5th May 2012 (Sat) from 15:00 - 17:00
The New Theatre
Free Playreading at The New Theatre More
5th May 2012 (Sat) from 15:30 - 16:30
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
Bealtaine Festival Tour: The Top Ten!
Explore 7,000 years of Irish history through 10 exciting artefacts, including a gold lunula, the Tara
Brooch and the Ardagh Chalice!
No booking required. Wheelchair accessible. All ages More
5th May 2012 (Sat) - 6th May 2012 (Sun) from 16:30 - 17:30
The Source Arts Centre
Dwan Theatre School presents
Little Wishes is the second outing for the Dwan Theatre School under the direction of Therese Maher. More
5th May 2012 (Sat) - 7th May 2012 (Mon)
KCAT Art & Study Centre
Since last autumn, the collective talents of KCAT and Colaiste Eamann Ris Callan have been probing these questions. The fabulously experienced artists of KCAT Studio, well known now through the recent Living Colour documentary on RTE, have been inspiring and supporting the students of Transition Year in the CBS to develop a vision of Callan 500 years from now, and to bring that vision to life in sculpture. More
5th May 2012 (Sat) from 20:00 - 21:30
Conary Community Hall
Hollywood Valhalla a play by Aidan Harney
Hollywood 1985. Rock Hudson, a faded screen legend, struggles to keep his private life out of the spotlight as he secretly comes to terms with a devastating new illness.
Hollywood Valhalla is a touching and poignant new drama about love, friendship and redemption during the Reagan era of the 1980's.
With Patrick Byrnes and Stewart Roche.
Directed by Joe Devlin More
5th May 2012 (Sat) from 20:00 - 21:30
Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
Pat Shortt's new one-man comedy show charts the life of Dixie Walsh (Jumbo Breakfast Roll, Where Did My Money Go) a solo lounge musician. The show is a tribute night to Dixie where all his peers and friends (the audience) come to celebrate his career. During the night Dixie reminisces about the path his career has taken and the struggles he has had to endure to get to the top of his game. Until now the much loved Dixie Walsh was a character who appeared in two of Pat's sell out shows - "You Won't Get Away With That Here" and "The Hall ". More
5th May 2012 (Sat) from 20:00 - 22:00
Nenagh Arts Centre
Mary Coughlan live in concert in an intimate theatre setting at Nenagh Arts Centre More
6th May 2012 (Sun) at 12:00
Community Hall, Ballydehob
This is the venue for all you Jazz Night Owls to hear yet more great music and party till the small hours.
The festival club was originally conceived as a 'Jazz Jam Session' venue, and on Saturday and Sunday night two of our festival performers will be continuing the tradition with a few special guests, whilst keeping the dance floor rocking.
The Festival Club Cafe will be open from midnight, selling hot drinks, pizza, pasties, cakes etc to keep everyone's energy up! We cannot sell alcohol, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Ballydehob Jazz Festival Club - it's lively, it's spontaneous, it's the place to dance the night away or to just listen, meet the visiting musicians, and enjoy some unique music sessions! More
6th May 2012 (Sun) - 9th May 2012 (Wed) at 12:00
99 mins:: France/Poland/Germany 2011 - Subtitles - Dir: Malgorzata Szumowska
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Anaïs Demoustier and Joanna Kulig
An investigative journalist writing an article about student prostitution is moved to question her most intimate convictions about money, family and sex in this startling drama.
The Kid With A Bike
88 mins:: Belgium/France/Italy 2011 - Subtitles - Dir: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
Starring: Thomas Doret, Cécile De France and Jérémie Renier
Young Cyril obsessively searches for the father who left him in a children's home. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser who is determined to help him. More
6th May 2012 (Sun) from 15:00 - 16:00
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts and History
Drop-in Activity: Hands on History
Fun family learning with the Museum's collection of objects; a handling session.
No booking required. All ages More
6th May 2012 (Sun) at 15:00
Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre
An afternoon of traditional music in an intimate setting. More
Ongoing Event - (Ends September 30 2012)
St Colman's Cathedral 49-bell Carillon
The 49-bell Carillon of St Colman's Cathedral in Cobh is the only such instrument in the Republic and the largest in Ireland and Britain. Recitals take place throughout the year but especially on most Sunday afternoons from 4.30 to 5.30 from May to September and are usually presented by the Cathedral Carillonneur, Adrian Gebruers, with occasional guest recitals by visiting performers from at home and abroad. More
6th May 2012 (Sun) from 19:30 - 22:00
You are very welcome to meet talented people who came to Cork to make this place their new home. Every first Sunday at Roundy (upstairs).
PAULA DROZD is great Polish singer/songwriter based in Co. Cork now. This Sunday evening PAULA will perform her new songs.
You can't miss it - bring family, friends and neighbours because... We're all neighbours!
Doors open at 7.30pm, admission €2 only! More
7th May 2012 (Mon) - 13th May 2012 (Sun) from 18:00 - 14:00
Irish Film Institute
In collaboration with the French Embassy in Ireland and School of Philosophy in UCD, the IFI is delighted to present this rare screening of Shoah, Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary on the Holocaust, with the director in attendance. More
7th May 2012 (Mon) - 9th May 2012 (Wed) from 20:00 - 22:00
The New Theatre
3 performances only! More
8th May 2012 (Tue) from 08:00 - 10:00
St. Johns Theatre & Arts Centre
Adapted from John B Keane's letters and performed by Des Keogh, the play tells the story of John Bosco McLane and his failed efforts - both sad and hilarious - to find love. More
8th May 2012 (Tue) - 17th May 2012 (Thu) from 09:00 - 16:00
Dún a Rí Forest Park
This competition is a search for a short story inspired by the magic of Dún a Rí Forest Park, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan. It aims to create a lasting legacy for the Forest which also acknowledges the existence of the unique sculptural works that have been commissioned for the Forest. This short story could be viewed as a modern day legend that informs popular vocabulary associated with the Forest and contemporary Irish identity. The finished work will be published in e-book format and formally launched in August 2012 in conjunction with the sculptural work commissioned for the Forest. The winner will also be awarded €500 and a commemorative scroll. More
8th May 2012 (Tue) - 10th May 2012 (Thu) from 09:00 - 19:15
Ballina Arts Centre
8th, 9th & 10th May - Three-day concert/workshop programme with Behy National School, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
Thursday 10th May Free Family Concert at 6 PM in Ballina Arts Centre, Co. Mayo More
8th May 2012 (Tue) - 20th May 2012 (Sun) from 10:00 - 17:00
Signal Arts Centre
Came into Being
A Showcase by Signal Artists
From Tuesday 8th May to Sunday 20th May
Opening Reception: Friday 11th May 7pm - 9pm
We are happy to include some ceramics by Frances Brosnan, handmade jewellery by Aoibheann Doyle, portrait paintings by Conall Mc Cabe, photography by Denis Dunne, prints and ceramics by Tony Clarke, drawings by Aoife Fitzgerald and Linde Fidorra and mixed media paintings by Christine de Paor, Jenny Dann and Sylvia Callan. More
8th May 2012 (Tue) - 29th May 2012 (Tue) from 10:00 - 17:00
The Source Arts Centre
Europe Direct at Thurles Library presents
Everyone has a role to play! More