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October 2017

Film Club – A Man Called Ove

4th October 2017 @ 7:30 pm
€5

116 mins, 2016 film, Cert: 15A, Subtitled Director: Hannes Holm Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll Based on a novel and nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Oscars this Swedish comedy-drama tells the story of Ove - a widower struggling to come to terms with the death of his wife. However, everything changes as he encounters the young family who move in next door. Seniors €4

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Chris Wood

13th October 2017 @ 8:00 pm
€20

 Genre ; Folk Music. A longtime champion of English music, songwriter, composer, musician, and outstanding singer Chris Wood was rather aptly described by The Irish Times as "the renaissance man of English folk." While widely admired and respected by his peers on the U.K. folk scene, he was for many years largely unknown by the folk-loving public at large. That all changed with his landmark album The Lark Descending in 2005, an entirely solo acoustic collection released on his own…

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No Ordinary People Art Exhibition by Rachel MacManus

16th October 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3rd November 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Rachel MacManus is an artist living and working in Ennis. She has a BA in visual Communications from NCAD, and is currently enrolled on a Masters in Fine Art. She is interested in exploring contemporary portraiture and fascinated by the concept of ‘ordinary people’. I find, when you take the time to sit down and talk to someone, they usually turn out to be the opposite of ordinary'. In late 2016 Rachel MacManus spent three months working at the Ennis…

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November 2017

Film Club – The Night Of The Hunter

1st November 2017 @ 7:30 pm
€5

1955 film, 93 min, Cert:CLUB Language:English Director: Charles Laughton Starring: Robert Michum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish Party fairy tale, part Southern gothic horror story, this brilliant film is Charles Laughton’s debut as a director—and unfortunately the only film he directed. Scripted by Laughton and James Agee, the film tells the story of a psychopathic preacher Robert Mitchum (with L-O-V-E and H-A-T-E tattooed on his fingers) who pursues two children who hold the key to hidden loot.Cinematographer Stanley Cortez’s expressionistic camerawork…

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Stillness Breathes – Art Exhibition by Jenny Fox

6th November 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 17th November 2017 @ 5:30 pm

Jenny was born in Alberta, Canada and brought up in Co. Mayo, and now lives and works in Co. Tipperary. A graduate of NCAD, her work is represented in several public as well as private collections both at home and abroad. Most recently, Jenny was hosted by the 2017 Terryglass Arts Festival as its first Artist in Residence. Much of her inspiration comes from growing up in rural Ireland. The theme of her work centres on the feeling of belonging,…

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Mick Hanly and Donal Lunny

12th November 2017 @ 8:00 pm
€20

*UPDATE - Please note change of date* It was inevitable that two stalwarts of the Irish music scene, whose careers have intertwined many times over the last 45 years would sooner or later emerge in the guise of a musical duo. The combination of songwriter Mick Hanly and multi instrumentalist and composer Donal Lunny is a marriage made in musical heaven. Both have honed their musical skills to perfection and play with a freshness and enthusiasm that belies their years…

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December 2017

Film Club – The Midwife

6th December 2017 @ 7:30 pm
€5

Film: 117 mins, France, 2017, 15A, subtitled Director; Martin Provost Cast; Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot Director Martin Provost (Violette, Seraphine) unites two of Frances favourite actors in his tender comedy drama about female friendship and rediscovery. Deneuve and Frot play very different women whose shaky reconnection after a number of decades allows them both to learn valuable life lessons from one another. Claire (Frot) is the conscientious Midwife of the title, a single mother whose reservations and self-restraint have left…

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Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh with Donal O’Connor & Gerry O’Beirne

8th December 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
€20

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is an award-winning traditional singer and musician from Co.Kerry. A leading exponent of the sean nós style, her repertoire includes songs from a wide variety of folk and contemporary sources. She has enjoyed a successful career as a touring artist, with over thirteen years experience as lead singer and flute player with the Irish traditional supergroup Danú, as well as performing as a solo artist. Joining her on the night is Donal O' Connor and Gerry O'…

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January 2018

Film Club – Back To Burgandy

January 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
€5

2017 Film, French, 113 minutes, Club Cert. Directed by Cedric Klapisch, Starring Pio Marmai, Ana Girardot, Francois Civil. Jean left his family and his native Burgandy ten years ago to tour the world. When learning of his father's imminent deat, he returns to his childhood home. There he reconnects with his sister Juliette and his brother Jérémie. Their father dies just before the beginning of grape picking time. Over the period of a year, according to the rhythm of the…

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February 2018

Film Club – The Drummer and The Keeper

February 7 @ 7:30 pm
€5

2017 Film, Ireland, 92 minutes, PG rated Directed by Nick Kelly, starring Dermot Murphy, Jacob McCarthy, Kelly and Peter Coonan. You find true friendship in the craziest of places! Gabriel is a chaotic young rock drummer desperate to hide his recent bipolar diagnosis from his increasingly exasperated bandmates. When forced to bond with Christopher, an institutionalised 17-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome, it results in a very unlikely friendship! Tickets €5, seniors €4

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