Drogheda Arts Festival | 24th April- 1st May

Thar Barr - NOT TO BE MISSED

Ár rogha - 20th-27th March

The Future West: Debut Album Launch | An Táin Arts Centre | 25th March

Thar Barr - NOT TO BE MISSED

Ár rogha - 20th-27th March

Susan Mac William: Modern Experiments| Highlanes Gallery | 15th March

Thar Barr - NOT TO BE MISSED

Ár rogha - 20th-27th March

Eleanor McEvoy | Oriel Centre | 25th March

Thar Barr - NOT TO BE MISSED

Ár rogha - 20th-27th March

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UPCOMING EVENTS 


  • Dirtbirds Live

    Friday, 20:00 Location: Táin Arts Centre

    Dirtbird Productions Dirtbirds the internet sensation, are landing in Dundalk for one night only. Catch the Dublin Dirtbirds , Carmel and Debs as they chat about life, love and the ever changing size of Kim Kardashian’s arse. The south side sickeners Eleanor and Emer will be there competing with each about everything from personal trainers
  • Free motion Embroidery

    Saturday, 10:00 Location: Creative Spark

    Drawing with your sewing machine is a fun way to create embroidered works of art and embellishments. You’ll get plenty of free-motion practice throughout the day and learn a variety of stitch types while working on some beautiful projects. This workshop is suitable for the first time embroidery sewers and more experienced improvers. Please bring
  • The Future West: Debut Album Launch

    Saturday, 20:00 Location: An Táin Arts Centre

    The Future West With influences ranging from Daft Punk to At The Drive-In, Joy Division to Ennio Morricone, The Future West is a ‘Retro-Psych-Wave’ five-piece from Dundalk, Louth. Currently touring with a live show full of spontaneity and going the D.I.Y/Lo-Fi route, the band have just finished recording their debut album which was self-produced in
  • House Plays at Rokeby Hall

    Saturday, 20:00 Location: Rokeby Hall Dunleer

    House Plays by Mina Tenison, a story told in four short one-acts, is back this spring at the historical Rokeby Hall, Co. Louth (courtesy of Jeff & Jean Young) playing for only one night on Saturday March 25th 2017 at 8pm. All 4 acts will be performed at this neoclassical historical house built in 1785.
  • Eleanor McEvoy

    Saturday, 20:30 Location: Oriel Centre

    Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol welcome one of Ireland’s most accomplished contemporary singer/songwriters Eleanor McEvoy to its stage. Best known for her songs Sophie, Harbour, The Secret of Living and of course “Only A Woman’s Heart which became the title track of “A Woman’s Heart” which is the best-selling Irish album in Irish history.   Eleanor McEvoy
  • Photography Workshop for Retailers – Boost Your Online Sales Workshop 1

    Tuesday, 09:30 Location: Creative Spark

    This one day workshop with photographer Paul McCarthy will guide you through the do’s and don’ts of DIY of photography for your business, using your own camera, phone or tablet and simple steps to getting the best results to showcasing and selling your products online. Pricing: €30   More info and booking here
  • Weekly Writers Group

    Thursday, 10:00 Location: Drumshallon Forge Heritage Centre

    Every Thursday This weekly group is for anyone who wishes to pursue creative writing – poetry and prose. All level of experience are welcomed, and we hope to use this opportunity for critiquing and providing feedback on each other’s work. Meetings are every Thursday in the Drumshallon Forge Heritage Centre. Tea, coffee, and biscuits included. €5
  • Boyne Valley Treasure Tour: St Laurence’s Gate

    Thursday, 12:00 Location: St Laurence Gate

    Note: This site is not fully accessible. Choose suitable footwear. No babes in arms. Sunday 30 April | 12.00-5.00pm | St Laurence’s Gate Times: 12.00, 12.20, 12.40, 1.00pm, 1.20pm, 1.40pm, 2.00pm, 2.20pm, 2.40pm, 3.00pm, 3.20pm, 3.40pm, 4.00pm, 4.20pm, 4.40pm Tickets: €4 (€2 for children) Drogheda’s name derives from the Irish ‘Droichead Átha’, meaning bridge of the ford which
  • Visionaries

    Friday, 20:00 Location: An Táin Arts Centre

    A Century on from a remarkable revolution of visionaries and poets, Visionaries reveals the artistic brilliance and vision in the writings of the leaders of the Easter Rising. In an acclaimed piece of music theatre, the vision of the people who sparked the revival of a country and its culture are celebrated using their own
  • Scree-Print

    Saturday, 10:00 Location: Creative Spark

    This course is suitable for beginners and improvers. You will learn how to make screen prints with photographic or hand drawn imagery followed by the process of cleaning and coating the screen, exposing the image and printing on paper or fabric.   Cost: €80 Website: http://creativespark.ie/training/creative-training/
  • Karl Sweeney and Michael McHale Sundays in Spring at the Carlingford Heritage Centre -2017

    Sunday, 16:00 Location: Carlingford Heritage Centre

    Sunday 2nd April – Pianist Michael McHale and Violinist Karl Sweeney. Michael and Karl are no strangers to this part of the country and have performed to rapt audiences in the Dundalk on several occasions over recent years. Michael initially from Belfast is one of the most active and exciting young pianists in Ireland today.
  • The Chapel Street Band

    Friday, 20:30 Location: Drumshallon Forge Heritage Centre

    The Chapel Street Band are a group of musicians and singers from Slane Village, and surrounding areas. Musical instruments in the group include an ensemble of fiddles, accordions, banjos, guitars, keyboards, harmonica, bodhrán, and drums. The concert programme will consist of a collection of reels, jigs, hornpipes, and marches with a good mixture of Irish
  • Handel’s Acis and Galatea

    Sunday, 20:00 Location: An Táin Arts Centre

    Opera Theatre Company, featuring the Irish Baroque orchestra Written in 1717, one of Handel’s most treasured works, Acis and Galatea is a high point of baroque repertoire. It tells a pastoral tale of the love between Acis and Galatea. Their joy and passion for each other is established through lyrical arias and joyous ensembles. But things
  • Magnus

    Tuesday, 20:00 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    Why not join us in advance of the screening in our Gallery, where Drogheda Chess Club members will set up chess boards and allow any interested members of the audience to test their skills against the best chess players in town! Magnus Carlsen, called the Mozart of chess, became world champion in 2013 at the
  • Brick Flicks Easter Camp

    Wednesday, 11:00 Location: Barlow House

    Two workshops, limited availability, early booking advised! Participants will collaborate on designing their own set from various materials, scripting their own super hero story, using Lego mini figures as the main characters and filming and editing the results using apps on iPads. Suitable for those new to stop motion through to those who are currently
  • Shark in the Park

    Saturday, 14:00 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    “Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope –but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park?” See one of your children’s favourite books come to life on the stage. From the creative team behind ‘The Hairy Maclary show’ – Featuring all 3 of the ‘Shark in the Park’ Series – Shark in the Park, Shark
  • Shark in the Park

    Saturday, 16:00 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    4pm Shows  (2 – 7 yrs) “Timothy Pope is looking through his telescope –but wait, is that a Shark, in the Park?” See one of your children’s favourite books come to life on the stage. From the creative team behind ‘The Hairy Maclary show’ – Featuring all 3 of the ‘Shark in the Park’ Series
  • The Flood

    Wednesday, 20:30 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    Close your eyes as live music, sound effects, and smells swirl around you. It’s the floods of 2011. David, an old sailor with failing sight, mops a leak in his kitchen all night.  As the rain pours and the waters rise, a lifetime of memories flows through his head. Struggling to keep mind and body
  • Short Film Fest

    Tuesday, 20:00 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    DATE: TUESDAY 25 APRIL VENUE: DROICHEAD ARTS CENTRE, STOCKWELL STREET TIME: 8PM TICKETS: €8 FILM FEST & QUIZ: €12 Droichead Arts Centre Film Club The inaugural Short Film Fest features six short films; three of which were nominated for an Oscar, one was an Oscar winner, one a European Academy Award winner, and one, well
  • Film Quiz

    Tuesday, 21:30 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    DATE: TUESDAY 25 APRIL VENUE: DROICHEAD ARTS CENTRE CAFÉ/BAR TIME: 9.30PM TICKETS: €5 FILM FEST & QUIZ: €12 For the second year running, Quiz Master, Mr. Niall O Brien, will co-host Film Quiz with the acclaimed actor of stage and screen, Karl Shiels, currently playing Robbie Quinn in Fair City. Other work includes Foyle’s War (ITV), Peaky Blinders (BBC), The
  • Introduction to Website Development

    Wednesday, 10:00 Location: Creative Spark

    In this half-day workshop Gwen Noone will demonstrate the basics of how to set up and maintain your own website using freeware. More info here
  • Urban Oratorio

    Wednesday, 15:50 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    DATE: WEDNESDAY 26 & THURSDAY 27 APRIL VENUE: DROICHEAD ARTS CENTRE TIME: 8:30PM TICKETS: €16/€14 CONC. A Drogheda Arts Festival premiere. Like all good stories, no one knows what happens next. An uplifting evening of music and spoken word that explores what it is to be part of something bigger than ourselves. With Upstate Theatre Project,
  • Sculpture at Oldbridge – Sculpture in Context

    Wednesday, 18:00 Location: BATTLE OF THE BOYNE VISITOR CENTRE

    DATE: WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL VENUE: BATTLE OF THE BOYNE VISITOR CENTRE, OLDBRIDGE, DROGHEDA, CO. MEATH TIME: 6-8PM TICKETS: FREE (ADVANCED BOOKING FOR BUS REQUIRED) Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre, Oldbridge An exhibition of contemporary Irish sculpture in the restored Victorian walled garden. Facilitated by Sculpture in Context, this display will include artists working in a
  • An Ocean of Despair

    Thursday, 20:00 Location: The Living Room at Sarsfield's

    Spoken word and conversation with Thor Harris DATE: THURSDAY 27 APRIL VENUE: THE LIVING ROOM AT SARSFIELD’S TIME: 8PM TICKETS: €10/€8 CONC. Thor Harris, percussionist extraordinaire and member of avant-rock legends Swans, will take us on a journey through his own personal struggle with depression and mental health issues. His performance will explain how depression affects him
  • The Gramophone

    Friday, 12:10 Location: Various Locations

    DATE: FRIDAY 28 APRIL – MONDAY 1 MAY VENUE: VARIOUS TIME: 12-8PM Following its debut at the Galway International Arts Festival 2016, Donnacha Cahill’s Gramophone, an audio-visual sculpture, will be exploring the streets of Drogheda and engaging with the public over the course of the festival. The 12-foot-high steel gramophone, weighing over a tonne, will
  • Thor & Friends

    Friday, 20:00 Location: St Peter’s Church of Ireland

    DATE: FRIDAY 28 APRIL VENUE: ST PETERS CHURCH OF IRELAND TIME: 8:00PM TICKETS: €15/€13 CONC. Drogheda Arts Festival partners thirty three – 45 to present an Irish exclusive, Thor & Friends – a new project from musical polymath Thor Harris. Harris is best known for his work with iconic avant-rock ensemble Swans. He has also
  • Ceramics – Decoration with Slips

    Saturday, 10:00 Location: Creative Spark

    Slip is an alternative to glaze for finishing a ceramic project. Slips are made up of liquefied clay; they usually are applied on wet to dry clay. Why not learn skills from a master Cost: €80 Website: http://creativespark.ie/training/creative-training/
  • Roll Up, Roll Up!

    Saturday, 12:00 Location: Riverside Scotch Hall Shopping Centre

    DATE: SATURDAY 29 APRIL VENUE: RIVERSIDE, SCOTCH HALL SHOPPING CENTRE TIME: 12-5PM TICKETS: FREE …time to run away to the circus for an afternoon. A quartet of wonderful entertainers await you on the banks of the Boyne.  
  • Dracula

    Saturday, 20:00 Location: An Táin Arts Centre

    Dates: 26th – 29th April Quintessence Theatre When young lawyer Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries in his client’s castle and suddenly finds himself in a desperate, impossible race against time to stop this evil ancient power from taking all he knows and loves… 120
  • The Louth Work: Orphic Fragments

    Saturday, 20:00 Location: St Peter’s Church of Ireland

    DATE: SATURDAY 29 APRIL VENUE: ST PETER’S CHURCH OF IRELAND TIME: 8PM TICKETS: €10 “Louth Contemporary Music Society is one of the most adventurous music promoters in Ireland” – Michael Dervan, The Irish Times Louth Contemporary Music Society presents the world premiere of The Louth Work by James Dillon at Drogheda Arts Festival 2017 Louth
  • Dissenters

    Saturday, 20:30 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    DATE: SATURDAY 29 APRIL VENUE: DROICHEAD ARTS CENTRE, CAFÉ/BAR TIME: 8:30PM TICKETS: €8/€6 CONC An evening with Robert Ballagh, one of Ireland’s most recognised visual artists, in conversation with Marcella Bannon. Robert Ballagh is one of Ireland’s most recognised, and recognisible visual artists. As well as creating iconic images across a range of media, Ballagh
  • Woofle

    Sunday, 11:00 Location: Barbican Centre

    DATE: SUNDAY 30 APRIL VENUE: BARBICAN CENTRE TIME: 11AM & 12:30PM TICKETS: €8 ADULTS/€5 CHILDREN. FAMILY TICKET €20 (2 AD & 2 CH) In this thirty minute show, singer-songwriter Dan Leith brings us lots of furry fun with Woofle a show about one Dan and his dog with lots of silly songs. From chasing bees
  • Brontë

    Sunday, 17:00 Location: Beaulieu House

    DATE: SUNDAY 30 APRIL VENUE: BEAULIEU HOUSE TIMES: 5PM TICKETS: €14/€12 CONC. On a wind-swept afternoon, Charlotte Brontë returns to her father’s bleak parsonage, having just buried the last of her siblings. Over the course of the evening she contemplates her future alone, caring for her elderly father and reminiscing about her brilliant literary sisters, her wayward
  • Dracula

    Sunday, 20:30 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    DATE: SUNDAY 30 APRIL VENUE: DROICHEAD ARTS CENTRE TIME: 8:30PM TICKETS: €15/€12 CONC. When young Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help the mysterious Count Dracula purchase a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries in his client’s castle, finding himself in a desperate race against time to stop this evil ancient power from destroying everything he
  • Terry Hall – DJ Set

    Sunday, 22:30 Location: Fusion Nightclub

    DATE: SUNDAY 30 APRIL VENUE: FUSION NIGHTCLUB TIME: 10.30PM – MIDNIGHT TICKETS: €12 AT THE DOOR Frontman for The Specials, Terry Hall shot to stardom in Britain in the early 80s, singing classic ska revival singles such as Gangsters, Nite Klub and Ghost Town before leaving to form the new wave pop group the Fun Boy
  • Beaulieu: Sounds Beautiful

    Monday, 13:00 Location: Beaulieu House

    Time: 1.00pm-5.00pm (access for ticket from 12 noon) Tickets: Advance booking is advised, only a limited number of car tickets at the gate. A Car Ticket includes entry for all car passengers and access to the Parking area, and a Pedestrian Ticket gives you access to the Free Shuttle Bus. Ticket Prices: Car Ticket €12
  • Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill

    Monday, 18:00 Location: Beaulieu House

    DATE: MONDAY 1 MAY VENUE: BEAULIEU HOUSE TIME: 6PM TICKETS: €10/€8 CONC. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear sisters Maighread and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill perform in the intimate setting of Beaulieu House. Hailing from the Donegal Gaeltacht, Maighread and Tríona’s unique style and repertoire of traditional singing represents generations of the ÓDomhnaill family. The sound
  • Sundays in Spring Concert Series

    Sunday, 16:00 Location: Carlingford Heritage Centre

    Dates: From Sunday 2nd of April 2017 until Sunday 7th of May 2017 Carlingford Heritage Centre and our artistic co-directors, Zoe Conway and John McIntyre, are delighted to launch the second series of Sundays in Spring Concerts in April 2017 with the support of Create Louth (The Arts Service Louth County Council). Our programme for

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