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Cúirt will not to go ahead ‘in its physical form’

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The Cúirt International Festival of Literature, which was to run from April 20 to 25, will not take place “in its physical form this year” owing to the coronavirus lockdown and restrictions.

Patrick Cassidy’s Children of Lir Concert in Westport - cancelled

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As with planned and proposed events nationwide, due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, Patrick Cassidy’s Cantata, The Children of Lir, due to be performed by Blessington Millennium Choir at Holy Trinity Church, Westport on Saturday 25th April 2020, has been cancelled. The Children of Lir is Patrick’s highly acclaimed traditional musical interpretation of the legend of the Children of Lir, so firmly associated with Mayo.

Chaucer - Irish style at An Taibhdhearc

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'THE MILLER'S Tale', from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, is the inspiration for Jingle Bang Jangle, written by Pádhraig Ó Giollagáin - author of the controversial 1978 RTÉ series The Spike - which is coming to An Taibhdhearc.

Launch of Táin Bó Fliodhaise – The Cattle Raid of Mayo

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Lá Fhéile Bríde, marked the official launch of the ‘Táin Bó Fliodhaise – The Cattle Raid of Mayo’ project in Ballina Arts Centre.

Government to make changes to avoid any further Athenry-style planning sagas, says Naughton

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The Government intends to change the law to avoid delays with planning applications for data centres following the protracted controversy over the proposed €850-million Apple facility in Athenry.

Erris celebrates Children of Lir link

The Erris region is to celebrate its strong link with one of the most famous legends in all of Ireland’s rich folklore, the Children of Lir, with a new festival.

Tales of Finn mac Cumaill to be inked to places of exceptional natural resources in city lecture

Places associated with Finn mac Cumaill in the Fenian cycle of tales and named after him and his warrior band have an historical reality as important boundary points, hunting grounds and areas of mineral enrichment in medieval and prehistoric times. This concept will be explored further in a public lecture on 5 March by NUI Galway archaeologist, Professor Elizabeth FitzPatrick.Finn mac Cumaill (Finn McCool) and his fían or warrior band are central figures in the literature and oral tradition of Gaelic-speaking peoples of Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.

A ballet and dance extravaganza

THE STUDENTS of Corrib Dance Academy will present their show, The Children of Lir and Movie Magic, at the Town Hall Theatre, this December.

Theatre and musical treats coming up in Ballina

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On Saturday, April 20 at 8pm multi-talented, Scottish-born guitarist and singer-songwriter Dick Gaughan will be taking to the stage in the Ballina Arts Centre. Gaughan’s songs are known for the passion and political conviction he puts into them and his music has been recorded by the likes of Billy Bragg, Christy Moore, Mary Black, Roy Bailey, and Capercaillie. Tickets cost from €12 to €15 and booking is essential.

Family puppet shows at An Taibhdhearc

CLANN LIR, a re-imagining of the Irish folktale through music, puppetry, and storytelling, is in An Taibhdhearc this Saturday.

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