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Exhibition Launch Tory Island Artists

Date: Thursday 27 November, Déardaoin 27 Samhain 2014

Time: 7pm

Venue: Ballaí Bána gallery An Chultúrlann, Falls Road

Since the 1950s, Tory Island has been home to a small yet prolific community of artists. We are delighted to welcome a group exhibition from Tory Island, featuring King Patsy Dan Mac Ruairí. The exhibition opening will be followed by a traditional session. Ó bhí na 1950ídí ann, tá cónaí ar phobal beag rafar ealaíontóirí in Oileán Thoraí. Tá lúcháir orainn fáilte a chur roimh thaispeántas grúpa as Oileán Thoraí, a áiríonn an Rí Patsy Dan Mac Ruairí. Beidh seisiún ceoil thraidisiúnta i ndiaidh oscailt an taispeántais. On display  until January 2015. Wine and refreshments served.


Céilí for the Young at Heart


Date: Thursday 27 November, Déardaoin 27 Samhain 2014

Time: 1pm

Venue: An Chultúrlann, Falls Road

 A special céilí for the young at heart to celebrate Fleadh Feirste. Suitable for all abilities, our tutor will help novice dancers with the basic steps to ensure that everyone can participate.

Céilí speisialta don lucht óg-chroíoch le Fleadh Feirste a cheiliúradh. Fóirsteanach do gach cumas. Beidh ár dteagascoir ann le cuidiú le damhsóirí nua, lena chinntiú gur féidir le gach duine a bheith páirteach.

Light refreshments served. A free event / Sólaistí éadroma ar fáil. Imeacht saor

Dámhscoil Loch Lao

Dámhscoil Loch Lao


Date: Wednesday 26 November, Dé Chéadaoin 26 Samhain

Time: 8.00pm

Venue: An Chultúrlann, Falls Road 

Fleadh Feirste creates a new stage for poets young & old, published & unpublished & an opportunity to present their compositions to each other & to the audience at Dámhscoil Loch Lao. ‘An Cheist’ or ‘the Muse’ will be published in advance to help our lyricists compose their responses. Cruthaíonn Fleadh Feirste ardán nua d’fhilí óga & aosta araon, dóibh siúd atá & nach bhfuil foilsithe. Beidh deis acu a saothair a chur i láthair dá chéile & foilseofar ‘an Cheist’, nó ‘an Muse’ roimh ré le cuidiú lenár liriceoirí a bhfreagraí a chumadh. Wine will be served for creative purposes.


An Bhean Feasa by Alan Titley

Date: Monday 24 November, Dé Luain 24 Samhain

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: An Chultúrlann, Falls Road

A unique novel written in verse form telling the story of Goodwife Ann ‘Goody’ Glover, the last person to be hanged in Boston as a witch in 1688 who spoke only in Irish at her trial. Úrscéal uathúil scríofa i bhfoirm na véarsaíochta a insíonn scéal Goodwife Ann ‘Goody’ Glover, an duine deireanach ar crochadh i mBostún as an asarlaíocht in 1688 agus nár labhair ach Gaeilge ag an triail. 

Wine & refreshments served / Fíon & sólaistí ar fáil

Sláinte na nGael

Sláinte na nGael

Date: Friday 28 November, Dé hAoine 28 Samhain

Time: 8.00pm

Venue: An Chultúrlann, Falls Road  Tickets £7 

A great night of Gaelic song with some of the best vocal performers in Ireland and Scotland. We will also serve a little taste of each singer’s local whiskey as they take to the stage! Liam Ó Maonlaí  a legend on the Irish music circuit.  Four brothers, Tony, Aodh, Seán and Dónall make up Clann Mhic Ruairí along with Tony’s daughter, Megan. They are renowned for their musical genius throughout Ireland and further afield. Gaelic Singer of the Year at the Trad Awards in December 2013, Rachel Walker is a superb singer/songwriter from Kinlochewe in Wester Ross, Scotland.

culturlann lights

Christmas Lights Event / Imeacht Shoilse na Nollag

Date: Friday 28 November, Dé hAoine 28 Samhain

Time: 4.30pm

Venue: An Chultúrlann, Falls Road

Join us for our annual Christmas Lights party! Dora the Explorer will be on hand to help Santa Claus and his special guests count us down to the illumination of the Gaeltacht Quarter Christmas lights! With live music, selection boxes, mulled wine and minced pies this Fleadh Feirste event kick starts the festive season. 

A free event. Raidió Fáilte, the Gaeltact Quarter’s Radio station will broadcast live from this event 4-6pm on 107.1fm & www.raidiofailte.com

Céilí na Féile

Céilí na Féile

Date: Sunday 23 November,Dé Domhnaigh 23 Samhain 2014

Time: 8pm

Venue: An Chultúrlann, Falls Road

Tickets £10, proceeds to Mozambique Orphanage Fund Contact Áine: 07754616831 / (028) 90301222

A very special Fleadh Feirste céilí with all proceeds going to a good cause. On with the dancing shoes for a wonderful evening of dance with Máire Bean Uí Bhruadair, the Trasna Céilí Band and a number of special guests.  Céilí iontach speisialta de chuid Fhleadh Feirste agus gach brabús fá choinne dea-chúise. Tabhair amach na bróga damhsa d’oíche bhreá le Máire Bean Uí Bhruadair, an Buíon Céilí Trasna agus dornán d’aíonna speisialta. 

popup shop

The Road Gallery Pop Up Shop/Siopa Sealadach

Date: Monday – Saturday

Opening Times: 10-5 pm

Venue: 208 Falls Road Gaeltacht Quarter

The West Belfast Pop up Shop is a new venture by the West Belfast Partnership Board. Called after the local name for the Falls Road, ‘The Road Gallery’ houses a variety of artists & craftspeople with wide range of items on sale such as jewellery, prints, paintings, sculpture and more.  The Pop-Up Shop is based at a Social Enterprise Hub which has been funded by the NI Executive, through its Delivering Social Change Programme. The space is managed by Ortus Business Development Agency, it showcases local artists & craftspeople who want an opportunity to display their work & market test their product.


The Andrews Family: A Talk by Mr Clive Scoular

Date: Friday the 14th of November 2014

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Falls Park Pavilion, Falls Road, Belfast

The West Belfast Historical Society  invite you to a talk on  “THE  ANDREWS  FAMILY” a link to the past and present with the guest speaker being Mr Clive Scoular.  All are welcome to attend. The emphasis and ethos of  ‘The West Belfast Historical Society’  is to promote local history and to keep the memories of those who went before us alive in the minds of  the people of today and  for future generations to ponder over.  If  this is of interest to you please come along to our meetings and learn more about your local heritage.  


Thoir agus Thiar Exhibition Launch

Date: Thursday 27 November, Déardaoin 27 Samhain 2014

Time: 7pm

Venue: Gerard Dillon Gallery An Chultúrlann, Falls Road

Opening by Joe McHugh TD. Minister of State for the Gaeltacht. For generations, Belfast’s Irish community has drawn on the wealth of language & culture of the Donegal Gaeltacht and in recent years, the urban Gaeltacht of Belfast has offered hope to Donegal. That connection is celebrated with a ‘bilocated’ exhibition were  of artists will have a piece each in the Dillon Gallery in Belfast & another in An Gailearaí in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht. There will be a video link between the two galleries.

The Ballyrogan Expression

The Ballyrogan Expression – A Collective Exhibition

Date: 23 October- 20 November, 23 Deireadh Fómhair – 20 Samhain 2014

Time: Luan – Aoine: 9rn – 5in  Satharn & Domhnach: 11rn – 4in Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 4pm

Venue: Gerard Dillon Gallery An Chultúrlann, Falls Road

Ballyrogan House is a 500 year old farm house in Co. Wicklow. Its’ out buildings were developed into a dwelling house with several studios & living quarters. From this, Ballyrogan Expression has evolved as a collaboration of a range of different disciplinary based artistic people whose backgrounds range across music, literature and visual art. 


Céilí na Miosa

Date: Sunday 16 November,Dé Domhnaigh 16 Samhain 2014

Time: 8pm

Venue: An Chultúrlann, Falls Road

Cost: £6 admission, supper included, Cost: £6 suipéar san áireamh

Cultúrlann are delighted to present another season of Céilithe at Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich. Their céilí is suitable for dancers at all levels of experience. Máire, our céilí caller, is always on hand to guide beginners through the steps. Our music is always live and supper is served at the interval! Don’t forget the free session music every Saturday in the Bia Café in the Cultúrlann.


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