What’s on in Offaly – July

Damian Moran

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Damian Moran

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There are numerous events on in Offaly throughout the month of July that should cater for every taste.

There are numerous events on in Offaly throughout the month of July that should cater for every taste.

The events are as follows

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Visual Art Talks

Every Tuesday in July @ 8.30pm

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info: A series of art talks facilitated by Patricia Hurl and Therry Rudin. Patricia and Therry will present two sessions on their selected Master works - investigating the background, technique and the narrative concept, behind a familiar or clichéd painting and discuss contemporary approaches to what are universal themes to present time. The participants then have an opportunity to select and present within the group their favourite paintings which has associations with their past.

Cost: Visit www.birrtheatre.com or Call 05791 22911 for more info.

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Rahan Comhaltas Seisun

Every Tuesday Night @ 9pm -11pm

Charleville Castle

Info: All welcome - Seisún is on every Tuesday night from 2nd July - 13th August.

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Tullamore International Summer Organ Series Presents:-

Music for Organ and Strings

Tuesday 2nd July @ 8pm

The Church of the Assumption

Info: Thomas Charles Marshall, organ, Bogdan Sofei, violin, Adele O’Dwyer, cello

Every Tuesday in July 8.30pm

Cost: €10 (€6 concession), including post-concert glass of wine For more info see www.tisos.org

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Leinster Fleadh

Saturday 6th - Sunday 14th July

Edenderry

Info: See http://leinsterfleadh.ie/ for full programme

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Seoda - Treasure Under Foot

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info: Local photographer & artist Tina Claffey showcases the splendour of Offaly’s rural landscape specifically in the beautiful preserved bogland at Killaun and the surrounding areas of the Slieve Blooms. Aptly captioned ‘Seoda’, the gaelic word for ‘treasure’, the exhibition reveals the natural and unique treasures of this environment, its wild flowers, mosses, gorse and myriads of wildlife that have adapted to this environment through a kaleidoscope of colour, light and new life. The exhibition was officially opened by Dr John Feehan and will be on show until Friday 16th August.

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Launch of PLOT/Ceapach by Monica De Bath

Tuesday 9th July @ 6.30pm

Public Access Arts, JKL Street, Edenderry

Info: The show will be opened by Gabriel D’Arcy CEO of Bord na Mona. Monica is a Visual Artist from Rathangan.

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Tullamore International Summer Organ Series Presents:-

Peter Strauven, organ

Tuesday 9th July @ 12.30pm

The Church of the Assumption

Info: Peter Strauven, organist and musicologist, studied organ with Prof. Joris Verdin at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. Besides his activities as recitalist, he is in demand as orchestral player (organ & harmonium) and as accompanist for choral works.

Cost: €10 (€6 concession), including post-concert glass of wine For more info see www.tisos.org

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Talk by Visual Artist Monica De Bath

Friday 12th July @ 6.30pm

Public Access Art, JKL Street, Edenderry

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Tullamore International Summer Organ Series Presents:-

Juan Paradell Solé, organ

Tuesday 16th July @ 8pm

The Church of the Assumption

Info: Juan Paradell Solé, Titular Organist of the Sistine Pontifical Chapel Choir, Vatican

Cost: €10 (€6 concession), including post-concert glass of wine For more info see www.tisos.org

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Puttaghaun Youth Drama Performance

Friday 19th July @ 4pm

Tullamore Library

Info: A drama performance by the youth of Puttaghaun Housing Scheme. This performance is the result of a per cent for art youth drama project that was facilitated by Angela Ryan of Jasango Theatre, Michelle Cahill and Cabrini Cahill. Funded by Offaly County Council, Tullamore Town Council and The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.

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Launch of ‘There’s Something About Shinrone’

Friday 19th July @ 8pm

Shinrone Community Centre

Info: The screening of a Per Cent for Art commissioned film of Shinrone written and directed by Steven Goldsmith in collaboration with the Shinrone Community. Funded by Offaly County Council and The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.

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Feet First - Irish Chamber Orchestra

Friday 19th July @ 8pm

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info: Katherine Hunka directs the ICO’s Feet First Summer Tour which offers a kaleidoscopic range of music combining old with new sounds.

A visually stunning dance and performance - This is dancer Colin Dunne and the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s latest commission (by Kinsale-born composer, Linda Buckley). Dunne is internationally renowned for his performances and choreography in Riverdance and Dancing on Dangerous Ground.

Cost: Visit www.birrtheatre.com or call 05791 22911 €18 (early bird €16, if booked before 1 July) Students €10

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Launch of Structures of Devotion at the Amuseoleum by Lynne Hoare

Thursday 25th July @ 7pm

St Johns Hall, Birr

Info: Exhibition on show July and August

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August Festivals...

Daingean Homecoming Festival 1st - 4th August http://thedaingeanfestival.com/

CastlePalooza - Charleville Castle - 2nd - 4th August www.castlepalooza.com

Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival 3rd -10th August www.birrvintageweek.com

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Offaly Summer Camps & Workshops

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Childrens Art & Craft Summer Camps

Tuesday 9th – Thursday 11th July 10am - 3pm

Tullamore

Info: Ages 6 - 12 - Small Groups, Limited Place - Materials provided. Children are encouraged to develop their creative skills in a range of media (Sculpture, Painting, and Print). The Art & Craft Camps are

organised to include games activities during lunch breaks.

Cost: €90 - Reduced rate for siblings & group bookings Contact: Catherine Mann: 046-973 2512 / 086-604 9890 Email: rushbrookstudios@gmail.com www.rushbrookstudios.com

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StarCamp

Monday 8th - Friday 12th July

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info: Whether born for the stage or the shy, less confident type, STARCAMP summer camps will bring out the best in all who participate in a non-competitive performing environment. The day will include Hip Hop dances, chart-topping songs, acting scenes from TV or the Movies and much more! Simply wear comfortable pants and soft shoes / runners, bring a packed lunch and a smile. Ages 4 – 13 years.

Cost: 1 child €90 / 2 siblings €150 / 3 siblings €200 Booking online only - www.StarCamp.ie - Call 021 4377900 - info@starcamp.ie

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School of Rock

Monday 22nd July - Friday 2nd August 10am – 4pm

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info: Facilitated by award winning multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter Brendan Keeley. This 2-week course will give intensive training in writing and performing your own and other well-known songs.

It will also provide training in various aspects of the music business including copyright, publishing, the recording process, voice training and instrument tuition. Anyone interested in participating should have at least a basic knowledge of an instrument (guitar, drums, bass, voice). As places are limited, it is essential that new participants attend a workshop on Friday 5 July, 5pm at which time places on the course will be allocated. Participation at workshop does not guarantee a place on the course. Age 14 – 18yrs. In association with Offaly Local Development Company

Cost: €70 visit www.birrtheatre.com or call 05791 22911 for more info.

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Childrens Art & Craft Summer Camps

Tuesday 23rd – Thursday 25th July 10am - 3pm

Edenderry

Info: Ages 6 - 12 - Small Groups, Limited Place - Materials provided. Children are encouraged to develop their creative skills in a range of media (Sculpture, Painting, and Print). The Art & Craft Camps are

organised to include games activities during lunch breaks.

Cost: €90 - Reduced rate for siblings & group bookings Contact: Catherine Mann: 046-973 2512 / 086-604 9890 Email: rushbrookstudios@gmail.com www.rushbrookstudios.com

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Kids Art and Craft Camp with Rosemarie Langtry

Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th July 10am to 3pm

Belmont Mill, Belmont, Ferbane

Info: Come learn how to make crafts, collage ,paint, print and much more, Wear old clothes, turn up and be prepared to get inspired

Contact Rosemarie on 086 3934603 Discount for Families

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Kids Art and Craft Camp with Rosemarie Langtry

Wednesday 31st July and Thursday 1st August 10am to 3pm

Belmont Mill, Belmont Ferbane

Info: Come learn how to make crafts, collage ,paint, print and much more, Wear old clothes, turn up and be prepared to get inspired

Contact Rosemarie on 086 3934603 Discount for Families

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Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival Art workshops

Monday 5th August - Saturday 10th August

The Spot’ Youth Cafe.

Details

Children (8-14Years of Age): 11am

Mon 5th with Caelan Bristow, artist and architect

Tue 6th with Eileen Casey, poetry

Wed 7th with Carol Kelly, mono printing

Thur 8th with Hazel Greene, silk painting

Fri 9th with Michael Carroll, architect

Sat 10th with Rosemarie Langtry, jewellery

Adults: 3pm

Mon 5th with Caelan Bristow, artist and architect

Tue 6th with Carol Kelly, mono printing

Wed 7th with Eileen Casey, poetry

Thur 8th with Hazel Greene, silk painting

Fri 9th with Michael Carroll, architect

Sat 10th with Rosemarie Langtry, jewellery

Cost €5 per place, places are limited to 12 per workshop. Booking 087 922 6961.

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Birr photography group

Every Thursday

Craughwell’s Pub, Castle Street, Birr.

Info: Find out about cameras and learn how to use them.

Cost: Call Joe on 087 6574820 for further information.

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Slieve Bloom Photography Club

Last Wednesday of Every Month

Tullamore Court Hotel 8pm

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Offaly Exhibitions

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Seoda - Treasure Under Foot

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Monday 1st July – Friday 16th August

Info: Local photographer & artist Tina Claffey showcases the splendour of Offaly’s rural landscape specifically in the beautiful preserved bogland at Killaun and the surrounding areas of the Slieve Blooms. Aptly captioned ‘Seoda’, the gaelic word for ‘treasure’, the exhibition reveals the natural and unique treasures of this environment, its wild flowers, mosses, gorse and myriads of wildlife that have adapted to this environment through a kaleidoscope of colour, light and new life. The exhibition will be officially opened by Dr John Feehan on Sunday 7 July, 7pm

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Structures of Devotion at the Amuseoleum by Lynne Hoare

St Johns Hall, Birr

July – August

Info: We are very excited to bring you the work of local artist Lynne Hoare