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The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre

Naul,
Co. Dublin.
Ireland.

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The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre

The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre

Tim Eady at the Séamus Ennis Centre

Tim Eady and Brendan Power

Brendan Power

Chris and Maire

The Parlour Sessions


What’s on at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre …

Friday 22nd February - Tuesday 31st December ~ Séamus Ennis Centenary Celebrations ~ Music, Talk

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A year-long series of concerts and presentations in honour of Séamus, curated by piper Ronan Browne.
There are 9 Events in this Group: (7 remaining)

S.E.A.C. GROUP OF EVENTS

Wednesday 24th April - Make & Paint a Window Box ~ Children's Events, Workshops & Classes - This event is SOLD OUT

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Come along to make and paint a window box in this OWLS (outdoor, wildlife, learning and survival) workshop. OWLS are a children's nature charity based in Swords, Co. Dublin. You will first put together your window bow using drills and hammers. Once made, using a selection of nature stencils, draw and then paint your own design to the box before taking it home to fill with Spring Flowers. This is a fun practical workshop where you get to make a wooden window box from scratch before decorating it with your personal design. From 11am to 12pm. Suitable for Children aged 7+. Younger Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
Doors Open: 11am Commences At: 11am Admission: In advance: SOLD OUT

Wednesday 24th April - Make a Seashell Picture Frame ~ Children's Events, Workshops & Classes - This event is SOLD OUT

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In this creative workshop you will get a chance to decorate your own picture frame with various seashells and finish off with a dash of glitter to bring your picture frame to life. An ideal present for Father’s day in June and a fun workshop for the arty types. From 1pm to 2pm. Suitable for Children aged 7+ Younger Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
Doors Open: 1pm Commences At: 1pm Admission: In advance: SOLD OUT

Thursday 25th April - C’est la Vie! (Le Sens de la Fête) ~ Cinema

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Max is a veteran wedding planner who is thinking about selling on his business. For now, however, there’s something more pressing to worry about: organising a lavish wedding in a 17th century chateau. It’s no small task: there’s dozens of people to manage, unreliable electricity, a last-minute musician change, and an increasingly demanding groom. Soon, things start going very wrong indeed. Can Max and his team sort everything out without the guests noticing?

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  • The latest film from ‘Untouchable’ directors Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano is a gloriously manic French comedy. It hits the ground running and barely takes a breath as wedding disaster after disaster unfolds. With larger-than-life characters and laugh-out-loud set pieces, C’est La Vie! is a delight.

    “Co-directors and screenwriters Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache (Intouchables) pull another magical trick out of the hat with a ruthlessly-plotted breeze of ensemble good humour.” – Screen International

    Director: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

    Duration: 117 minutes

    Language: French (with English subtitles)

    Cert (UK): 15

    Admission: SEAC Friends/Members: FREE, advance booking essential

    Non-members: €5 in advance, €7 at the door

    Concessions and guests of SEAC Friends/Members - €4 in advance, €6 at the door

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

    Doors Open: 8:00pm

    Commences At: 8:30pm

    Admission:

    In advance: €5 / €4

    At the door: €7 / €6

    Website: http://accesscinema.ie

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €5 / €4 At the door: €7 / €6
Sunday 28th April - Furniture Revamping ~ Workshops & Classes - This event is sold out

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Join Marianne for this fun furniture revamping workshop. All you need to bring is a small piece of furniture which you would like to revamp on the day. Marianne will bring all materials which include brushes, rollers over 30 choices from Colourtrend Paints, Stencils, Wallpaper and many more materials. During the workshop participants will learn how to revamp a piece of furniture from the very start to the very finish. This includes prepping and priming the furniture, coming up with a design, painting and learning various techniques such as decoupage, stencilling, glazing, distressing and geometric designs. End result – a beautiful unique piece of furniture.
Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: In advance: SOLD OUT

Monday 29th April - Exhibition by Catherina Hearne ~ Exhibition

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"From my earliest years growing up in rural Ireland I have had a keen awareness of ‘place’ and how we engage with, and are formed by our relationships to and experiences of particular places. I am intrigued by the way some places can hold a memory of past events, how they resonate with us emotionally, visually and most importantly imaginatively. My paintings suggest or depict the kind of places that can both connect us to our past and feed our spiritual and imaginative sensibilities, for me they present a direct connection between landscape and belief, whether that belief is religious, spiritual or mythological.

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  • Many of my paintings depict places or suggest spaces for contemplation, they exist as exotic and sometimes bizarre ‘props’, full of aspiration and hinting at a sometimes faded grandeur, drawing the eye and operating as points of departure for our imagination. The notion of ‘delight’ is relevant, my work does not deal with or depict the mundane or banal, it is unapologetically a celebration; of colour, of surface, of shape and texture, of life. These works utilise painting techniques and approaches that required a huge amount of research and experimentation over quite a few years. Processes such as encaustic with its use of oil, wax, pigment and dammar varnish are time consuming, temperamental and difficult materials to control. They do however provide the richness and depth of colour and quality of surface that I require and I hope is enjoyed by the viewer.”

    This exhibition will be on display in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of May 2019.

    Open from 10am to 4:30pm daily.

    Admission is Free.
    All welcome.

    Doors Open: 10:00am
    Commences At: 10:00am

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: At the door: FREE

Monday 6th May - Exhibition by Catherina Hearne ~ Exhibition

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"From my earliest years growing up in rural Ireland I have had a keen awareness of ‘place’ and how we engage with, and are formed by our relationships to and experiences of particular places. I am intrigued by the way some places can hold a memory of past events, how they resonate with us emotionally, visually and most importantly imaginatively. My paintings suggest or depict the kind of places that can both connect us to our past and feed our spiritual and imaginative sensibilities, for me they present a direct connection between landscape and belief, whether that belief is religious, spiritual or mythological.

  • read more
  • Many of my paintings depict places or suggest spaces for contemplation, they exist as exotic and sometimes bizarre ‘props’, full of aspiration and hinting at a sometimes faded grandeur, drawing the eye and operating as points of departure for our imagination. The notion of ‘delight’ is relevant, my work does not deal with or depict the mundane or banal, it is unapologetically a celebration; of colour, of surface, of shape and texture, of life. These works utilise painting techniques and approaches that required a huge amount of research and experimentation over quite a few years. Processes such as encaustic with its use of oil, wax, pigment and dammar varnish are time consuming, temperamental and difficult materials to control. They do however provide the richness and depth of colour and quality of surface that I require and I hope is enjoyed by the viewer.”

    This exhibition will be on display in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of May 2019.

    Open from 10am to 4:30pm daily.

    Admission is Free.
    All welcome.

    Doors Open: 10:00am
    Commences At: 10:00am

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: At the door: FREE

Thursday 9th May - Movie Memories as part of Access Cinema’s ‘May Film Tour’ ~ Cinema, Community

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As part of Access Cinema’s ‘May Film Tour’, admission is Free. Booking is essential as seating is limited. Book your seat at tseac.ie or call us on 01-8020898. Movie Memories is a project supported by Creative Ireland, Cork County Council and University College Cork set up to record cinema-going memories of those living in small towns, villages and rural areas of Cork County from the 1940s to the present. Participants from all parts of rural Cork, answered the call to share their memories resulting in this delightful short documentary.

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  • Featuring stories of village halls transformed into picture palaces; school excursions to “holy pictures”; fighting off fleas and amorous suitors in the dark; and falling under the spell of movie stars, Movie Memories' story is a universal one as it captures the important contribution made by rural cinemas to community life and community spirit.

    Director: Gwenda Young & Dan O'Connell

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Language: English

    Cert: PG

    Booking essential as seating is limited.

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

    Doors Open: 8:00pm
    Commences At: 8:30pm

    Admission:
    In advance: FREE
    At the door: FREE

    Website: http://accesscinema.ie

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: FREE  At the door: FREE
Friday 10th May - The Fretless ~ Music

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Multi-Juno award-winning Canadian supergroup The Fretless continue to grow in stature around the world, seen by many as one of the most powerfully charged forces on the roots music circuit. It took the release of the superb Bird’s Nest album to win them the attention they deserved on this side of the Atlantic.

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  • Consistently given four and five-star ratings, Songlines magazine loved its “plethora of thrilling moments” while fRoots magazine placed them “in the elite category.” RNR magazine said it was “high quality, inventive and absolutely full of life and energy.”

    They rocked Celtic Connections with stunning shows in 2018 and emerged triumphant from Shetland Folk festival too, after releasing the superb Live From The Art Farm CD, which has also been nominated for another Juno Award in the Best Album category.

    Karrnnel Sawitsky, Trent Freeman, Ben Plotnick and Eric Wright are each musicians at the top of their game and held in the highest regard by their peers.

    Highly recommended!

    BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

    Doors Open: 8:00pm
    Commences At: 8:30pm

    Admission:
    In advance: €13 / €10
    At the door: €15 / €12

    Website: https://www.thefretless.com

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €13 / €10 At the door: €15 / €12
Monday 13th May - Exhibition by Catherina Hearne ~ Exhibition

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"From my earliest years growing up in rural Ireland I have had a keen awareness of ‘place’ and how we engage with, and are formed by our relationships to and experiences of particular places. I am intrigued by the way some places can hold a memory of past events, how they resonate with us emotionally, visually and most importantly imaginatively. My paintings suggest or depict the kind of places that can both connect us to our past and feed our spiritual and imaginative sensibilities, for me they present a direct connection between landscape and belief, whether that belief is religious, spiritual or mythological.

  • read more
  • Many of my paintings depict places or suggest spaces for contemplation, they exist as exotic and sometimes bizarre ‘props’, full of aspiration and hinting at a sometimes faded grandeur, drawing the eye and operating as points of departure for our imagination. The notion of ‘delight’ is relevant, my work does not deal with or depict the mundane or banal, it is unapologetically a celebration; of colour, of surface, of shape and texture, of life. These works utilise painting techniques and approaches that required a huge amount of research and experimentation over quite a few years. Processes such as encaustic with its use of oil, wax, pigment and dammar varnish are time consuming, temperamental and difficult materials to control. They do however provide the richness and depth of colour and quality of surface that I require and I hope is enjoyed by the viewer.”

    This exhibition will be on display in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of May 2019.

    Open from 10am to 4:30pm daily.

    Admission is Free.
    All welcome.

    Doors Open: 10:00am
    Commences At: 10:00am

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: At the door: FREE

Monday 13th May - Bealtaine House Party ~ Community, Independent Event, Music

May belongs to the Bealtaine Festival, celebrating creativity as we age. As part of this May’s annual Bealtaine Festival, Naul Senior Citizens Committee are delighted to invite you to their House Parties at the SEAC on Monday, May 13th, 20th & 27th at 8pm. Featuring live entertainment, caint agus ceol. Come along, sing a song, recite a verse or two, or just sit back and enjoy the craic! Refreshments provided. For more details or bookings, please contact Paddy Nugent on (086)4060070.
Doors Open: 7.30pm Commences At: 8pm Admission: In advance: €5 At the door: €5

Saturday 18th May - Eric Lalor ~ Comedy

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As seen in RTE’s Fair City, Eric Lalor comes to the Seamus Ennis Centre on the 18th May for one night only! Eric’s warm, energetic onstage presence makes for an unforgettable experience. With gags that always hit the spot, his engaging, high intensity performances makes him on the top names of ‘must book’ comedians. Eric is a regular act at the prestigious Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival, as well as playing the Electric Picnic, Galway Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Portlaoise Halloween Howls and Iveagh Gardens Festivals as well as being invited to perform at the very first ever London Irish Comedy Festival in Oct 2012. He has also opened for some of the biggest names in Irish comedy including Tommy Tiernan, Des Bishop, Jason Byrne, PJ Gallagher, Andrew Maxwell, Colin Murphy and more.

BOOK TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT

Doors Open: 8pm Commences At: 8.30pm Admission: In advance: €13 / €10 At the door: €15 / €12

Sunday 19th May - Sunday Singing Session ~ Music, Community

Join us for a regular Sunday Singing Session where it’s all about the song. All singers are welcome, especially traditional singers, but we won't turn anyone away! This is an informal session where all participants are encouraged to perform and share songs in a relaxed environment. If you prefer to just listen, come along and enjoy some refreshments from The Cottage Café. The SEAC’s Sunday Sessions have established themselves as a great afternoon of music and a platform for local talent. As always, all performers and listeners are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Doors Open: 1.30pm Commences At: 2pm Admission: At the door: FREE

Monday 20th May - Exhibition by Catherina Hearne ~ Exhibition

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"From my earliest years growing up in rural Ireland I have had a keen awareness of ‘place’ and how we engage with, and are formed by our relationships to and experiences of particular places. I am intrigued by the way some places can hold a memory of past events, how they resonate with us emotionally, visually and most importantly imaginatively. My paintings suggest or depict the kind of places that can both connect us to our past and feed our spiritual and imaginative sensibilities, for me they present a direct connection between landscape and belief, whether that belief is religious, spiritual or mythological.

  • read more
  • Many of my paintings depict places or suggest spaces for contemplation, they exist as exotic and sometimes bizarre ‘props’, full of aspiration and hinting at a sometimes faded grandeur, drawing the eye and operating as points of departure for our imagination. The notion of ‘delight’ is relevant, my work does not deal with or depict the mundane or banal, it is unapologetically a celebration; of colour, of surface, of shape and texture, of life. These works utilise painting techniques and approaches that required a huge amount of research and experimentation over quite a few years. Processes such as encaustic with its use of oil, wax, pigment and dammar varnish are time consuming, temperamental and difficult materials to control. They do however provide the richness and depth of colour and quality of surface that I require and I hope is enjoyed by the viewer.”

    This exhibition will be on display in our Easter Snow Gallery until the end of May 2019.

    Open from 10am to 4:30pm daily.

    Admission is Free.
    All welcome.

    Doors Open: 10:00am
    Commences At: 10:00am

    Admission:
    At the door: FREE

Doors Open: 10am Commences At: 10am Admission: At the door: FREE

Monday 20th May - Bealtaine House Party ~ Community, Independent Event, Music

May belongs to the Bealtaine Festival, celebrating creativity as we age. As part of this May’s annual Bealtaine Festival, Naul Senior Citizens Committee are delighted to invite you to their House Parties at the SEAC on Monday, May 13th, 20th & 27th at 8pm. Featuring live entertainment, caint agus ceol. Come along, sing a song, recite a verse or two, or just sit back and enjoy the craic! Refreshments provided. For more details or bookings, please contact Paddy Nugent on (086)4060070.
Doors Open: 7.30pm Commences At: 8pm Admission: In advance: €5 At the door: €5

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