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What's On in July

30 June 2017


Linen Hall Heads into the Holiday Season with a Double Dip of Cultural Art Exhibitions

In July at the Linen Hall Irish warrior hero Cú Chulainn comes to life in a series of striking paintings in the Hero of Heroes exhibition, and artist Joe Gildea studies the diversity of Northern Ireland people and landscapes in a series of canvasses in ‘Here and There’. Both start on Monday 3 July.

And start queuing for Europe’s most celebrated folk theatre ensemble, the Armagh Rhymers who give an unforgettable performance of poetry and storytelling on 4 July inspired by Ireland’s major poets.

The July schedule is as follows:

Joe Gildea Here and There

3 July – 26 August / Exhibition / Free
Originally trained in stained glass production, Gildea incorporates bold outlines, vibrant colour and robust compositions in a series of paintings celebrating the diversity of the Northern Ireland landscape and people.

Laoch na Laochra / Hero of Heroes

4 – 20 July / Exhibition / Free
Gather round the fire and hear the tale of one of the great Irish warriors, Cú Chulainn. This super hero’s tale harks back to the 7th century, but still dominates the mythological and imaginative landscape of Ireland. The story is beautifully captured in a series of vast, vivid paintings by Dara Vallely with text provided by Réamonn Ó Ciaráin.

Cú Chulainn to Heaney with the Armagh Rhymers

Tuesday 4 July at 6pm / Free
One of Europe’s most celebrated folk theatre ensembles, tonight the Rhymers give a performance of poetry and storytelling inspired by Ireland’s major poets. The event also launches the book Laoch na Laochra by Réamonn Ó Ciaráin, which recounts the epic tale of the Táin and the Cattle Raid of Cooley as Irish warrior Cú Chulainn defends Ulster.

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