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A late night of free cultural events

South Dublin County 2012 Friday September 21st

Áras Chronain, Irish Cultural Centre Orchard Lane. Clondalkin, Dublin 22 T: 01 457 4847 E: W: F: Set Dancing Class 8.00pm-9.30pm. Admission: FREE Evening of Music, Dancing and Song 9.30pm-12.00pm. Admission: FREE Learn how to dance a set. After that, enjoy a wonderful evening of traditional Irish music, dancing and song. Over 18 years old. Áras Chrónáin Irish Cultural Centre is a unique oasis of vibrant Irish language, music, song, dance and culture experienced and enjoyed by young and old from every walk of life. Áras Chrónáin Ionad Cultúrtha is a magnificent Georgian house on wonderful picturesque surroundings right in the heart of old Clondalkin village.

RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre Civic Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24 An Open Studio evening with the RUA RED community, featuring a mix of visual artists, producers, designers and writers. Gallery 1 & 2 sees the commissioning of new work by artists Barbara Knezevic, Magnhild Opdøl and Seamus McCormack for the exhibition Plastic Art. T: 01 451 5860 E: W: 5.00pm-8.00pm. Admission: FREE Platform1 (a forum for writers and artists) will be reading poetry and prose. An Open Mic will be available to those who wish to participate with Platform1 on the evening. T: 01 452 4227 M: 085 841 4866 E: 5.00pm-6.00pm. Admission: FREE Open introductory workshop to Tallaght Youth Theatre Tallaght Youth Theatre is a fun, encouraging place where people aged 13-18 can experience and develop every aspect of the dramatic arts, whether performance, writing, directing or production. We give members the confidence & support to bring their own projects to the stage. Above all it is about having FUN! M: 087 930 4019 E: 5.30pm-7.30pm. Admission: FREE

Rathfarnham Castle Rathfarnham, Dublin 14. T: 01 493 9462 E: W: Tours and exhibition Opening Hours: 6.00pm–9.15pm. Last admission 8.45pm. Admission: FREE Civic Theatre Tallaght, Dublin 24 T: 01 462 7477 E: W: Beyond Tantalising – Three Companies: One Night Only 8.00pm. Admission: FREE Fishamble, CoisCéim Dance and Crash Ensemble, three companies representing the best of their fields come together in what promises to be a very special night of theatre, music and dance. All three companies are dedicated to creating and presenting new work within their respective fields. Culture Night 2012 at the Civic Theatre offers audiences an opportunity to enjoy a flavour of this work in: The Wheelchair on my Face, written and performed by Sonya Kelly for Fishamble; a sequence from Pageant a new show to be performed and toured by CoisCéim Dance in 2013; Music in Similar Motion by Philip Glass, celebrating the composer’s 75th birthday, performed by Kate Ellis of Crash Ensemble. This event is presented in conjunction with South Dublin County Council Arts Office.

Visit this fascinating building dating from 1583 and remodelled in the late 18th century. Visitors can view fine neo-classical interiors by James ‘Athenian’ Stuart and Sir William Chambers and family portraits by Lely and Kauffman. The Berkeley Costume and Toy Collection containing exquisite dolls, costumes and toys from the 18th and 19th centuries, is displayed in the elegant rooms.

St Maelruins Church Old Blessington Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24. T: 01 452 8180 M: 085 235 0613 E: W: Facebook: Tallaghtsongwritingcollective Playing for Integration Concert 2.00pm-4.00pm. Admission: FREE Pearse Museum St. Enda’s Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. T: 01 493 4208 E: W: Tours 5.30pm–9pm. Admission: FREE After hours tours of the historic house where Patrick Pearse lived and ran his school from 1910-16. A chance to experience the Pearse Museum after hours. Guides will be on hand to give tours of this fascinating house where P.H. Pearse lived and ran his school. The house is particularly beautiful in the evening sun and has a truly unique atmosphere at the close of day.

Songwriters from eight countries - Germany, Denmark, UK, Poland, Romania, Austria, Ireland & Slovenia - will converge in Tallaght for a concert that explores the Irish Folk Music Tradition. For the past eight months this group of songwriters has been meeting on a regular basis to explore each other’s traditional music and culture and to bring their songwriting skills to a new level. They have held songwriting workshops, cowritten and recorded new songs and performed at gigs and concerts. The theme is contemporary songs and folk music from each country. This concert will showcase the talents of the Playing for Integration group including Shane O’Fearghail/Caruso, who received critical acclaim through out Europe for their debut album ‘The Watcher And The Comet’ in 2008. Playing for Integration is presented by Tallaght Community Arts and Tallaght Songwriting Collective and is funded by South Dublin County Council. Broadcast Partner: Curious Broadcast. The event will be recorded live to video and for radio. It promises to be a great gig with phenomenal players and writers.

Culture Night is an initiative co-ordinated by Temple Bar Cultural Trust and supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with South Dublin County Council

Culture Night South Dublin County 2012  
Culture Night South Dublin County 2012  

Events Programme of the South Dublin County Culture Night Events