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Roscommon County Council is interested in hearing from you in relation to Culture Night 2014

If you would like to be involved in County Roscommon’s Culture Night, which is on Friday September 19th 2014 please call
Mary Mullins at 090 66 37321 or e mail mmullins@rosocmmoncoco.ie
Dympna Naughten at 090 66 37325 or email dnaughton@roscommoncoco.ie

by 5pm Wednesday April 9th
For more information, please go to http://www.culturenight.ie/


Roscommon County Council Presents Culture Night 2013


Explore, Experience, Enjoy

This year on Friday September 20th the whole nation will celebrate its home-grown arts sector. As part of this festival, Roscommon will host their very own culture night in various locations dotted around the County. For one night only treat yourself once again to a free evening of exciting entertainment and culture. No matter where you are in the County on Friday September 20th, you’ll be hard pressed not to find something to entertain and excite the senses. It’s one night only and there’s a lot packed in, so go on and indulge your senses on as much culture as you can manage to get to – and remember, it’s all absolutely FREE.


  1. Knitting and Sewing ‘Roscommon in Stitches: Michelle Fallon of michellemadethis. Join Michelle at her cottage in Roscommon for a night of cultural textile activities. Work with Michelle in creating a textile version of Roscommon town stitched by Roscommon people. Michelle will be using knitting, crochet and embroidery techniques. Whether you're a stitcher or not come along to the cottage and partake or just watch the pieces being stitched together. For more information, contact Michelle michelle@michellemadethis.com or http://www.michellemadethis.blogspot.com

  2. Traditional Music and Dancing in Douglas Hyde Centre, Portahard, Frenchpark: Come along to a great night’s entertainment in the Douglas Hyde Centre, Portahard, Frenchpark. Free tours of the Centre and light refreshments will also be provided. All are welcome, so bring along yourself and your instruments and join in a great evening’s entertainment. Commencing at 7.00 pm until 9.30 pm For further information, please contact Deirdre 087 7823751

  3. Rathcroghan Visitor Centre, Cruachan Aí, Tulsk: Short Story Competition Winners & Readings, in association with Wolfpack Publishers. 6pm to 7pm. For further information, please go to www.Facebook.com/Rathcroghan/Events or contact 071 9639268

  4. Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon town: In collaboration with the Roscommon Arts Centre and curator Mary Cremin, the Joinery off-site presents a series of projects which includes an exhibition and events by Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty, a sound workshop by Ed Devane and an evening of improvised music by some of the Joinery regulars.  The Joinery is a not-for-profit art space, which provides a platform for emerging artists and musicians to experiment and explore their practices. It presents a challenging and energetic programme that encourages diversity and cross-disciplinary collaboration. www.thejoinery.org

    Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty have been working collaboratively since graduating from NCAD in 2010. Their practice encompasses performance, video, sound installation and storytelling, along with a detailed research process to convey visions of temporality and eternity. For their exhibition at Roscommon Arts Centre the two artists will make site specific video, installation and performance works in response to the surrounding area. A corresponding event will take place on Culture Night, Friday 20th September, Roscommon Arts Centre Exhibition Dates: Thursday 12th September – Saturday 2nd November More information at www.roscommonartscentre.ie

  5. Culture Night in Keadue: For more information on events happening in Keadue, please contact Padraig Noone at 087 2459222

  6. Tours of King House, Boyle: Visit the magnificently restored Georgian mansion in Boyle with its Interpretative Galleries and Museum. Will remain open later. For further information, contact 087 2829425 or go to www.kinghouse.ie

  7. Library Events.Boyle: Branch Library Quilting and Spinning demonstrations. Further information, contact 071 9662800, Roscommon Library will be hosting a preview night of a new anthology of Roscommon Writers, with readings and an art display. Further information, contact 090 66 37275, Ballaghaderreen Library will be open until 8pm with event to be confirmed. Further information, contact 094 9877044

  8. Tours of Historic House, Famine Museum – Strokestown House: Enjoy an evening tour by candlelight in Strokestown Park House & evening tour of Famine Museum! Further information contact 071 9633013 or Email info@strokestownpark.ie

  9. Ceili Night in Four Mile House Community Centre, Kilbride: Traditional Irish music and set dancing from early till late! Dancing starts at 9.00 pm. Light refreshments served on the night. Further information, contact Bernie Kearney on 086 6000755

  10. Cross Sections Art Exhibition: Cross-Sections art exhibition: - a multi-disciplinary exhibition celebrating visual arts made in County Roscommon. Artists participating include Malachy Costelloe, Frances Crowe, Honor FitzGerald, Kate Oram and many more. Curated by Siobhan Cox-Carlos, the exhibition is being held in her home outside Strokestown at 8p.m. on Culture Night, September 20th. For further information, contact Siobhan at 086 3647367 or siobhancoxcarlos@eircom.net

  11. African Music, Dance and Food: A show case of African cultural music and dance, fashion show of traditional costume from Kenya, Nigeria, North Africa, The Gambia, Zimbabwe and more.There will be African snacks and native vegetables and fruit juices. The venue is ‘INVOLVE’, Monksland Business Park, Monksland, Athlone. Start time 4.30 pm Contacts: Emily Okoye - 0899580989 or Tina Adagun - 0852073934.
    E-mail: athlonewomen@gmail.com




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 Roscommon County Council.

For more information contact mmullins@roscommoncoco.ie Mary Mullins 090 66 37321