Date: Sat 8th October
Venue: O’Donnells GAA
Belfast G Spota will be back with us this year. A monthly social and music Club that meets with the purpose of advancing the recovery of the Irish language and to ensure its future through its people.
Acts include: JJ Ó Dochartaigh a revolutionary Irish language singer and songwriter who inspires all with modern music through Irish. TONNTA a newly formed traditional band based in Dublin made up of four well established musicians from around the country & Scannal a lively and energetic experience, designed to bring Irish Dance Music to the masses by mixing reels and polkas with pop and electronic music.
Date: Saturday 8th October
Time: 1 – 4 pm
Venue: Bunscoil An tSléibh Duibh
Family funday in Bunscoil an tSléibhe Dhuibh,
full of fun with bouncy castles, face painting, balloon modelling and disco.
A great day out for both young people and families alike.
For more information
Phone: 02890 234442
Date: Friday 7th October
Venue: Gort Na Móna GAA club
Rachel Corrie was born in Olympia, Washington, USA, on April 10th, 1979. Before completing her studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia she joined other foreign nationals working for the International Solidarity Movement in Gaza on January 25th 2003. This play is based on her journals and e-mails that have been edited for stage by the late Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner. The play is performed by Rosie Mc Nally and directed by Máire Mhic Dhomhnaill
Tickets: £5 – Tickets available from the office
All proceeds go towards Palestine.
Date: Thursday 6th October
Venue: Glór Na Móna
For this year annual lecture in memory of community stalwart Harry Holland, historian, tour guide, co-editor of the 16 Lives biography series and author of the biography on James Connolly will recount the life and politics of James Connolly and the 1916 Rising
Accompanied by singer / songwriter Pól Mac Adaim, in an evening that will entertain as well as educate.
Traditional Irish music with Breandán Quinn and Friends ows the lecture. Refreshments provided
Date: Mon 26th September
Venue: Conway Mill
Launch by Belfast Deputy Mayor, Mary Ellen Campbell
Today sees the launch of an oral history project designed to collect stories from republican ex prisoners and families in West Belfast on the heritage of making and receiving prison crafts. From lollipop sculptures to carved wood to a wide range of leather crafts to hand painted handkerchiefs to paintings and poems.
This is a family story and about the importance of objects in personal narratives and heritage
It will be followed by a Question and Answers panel with a buffet lunch.
Date: Wed 5th October
Venue: Glór Na Móna
A film by award winning director Brendan J Byrne 66 Days is a documentary based on the life and death of Bobby Sands. The film is based mostly on the words of Sands himself, kept in his prison diary during the hunger strike, as well as the words of his comrades, politicians and others.
After the film, young people will have an opportunity to take part in a Q&A with Seanna Breathnach and Jake Mac Siacais, who spent time in prison with Bobby and were interviewed for the film.
Date: 3 – 9 October
This Féile intends to challenge and inspire a can-do culture of solidarity and collaboration. Reflecting on the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising and the 35th anniversary of the Hunger Strikes, Glór na Móna take great pride in our adherence to the progressive values of the Proclamation and view our Féile as a practical expression of our commitment to the ‘common good’. We continue to draw inspiration from the committed Gaels in Long Kesh Prison who left an enduring legacy of participatory and selfless activism that encourages all of us to become involved in our community
Clár/programme here: Glór na Móna Clár
Time: Any ( booking required)
Venue: 35a King Street, belfast
With Taxi Trax. You are guaranteed the most authentic taxi tours in Belfast. Out Trip Advisor reviews concur. We boast the best tour guides in the city.
They are local people with local knowledge and have lived through the conflict in Belfast. They will guide you through sites of historical and political interest, explain the significance of the Belfast murals and show you key landmarks throughout the city. Our Belfast black taxi tours will entertain, educate and enlighten.
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Date: Tue – Sat
Time: 10am – 2pm
Venue: Conway Mill, Conway st Belfast
Officially opened in 2007 on the first anniversary of the death of Eileen hickey. The Museum preserves and promotes through art, crafts and artifacts the history of the Republican struggle for Irish freedom.
Housed within the collection is a large amount of artifacts and prison handicrafts, representing various phases of the struggle for Irish freedom. It includes items from 1798 and 1803 rebellions, medals from the 1916-1923 period, as well as items from various periods of imprisonment endured by Republicans in every decade since.
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: St Mary’s University College, Falls Road
St Mary’s University College on the Falls road is home to a Collection of public art works that are on display from famous Irish painters including Neil Shawcross, Brian Ferran, Kathleen Bridle & Tom Carr.
The stained glass windows are the work on Richard King from Harry Clarke Studios in Dublin.
The windows were commissioned in 1937-1949 and show the Apparition of Our Lady to the children of Fatima. They are highly detailed magnificent pieces of art and are part of Ireland’s National heritage.
Date: Fri 21st – Sat 22nd October 2016
Venue: An Cultúrlann Falls Road
A story of first love through the eyes of a gender-curious teen Scorch examines how the human story often gets lost amidst the headlines. Inspired by recent court cases Scorch is written by Stacey Gregg one of Northern Ireland’s most talented playwrights. Touching, funny and provocative, Scorch received its world premiere at Outburst in 2015 and found critical acclaim after winning the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best New Play and the Writers Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Award for Best Theatre Script.
Time: Dawn to Dusk
Venue: Flowbog road
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve is a hidden retreat of species-rich grassland famous for its beautiful orchids in early summer. Most likely a sacred landscape during the Neolithic and Bronze Ages it has eight prehistoric burial monument recorded. Making your way towards the Stoneyford River is a mysterious earth ring.