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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Last Orders At The Dockside

    Wednesday, 19:30 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    Part of Droichead Presents Drama – Theatre Club 2019 programme, our inaugural trip offsite is to the Abbey Theatre to Last Orders At The Dockside by Dermot Bolger and will include a post-show tea/coffee and chat in the Abbey Bar. This event is a Theatre Club Exclusive and can only be booked as part of
  • Drogheda Classical Musical Series: Irish Chamber Orchestra featuring Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello)

    Thursday, 19:30 Location: St Peter’s Church of Ireland

    From BBC Young Musician to royal weddings, young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason makes his Irish debut. Joining the Irish Chamber Orchestra, they will perform in Limerick and Drogheda only. The orchestra will perform Meltwater by Irish composer Deirdre McKay, Egmont overture by Beethoven, Bizet’s melodic First Symphony and be joined by Sheku for Saint-Saen’s hit cello concerto, which
  • Manon

    Saturday, 17:55 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    Manon’s story – from innocent country girl to celebrated courtesan to destitute prisoner – is one of the great tragic tales in literature and music. Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier
  • Defending the Caveman

    Saturday, 20:00 Location: An Táin Arts Centre

    Robert C Kelly and Theatre Mogul Have you ever wondered why men can’t multitask, or why women can’t change a tyre? Wonder no more! Professional stand-up comedian, and one of the busiest Irish headline acts on the circuit, Tom O’Mahony brings his energetic and brilliantly funny persona to the stage to take the audience on
  • Leanbh Children’s Festival 2019

    Wednesday, 13:00 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    Dates: 1st Oct – 30th Oct. Leanbh: Our annual arts festival for children and families, running throughout the month of October, will thrill, engage, excite, create cultural experiences and facilitate learning for young people aged 2-12yrs. In our Centre, in our schools and in our library, there will be fun, creativity and lots of giggles.
  • Shadows of the Tain (Tain Bo Cualigne) by Candlelit Tales

    Thursday, 20:00 Location: Odd Mollies

    Dates: 31st October and 1st November Candlelit Tales bring their unique retelling of the Shadows of the Tain (Tain Bo Cualigne) to the Púca Festival using magical shadow puppetry with live musical accompaniment. Atmospheric, evocative, and lyrically beautiful, audiences can immerse themselves in this ancient story as it has never been told before. More information
  • David Keenan + Sive

    Friday, 20:00 Location: Crescent Concert Hall

    County Louth’s very own David Keenan is a singer-songwriter who uses his lyrics to paint pictures with words on canvases of silence, curating a body of work which is steeped in the poetic tradition of old but delivered in such a way that is entirely his own.  The eerie and inspiring Sive joins Keenan on
  • HÄXAN – FILM WITH LIVE SCORE

    Friday, 20:00 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    Benjamin Christensen’s Häxan (The Witches) is a legendary silent horror made in 1922. For this special Púca Festival screening a new score has been created by Matthew Nolan, who has produced new music for several award-winning Irish films including Exile in Hell, Runners and Somewhere Down the Line. More information and booking here
  • Spliced

    Friday, 20:00 Location: Dundalk Tennis Club

    Chalk it Down Productions  Timmy is contemplating his 21 years playing GAA. He loves it. He hates it. Honest, brave and hard-hitting, SPLICED is a visceral account of his struggle to become an individual outside of the sporting institution that raised him. He is celebrating and questioning it. He wants to talk about identity, masculinity and mental health
  • Lisa O’Neill + DANI

    Saturday, 20:00 Location: Crescent Concert Hall

    Lisa O’Neill’s unique voice draws you into a surreal world influenced by all that is beautiful and strange in traditional Irish music and beyond. Her Púca performances promise to captivate audiences with her distinctive and arresting voice filling the Crescent Concert Hall with one of the most arresting sounds you will have ever heard. Truly
  • #MeToo, Three, Four…

    Wednesday, 20:00 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    Part of Droichead Presents Drama – Theatre Club 2019 programme  “Everyone acted so shocked when the stories broke, like they were these violating waves crashing against the shore of our consciousness. But we all knew it was happening. We allowed it to happen.” Inspired by the bravery of the ‘Silence Breakers’ and viral #MeToo movement
  • Class

    Thursday, 20:00 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    Part of Droichead Presents Drama – Theatre Club 2019 programme  Following a hugely successful run at Galway International Arts Festival, sold out performances on the Peacock Stage, a Fringe First Award in Edinburgh, and a sold out run in the Bush Theatre, Class arrives in Drogheda. Brian and Donna’s son is nine years old, and he’s
  • Magical Mozart by Candlelight

    Thursday, 20:00 Location: An Táin Arts Centre

    This sumptuous fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and the classical baroque world of one of the world’s greatest romantic composers- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. With beautiful settings, costumes, lighting, and of course candles, the European Baroque Ensemble and world class opera singers transport you back to the sumptuous past. A packed programme of classical
  • Drogheda Classical Musical Series: Navarra Quartet

    Friday, 19:30 Location: St Peter’s Church of Ireland

    The Navarra Quartet has built an international reputation as one of the most dynamic and poetic string quartets of today. Winners of countless, notable competitions and awards, this is their first performance in Drogheda which is presented in association with the National String Quartet Foundation. Performing a programme themed around Love and Death, the first half
  • Port

    Saturday, 20:00 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    Port is a collection of songs by current Droichead Artist in Association SJ McArdle, all inspired by real and imagined stories associated with Drogheda Port’s rich and storied history, composed for folk-rock ensemble and guest vocalists. Joining SJ to perform the song cycle will be his Kern band members Brendan McCreanor (uilleann pipes) and Barry
  • Orwells ‘84

    Saturday, 20:00 Location: An Táin Arts Centre

    Like a phoenix formed from the ashes of 2015, Orwells ’84 are a unique musical outfit based in Dundalk. With a huge variety of musical influences ranging from David Bowie, Guy Garvey and Nick Cave to the Libertines, the Arctic Monkeys and Led Zeppelin, the band have created a unique indie folk sound that has caught and held attention at every turn. 
  • The Last Will & Testament of Henry Van Dyke

    Thursday, 20:00 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    Part of Droichead Presents Drama – Theatre Club 2019 programme   “The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.”  Originally from Termonfeckin and now living and working in London, Niall Murphy stars in this acclaimed UK production, and is delighted to bring it home for its Drogheda debut.  What
  • Ardee Baroque 22-24 Nov 2019

    Friday, 19:30

    Friday 22 November 7:30pm St Mary’s Church, Ardee Suitcase Arias from mezzo soprano Sharon Carty and baroque ensemble Arias by Riccardo Broschi (brother of Farinelli), Bertoni, Giacomelli as well as Handel Suitcase arias or Arie di Baule named because famous singers throughout the 17th and 18th centuries brought them on their travels. Experience a glorious
  • Slow Sessions

    Saturday, 14:00 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    Sponsored by DROGHEDA CREDIT UNION : Drogheda | Bettystown | Trim. Slow Sessions are facilitated by Brendan McCreanor and Róisín Ward Morrow. For players of any instrument and at any level.  A selection of easy and well known session tunes will all be played slowly so that people in the early stages of their playing,
  • Courage

    Wednesday, 11:00 Location: An Táin Arts Centre

    Dates: 27th – 29th November Encore Productions A new adaptation by Encore Productions of ‘Mother Courage and her Children’ by Bertold Brecht. ‘War is like love – it always finds a way!’ Join Mother Courage in this tale of survival as she drags her wagon and her children to the front lines and beyond. Everything has
  • Drogheda Classical Musical Series: Patrick Rafter violin with Michael McHale piano

    Friday, 19:30 Location: St Peter’s Church of Ireland

    One of the most dynamic duos in Ireland at the present time, violinist Patrick Rafter and pianist Michael McHale present a programme of Mozart, Ravel, Debussy, Ysaÿe and Franck.  Born into an exceptionally musical family in Kilkenny, Patrick Rafter became recognized as a prodigious talent at the mere age of 12 and went on to
  • Christmas Ghost Stories

    Thursday, 20:00 Location: An Táin Arts Centre

    Dates: 12th – 14th December Dolmen Theatre Group A Christmas treat with a difference. Performed by Jack Montgomery as M.R James, esteemed Cambridge Don and the greatest of all ghost story writers. A master storyteller, James first presented his stories to a select gathering in his study on Christmas eve.  In this atmospheric production directed by
  • Kern

    Friday, 20:00 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    Made up on Brendan McCreanor (uilleann pipes), SJ McArdle (voice and guitar) and Barry Kieran (fiddle), Kern are Co. Louth’s best-loved contemporary folk band. Their debut album, False Deceiver, produced by Trevor Hutchinson (Lúnasa, The Waterboys), garnered significant national airplay with its mix of songs and tunes from the band’s home county, along with their own
  • Slow Sessions

    Saturday, 14:00 Location: Droichead Arts Centre

    Sponsored by DROGHEDA CREDIT UNION : Drogheda | Bettystown | Trim. Slow Sessions are facilitated by Brendan McCreanor and Róisín Ward Morrow. For players of any instrument and at any level.  A selection of easy and well known session tunes will all be played slowly so that people in the early stages of their playing,
  • Christmas Homecoming Concert

    Saturday, 20:00 Location: An Táin Arts Centre

    Gerry O’Connor with his family and friends will host this year’s homecoming concert. Last year’s event was a tremendous success and this year’s concert will continue in this tradition. With various members known individually throughout the world, “The O’Connors of Dundalk” have brought their music and song of their native County Louth and the Oriel

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