Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich are delighted to present our summer programme with events and courses in abundance as we gear up for the indigenous festival of Lúnasa. As we look forward to the easing of restrictions, we are eagerly anticipating the delivery of both in person events and virtual events this summer.
In terms of youth, Cultúrlann will be home to two summer schemes, Scéim Samhraidh Chumainn Óige na bhFál in July and Scéim Samhraidh Aisling Óg with plenty of activities to develop and nurture young creative skills. Our gallery spaces are open and awaiting your perusal of beautiful, upcoming exhibitions, Stephen Shaw’s Unconfined in the Dillon Gallery and At My Heart’s Core by Artists at the Mill in the Ballaí Bána.
We are continuing our 30 year celebrations here in Cultúrlann and journalist John Cooney will deliver our inaugural Ó Fiaich lecture delving into the life of Cardinal Tómás Ó Fiaich, exploring his keen interest in the preservation of Irish language and impact on the political landscape here in the North. Our Coirneál an Cheoil will continue online allowing all to tune in wherever in the world you may be and we have a host of first class musicians lined up including Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Bernadette Morris, An Chéad Ghlúin Eile and more!
We will also whoop with delight as fringe festival, Liú Lúnasa bringing the summer celebrations to a close with a three day Intensive Course, an energetic concert, a panel discussion and flagship event, the Slam poetry with fantastic prizes up for grabs.
Gráinne Ní Ghilín, Director of Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich stated,
Although we find ourselves spending another summer living with the coronavirus, each small step toward full opening gives us another boost. Before long An Chultúrlann will reverberate once more with the sounds of laughing children at our summer schemes and a launch of the next instalment in Máire Zepf’s Rita book series. We are also delighted to be welcoming visitors back to our galleries once more.
Róisín McDonough, Chief Executive of Arts Council Northern Ireland,
As their principal annual funder through our National Lottery funds, the Arts Council is delighted to see the Cultúrlann continue its own remarkable 30-year journey, as it opens its summer programme with an absorbing mix of online and, where possible, in-person events and activities. The new programme offers us inspiration, creative lift, and the promise of better days to come.
Digital copies of the programme are available and downloadable here.