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With over 50 events in 20 venues throughout Dundalk over 10 days, the 2010 Táin Festival is set to be the biggest arts event Dundalk has ever held. A mixture of international, national and local performers will visit Dundalk from October 22nd-31st, with something to suit all tastes be it music, art, literature, drama or comedy.

Friday 22nd October Halloween Market Food + Craft Fair Venue Market Square Time 10.00am - 3.00pm Gallery Talk by Lynn Mc Grane Venue Basement Gallery Time 1.10pm Price Free Horse + Greyhound Racing Venue Dundalk Stadium Time 6.30pm Price €15

The Castle Players present: Sometimes The Sun Screams by Paddy Craven Venue Táin Theatre Time 7.30pm Price €15 SO

LD OUT Colin Murphy Venue Spirit Store Time 8.30pm Price €16

Evil Presidentes, Band of DJs Venue Spirit Store (Downstairs) Time 9.30pm Price Free

Zoe Conway + John McIntyre (Price includes meal and show ticket) Venue No32 Restaurant Time 7.00pm Price €34.95

In addition there will be entertainment, exhibitions, whiskey tasting, a Táin Tapas and Food Trail in Riva, Rosso, Cafe Eno, No 32, Windsor, The Phoenix, Leftbank and lots more provided in numerous bars and restaurants around Dundalk.

The Castle Players present: Sometimes The Sun Screams by Paddy Craven Venue Táin Theatre Time 7.30pm Price €15

Traditional Session Venue Spirit Store Time 6.00pm - 9.00pm

League of Ireland Premier League: Dundalk v Sporting Fingal Venue Oriel Park Time 7.45pm

The Castle Players present: Sometimes The Sun Screams by Paddy Craven Venue Táin Theatre Time 7.30pm Price €15

Jinx Lennon with Guest Captain Moonlight Venue Spirit Store Time 8.30pm Price €14

Jerry Fish Acoustic Performance Venue Spirit Store Time 8.30pm Price €15

Gerry O’Connor & Friends Venue Windsor Bar Time 9.00pm Price Free

Monday 25th October

Saturday 23rd October Halloween Market Food + Craft Fair Venue Market Square Time 10.00am - 3.00pm Greyhound Racing Venue Dundalk Stadium Time 7.45pm Price €10

Wednesday 27th October Dáithí Ó hÓgáin sponsored by Glen Gat House Venue AV Theatre, County Museum. Time 7.30pm Price FREE Beatles through the Ages Venue Tain Theatre Time 7.30pm Price €12 Our Man in Hibernia by Charlie Connelly Venue The Phoenix Bar Time 9.00pm

Sunday 24th October

Events will take place throughout the town in venues including The Spirit Store, An Táin Theatre and the AV Theatre in the County Museum.

Jazz @ the Rooftop Restaurant with David Leddy + Ken Murphy Venue Crowne Plaza Time 1.00pm - 2.30pm Price Free

The Brian Meakin Band Venue Spirit Store Time 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Price Free

Bill Coleman & Guest Venue Spirit Store Time 9.00pm John Spillane Venue Riva Brasserie Time 10.00pm

Price €10

Thursday 28th October The Adventures of Wet Señor Venue Tain Theatre Time 7.30pm Price €TBC The Flaws and Guests Venue Spirit Store Time 8.30pm

Tuesday 26th October An Evening with Peter Sheridan Venue AV Theatre, County Museum. Time 7.30pm Price €15

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Andrew Whitson Illustration Workshop Venue AV Theatre, County Museum. Time 3.00pm Terry Riley, Talvin Singh + George Brooks Venue Tain Theatre Time 7.30pm Price €25

Price €12

Friday 29th October

Official Launch of Fire in the Belly 10th Anniversary Edition by Yanky Fachler Venue Hughes & Hughes Time 6.00pm Horse + Greyhound Racing Venue Dundalk Stadium Time 6.30pm Price €15

Annual Halloween Fancy Dress Party (Kids) Venue Hughes & Hughes Time Midday

Venue Market Square Time 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Spooky Halloween Event at McAteers Venue McAteers The Food House Time 7.30pm

Visit the haunted house and watch out for spooky characters around every corner! Halloween Costume Competition with great prizes. Face Painting, Balloon Modelling, Hook a Duck Game, Giant Buzzer Game, Giant Connect 4 and Jenga Games.

New Day Rising Present: Ladydoll, Tinpot Operation + The Fontanels Venue Harrisons Time 8.30pm Price €5

Price €20 per family

Followed by Frights & Delights (Kids)

Venue Longwalk Shopping Centre Time 1.00pm - 5.00pm

Gemma Hayes + Guests Venue Spirit Store Time 8.30pm Price €15

Jason Byrne Venue Tain Theatre (Drinks reception sponsored by Blossom Brides) Time 7.30pm Price €15

Stewart Agnew (Solo) Venue Windsor Bar Time 9.00pm Price Free

Greyhound Racing Venue Dundalk Stadium Time 7.45pm

Price €10

Grainne Duffy Venue Riva Brasserie Time 10.30pm

Michelle Shocked Venue Spirit Store Time 8.30pm

Price €26.50

Price €10

Saturday 30th October

Sunday 31st October

Old for New Book Swap Venue Carroll’s Books Time 3.00pm

Táin Ramble

An Táin 5-a-side Tournament Venue Dundalk FC’s Oriel Park (Main League of Ireland Pitch - Astro Turf) Time Midday - 5.00pm

Jazz @ the Rooftop Restaurant with David Leddy, Ken Murphy + Dara Molloy (Who’s Eddie) Venue Crowne Plaza Time 1.00pm - 2.30pm Price Free

Mad Hatters ‘Halloween’ Tea Party (Kids) Magic,mayhem,and buns with circus acts,comedy and music. All proceeds in aid of Crosscause childrens projects in Ghana and Romania. (Register Online)

Language Unbecoming a Lady One man show with Myles Breen Venue AV Theatre, County Museum. Time 7.30pm Price €10

Price Free

Halloween Market Food & Craft Fair Venue Market Square Time 10.00am - 3.00pm Price €5

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A guided 2-3 hr walk (moderate) on part of the Táin Trail.

For details contact Outdoor Exchange, Longwalk, email: outdoorxchange@eircom.net tel: 042 9320789 Time 11.00am Price Free

East Coast Sessions Present: Trad and Beyond Venue Spirit Store Time 7.30pm Price €10 Festival Closing Ceremony Lantern Launch Time 9.30pm followed by Have I got Abuse for You Venue Spirit Store Time 10.00pm Price €10 Throughout Festival Jim Collins - Irish Encounters A Collection of Collages Venue Basement Gallery From Hill Street to the Big Bridge Images from Dundalk Venue Artprints Gallery, 23 Market Street. Time 10.00am - 5.00pm Simul Polonia - Hidden Poland A Photographic Exhibition Venue TCCM Office Time 10.00am - 4.00pm until 11th November Illustrations by Andrew Whitson Gallery Talk 6.30pm on Friday 28th Venue Windsor Bar Time All day from 25th - 29th October Cuckoo Initiative Venue Watch out for ‘Cuckoo-hulláin’ at the Demesne and other random pop-up events for the Táin Festival. Cooley Distillery Official Spirit of Táin Festival Dundalk 2010

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