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Summer 2016 at An Táin Arts Centre

Classical guitarist Pat Coldrick | Friday 17th June at 8pm

Pat has been described as ‘pushing the boundaries of classical guitar’ with his musical interpretations and compositions and has made classical guitar exciting, interesting and more accessible to music lovers in general. Once Pat begins to play people are immediately captivated by his dedication, passion and skill. His interpretation and delivery of each piece combined with his superb artistry as a performer results in a unique ability to both make his audience laugh and move them to tears.

Tickets: €15 / €12 Booking 042 9332332 / www.antain.ie

FILM CLUB: Papusza | Tuesday 28th June 8:30pm

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Rape Crisis North East are holding a fund raising event ‘Stars In Their Eyes’ on Saturday, June 18th at Ramada Hotel, Armagh Road, Dundalk.

Based on the popular 1990’s television programme ‘Stars In Their Eyes’, this is an all singing, all dancing fun filled evening featuring local contestants who have generously volunteered to take to the stage and perform as their favourite act.

It will definitely be a night to remember as each act will do their best to impersonate their idols. In doing so, they will be raising funds for Rape Crisis North East, while entertaining all the guests on the night. All proceeds
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This May at An Táin Arts Centre

The Matchmaker | Friday 6th May at 8pm

John B Keane Mary McEvoy (Glenroe) and Jon Kenny (d’Unbelievables) star in John B Keane’s comedy drama exploring rural loneliness and the search for love late in life. The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Using his inimitable way with words and his one sense of “devilment” and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely county people and creates a marvelously colorful world, taking us back to a simpler time, when phones were few and far between
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Upcoming events at An Táin Arts Centre

*An Easter Service* – a new play re-imagining the Rising in Dundalk

An Táin Arts Centre in association with Upstate Theatre Project, presents a Louth County Council Commission

Using historical testimony, local research and community collaboration and participation An Táin Arts Centre and Upstate Theatre Project have forged a contemporary imagining of the events of 1916. Blending participatory process and personal reflection on local, national and international historical events the performance fashions a unique re-examining of the birth of the nation. Reflecting on the lives of some of those who were players, the performance re-presents the past through contemporary styles and modern innovation.

Tickets: 15/€10
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Blackrock Raft Race – June 6th

The date for this year’s Blackrock Raft Race and Family Fun Day has been announced and it has been changed from a Sunday to Monday in a departure from tradition.The event will be held on bank holiday Monday June 6th, with a full programme of events as usual.

Coming up at An Táin Arts Centre

New exhibition by local artists opening at the Basement Gallery. ‘Sense of Place’ by Leanne Mullen, Declan Honan and Rosie Martin. Opening 4th March at 7:00pm – Free entry – All welcome Runs 5th March – 16th April Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm


Bare Bodkin Theatre Company presents: Flann’s Yer Only Man – Saturday 5th March at 8pm ‘A humorous jaunt through the life & literary legacy of Flann O’Brien / Myles Na Gopaleen’ Tickets: €15 / €12


Life of Illusion – thrilling family magic show! Sunday 13th March at 3pm ‘Tyrone born master magician Ed Masters embarks on a
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This February at An Táin Arts Centre

Coming up at An Táin Arts Centre this February

Tuesday 9th Feb at 2:00pm Silver Screen Film Club: An Affair to Remember Handsome playboy Nicky Ferrante and beautiful night club singer Terry McKay have a romance while on a cruise from Europe to New York. Despite being engaged to other people, both agree to reunite at the top of the Empire State Building in six months. However, an unfortunate accident keeps Terry from the reunion. Will he discover the truth behind her absence and reunite with his one true love, or has fate and destiny passed them by? Starring: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr


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Upcoming exhibition at An Táin Arts Centre – Paul Woods

Basement Gallery – An Táin Arts Centre 16th Jan – 20th Feb Oradour, Elegy for a Town by Paul Woods

The tragedy of the destruction of the town of Oradour-Sur-Glane in France and its 642 inhabitants is still to this day surrounded in controversy as to why this event occurred and in this particular place. The exhibition “Oradour, Elegy for a Town” by Paul Woods explores the haphazard and illogical process of warfare resulting in the clinical and barbaric destruction of innocent people in their environs.

This exciting exhibtion opens on the 15th of January at 7pm in the Basement Gallery at An Táin Arts
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Queen of Ireland film & Niall O’Sullivan in An Tain.

Film: The Queen of Ireland

3rd December at 8:30pm

Dir: Conor Horgan, 2015, Ireland, 86 mins, Cert: 15A

Created by Rory O’Neill, Panti is a drag queen, an accidental activist and in her own words ‘a court jester, whose role is to say the un-sayable’. Over the last few years Rory has become a figurehead for LGBT rights in Ireland and since the recent scandal around Pantigate, his fight for equality and against homophobia has become recognised across the world.

The Queen of Ireland is a documentary film that follows Rory’s journey from the small Mayo town of Ballinrobe to striding the world stage. The
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Dundalk Youth Theatre and Piaf

The Gossip Gang | 19th & 20th November | 8pm

Dundalk Youth Theatre

A lot can happen on a bank holiday weekend at a Co. Louth beach resort. Pamela fancies Patrick. Patrick fancies April. But unfortunately so does Liam – and they’re brothers. The McAvoys’ holiday at the posh hotel is derailed when their dad mysteriously disappears – with all their money. And then there’s Buffy, who is convinced that her missing mother has been kidnapped by Aliens…

Three families whose lives become intertwined by gossip, rumour and miscommunication – add in a beach party where the stories collide: sparks fly, the truth comes out,
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