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Éigse Eatharlaí 22 - 24 Iúil 2011 July

Éigse Eatharlaí 22 - 24 Iúil 2011 July

Musician and dancer Roy Galvin will host the 6th traditional Irish music Summer School, Éigse Eatharlaí, from July 22 – 24 at Tigh Roy, Ionad Cultúrtha, located in the Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary.

The Summer School will run over three days Friday, Saturday and Sunday with concerts, music session, and workshops in Harp, (Cormac de Barra); Fiddle, (Máire Breatnach); Flute, (Catherine McEvoy); Melodeon, (Johnny Connolly); Concertina, (Michelle Mulcahy) , traditional Sean Nós Dancing (Paul Moran), Tin Whistle (Tríona Ní Shíocháin) and traditional Irish Singing (Caitríona Ní Cheannabháin).

One of the highlights of the weekend will be the concerts, which take place on Friday and Saturday nights. The concerts will feature the cream of Irish traditional music talent including The Mulcahy family, Cormac De Barra, Máire Breatnach, Catherine McEvoy, Johnny Connolly, Paul Moran, Roy Galvin, Caitríona Ní Cheannabháin, Pól Ó Ceannabháin, and Tríona Ní Shíocháin.

Speaking today, Roy Galvin ensured musicians and visitors to Éigse Eatharlaí 2011 a weekend of great music and sean nós singing and dancing as the highlight of the ongoing work of promoting Irish Culture at Tigh Roy, Ionad Cultúrtha.

For more information on any of the events or for tickets to the master classes and workshop or concerts please contact Roy Galvin at 087-2572281, Tom Lysaght (087) 2364777.

Enjoy Traditional Clonbeg Pattern This Weekend

The annual Clonbeg Pattern takes place over weekend of July 15 to 17 in the tranquil setting of Clonbeg Church in the Glen of Aherlow, Tipperary

The focus in Clonbeg Church this year for the Pattern is Contemporary Tipperary Crafts, Ealaíonn na gCeird, to celebrate the Year of the Craft. This will be an exhibition of Tipperary’s finest crafts people who work with stone, wood, ceramics and clay. The exhibition will run on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July from 2 - 6pm each day. Over the weekend tea/coffee and tasty treats of cakes and scones are available outside the Church on Saturday/Sunday afternoon.

On Sunday evening, July 17, the Pattern will conclude with Intercessions at St Sedna’s Holy Well at 7.45pm, followed by the Celebration of Healing Service in Clonbeg Church at 8pm. An open invitation is issued to attend all or any of the events of the Clonbeg Pattern is extended to the public, all events are free of charge.

Clonbeg Pattern continues the old tradition at St Sedna’s Holy Well, and is also a social occasion to meet neighbours & friends and reminisce of people and times past.

Contact: Helen Morrissey, Glen of Aherlow Fáilte Society, Tel: 062 56331 (086 8314443)

Midsummer Variety Concert

The C.J. Kickham band welcome the Dawson Creek Kiwanis Community band from British Columbia, Canada to join them in a Midsummer’s Variety Concert in the Simon Ryan Theatre, Excel on Thursday, July 14 at 8pm. Tickets €12.50 & €7. Booking Tel: 062 80520.

Aherlow Moonlight Walk

It’s not too late to get your walking shoes on for Friday, July 15 at Aherlow House Hotel. Take a hike for the Jack & Jill Foundation and Aherlow Failte Society. A ladies only event, sponsorship cards can be collected from Aherlow House Hotel or directly from the organizing committee. Contact Aherlow House Hotel on 062-56153 or ferghal@aherlowhouse.ie

Tipperary Show – Cancelled

Please note that the Tipperary Show 2011 has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Cashel and Emly Diocesan Pilgramage

Cashel and Emly Diocesan Pilgramage to Knock on Sunday August 7, 2011. Coach departs from the Marion hall 8am. Fare is €15. Contact Tel: 062 52727 The Sacristy

New LGBT Youth Support Group

Are you aged between 13 – 18yrs? Do you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender? Do you know someone who does? Are you looking for somewhere to go where you can be yourself and feel safe? Tipperary Regional Youth Service’s LGBT youth group is starting this August in Tipperary Town. If you are interested and would like more information you can contact Lisa for more information on 087 9100727 or email outipp@gmail.com.

Pride in Tipperary Town Photo Exhibition

An exhibition titled ‘Pride in Tipperary Town’ by artist/photographer Caitriona Kenny is now open in the Tipperary Showcase Shop (previously Rafferty’s Travel agents). Celebrating the history, heritage and songs of Tipperary town the exhibition will combine Caitriona’s photographs of key monuments and places, alongside song lyrics and historical information.

Tipperary Showcase is open from 10am to 5.30pm – Tel: 062 51580