Louis De Paor, Poet


MY CULTURE NIGHT : Oíche Cultúir: For Culture Night I’ll be looking to make it as an exotic an experience as possible. So I’ll start with the group art show in Spiddal, which includes stain-glass work.

I’ll then move on to the Gregorian chant in Irish (Stuidió Andrea Rossi). If there wasn’t a prohibition on over-12s, I’d go to the French Songs workshop. But I’ll finish off the night with the Open Mic event in Spiddal (An Tobar, 8.30-11am).

Waterford celebration

The Ring Gaeltacht will celebrate the cultural vibrancy of its area with several events on Friday. The Joan Clancy Gallery will showcase work by a host of local and international artists, including Damaris Lysaght, Blawnin Clancy, Andrea Jameson and Ross Stewart. Set dancing will be on at the local secondary school, with tea and cake served from 6.30-8pm. There’ll also be sessions and singing in local bars throughout the evening.



Three Gaeltacht based artists – Andrew Duggan, Ríonach Ní Néill and Ronan Ó Snodaigh – have prepared a new work to respond to works of art in the National Gallery collection. It will combine video, sound and art installations, and will be presented inside the gallery and later projected onto the Gallery’s Millennium Wing. It will also be broadcast at 7pm to several Gaeltacht locations across the country.



At Port Arthur Quay, from 5-8pm, a boating display will be held as well as races, provided of course the weather holds up. Visitors will also get to see a blacksmith at work, and a marquee tent will be erected with food stalls. All donations are in aid of the local RNLI and the oncology unit in Letterkenny hospital. Local bars are also participating with storytelling and music later in the evening.


Ballyvourney Literature

The Ionad Cultúrtha Arts Centre in Ballyvourney will be honouring native poet Seán Ó Ríordáin. The night will begin with the screening of the film Mise - Seán Ó Ríordáin and this will be followed by poetry readings, including Liam Ó Muirthile and an open mic session. There will also be an exhibition and admission is free.

Begins at 5pm.


Belmullet arts

The Belmullet Arts Centre will be screening the documentary film The Music Makers along with live music this evening. The film celebrates the making of musical instruments from choosing the wood to playing the finished work.

As well as viewing the film, visitors will also hear music played live and get to chat with musicians about their craft.

Runs from 8.30pm.


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