Music And Me Workshops - SOLD OUT

Music And Me Workshops - SOLD OUT

With Mischa O'Mahony

Mon 27 Apr - Mon 15 Jun 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room // €30 for 6 weeks or €6 pay as you go (subject to availability)

MONDAYS / 6 WEEKS / 27 APRIL – 15 JUNE 2015 (EXCLUDING BANK HOLIDAYS)
Cost: €30 for 6 weeks or €6 pay as you go (subject to availability)

Workshop 1: 0-18 MONTHS / 10AM (DURATION 40MINS)
Workshop 2: 18 MONTHS-4 YEARS / 11AM (DURATION 60MINS)

In this series of music classes created especially for the early years (from babies up to preschoolers, 0-4 year olds) Mischa O Mahony will playfully introduce you and your child to the joy of making music together and the fantastic fun of singing.

Come on this lively journey full of songs and music, using movement, instruments, stories and puppet friends. You will stamp your feet to the beat, wiggle to the rhythm, dance around, play many instruments and get inspired to do it all again when you get home.

www.meandyoumusic.com



Human Capital (2014)
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Human Capital (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 29 Apr 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

We open on a dark, snowy night in Northern Italy and begin at the end. Approaching a stranger’s tragic death from three vastly different perspectives, the lives of two families, at first only loosely linked by their teenagers’ relationship, overlap in multitudinous ways to devastating effect. Valeria Golina and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, two of Italy’s leading actresses, star in a story based on Stephen Amidon’s best-selling book of the same name that twists love, class, and ambition into a singular, true-life story. 

Cert: Club / Language: Italian / Dur: 110 mins

Tutus and Beyond
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Tutus and Beyond

Ballet Ireland

Thu 30 Apr 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €15 conc / €12 (Under 16s)

Following the sell-out success of ‘Swan Lake’, hailed as ‘one of best productions’ the company has done (Irish Mail on Sunday), Ballet Ireland return to Draíocht this Spring with ‘Tutus & Beyond’, a mixed programme which journeys from traditional classical ballet to the striking contemporary work being produced today.

Firstly comes Pas de Quatre - the romantic classic caused a sensation when it was created for the four greatest ballerinas of the time in 1845, who not wanting to share the spotlight, never danced together ever again!
Next up, Sing Sing Sing, inspired by Bob Fosse, a legendary choreographer of Broadway and Hollywood throughout the 60s and 70s.

The second half of the programme features the premiere of a powerful and magical new ballet, ‘Lost’, by Ludovic Ondiviela, who has taken inspiration from Irish mythology and Irish Faeries in the creation of this touching work.

With lighting by award winning designer Paul Keogan, this mixed programme shows the diversity of the company following its ‘wonderful tour’ (Sunday Independent) of Swan Lake which ‘ticked all the boxes’ (Sunday Independent).

Dancers include: Richard Bermange, Céline Le Grelle, Maria Ledesma, James Löffler, Jane Magan, Kesi Olley-Dorey.

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Giovanni’s Island (2014)

Giovanni’s Island (2014)

Primary School Film Screening in Draiocht - In association with the Irish Film Institute

Tue 5 May 2015 10.30am Main Auditorium // €2 per student / 2 teachers free per class

This gorgeous new anime (Japanese animation) concerns brothers Kanta and Junpei living a happy childhood on the island of Shikotan until the end of the Second World War when the island’s borders are altered. Russian occupation begins and with the new occupants comes Tanya, daughter of the Russian commander. Inspired by real-life events, this is a beautiful depiction of a childhood friendship which must overcome the obstacles of language, culture and history.

Film Details:
Japan • 2014 • Animation/Drama • 102 min • English subtitles • Director: Mizuho Nishikubo.

School Booking Details:
Suitable for 4th, 5th & 6th class pupils
Cost:€2 per student. 2 teachers free per class.
Booking tel: 01-8852622
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"The animation for Giovanni's Island is hand-drawn, and to call it stunning would be an understatement." Rotten Tomatoes



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Eastern Boys (2013)
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Eastern Boys (2013)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 6 May 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Romania, Ukraine. They are Eastern boys. They hang around the Gare du Nord train station in Paris. They might be prostitutes, no-one knows for certain. Muller, a discreet man in his late 50s has his eye on one of them - Marek. One afternoon, Muller gathers his courage and speaks to him. The young man agrees to come visit Muller the following day, however, when the doorbell rings, Muller doesn't have the faintest idea that he has fallen into a trap.

Cert: Club / Language: French / Dur: 128 mins



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Maeve’s House
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Maeve’s House

Written and performed by Eamon Morrissey

Sat 9 May 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €14 (book before 07 April 2015)

It was as if the magazine in my hands had become a mirror.

After a sell-out run at the Abbey Theatre and an international tour to New York, ‘Maeve’s House’ is back on tour as part of the Bealtaine Festival.
This delightful one man show is written by and stars Eamon Morrissey, one of Ireland’s best loved actors. Maeve Brennan was one of our greatest short story writers. Although she lived in New York, many of her finest stories are set in 48 Cherryfield Avenue, Ranelagh, Dublin where she grew up. By coincidence Eamon Morrissey was brought up in the same house. While performing on Broadway, Eamon was surprised to discover his family home in Maeve’s vivid writing in The New Yorker. He was compelled to meet this enigmatic and mysterious woman. This beautiful poignant story features extracts from Maeve Brennan’s writing and presents a moving portrait of two artists in conversation across generations.

She did ask questions about Cherryfield Avenue.
Did the kitchen door still swell up in the wet? — It did.
Were the bannisters as creaky as ever? — They were


Eamon Morrissey has been one of Ireland’s best loved actors for over fifty years. He has been involved in over one hundred productions at the Abbey Theatre and is also a well-known face on RTÉ’s Fair City. Directed by Gerard Stembridge.

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THE NEW YORKER ARCHIVE ... 

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"Engrossing." New York Times

"Something that comes close to pure magic." Sunday Independent

"A former colleague told me how he delighted in the approaching quick sound of her heels, her beautiful Dublin accent and her laughter. Although there were troubled days ahead, there was no doubt the city loved her and what she loved about the city she wrote about." Eamon Morrissey

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 12 May 2015 10.30AM-11.30AM

TUESDAYS 10.30AM-11.30AM
14 April, 12 May, 09 June 2015
AGE: 2-3 YEARS // €5 PER SESSION

The wonderful Orla Kelly joins us again to lead these exciting fun workshops, creating a curious environment, aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children. Sessions will be un-themed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided. This hour, which has become really popular in Draiocht, offers a creative and artistic experience to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.

Booking for each session opens at 10am 2 weeks before session date.
Phone Box Office on 01-8852622.
Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for parent and child, so the child must be accompanied at all times.

14 April - Booking Opens 31 March 10am
12 May - Booking Opens 28 April 10am
09 June - Booking Opens 26 May 10am



God of Carnage

God of Carnage

Coolmine Drama Circle

Tue 12 - Sat 16 May 2015 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €13 conc

This fast, furious and very funny comedy is about two sets of parents, one of whose children struck and injured the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. From one-liners to physical comedy it’s pretty action-packed with attempts at having a civilized discussion about whose child is responsible for the fight quickly devolving into finger-pointing, name-calling, stomping around and throwing things. The parents become increasingly agitated, relationships become strained and the evening sinks into absolute chaos.

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My Old Lady (2014)
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My Old Lady (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 13 May 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

New Yorker Mathias (Kevin Kline) journeys to Paris after learning that he's inherited a spacious apartment from his estranged father. Mathias hopes to simply liquidate his new property and return home, but his plan hits a snag when he discovers that the elderly Mathilde (Maggie Smith) and her daughter (Kristin Scott Thomas) are inhabiting the space and have no inclination - nor a legally enforceable reason - to leave. The apartment, he learns, is what the French call a viager, which, in accordance with centuries-old tradition, will not revert to his possession until its present occupant passes away. Writer-Director Israel Horovitz has created a witty and resonant blend of light comedy and heartfelt drama, in every sense, a mature work and the product of a master storyteller.

Cert: 12A / Language: English / Dur: 107 mins

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Family Day: National Draw Day: Simon Says Draw

Family Day: National Draw Day: Simon Says Draw

Sat 16 May 2015 Draíocht Galleries // FREE

Our family day artists will lead us in this well-known party game with an artsy twist. Simon Says draw squares, squiggles, swap crayons and get your imagination working. Simon Says come along, have fun, play and create!

FAMILY DAY NOTES: SESSIONS ARE FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED SO PRE-BOOKING ADVISED. 

NEW HOURLY SESSION TIMES ARE:
SESSION 1: 12.00PM-12.50PM
SESSION 2: 1PM-1.50PM
SESSION 3: 2PM-2:50PM

MAX 50 PER WORKSHOP // Dress for Mess / Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part / Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family days are not designed for groups / All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Booking by phone: 01-8852622.



Moomin and Midsummer Madness (2008)
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Moomin and Midsummer Madness (2008)

Family Film at Draíocht

Sat 16 May 2015 3PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

A tranquil summer day is interrupted by a volcanic eruption, causing a flood in Moominvalley. The water rises higher and higher in the Moominhouse, forcing the family to take refuge in a strange house that floats by. The unusual lifeboat turns out to be a theatre set adrift. Moominpappa begins to write a play for the others to put on. The Finnish felt animated family are back for a new magical adventure based on Tove Jansson's well-loved books, for young children and big kids alike.

Cert: U / Language: English / Dur: 88 mins / Age: 5+



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Al Porter Is Yours
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Al Porter Is Yours

Uproarious entertainment with stand up, sketch and song!

Sat 16 May 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €15 conc

At 21, Al Porter is the youngest Irish comic in history to headline Vicar Street. Al is a television regular on RTE’s Republic of Telly and is heard weekdays on RTE 2FM with Colm Hayes. But it’s live on stage that he truly shines! Al Porter Is Yours promises a night of uproarious entertainment with stand up, sketch and song! Candid, playful and irreverent, Al Porter is a genuine showman with his modern take on old school light entertainment of yesteryear.

MORE ... Read an Interview with Al in The Irish Times

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"Move over Graham Norton, Ireland's ascendant king of camp is Al Porter. With bold gags and bolder suits, the young Tallaght man is fast making a name for himself." Irish Independent

"Al Porter is bleedin' gas." Jason Byrne

"One of the few comedians that actually makes me laugh." David McSavage

"Hilarious! One of the nicest, funniest lads around." PJ Gallagher

Fingal County Youth Orchestra 2015

Fingal County Youth Orchestra 2015

Annual Celebration Concert

Sun 17 May 2015 7PM Main Auditorium // €12 / €10 conc

Comprising of roughly 60 members, FCYO nurtures the orchestral playing of musicians ranging from 8 to 18 years of age. The four musical staff members work together tirelessly to bring out the best in each and every player. FCYO fosters a love for orchestral playing, cultivating musical talent and musical appreciation in an atmosphere of enjoyment and teamwork. Spanning a huge repertoire of music, from concertos to pop songs, FCYO adopts a non-competitive and motivational approach to all its activities.
www.fingalorchestra.ie

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The 100 Foot Journey
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The 100 Foot Journey

Film at Draíocht - Special Bealtaine Screening

Wed 20 May 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // FREE

Thousands of older people all over the country take part in the Bealtaine Festival each year during the month of May, celebrating creativity in older age. With Draíocht’s new association with Access Cinema, we are delighted to host the Bealtaine Film Tour here on 20th May, with Free Tickets to The 100 Foot Journey.

Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. When Hassan and his family, led by Papa (Om Puri), move to a quaint village in the South of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred by the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin starred classical French eatery. However upon encountering the icy proprietress, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the Kadam family realise they may have bitten off more than they can chew.

Outraged by the new arrivals, Madame Mallory is determined to have their business shut down. As cultures clash and food flies, an all-out war escalates between the two establishments – until, that is, Hassan’s passion and talent for French cuisine begin to enchant Madame Mallory and even she can’t deny this young chef could have what it takes to garner even more acclaim for her beloved restaurant.

Directed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) from Richard C. Morais’ novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey is an uplifting cultural feast.

Cast : Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon
Director: Lasse Hallström / USA / 2014 / 117 minutes /  Certificate : PG
 




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"With its picture-postcard setting and mouthwatering Indian and French delicacies, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a film designed to comfort." The Hollywood Reporter

My Fair Ladies
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My Fair Ladies

With Des Keogh as George Bernard Shaw

Thu 21 May 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €14 (book before 07 April 2015)

Celebrating his 80th year, one of Ireland’s most renowned actors and performers, Des Keogh, gets to fulfil a life-long ambition - to play legendary Irish man of letters George Bernard Shaw. Following the phenomenal success of his show ‘The Love-Hungry Farmer’ by John B. Keane, and hot on the heels of the acclaimed revival of ‘Moll’ at the Gaiety Theatre in which he has been appearing, Des will perform in a hugely entertaining new play, which he has also devised, about the many ladies in the extraordinary life of one of the greatest playwrights of all time. Shaw not only shares anecdotes about the loves of his life, but also his forthright views on sex, marriage and celibacy, in this special evening of wit, passion and humour. George Bernard Shaw was the author of Pygmalion, which became the universally acclaimed film My Fair Lady.

Early Bird: €14 (book before 07 April 2015)

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Starkids on Stage 2015

Starkids on Stage 2015

Fri 22 - Sat 23 May 2015 FRI 22 MAY 7PM & SAT 23 MAY 2PM & 7PM Main Auditorium // €15 / €12 conc

Come join the cast of Starkids for an evening of excitement and entertainment as they showcase their talents with excerpts from The Lion King, Prince of Egypt, Enchanted, High School Musical, Chicken Little and Pirates of the Caribbean. The cast of Starkids are aged 3-18 years. You will enjoy an evening of song, dance and drama from these amazingly talented children. A must for all the family.

Dublin 15 Guitar Summer Concert

Dublin 15 Guitar Summer Concert

Mon 25 May 2015 7.30PM Draíocht Studio // €15

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Following on from the success of last years event, the Summer Concert returns, showcasing the musical talents of students studying with local guitar tutor, John McLoughlin at Dublin15Guitar.com. The concert will feature a selection of music acts, young and mature, on electric and acoustic guitar, performing both instrumental pieces and songs. A positive and relaxed atmosphere allows students to flourish and enjoy the experience of performing.

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Still Life (2015)
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Still Life (2015)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 27 May 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Life for the unassuming John May (Eddie Marsan – ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ (2008), ‘War Horse’ (2011)) has always revolved around his work for the local council in South London, finding the next of kin of those who have died alone. Profoundly dedicated to his work, he believes that everyone deserves a dignified exit, and writes eulogies and organizes funerals for those who wouldn't have them otherwise. But when a new case - an elderly alcoholic in a flat directly opposite his own - hits him harder than usual, hejourneys outside London to track down the man's long-abandoned daughter (Joanne Froggatt "Downton Abbey"). Against the odds, the two lonely souls are drawn to each other - and John's outlook starts to open to life's possibilities.

Cert: Club / Language: English / Dur: 87 mins

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"Deeply moving and richly rewarding … a film with incredible heart." **** Empire

Jimmy MacCarthy
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Jimmy MacCarthy

Fri 29 May 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €25 / €22 conc

Draíocht is delighted to welcome back Jimmy MacCarthy, one of Ireland's foremost songwriters.
Having written for major Irish artists Christy Moore, Mary Black, Mary Coughlan, Maura O’Connell and Westlife and released four albums of his own, Jimmy will pay homage to old favourites such as ‘Neidin’, while introducing more recent work such as ‘Andalucian Gray’.

A native of Macroom Co. Cork Jimmy MacCarthy was  singing in pubs and busking from an early age. His first single ‘Miles of Eyes’ was released in 1981 and from there he went on to create some of the most well known songs in the Irish folk and contemporary repertoire such as ‘Ride On’, ’No Frontiers’ ,’Katie’, ‘The Bright Blue Rose’, ‘The Contender’, ’Mystic Lipstick’ ‘Missing you’ and many more.

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Maps to the Stars (2014)
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Maps to the Stars (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 3 Jun 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Maps to the Stars connects the savage beauty of writer Bruce Wagner’s Los Angeles with the riveting filmmaking of director David Cronenberg and a stellar ensemble cast to take a tour into the darkly comic heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. The result is a modern Hollywood Gothic about the ravenous 21st Century need for fame and validation and the yearning, loss and fragility that lurk in the shadows underneath.
Starring Julianne Moore.

Cert: 18s / Language: English / Dur: 111 mins

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"Extraordinary" ***** The Telegraph

Puss in Boots
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Puss in Boots

Lyngo Theatre Company

Fri 5 - Sat 6 Jun 2015 Main Auditorium // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class / Age 3-8 yrs / Dur: 50 mins

SCHOOL & FAMILY SHOWS: FRI 05 JUNE 10AM & 12 NOON
FAMILY SHOWS: SAT 06 JUNE 2PM & 4PM


Would you trust a talking cat? You never know, he might turn you from a pauper to a prince just like the hero of this story, brought to vivid life on an incredible sloping stage by Patrick Lynch from Cbeebies. With smoke and mirrors and hidden trapdoors he’ll show you how this sure-footed feline fools both the King and the Ogre to put his master at the top. With a host of puppets, a working windmill and an avalanche of fruit and nuts come and see this classic furry tail - it’s the cat’s whiskers!
A show by Marcello Chiarenza. Adapted and performed by Patrick Lynch. Music by Carlo 'Cialdo' Capelli.

Age 3-8 yrs / Dur: 50 mins

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Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Tiny Tots Tuesdays

Get Creative Sessions with Orla Kelly

Tue 9 Jun 2015 10.30AM-11.30AM

TUESDAYS 10.30AM-11.30AM
14 April, 12 May, 09 June 2015
AGE: 2-3 YEARS // €5 PER SESSION

The wonderful Orla Kelly joins us again to lead these exciting fun workshops, creating a curious environment, aimed at supporting parents to get creative with their children. Sessions will be un-themed allowing parents and children to work spontaneously with the materials provided. This hour, which has become really popular in Draiocht, offers a creative and artistic experience to support parents in encouraging the creative growth of their children.

Booking for each session opens at 10am 2 weeks before session date.
Phone Box Office on 01-8852622.
Please respect age limits. These sessions are designed for parent and child, so the child must be accompanied at all times.

14 April - Booking Opens 31 March 10am
12 May - Booking Opens 28 April 10am
09 June - Booking Opens 26 May 10am



In Order of Disappearance (2014)
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In Order of Disappearance (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 10 Jun 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Introverted and hard-working snow plough driver Nils has just been named Citizen of The Year, when he receives news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Disbelieving the official report, Nils soon uncovers evidence of the young man's murder - a victim in a turf war between the local crime boss and his Serbian rivals. Armed with heavy machinery and a good dose of beginner's luck, Nils embarks upon a quest for revenge that soon escalates into a full-blown underworld gang war.

Cert: Club / Language: Norwegian /  Dur: 116 mins

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Charolais
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Charolais

Bigger Picture Projects

Thu 11 Jun 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €16 / €12 conc / Early Bird: €12 (book before 07 April 2015)

‘I watch him pull the cow from the ditch with his bare hands, her big eyes rest on me dead calm as he leans into her and she gives in all trust. I hate that fuckin’ cow’.

Perfectly marbled and bashed about ‘til tender: a surreal comedy of love, longing and one woman’s intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer. This is a muddy place of simmering desire minced with a loneliness that cuts to the bone. If you are fond of cows and dark humour this is the show for you.

Noni's one woman play 'Charolais' won the Bewley's 'Little Gem' award at the Tiger Dublin Fringe 2014. 'Charolais' was a Show In A Bag production in association with Fishamble: The New Play Company. Written and performed by Noni Stapleton, directed and developed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh.

 Early Bird: €12 (book before 07 April 2015)
 

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"A fast-paced, witty, and intensely emotional tale filled with laughter, loss and despair." ★★★★ Irish Times

"Noni Stapleton as performer and writer has created a triumph." No More Workhorse

Pinocchio (1940)
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Pinocchio (1940)

Family Film at Draíocht

Sat 13 Jun 2015 3PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 children

Join Geppetto's beloved puppet - with Jiminy Cricket as his guide - on a thrilling quest that tests Pinocchio's bravery, loyalty and honesty - virtues he must learn to become a real boy. The legendary masterpiece that inspired millions to believe in their dreams has reawakened with state-of-the-art digital restoration. The richly detailed animation, unforgettable award-winning music like ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ and heart-warming adventure-filled story come to life like never before.

Cert: G / Language: English / Dur: 88 mins / Age: 5+

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Songs From The Swans At Coole
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Songs From The Swans At Coole

Celebrating the 150th Birthday of WB Yeats

Tue 16 Jun 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc / Early Bird: €16 (book before 07 April 2015)

This new cycle of songs featuring the poetry of WB Yeats has been composed by Michael Scott to mark Yeats 150th Birthday in 2015. Focusing on Yeats unrequited love for Maude Gonne and the development of the Irish state, poems featured include ‘Innisfree’, ‘Sailing to Byzantium’, ‘When you are old’, ‘The Sorrow of Love’ and ‘No Second Troy’.

Soprano Kathleen Tynan and Tenor Anthony Norton will be joined by a traditional Irish Orchestra, consisting of Irish harp, whistle, percussion, fiddle, cello, French horn, concertina, pianoforte and keyboards, as well as special guests Deirdre Donnelly and Des Cave to read a selection of poems.
Independent theatre director and producer Michael Scott has been writing music for the theatre since 1984 and he has a particular passion for the work of William Butler Yeats.

Early Bird: €16 (book before 07 April 2015)

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The Way He Looks (2014)
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The Way He Looks (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 17 Jun 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Leonardo is a visually impaired teenager struggling to break free from his well-meaning friends and family. At home, his over- protective mother won’t let him do things by himself, and at school his best friend, Giovana, attentively looks out for him, leaving no room for Leonardo to stand up for himself. Wanting to experience the world for himself he considers going on an exchange programme, hoping to start afresh.
However, when new student Gabriel arrives in town, new feelings blossom and Leonardo begins to question his plans. Expanding his 2010 short to feature length, director Daniel Ribeiro has fashioned a magnificent, warm and funny film about friendship, the desire for independence and the longing for first love.

Cert: Club / Language: Portugese / Dur: 95 mins

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Stagezone on Stage 2015

Stagezone on Stage 2015

Stagezone Theatre School

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jun 2015 2PM & 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €17 / €15 conc

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Join the energetic young stars of Stagezone Theatre School with a show for all the family packed with great songs and dance routines from Grease, Hairspray, Cats, Guys and Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun and Disney favourites. This is a wonderful opportunity for all our students to showcase their talents in musical theatre, hip hop dancing and comedy.

Stagezone Theatre School is based in Draíocht with classes for boys and girls from 5-20 years of age.

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Summer Projects 2015

Summer Projects 2015

June-July 2015

Mon 22 Jun - Fri 24 Jul 2015

FINGAL FILM SCHOOL
MON 22 - FRI 26 JUNE 2015  10AM-4PM

AGE RANGE: 13- 16 YEARS // €55
Want to learn how to make your own films? Over these 5 days, facilitated by CreateSchool, you will collaborate with other creatives to plan, script, storyboard, film, edit and learn how to effectively add audio to produce your own short films.

Using mobile digital devices and a selection of apps you will gain skills and tips that you can take home and master with your own projects. The workshop will conclude with a screening of the films.
These workshops are an initiative of the Fingal Arts Office.

 

 

SUMMER SONG SCHOOL - SOLD OUT
MON 06 - FRI 10 JULY 2015  10AM-4PM
THU 09 JULY 10AM - 8PM
AGE RANGE: 13-16 YEARS // €65

FREE CONCERT FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS ON THUR 09 JULY AT 7PM
For the third year, Song School return with this workshop for those who are interested in writing and recording songs, performing a concert, making a video, learning about music technology, and meeting people who love music as much as they do … not to mention forming bands and having fun! Participants receive a CD of their songs, a DVD of their videos, and a certificate of participation.


CRAFTY ADVENTURES: HISTORY OF IRISH CRAFTS
MON 20 - FRI 24 JULY 2015
WORKSHOP A: 6-8 YEARS // 10AM-12.15PM // €35

WORKSHOP B: 9-12 YEARS // 1PM-3PM // €45
This year, crafty adventures will take us on an exploration of Irish art, from famous Newgrange carvings and Celtic books right up to Irelands living artists. Lead by artist Genevieve Harden, participants will work with lots of different mediums (paint, clay, paper work etc) and using Irish culture and history mixed with a limitless imagination will create a fun and creative environment. Please respect age limits and dress for mess.

 

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact Emer McGowan on 01-8098027 or emer@draiocht.ie in confidence.



Enemy (2014)
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Enemy (2014)

Film at Draíocht

Wed 24 Jun 2015 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Adam Bell (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a glum, dishevelled history professor. Watching a movie one evening, Adam spots his double; a bit-part actor named Anthony Clair and decides to track him down. The identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined. Gyllenhaal is transfixing as both Adam and Anthony, provoking empathy as well as disapproval while embodying two distinct personas. ‘Enemy’, adapted from Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago's novel ‘The Double’, is about the power of the subconscious. In the end, only one man can survive.

Cert: 15 / Language: English / Dur: 90 mins

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The Matchmaker
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The Matchmaker

Directed by Michael Scott. Starring Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny

Fri 26 Jun 2015 8PM Main Auditorium // €18 / €14 conc / Early Bird: €14 (book before 07 April 2015)

Michael Scott’s iconic production of John B Keane’s hit comedy play The Matchmaker returns starring two of Ireland’s favourite actors, Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny. Together they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy. The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Keane, an avid observer of people and the cultures that bind and create their view of the world uses ‘The Matchmaker’ as an exploration of rural loneliness. Using his inimitable way with words and his sense of devilment and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely country people and creates a marvellously colourful world, taking us back to a simpler time, when phones were few and far between and the only web was one left behind by spiders!

Early Bird: €14 (book before 07 April 2015)

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Rainy Days

Rainy Days

July & August

Wed 1 Jul - Mon 31 Aug 2015 Draíocht Galleries

On a rainy day over the Irish summer you are very welcome to visit our galleries and explore our two exhibition spaces with your children.
Our friendly box office staff will assist you with paper, clipboards, colouring pencils and a handy page (and a cushion if you need one!) and give you ideas and games to help you while away a few hours.



Punch Lion Kids Comedy Club
  • Friends Special Price Event

Punch Lion Kids Comedy Club

Sat 4 Jul 2015 2PM & 4PM / Age 6+ Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children

A family friendly stand-up comedy show for little Kids and BIG Kids (but no goats!). Enjoy top comedians with silly jokes that will make you giggle and grin and laugh out loud. MC is Andrew Stanley from ‘The Comedy Cellar’ and ‘The Laughter Lounge’. With special guests, award winning comedian and actor, Sharon Mannion; Kevin Gildea from ‘Father Ted’ and super funny sketches from Foil, Arms & Hog. The big kid behind this awesome, friendly, funny club is Mark Stanley a.k.a. Punch Lion, a finalist in Channel 4’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ Competition and co-producer of the first festival of comedy for children, ‘FunnyFest’ in The Ark (2014). Come to the shows for knock, knock jokes, silly songs, nonsense word play and stories of pongs! Big loud mime and funny faces. Laughing out loud at weird voices!

Dur 55 mins

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Beag … A Little Event Celebrating Early Arts

Beag … A Little Event Celebrating Early Arts

For 0-4 Year Olds

Mon 13 - Wed 15 Jul 2015

Beag is a little event celebrating the limitless imagination of the very young and the magic that happens when it is combined with the world of the arts.

Sign up now to receive our Beag Updates and we'll let you know our exciting plans for 0-4 year olds over these 3 days in July … Email: sarah@draiocht.ie or phone Box Office on 01-885 2622.



Family Workshop: Deadly Dyes

Family Workshop: Deadly Dyes

With Jenny Cleary

Fri 7 Aug 2015 Draíocht Workshop Room // €10 per child per workshop

DEADLY DYES // FRI 07 AUG 2015
DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM
€10 PER CHILD PER WORKSHOP

Workshop 1: 7-10 years / 11AM-12.30PM
Workshop 2: 11-13 years / 1-2.30PM

Join artist Jenny Cleary in August to turn an old white T-shirt into an artistic masterpiece using Tie-Dye techniches. All materials will be provided but wearing old clothes or an overall is a good idea. Early booking advised as these workshops will sell out fast!

Phone Draíocht's Box Office on 01-885 2622. Please adhere to age recommendations as workshops have been especially catered for this age range.

Also coming on 14 August:
Family Workshop: Paper Animation
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Family Workshop: Paper Animation

Family Workshop: Paper Animation

With Jenny Cleary

Fri 14 Aug 2015

DRAÍOCHT WORKSHOP ROOM
€10 PER CHILD PER WORKSHOP

Workshop 1: 7-10 years / 11AM-12.30PM
Workshop 2: 11-13 years / 1-2.30PM

Join artist Jenny Cleary in August to create your own paper animation at Draíocht. All materials will be provided but wearing old clothes or an overall is a good idea. Early booking advised as these workshops will sell out fast!

Phone Draíocht's Box Office on 01-885 2622. Please adhere to age recommendations as workshops have been especially catered for this age range.