13 of the top names in Irish contemporary art opens at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar on Friday next July 9. In a lasting tribute to The Hugh Lane's first centenary in 2008, the gallery invited 13 artists to collaborate in creating a unique print collection. Mindful of the concept and the ethos of Hugh Lane supporting contemporary practice, the resulting prints are as exceptional as they are rare. The work represents a unique collaboration between The Hugh Lane and artists Dorothy Cross, Willie Doherty, Barry Flanagan and Keith Milow, Louis le Brocquy, Ciarán Lennon, Anne Madden, Elizabeth Magill, Brian Maguire, Brian O'Doherty, Kathy Prendergast, Patrick Scott, Sean Scully, and Seán Shanahan.

Varied line up of events at Ballina Arts Centre

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Louis le Brocquy exhibition for Ballina Arts Centre is delighted to present this exhibition of work by Louis le Brocquy selected works from the Niland Collection, on loan from The Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo. This exhibition consists of a number of the lithograph brush drawings le Brocquy created as illustrations to Thomas Kinsella’s 1969 translation of the Irish legend, the Táin Bó Cuailgne (The Cattle Raid of Cooley), published by Dolmen Press.

The Táin by Louis le Brocquy at Ballina Arts Centre

Throughout the month of October, Ballina Arts Centre will host The Táin, an exhibition by Louis le Brocquy, selected works from the Niland Collection, on loan from The Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo.

Perspectives 3: Ballina Open Exhibition 2008

It’s that time of year again, when Ballina Arts Centre presents the best of work by localY-based artists working in all media, with Perspectives 3: Ballina Open Exhibition 2008 coming in November.

Information night for new Ballina Theatre

The long awaited new theatre forBallina is moving closer and an information night on the theatre will take place on Tuesday December 2 at 6pm in the Ballina civic offices. Currently the project has received funding of €1.62 million from Ballina Town Council, €1.59 million from Mayo County Council and €1.2 million from the department of Arts, Sports and Heritage subject to the shortfall in the project being made up by local contributions. The shortfall that will have to be raised through local fund-raising is expected to be in the region of €500,000.

Achill artist honoured by President McAleese

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President of Ireland Mary McAleese presided at a ceremony last Monday to mark the election of Achill-based visual artist Camille Souter and composer Seóirse Bodley as Saoithe in Aosdána. The honour of Saoi is bestowed for singular and sustained distinction in the arts, and Monday last the President presented both artists with the symbol of the office, a gold torc. The ceremony took place at the Arts Council’s offices at 70 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, which is also the headquarters of Aosdána.

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