Jon Kenny - ‘’Tall Tales & Stories Of D’unexpected and Other Lies” - 28th January

18 Jan 2023

It’s with great excitement that The Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol will welcome Jon Kenny with his show ‘’Tall Tales & Stories Of D’unexpected and Other Lies” on Saturday 28th January 2023, a show created from Jon’s memoir which he began to work on during lock down. As Jon says ‘“After two years and a bit in solitary confinement and not ... More »
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Dundalk Railway Heritage Society - 21st January

17 Jan 2023

On Saturday the 21st of January the Dundalk Railway Heritage Society is presenting a lecture called The Des Casey Memorial Lecture By Charles Friel. Charles Freil is a noted historian on Irish Railways he is a member of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland and has presented lectures on Irish railways in Ireland and in the UK The lecture will ... More »
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Imar - 27th February

5 Dec 2022

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners, Glasgow-based fi ve-piece Ímar stand out from the crowd - by taking things back to basics. With a line-up featuring members of Mànran, Mec Lir, RURA, and Talisk and a heavyweight collective haul of top prizes – including a the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Musician Of The Year, 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Musician ... More »
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Dani Larkin - April 29th

5 Dec 2022

We are delighted to announce the return of Dani Larkin, to the Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol on Saturday 29 th April 2023. Dani Larkin is an artist renowned for her unforgettable live performances, her magical songwriting with her vocal always taking centre stage, accompanied by her impressive guitar and banjo playing. Larkin has the ability to blend the old and ... More »
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Vladimir Jablokov - 15th April

22 Nov 2022

After the rapturous welcome that acclaimed violinist Vladimir Jablokov received when he last played in the Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol, he will be making a return visit on Saturday 15th April 2023. Vladimir has headlined in venues such as the National Concert Hall, INEC, University Concert Hall, Cork Opera House, National Opera House, and the BBC Proms Belfast and is ... More »
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Eleanor McEvoy - 25th March

15 Nov 2022

Join one of Irelands most accomplished contemporary singer/songwriters Eleanor McEvoy in the intimate settings of The Oriel Centre, Dundalk Goal, Dundalk, Co Louth on Saturday 25th March 2023 at 8.30 pm. Eleanor McEvoy achieved star status in Ireland in 1992 when her song "A Woman's Heart" was the title track for the A Woman's Heart anthology album. A Woman’s Heart ... More »
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Legacy: Stories from the Civil War - 24th - 27th November

15 Nov 2022

The freedom fighters of the War of Independence are torn apart by the Treaty. As Civil War looms over the country the people of Louth and Meath choose an alternative vision for their future. The most extraordinary moment in this period of history is recaptured in a live dramatic interpretation devised with community performers. Using historical documentation, personal writings, local ... More »
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Shaskeen

15 Nov 2022

SHASKEEN THE HAPPY CUSTODIANS OF IRISH MUSIC FOR HALF A CENTURY WILL BE RETURNING TO THE ORIEL CENTRE DUNDALK GAOL ON THE 19th of November 2022 Between the jigs, the reels, the songs and the banter, you will not find a contemporary, traditional Irish traditional band to engage with and entertain an audience as brilliantly as SHASKEEN. With seven core ... More »
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Book Launch - A Book of Poetry by Sean Brannigan

15 Nov 2022

Sean Brannigan - A book of Poetry. Seán Brannigan lives in Dundalk, Co.Louth. His poetry has been featured in the Irish Press (New Irish Writing), Sunday Tribune (New Irish Writing), Sunday Independent, Irish Independent, Argus Newspapers, Dundalk Democrat, and on RTE radio and local radio stations. In 1993 he was writer-in-residence for Louth County Council under the aegis of the ... More »
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Harry Bradley & Dónal O’Connor

21 Oct 2022

Harry Bradley & Dónal O’Connor first met in the late 1990’s on the vibrant Belfast traditional music session scene. Narrow entries, leading to dark and smoke-filled pubs, pouring with fiery flute and fiddle music, was the backdrop to this initial, musical coming together. A common grá for the music of South Ulster and North Connaught was the thread on which ... More »
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Remembering the 1922 Escape from Dundalk Gaol with words & music.

23 Sep 2022

Remembering the 1922 Escape from Dundalk Gaol with words & music. About this event Dundalk Gaol housed patriots, paupers, volunteers, agitators, smugglers and petty thieves whilst witnessing secret weddings, executions and daring escapes. Once such escape took place a hundred years ago at Dundalk Gaol, where one hundred and five prisoners ( mostly members of the Fourth Northern Division and ... More »
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Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh & Danny O’Mahony in Concert

24 Aug 2022

Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh & Danny O’Mahony in Concert at Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol - September 30 2022 @ 8:00 pm Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh is regarded as one of the finest concertina players of his generation. As well as being much in demand as a concertina tutor he has performed both nationally and internationally as a soloist and as a member ... More »
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SHASKEEN 

24 Aug 2022

SHASKEEN THE HAPPY CUSTODIANS OF IRISH MUSIC FOR HALF A CENTURY WILL BE RETURNING TO THE ORIEL CENTRE DUNDALK GAOL ON THE 19th of November 2022 Between the jigs, the reels, the songs and the banter, you will not find a contemporary, traditional Irish traditional band to engage with and entertain an audience as brilliantly as SHASKEEN. With seven core ... More »
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The Kane Sisters

24 Aug 2022

The Kane Sisters with John Blake are launching their new album "In memory of Paddy Fahy" at Oriel Centre Dundalk Gaol on the 14th of October 2022. From North Connemara, Liz and Yvonne Kane, known as The Kane Sisters, are much respected musicians and educators. Born in Letterfrack, they were educated in Kylemore Abbey School. They were taught music by ... More »