Miss Impossible / Jamais contente (2016)

Miss Impossible / Jamais contente (2016)

Draiocht in Association with The Irish Film Institute

Wed 6 Feb 2019 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €5 per student / 2 teachers free per class of 20+

This season Draíocht will collaborate once again with the Irish Film Institutes Education Programme by screening the film 'Miss Impossible / Jamais contente'  for Junior Cycle Secondary School Students, in French (with English subtitles). Recommended age: 12+

Some would say Aurore lives a boring life. But when you are a 13 year-old girl, and just like her have an uncompromising way of looking at boys, school, family or friends, life takes on the appearance of a merry psychodrama. Especially with a new French teacher, the threat of being sent to boarding school, repeatedly falling in love and the crazy idea of going on stage with a band ... This fresh coming-of-age drama centres on thirteen-year-old Aurore, trying to find a sense of belonging in the world stuck between a beautiful older sister and a brainy younger one. Léna Magnien excels as the prickly teen, rebellious and full of smart answers. Her parents threaten boarding school, but an empathetic teacher and an offer to join a band give her new possibilities. The band’s friendship helps her open up, realise her own talent and prompts her family to see her in a different light.

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Dur 90 mins • Age 12+ • Suitable for 1st-3rd Year students
French Release  • 2016 • Fiction • French with English Subtitles • Director: Émilie Deleuze
Produced by : Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo 
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Secondary Cycle Film Screenings Spring 2019
If you are interested in arranging a screening of a film for your school’s students, please do get in touch to discuss the possibility of this. Screening will be possible in accordance with the availability of the film and the auditorium and with a minimum number of 100 pupils. For further details please contact Sarah on 01-809 8029 or email

C’est La Vie! (2017)
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C’est La Vie! (2017)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 6 Feb 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

Max is a veteran wedding planner who is thinking about selling on his business. For now, however, there’s something more pressing to worry about: organising a lavish wedding in a 17th century chateau. It’s no small task: there are dozens of people to manage, unreliable electricity, a last-minute musician change, and an increasingly demanding groom. Soon, things start going very wrong indeed. Can Max and his team sort everything out without the guests noticing?
The latest film from Intouchables directors Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano is a gloriously manic French comedy. It hits the ground running and barely takes a breath as wedding disaster after disaster unfolds. With larger-than-life characters and laugh-out-loud set pieces, C’est La Vie! is a delight.

CERT: 15  Language: French (Subtitled)  Dur: 117 mins
In Association with Access Cinema

"This is an expertly assembled, tartly played and hugely enjoyable romp from directors Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, whose Intouchables became a monster hit a few years ago." The Hollywood Reporter

"Co-directors and screenwriters Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache (Intouchables) pull another magical trick out of the hat with a ruthlessly-plotted breeze of ensemble good humour." Screen International

Riversdale Community College Exhibition

Riversdale Community College Exhibition

Fri 8 Feb 2019

On Friday 8th of February, Draíocht and Riversdale Community College will hold an official opening of a permanent installation of two works in the school’s Library. The installation has its roots in Draíochts Artist In Resident Michael McLoughlin’s exhibition Mulhuddart Satellite, currently in Draíocht’s two gallery spaces, and celebrates Riversdale Community Colleges collaborations with Draíocht and McLoughlin over the course of that residency.

The exhibition comprises a grid of 30 prints, made as part of HOMESPUN, a project in early 2018 involving transition year students from the school, Colm Keegan and Michael McLoughlin. The second element is a sound installation, made from names of students in Riversdale, recorded by McLoughlin in October 2018 which form part of the ‘Whats in a name?’ Speaker array in the Mulhuddart Satellite exhibition.

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This is the Funeral of Your Life
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This is the Funeral of Your Life

Louise White Performance

Fri 8 Feb 2019 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €18 / €16 conc / Age 15+ / Dur: 65 mins (no interval)

Leave behind the emails, the bills, the deadlines. The quest for recognition, fame and glory.
We are here. Together. Now.
Watch us facilitate your funeral in real time, in this live event featuring an actor, a dancer and a mezzo-soprano.
Find out who you really are. No really ... You. Right in front of you. Like never before. I mean we’re all dying anyway.

After an original sell-out run at Project Arts Centre, Dublin, inventive theatre-maker Louise White brings This is the Funeral of Your Life to Draíocht. A poignant and heart-warming show about death and the challenges of living.

Originally funded through an Arts Council Theatre Project Award. This touring presentation is funded through an Arts Council Touring Grant.
Also funded by: Pavilion Artist Patron Donation Fund.
Developed as part of MAKE Artist Residency Programme.
Louise White is a Project Artist; an initiative of Project Arts Centre.


"An unexpectedly funny and uplifting play about your own death. Elegant, dignified, skillfully put together." ★★★★ The Irish Times

"Louise White’s eclectic exploration of mortality is ebullient and profound." Exeunt Magazine

"Comical, moving and genuinely thought-provoking."

The Fureys - SOLD OUT
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The Fureys - SOLD OUT

Sat 9 Feb 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €30 / €28 conc

Legends of Irish music & song The Fureys, renowned for their hit songs ‘I Will Love You’, ‘When You Were Sweet 16’, ‘The Green Fields Of France’, ‘The Old Man’, ‘Red Rose Café’, ‘From Clare To Here’, ‘Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal Away’ and many more, are back in Draiocht this Season. The Fureys have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 41 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the Fureys “Green Fields of France”. President Michael D Higgins attended their last concert in Dublin’s National Concert Hall. 
The Fureys are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well-known musicians themselves. They encouraged their sons to play music from a very early age and there was live traditional music in their house almost nightly. Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy. A Fureys concert is always a night to remember!

Starring Eddie Furey, George Furey, Pio Ryan, Camillus Hiney and Tony Murray.

The Man in Black Johnny Cash Tribute Show
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The Man in Black Johnny Cash Tribute Show

Tommy Swarbrigg Productions / Featuring Terry Lee Goffee

Thu 14 Feb 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €22 / €20 conc

Direct from the USA, the No. 1 Johnny Cash Tribute right across America 'The Man In Black' returns to Ireland. He was a sensation and a complete sell out when he appeared in Draiocht previously, so we are really excited to have him back. Featuring Terry Lee Goffee and his band, this is one show you won’t want to miss.

He sings like Johnny and he looks like Johnny and he performs just like the great man, with energy, charisma and vitality! Featuring songs from all periods of Johnny's career, Terry regularly performs in Theatres all over the USA to great acclaim. This not to be missed night which celebrates the music and power of The Man in Black, features 34 classic songs from all periods of his career such as ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’, ‘I Walk The Line’, ‘Ring Of Fire’ and ‘Folsom Prison Blues’.

"The show is great, my brother would be proud." Tommy Cash.



Fri 15 Feb 2019 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €12

Tatler comedian of the year and the star and writer of RTE's 'Nowhere Fast' and 'Culchie Club'.

Alison is doing a second tour and a second night in Vicar street, She's very excited and has warned her family not to heckle her this time. She's looking forward to discovering new towns, friendly people and the fresh delights of the new service stations across the country.
As seen on RTÉ (Brendan O'Connor's Cutting Edge, Big Week On The Farm, Republic of Telly, Des Bishop: This Is Ireland, Bridget and Eamon), TV3 and Sky Arts. As heard on The Guilty Feminist and The Alison Spittle Show podcast.

This is Alison’s hilarious follow up to her smash-hit tours and multi fringe award nominated shows, Worrier Princess and Discovers Hawaii.
Support from the hilarious Julie Jay.

"What makes Spittle such a unique performer is her truly authentic material. There’s no nonsense with Alison Spittle, no pretence, and when she performs it is truly just her on stage." **** ED Fest Magazine

"Whether character or citizen, Spittle comes across as a kind of genius." **** Irish Times

"Breezily chatty and effusively funny, Alison Spittle is a likeable combination of openness and chortling mischief." Scotsman

COCO (2017) - Sensory Friendly Family Screening - SOLD OUT

COCO (2017) - Sensory Friendly Family Screening - SOLD OUT

Cinema at Draiocht

Sat 16 Feb 2019 3PM Draíocht Studio // €5 adults & children

In Disney Pixar's vibrant tale of family, fun and adventure, an aspiring young musician named Miguel embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. There, the charming trickster Héctor becomes an unexpected friend who helps Miguel uncover the mysteries behind his family's stories and traditions.

Enjoy our Sensory Screening with lowered volume, lights on, small audience size and the ability to make noise and move around freely during the screening if you wish.

CERT: PG  Language: English  Dur: 105 mins
In Association with Access Cinema

The Matchmaker – SOLD OUT
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The Matchmaker – SOLD OUT

Directed by Michael Scott. Starring Mary McEvoy and Jon Kenny

Sat 16 Feb 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €20 / €18 conc

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!



Fingal Film Club 2019

Mon 18 - Wed 20 Feb 2019 10AM-4PM // COURSE FEE: €20

Age Range: 14-18 Years

In this Movie Maker workshop, participants collaborate to script, rehearse, shoot and edit their ideas to create a finished film. Working closely in groups with our experienced tutors, participants learn skills and techniques that they can continue to develop after the workshop, in order to make films with their own mobile technology. All materials are supplied including iPads & accessories. Finished movies available in Digital or DVD format.

We’re delighted to continue Fingal Film Club this Season. Funded by Fingal County Council Arts Office, the Club offers young people the opportunity to learn all about film through a series of programmes and short courses throughout the year. Places are limited, and early booking is advised on 01 885 2622.

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 Sarah on 01-8098029 or in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.

Practice, Policy and Possibilities: A Symposium - POSTPONED

Practice, Policy and Possibilities: A Symposium - POSTPONED

Tue 19 Feb 2019

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Draíocht, Create and Fingal County Council partner to present this day-long event focusing on collaborative and participatory work, through showcasing practice, presenting current policy and exploring future possibilities.
The symposium will draw on two Draíocht Projects, Mulhuddart Satellite and Home Theatre (Ireland) as a springboard for discussion. This will be followed by presentations on perspectives and policy from a regional and national perspective, concluding with a keynote from Patrick Fox of the Heart of Glass initiative (

Attendance is free but must be pre-booked through Box Office 01-8852622. Refreshments and light lunch will be provided.

Family Day: We’re Going On A Sound Hunt! - SOLD OUT

Family Day: We’re Going On A Sound Hunt! - SOLD OUT

Mulhuddart Community Centre

Wed 20 Feb 2019 12PM-2PM Mulhuddart Community Centre // FREE

Working together with Draíocht’s Artist In Residence Michael McLoughlin and inspired by his current exhibition Mulhuddart Satellite, let the sound hunt adventure through Mulhuddart begin. Armed with a recording device, stomp on leaves, bang on logs, ping on pipes, listen to water, seek, gather and make some noise.

Free event, all are welcome but please register in advance with Box Office on 01 8852622 (limited places).
All sound equipment will be supplied. Suitable for ages 5-10 yrs.

Under The Clock (2018)
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Under The Clock (2018)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 20 Feb 2019 7.30PM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc

From Snackbox Films, creators of ‘Older Than Ireland’, comes ‘Under The Clock’, an exploration of the social history of Ireland, told through the prism of ordinary people whose relationships began at one of Ireland's most famous meeting places, Clerys Clock. Be it the romance of a first date, a nostalgic reunion of old friends or the curious excitement of a visiting tourist, ‘Under The Clock’ shares stories of love and loss, hope and disappointment that all began under this cherished historic landmark.

Includes a free post-screening Q&A with the Director Colm Nicell in conversation with Anto Howard.

CERT: 12A  Language: English  Dur: 76 mins
In Association with Access Cinema

Chris Kent - Looking Up - SOLD OUT

Chris Kent - Looking Up - SOLD OUT

Thu 21 Feb 2019 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €12

Cork comedian Chris Kent returns with his 6th solo show Looking Up. Chris has spent the past year balancing comedy with being a stay at home dad and trying to grow a beard. He has also removed the word “mate” from his vocabulary as it takes too much effort to say in an Irish accent.
TV appearances include the RTÉ 2 panel show Next Year’s News, The Craig Doyle Show and Conor's Dad in the hit series The Young Offenders. In the UK, he has appeared on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central for Comedy Central.
On radio, he has been a regular panellist for the RTE Radio 1 show The Second Republic and a guest panellist on BBC’s The Blame Game.
In 2010 he was the recipient of the Comedy Smack Down Award at the Galway Comedy Festival and Winner of the Bulmer’s Nuttin’ But Funny Comedy Award 2009. Following on from being listed as “One to Watch” in The Dublin magazine’s “Red Hot and Rising” for 2012, Chris Kent was voted as one of the Top Five Irish Comedians by Hot Press Magazine in 2013. 

"Among the best acts I’ve seen," ★★★★★ The Mirror

"Fresh and original material, extremely endearing performer." ★★★★ Broadway Baby

"Unequivocally talented raconteur." ★★★★ EdFest Magazine

"Compelling storyteller, truly surprising, beautifully delivered." The Scotsman

"Carefree comedic bulls-eye." Dubliner Magazine

Isla Grant 2019 Irish Hits Tour
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Isla Grant 2019 Irish Hits Tour

With Special Guests Al Grant, Glen Flynn and Willie Dunne

Fri 22 Feb 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €30 / €28 conc

Highly respected singer and prolific songwriter, Isla Grant makes a welcome return visit to Ireland after an absence of two years with a beautifully constructed show. Isla is now established in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, America and Canada as a singer/songwriter of the highest quality. Over the last few years she has completed hugely successful tours of New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the UK and received five 'Gold Discs' for CD sales. Add this to six 'Platinum Discs' already received in Ireland and you can see why this 'Scottish Lass' is so popular. 
Her highly entertaining concert show features all her wonderful hit songs and some new from her latest album. Isla's interaction with her audience is second to none and the atmosphere at her live shows is a joy to behold. Together with an excellent band which includes Al Grant, Glen Flynn and Willie Dunne the ingredients are there for a concert of the highest quality.

A treat for all Isla Grant fans!

Bat the Father Rabbit the Son
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Bat the Father Rabbit the Son

Written and performed by Donal O’Kelly - 30th Anniversary Tour

Sat 23 Feb 2019 8PM Draíocht Studio // €18 / €16 conc

It’s Dublin in the 1980s. Rabbit is a self-made haulage magnate. But something’s wrong. He cuts a deal with his underling Keogh to help him find his lost moorings. The quest is hampered by his dead father Bat, Citizen Army volunteer and pawn shop assistant, bubbling up. The struggle between father and son, past and present, imagination and reality, spans Dublin. Their voyage out of Howth and up the River Liffey builds to a climax described by The Guardian as “one of the strongest dramatic conclusions I’ve ever seen”. An explosive exposition of the generation that led us to Boom and Bust.
Written thirty years ago, ‘Bat the Father, Rabbit the Son’ is more pertinent than ever.

Age 12+ / Dur 80 mins (no interval)

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"A prose poem of magical beauties and plunging vulgarities …friends, it is purely brilliant." New York Post

"Magnificent script and performance." The Scotsman

"Superbly written and performed portrayal of a father/son relationship." The Irish Times

"A sobering, funny touching and frightening marvel .. O’Kelly’s manic performance is extraordinary." Sunday Independent

"A wild slapstick tour de force." New York Times

"A powerful and unforgettable show." The News, Adelaide

Stories, Music & Movement - SOLD OUT

Stories, Music & Movement - SOLD OUT

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 26 Feb - Tue 26 Mar 2019 Draiocht Workshop Room // €30 For 5 Weeks

TUESDAYS / 5 WEEKS   26 FEB – 26 MAR 2019
10AM: Age 08-17 Months (Dur: 45 Mins)
11AM: Age 18 Months-3.5 Years (Dur: 45 Mins)
Cost: €30 For 5 Weeks Or €7 Pay As You Go (Subject To Availability)

Join Leah Moore * for this series of experimental early years workshops.  Hear and sing songs, move and dance as Leah introduces you and your baby to the sound of live musical instruments. Together, explore and become part of wonderful stories. These workshops are designed to allow you and your child to explore sounds, songs, music, movement and rhythm in a fun and creative environment.  

Workshop Notes:
These workshops are designed for children aged 8 months to 3 and a half years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for these age ranges. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

* please note change in facilitator to printed brochure: Muireann Darcy.

Christy Dignam and Joe Jewell - SOLD OUT
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Christy Dignam and Joe Jewell - SOLD OUT

Some Songs and Stories

Thu 28 Feb 2019 8PM Main Auditorium // €22.50 / €20 conc

Christy Dignam, Aslan’s extraordinary frontman, plus Joe Jewell, Aslan’s lead guitarist and songwriter - childhood pals, lifelong friends and the founding members of Aslan - bring their very special and intimate acoustic show ‘Some Songs and Stories‘ to Draíocht for one more special night, back by popular demand. This show features some new and many of Aslan’s best-known songs plus some classic covers. There is good banter with the audience, as the lads explain the background of some of the songs plus stories of 30 plus years in Aslan.
Early booking advised.

From These Green Heights by Dermot Bolger

From These Green Heights by Dermot Bolger

Coolmine Drama Circle

Thu 28 Feb - Sat 2 Mar 2019 8.15PM Draíocht Studio // €16 / €13 conc

Coolmine Drama Circle is back with Dermot Bolgers 'From These Green Heights'. This is a journey through the lives of two Dublin families. Spanning four decades, the action moves from the 1960s when Dessie first glimpses the landmark Ballymun Towers, to the night in 2004 when his young daughter packs up to leave the flat that has been their home. From These Green Heights is a hidden history of modern Dublin, exploring the relationship between a stigmatised suburb and the inhabitants who fought to reshape it and call it home.

Since its foundation in 1972 Coolmine Drama Circle has been entertaining audiences both young and old. Since then the group has presented no less than 65 productions locally, nationwide and in the UK. From small beginnings in the library of Coolmine Community School, the group has grown such that their last production 'Believing In Butterflies' was well received in both Draíocht and Westport Town Hall Theatre.

Suitable for age 14+
Photo credit: Philip Milne

Carmel / Sandra Murphy
Dessie / Paul Roban
Christy / Ger Memery
Jane / Bernadette Forde
Marie / Rebecca Grant
Tara / Sharon / Girl / Niamh Buckley
Director: Lorraine Walker
Producer: Cairin McIlkenny