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Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council



  • Title: SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE/IRISH LANGUAGE FESTIVAL
  • Venue: Throughtout Carlow Town
  • Start Date/Time: 08/03/2019, 14:00
  • Details: SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE/IRISH LANGUAGE FESTIVAL Friday 1st – Sunday 17th March 2019 Join us in Carlow for a feast of music, dance, drama, fun and entertainment to celebrate all aspects of Irish language and culture - highlights include the Carlow St. Patrick's Festival. Venue: Throughout Carlow town T: 087-2857048 or 085-1340047 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W: www.glorcheatharlach.ie

  • 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: 08/03/2019, 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: Journey in Time, the Archaeology of the Carlow By-pass
  • Venue: Carlow County Museum, College Street, Carlow Town, R93 E3T2
  • Start Date/Time: 08/03/2019, 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: Carlow Castle 3D Model and Illustration on display
  • Venue: Reception Area Carlow County ouncil
  • Start Date/Time: 08/03/2019, 10:00
  • 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. Reception of Carlow County Council, Athy Road, Carlow Town. Opening Hours: 09.30am – 4.30pm, Monday - Friday.

  • Title: Storytime for U6's agus Am Scéalaíochta do Pháistí
  • Venue: Carlow Library
  • Start Date/Time: 09/03/2019, 11:00
  • Details: Come along to Storytime for U'6s this week where there will be songs, poems and stories both in irish and english, parents will enjoy aswell

  • Title: An Ciorcal Gaeilge
  • Venue: Carlow County Museum, College Street, Carlow Town, R93 E3T2
  • Start Date/Time: 13/03/2019, 10:30
  • Details: Come along for Caint, Caife agus Craic in the Carlow County Museum. An Ciorcal Gaeilge is a weekly informal conversational group, with tea and biscuits for all. Pop along and practice your cúpla focail. All are welcome! Tar linn do caint, caife agus craic i Músaem Chontae Cheatharlach. Is grúpa neamhfhoirmiúl Gaeilge í an Ciorcal Gaeilge, le go leor tae agus brioscaí do gach éinne. Buail isteach agus bain úsáid as do cúpla focail. Fáilte roimh cách. 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: Seoladh Leabhar Filíochta/Book Launch
  • Venue: Carlow Library
  • Start Date/Time: 14/03/2019, 19:30
  • Details: Launch of 'An Oíche ar Bheophianadh' - Deirdre Brennan's latest book of Irish poetry. Foilsithe ag Coiscéim. Le seoladh ag Proinsias Ó Drisceoil. Fáilte roimh chách.

  • Title: Comórtas Ealaíne an Earraigh - Bronnadh na nDuaiseanna
  • Venue: Carlow Library
  • Start Date/Time: 12/03/2019, 19:30
  • Details: Presentation of prizes in Schools Spring Art Competition as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge

  • Title: Carlow Farmers Market
  • Venue: Potato Market Carlow
  • Start Date/Time: 09/03/2019, 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

  • Title: Voices of Creation
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 08/03/2019, 19:00
  • Details: Join us on International Women’s Day to celebrate Voices Of Creation: Women in the Arts, a live talk hosted by KCLR’s Eimear Ni Bhraonain, with special guests Oonagh Kearney, Emma Martin. Film director & writer Oonagh Kearney who recently made her TV debut on RTE as writer-director of On The Hemline starring Eileen Walsh and Cathy Belton, and was selected for the 2017 BBC Drama Writers Room. Oonagh's work explores female rites of passage, movement and bodies. Her latest film Five Letters To The Stranger Who Will Dissect My Brain, premiered at Cork Film Festival in November 2018 where it won Best Irish Short. It will next screen at Dublin International Film Festival on February 26th at 8:45pm. Sarah Devereux was born and bread (Raths finest "Maries seeded loaf") in Carlow (town, lad). She participated in many the community games art competitions, Texaco art and Eigse during her school years and was a member of Calow Youth Theatre as a teenager. She continued her creative pursuits and moved to the big smoke and studied Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design. She has since exhibited and performed internationally. She currently lives in Dublin and is a bit of a jack-of-all-trades really but with absolutely no money or proper technical skills. Throwing her hand at any and all mediums. She is an award-winning animator on her first attempt, has exhibited her "art art" internationally, and within two years of beginning to perform, has performed her theatrical comedic characters at Body and Soul, All together Now, Electric Picnic, The Vodafone Comedy Festival to name but a few! She creates design work under the name The Dirt Bird, which is Tacky,Dirty,Kitschy,Filthy,Cute,Pretty,Ugly,Witty,Pathetic,OMG Gas. Through her design work, she has raised hundreds for the Repeal Movement and Homeless Period Ireland. She is the co-creator of “Spicebag”, a queer performance variety show where she co-hosts the night, performs and also designs the decor and online content. Spicebags’ last event in February sold out in 55minutes! Her work/Spicebag has been written about in GCN magazine, Stellar Magazine, Hotpress magazine and the Dublin Enquirer. Carlow-based Director and Choreographer Emma Martin is the founder of United Fall, under which she collaborates with artists from dance, music, theatre, photography and design. She has been commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival, Irish Arts Center (NYC) and has been co-produced by Dublin Theatre Festival (IE), Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, (NL) and Centre de Développement Chorégraphique, Toulouse (FR). United Fall is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is company in residence at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art. As well as developing her own critically-acclaimed work she has also collaborated with Olwen Fouere, Enda Walsh, The Globe, National Theatre and The Royal Court (UK). Emma's most recent work, Orfeo ed Euridice, a co-production with Irish National Opera, which visited VISUAL last month has just finished a national tour of Ireland.

  • Title: The Matchmaker
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 10/03/2019, 20:00
  • Details: Following a sold-out performance last November VISUAL is delighted to welcome back The Matchmaker. The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn from all parts of the country. At the centre of this celebrated production is John B Keane’s marvellous and mischievous wit coupled by his unparalleled way with words. John B. Keane takes us back to a simpler time, when even phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders.

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