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The Dance Kids Proudly Present ‘Here Comes Summer’

An Táin Arts Centre is the place to be on Sunday the 23rd of June when the Dance Kids unveil their latest show ‘Here Comes Summer’.

Never one’s to sit still; the Dance Kids have been rehearsing for ‘Here Comes Summer’ since January and have promised that this year’s show will be the perfect event for all the family, with performances to suit all ages.

The talented dancers aged from just four years of age are promising to stage a ‘show-stopping performance’ of the hit Disney film, ‘Hercules’, as well as many favourites from ‘The Monkees’ and ‘Legally Blonde’.

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Co Louth Agricultural Show – 9th June 2019

All roads lead to the beautiful setting of Bellurgan Park on Sunday for the 2019 County Louth Agricultural Show.

The mission of the show is “to be a Shop Window for what is produced locally, explaining the process from farm to fork, highlighting best agricultural practice and adherence to quality production”.

Shows like the Co. Louth Agricultural Show also help to preserve traditions handed down through generations which otherwise could be forgotten. Experience the magic of old and new skills in a stunning setting in the heart of County Louth. see https://dundalkshow.com/

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Tain March Festival 1st – 2nd June.

You are invited to join in with the Táin March Festival and walk in the footstep of Queen Medb’s army as it concludes in Dundalk this weekend.

Now in its ninth year, the Táin March Festival was established in 2011 as a community walking festival to celebrate and promote the epic tale of the Cattle Raid of Cooley.

You are invited to join the group at Oriel Park at 12:30pm where families are encouraged to get involved and will receive face painting and costumes before meeting Queen Maeve and becoming part of her warrior army.

The March then departs Oriel for the Market Square
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Everyman – An Tain – 25th May 8 pm

‘Everyman’ with the Dundalk Men’s Shed’s Choir Saturday 25th May at 8pm!

Directed by Paul Hayes, with lyrics by Sophie Coyle, and music by Zoe Conway, John Mc Intyre and Patrick Connolly.

Tickets €10 BOOKING https://antain.ticketsolve.com/shows/873601239

creative writing workshop

A creative writing workshop will take place at Dundalk next week.

Organised as part of the Bealtaine Festival, the workshop will take place on Wednesday May 15th at 2.30pm and will be hosted by Una Rice.

For further information contact Dundalk Library at 042 9353190 or email libraryhelpdesk@louthcoco.ie

Cross Cooley Challenge – 27th April 2019

The countdown has started, its time to get off the fence and onto the hills, it’s just 25 days to walk day on the 27th of April. Firstly a reminder to pick up your sponsorship cards and challenge family and friends for some hard earned funds for our two great charities, The North Louth Hospice and the Maria Goretti Foundation. ALL DONATIONS GO DIRECTLY to the charities.

Picking up your card early also helps us get a handle on numbers and plan how to look after your needs on the day, snacks, buses, registration etc. so pick up your card today from
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Maytime Serenade Concert – 11th of May – An Tain

A Maytime Serenade Concert will be held in aid of Rape Crisis North East at An Táin Arts Centre in Dundalk on Saturday May 11 at 7pm.

Those in attendance can expect an entertaining night of music and song serenading you through the years of musicals, opera and operetta.  

Favourites like Showboat, My Fair Lady, Les Misérables, Chess, La Bohème, Rigoletto and many more popular and well-known classics.

Tenor David Martin, Baritone Jackie Winkless, Soprano Niamh McCormick will be accompanied by Jillian Saunders on piano and Maria Mason on Violin/Soloist.

Doors will open at 7pm with a reception and
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Bealtaine Festival – Celebrating Creativity As We Age

Consider running a Dawn/Dusk Chorus during the month of May.  Older people, their families and friends sing songs they love, songs anybody can join in.  For further details in running a choir please email bealtaine1@ageandopportunity.ie or phone 01- 8057713

This event is co-ordinated by Age & Opportunity which is a national charitable organisation established in 1988 to promote healthy, happy and productive ageing in Irish communities. Each year we coordinate a Bealtaine Festival (http://www.Bealtaine.ie) during the month of May, a festival established to encourage and celebrate older people’s engagement with the arts.

One of the core events of the Bealtaine Festival is its Dawn/Dusk
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An Tain – 9th March at 8 pm.

Playhouse Theatre and Peacebuilding Academy

Stories shared in the pub, heard by a new generation worried about the future… The growing anxiety in border communities about the effect Brexit will have on peace…

The fight for justice, for the truth… BAFTA winning film and theatre maker Robert Rae gives a new voice to the tragedies that occurred in the South Armagh and Border counties in the darkest days of The Conflict.

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