2001-2011 Draiocht celebrates 10 years of Arts and Entertainment in Blanchardstown
March 30, 2011
2011 sees Draíocht celebrate our 10th birthday. It has been an exciting 10 years as we sought to bring all our audiences of all ages a diverse range of high quality arts experiences. So whether your interest lay in attending performances, creating work or participating in workshops, we have programmed it, here in your local venue. 50,000 people a year attend events at Draíocht, many more attend our galleries, use our facilities and drop into us for a coffee at Betelnut Cafe. To all of you and to all of the artists from all disciplines that enable us offer the programmes we do, a very, very, big thank you. It has been our pleasure to work for you and we will continue to offer you the same great range of experiences in the years to come.
A special thank you must be given to our principal funder, Fingal County Council and to the Arts Council who provide additional funding. Without this public funding, Draíocht would not be able to bring you the range of work we do.
Our January to April 2011 programme includes comedy, music, theatre and dance so do have a good look inside our Season Brochure when you get it to see what’s in store for the next few months.
Our favourite Panto group kick off our 2011 performance programme with their production of The Wizard of Oz, one definitely not to be missed. Spréacha, Fingal’s International Arts Festival for Children takes place from 13-20 April 2011. With 5 shows on offer for children from 2 to 12 years we hope you can join us for what is always a great week. A full range of workshops and projects for family and school groups are also available throughout the season. A packed exhibition programme and a range of evening classes are also available.
Stay tuned to our web-site for full information on all aspects of our programme as well as video clips, artists interviews and up to the minute offers and information.
Remember to book early for all events and when you need a little pick me up or a lovely lunch, do drop into our Café, Betelnut at Draíocht, to sample some great food and beverages.
Sarah O’Brien’s Artist Talk Postponed
March 14, 2011
Due to unforeseen circumstances Sarah O'Brien's Artist Talk, scheduled to take place this
Saturday Mar 19th in Draíocht's First Floor Gallery had been postponed.
A new date will be announced shortly.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Artist Talks at Draíocht this March
March 9, 2011
Artist Talks @ Draíocht March 2011
As part of our current season of exhibitions Draíocht is delighted to present two artist talks –artists Sarah O’Brien and
Nuala O’Sullivan will both hold public discussions on their work this March. Sarah O’Brien on Saturday March 19th at 3pm
and Nuala O’Sullivan on Thurday March 24th at 11am.
Sarah O’Brien - A Circle Dance - Artist Talk - Sat 19 March 2011 @ 3pm
Exhibiting artist Sarah O’Brien will discuss her practice and current exhibition “A Circle Dance” in Draíocht First Floor Gallery on
Saturday March 16th @ 3pm.
This is a free event.
A Circle Dance - Until March 26- First Floor Gallery
Nuala O’Sullivan – Surfacing - Artist Talk & Screening - Thursday 24 March 2011 @11am
Draíocht will host a morning of discussion and exploration of Nuala O’Sullivan’s exhibition Surfacing. O’Sullivan
will discuss her practise and influences in the context of her current exhibition followed by the screening of a
Super 8 film, used by the artist as source material for her current series of paintings.
This is a free event but place are limited and booking is essential. Please contact Draíocht’s Box office on
01 885 2622 to reserve your place.
Recycle for Draiocht with Green Your Goods
March 2, 2011
Do you have old gadgets at home, phones, cameras etc? Now you can donate their recycle value to Draiocht Blanchardstown via Green Your Goods
We are hosting an online gadget drive through GreenYourGoods to raise money for Draiocht Blanch D15, and would love your support.
A gadget drive is a new way to fundraise that turns your used electronics (laptops, cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, and more) into cash to support a cause.
Contributing to our drive is simple. Just visit our drive webpage,
find the value of the gadgets you would like to donate, and send them to Greenyourgoods (shipping is free). The value will go to support Draiocht.
You will receive a confirmation of your donation by email, and Draiocht will be notified as soon as you make your donation.
Thank you so much for your support.