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Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council



  • Title: Storytime for U6's
  • Venue: Carlow Library
  • Start Date/Time: 02/03/2019, 11:00
  • Details: Storytime for U'6s at Carlow Library 11am to 12pm Saturday 2nd March, 2019

  • Title: Visit St. Mary’s Church
  • Venue: St. Mary’s Church, Church Street, Carlow town
  • Start Date/Time: 04/03/2019, 10:00
  • Details: Visit the historical St. Mary’s Church which has been at the centre of Carlow towns’ Church of Ireland community since the 17th century. The present church is the third church on the site, with the second built in the 18th century while the present church was completed in the 1830s, no doubt incorporating parts of the earlier churches. View the many memorials to local families including one to Thomas Gurly, great grandfather of George Bernard Shaw, Oscar and Nobel prize winning playwright. Admission is free, donations welcome. Sunday worship at 10.45am; Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 10.30am followed a cuppa in the adjoining Church of Ireland Community House. For further information: Rev. David White, Tel: 059-9132565, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 10-1. By appointment at all other times. Admission is free, donations welcome.

  • Title: Caint, Comhrá agus Scannán
  • Venue: Carlow County Museum
  • Start Date/Time: 05/03/2019, 10:30
  • Details: to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge, Glór Cheatharlach will be screening a bilingual film ‘Ireland, Birth of a Nation’. The screening is free, and open to the public. All levels of Irish are welcome to attend.

  • Title: Carlow Castle 3D Model and Illustration on display
  • Venue: Reception of Carlow County Council, Athy Road, Carlow Town.
  • Start Date/Time: 01/03/2019, 09:30
  • Details: Come view a 3D printed model and historical reconstruction illustration of Carlow Castle. Both the 3D model and illustration are based on the time period of the late 14th century when Carlow was the administrative Capital of Ireland. The 3D printed model of the castle was made by Industrial Design Students at IT Carlow. The illustration of the Castle & surrounding areas was undertaken by Uto Hogerzeil, historical reconstruction artist. Both were commissioned by Carlow Town Council in 2013 to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the construction of Carlow Castle in 1213 AD. A free Carlow Castle brochure by Dr. Margaret Murphy, Carlow College is available to take away.

  • Title: Journey in Time, the Archaeology of the Carlow By-pass
  • Venue: Carlow County Museum, College Street, Carlow Town, R93 E3T2
  • Start Date/Time: 01/03/2019, 10:00
  • Details: The construction of the Carlow By-pass saw many archaeological treasures been excavated during the M9 Carlow By-pass construction. You will be struck by the similarities between ourselves and the people of the past. Our ancestors were able to feed, clothe and provide shelter for their families, but it was their skill and expertise that helped create the most beautiful handmade tools and crafts. So why not step back in time and experience how our ancestors lived. The exhibition is in association with the National Museum of Ireland and the National Roads Authority. Free Admission Telephone: 059-9131554 Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: http://.carlowcountymuseumblog.wordpress.com/ Twitter:@CarlowCountyMus Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/CarlowCountyMuseum/

  • Title: St. Willibrord, Patron Saint of Luxembourg and his County Carlow Connection
  • Venue: Carlow County Museum, College Street, Carlow Town, R93 E3T2
  • Start Date/Time: 01/03/2019, 10:00
  • Details: St. Willibrord, who was trained and ordained in county Carlow in the 7th century at the most important Anglo-Saxon ecclesiastical settlement in Ireland. His connection has been celebrated in both Carlow and Luxembourg in June 2017. He is one of Europe’s most important saints, embarked on a mission to the continent from Carlow in AD 690 and this exhibition explores his enormous impact on the Netherlands, Germany & Luxembourg. Every year the town of Echternach, Luxembourg hosts an annual ‘hopping procession’, which has UNESCO World Heritage Status, in his honour. See a copy of St. Willibrord’s own hand writing, the oldest datable signature of an English person, written on a book from county Carlow. View samples of the beautiful manuscripts that were produced in Echternach. The method of making a manuscript is shown in detail, from producing the inks and the vellum to how the letters and designs were laid out. View this special exhibition that was featured on RTE television programme ‘Nationwide’ (view episode on the RTE Player, Monday 12th February). Telephone: 059-9131554 Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: http://.carlowcountymuseumblog.wordpress.com/ Twitter:@CarlowCountyMus Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/CarlowCountyMuseum/

  • Title: Caith Amach E
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 01/03/2019, 10:00
  • Details: High Rock Productions are back at VISUAL! This hour-long stage show ‘as Gaeilge’ is a must for Leaving Cert students in preparation for their Oral Irish Examination. Caith Amach É! is an entertaining all action show drawing on a blend of theatrical devices including comedy, puppetry, music and audience interaction to bring the ‘sraith pictiúir’ on the oral curriculum to life. Bí linn agus fáilte.

  • Title: Seven Drunken Nights – The Dubliners Story
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 01/03/2019, 20:00
  • Details: Following its sold-out smash hit debut tour, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns to theatres in 2019 with an even bigger production. Direct from the West End, the show brings to life the music of Ireland's favourite sons 'The Dubliners’. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan. This talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group to life. A performance that will have you singing and clapping along to such classics as The Wild Rover, The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover, Molly Malone, Finnegan’s Wake, McAlpines Fusileers, Raglan Roadand of course The Seven Drunken Nights. This celebration of the music of The Dubliners is a celebration of Irish music itself and a guaranteed evening of music, humor and ‘craic’. ‘Don’t miss it!’ – Irish World 5 Stars - Theatre and Performance Friday 1st March 8pm Tickets: €26/24

  • Title: Neil Delamere – Controlled Substance
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 02/03/2019, 20:00
  • Details: Fresh from a sell-out tour, the star of BBC's The Blame Game and Soft Border Patrol, Neil Delamere, returns to ….. with a brand new show. This time he thinks he has that whole "illusion of control" idea sussed. Then again he would think that, wouldn't he? 'You'll be hard-pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe' ***** (Scotsman). 'One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine' ***** (Herald). Sautrday 2nd March 8pm Tickets: €25

  • Title: The Children Act
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 05/03/2019, 20:00
  • Details: "When a court determines any question with respect to the upbringing of a child, the child's welfare shall be the court's paramount consideration.” The Children Act, 1989 Based on the much loved novel by Ian McEwan (Atonement) and brought to the big screen by director Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris), THE CHILDREN ACT is a compelling and powerful drama telling the story of Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson), an eminent high court judge presiding over ethically complex cases. As the demands of her job cause her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) to reach tipping point, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a brilliant young boy who is refusing a lifesaving blood transfusion on religious grounds. With her private life in turmoil, Fiona finds herself drawn into the case, taking the unorthodox step of halting proceedings in order to visit Adam in hospital. As the two form a profound connection and powerful emotions come to light, Fiona’s judgement is put to the test with momentous consequences as she must ultimately decide whether Adam lives or dies. Tuesday 5th March 8pm Tickets: €6 Early Bird before 5.30pm on the night

  • Title: Keeper
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 05/03/2019, 11:00
  • Details: This year’s French film choice for schools is the sensitive, realistic story of Maxime and Mélanie, a teen couple in love. Maxime is a talented footballer and likely to be selected for trials. Life is good but when Mélanie becomes pregnant, their worlds are rocked. Their parents’ responses are very different, and as the pair try to decide what to do, they feel pressure coming at them from all sides. An honest and heartfelt drama about young people thrust into adulthood, it poses rich questions for discussion such as ‘who am I’, ‘how do I make decisions’, and ‘who do I want to be?’ Please note: film contains some strong sexual references. Ages: 15+ Tuesday 5th March 11am Tickets: €5 per student

  • Title: Carlow Farmers Market
  • Venue: Potato Market Carlow
  • Start Date/Time: 02/03/2019, 09:00
  • Details: Carlow Farmers Market is held every week in the center of Carlow Town and there are a wide variety of producers selling their fresh and local products. Explore the essence of beautiful Carlow town at the Farmer's Market

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