We are delighted to welcome you back to Draíocht on July 9th with the reopening of our Ground Floor Gallery!
It is apt that our first Exhibition which we can welcome the public back into the building since December 2020, is called 'Journey'. It is also fitting that this Exhibition by Joe Coveney for D15YT is based on young people’s insights into their world and that they are given the platform to share that with us.
It is both a reflective and joyous piece, and if COVID has taught us anything it is to take your joy where you can but also take time to think about your world, the world we all share and how we can impact positively on same.
Taking more time to listen and talk to the artists we work with and the public we serve has been a feature of COVID for Draíocht. Our future programmes will benefit from that investment of time, so watch this space!
And though our doors have been closed over the last few months, Draíocht's team has been busy supporting artists to create work for live and online platforms, working with them to plan residencies, commissions, in-house productions, visual arts exhibitions and delivering a diverse range of experiences for children and young people, all being COVID compliant.
Our Autumn programme will be busy with the quality of work that you know us for. We can’t wait!
Emer McGowan, Director
Wed 07 — Sat 10 Jul 2021 , 8pmTickets €15
Online Streaming Event
Welcome to Primrose Square, where all of human life is here; love and heartbreak, tragedy and loss, sex, lies and not forgetting outdoor Pilates classes on the Square, followed by chai lattes to go.
Fri 23 Jul 2021 , 6pm
Online Streaming Event
Ripples, is a new dance film which shines a light on the individuality, breathtaking presence and energetic exchange between these unique dancers.
Thu 23 Sep 2021, 8pm
€18 / €16 conc
Featuring excerpts from Wilde’s writings alongside Myles Breen’s trademark wit and flair, A Wilde Fan is a personal and theatrical take on one of history’s greatest artists, by his biggest fan.
Sat 25 Sep 2021 , 8pm
€16 / €14 conc
Cassiopeia Winds is a group of five exceptional musicians whose sheer joy in performing together is contagious, bringing a real sense of excitement and fun to their music making.
Our work with artists
We work collaboratively with artists of all disciplines through residencies, arts events, projects and initiatives.
An Exhibition by Joe Coveney for D15YT
Fri 09 Jul — Fri 06 Aug
Joe Coveney has considered the thoughts, words and voices of Draíocht’s D15 Youth Theatre and responded to those words in 'Journey'.
June 2021 - January 2022
Katherine Sankey’s practice is engaged with how we as humans adapt, colonize and inhabit territories.
Dr. Francesca La Morgia will work with us to develop an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy/Strategy, informed by research and responding to needs.
'The Visit', based on 'YES', is being fully produced for staging this October in Draíocht, thanks to project funding from The Arts Council.
Artist Paul Curley paid a fun visit to the pupils of St Mochta's National School in Clonsilla to ask their advice for a new show he is creating
Make space for the arts in your life
Draíocht is delighted to partner with Poetry Ireland and Festival in a Van to present Beau Williams (poet) and Maria Kelly (singer/songwriter) in your locale on 24 July. If you are a Care Home, Residential Setting, Community Centre or similar, located in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, and you meet the space requirements, then you can apply.
Join Our Team!
Marketing & Corporate Hires Coordinator
Draíocht Blanchardstown seeks applications from suitably qualified candidates to join its Marketing Team, to fill the full-time post of Marketing & Corporate Hires Coordinator.
Submissions are due by Wednesday 14 July 2021. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 28 July 2021 with a view to the position starting on 01 September 2021.