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 »
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Oriel Centre Summer Series

13 Jul 2022

Oriel Centre Summer Series continues this Thursday the 14th of July 2022, featuring the lovely and talented harper Fionnuala Donlon- a multi All Ireland medalist, and winner of the coveted Seán Ó Riada Bonn Óirr on harp in 2021. www.orielcentre.ie for online ticket bookings or contact us 042 9328887 ( oriel centre reception) A wonderful night of great traditional entertainment ... More »
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JERRY FISH - Songs & Tall Tales of Jerry Fish

22 Jun 2022

JERRY FISH - Songs & Tall Tales of Jerry Fish Returning to cause more mischief and mayhem, the indie legend and ringmaster of exceptional renown Jerry Fish will be bringing his enchanting 'Songs & Tall Tales of Jerry Fish' to the Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol on Saturday 12th November at 8.30pm. As Jerry says himself 'Every show is a unique ... More »
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*Announcement* Support for Vladimir Jablokov!

7 Jun 2022

Sárán Mulligan and Muirine Nic Róibín announced as support at Vladimir Jablokov performance at the Oriel Centre on Saturday 11th June. Dundalk Concertina player Sárán Mulligan will be joined on stage by Muirine Nic Róibín, a fiddle and clarinet player from County Wicklow. Sárán and Muirine both finely tuned their musical skills under the direction of the acclaimed trad musicians, ... More »
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Oriel Centre Summer Show - 'Seisiún'

3 Jun 2022

Return of the Oriel Centre Weekly Summer Show Traditional Music Performances are an important way of demonstrating the work of Comhaltas and the Oriel Centre provides a base for ‘Seisiún’ – a Summer Performance Programme, throughout the months of July and August, where multi- All Ireland winning musicians, singers and dancers perform each Thursday night at Dundalk Gaol in a ... More »
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Shaskeen

3 Jun 2022

'Shaskeen' to Visit Oriel Centre with Big Band Sound & New Line Up For over 50 years Shaskeen has travelled extensively, entertaining audiences throughout Ireland and internationally. Whether it was playing for concerts or ceilis the band is recognised for its uplifting music & shows full of variety; from music to get feet tapping, to slow pieces and songs where ... More »
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Teada

26 May 2022

Trad Super Group Teada play a free concert as part of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Craobh Dhun Dealgan at An Tain Arts Centre Dundalk, Friday 10th June at 8.00pm. Booking required - Call to the ticket desk or book online at http://antain.ie. More »
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Messrs Pearse & Smyth

13 May 2022

Pearse & Smyth Messrs Smyth & Pearse Based in Armagh, the folk duet Messrs Smyth & Pearse play a wide variety of music which they have made their own using their unique approach to the arrangement of songs. This ‘trans-genre’ style encompasses Irish ballads, folk, blues, country, rock and anything else they feel they can stamp their brand upon. Their ... More »
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An Irish History Podcast

26 Apr 2022

"Comics Kevin Larney and Jason Brennan have been travelling the country, retelling local tales from the annals of Irish history for the live version of their hit Irish History Podcast and for this show they'll be in the Dundalk Gaol on Friday 13th May, telling the story of the 1922 Jail break for the 100 year anniversary of the historic ... More »
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Daytime Adult Music & Singing Session

7 Apr 2022

Music & Singing session every Thursday afternoon at the Oriel Centre from 2.30pm sharp. All welcome - adult learners & advanced. Come along and join in the ceol & craic. Tea / coffee provided. More »
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Vladimir Jablokov

30 Mar 2022

Acclaimed violinist Vladimir Jablokov will be performing in Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol on Saturday 11th June 2022. 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 currently preparing his biggest production to date in the 3Arena in December so this intimate ... More »