Dunamaise Blog




Hi there!

Welcome to the Dunamaise Blog! Here you'll find our favourite Bloggers, reviews and event news both in Dunamaise Arts Centre, and the world of the Arts. Please feel free to let us know of anything interesing in the arts world in your area, or your favourite arts Bloggers and we will share them here!
Dunamaise offers something for everyone; visual art, cinema, music, theatre, comedy, dance, kids, family events and much more! If there is anything that you would like to see, we would love to hear from you. Send us your thoughts and ideas and we will take it from there. In the meantime, keep an eye on our wonderful programme of events.

Explore the Arts

Here at Dunamaise Arts Centre we are always on the lookout for the very best of arts entertainment to share with you! Here are some of our favourite blogs and Bloggers, from home-grown to world-wide!

What are we missing?? Drop us a line to add your favourites to the list!

THEATRE

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Our very own Saoirse Anton, who you'll recognise as one of our friendly Ushers, is also one of our favourite Theatre Bloggers. Her blog Sitting on The Fourth Wall covers all things theatre and performance related, including "reviews, news, interviews, and musings". Saoirse's writing is entertaining to read and brilliantly informed, making her a trustworthy source for performance recommendations and reviews. Follow her from Ireland to Edinburgh and beyond, exploring the best of Theatre, the highlights and the hidden gems. Her passion for watching, enjoying and living live performance will leave you wanting more! Check it out here.

VISUAL ART

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Pat Byrne is a visual artist based in Ireland, from Laois, and blogging about his practice, upcoming exhibitions, residencies, workshops etc. in his blog: Pat Byrne Visual Artist. A great blog to give you an inisght about an Artist at work in Laois and beyond. Pat exhibited in Dunamaise Gallery in January and February of 2016 with his show "Beneath the Dock Leaf". We were very taken with his evocative use of shadow and skill as a painter. Pat's pieces are intricate and masterful, with such depth that you could almost dive in...IF you are adventurous enough to enter his world where folklore meets contemporary life.


Laois Youth Dance Ensemble

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Laois Youth Dance Ensemble


Under the direction of Erica Borges LYDE facilitates young people to create contemporary dance to a high standard, through weekly workshops,

annual showcases and attendance at national dance festivals. If you’re passionate about dancing come to our FREE Trial Workshop.

Registration: Erica 087-132 8852
SATURDAYS, AGES 12-19

Dunamaise Arts Centre

Church Street Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland.

Contact The Dunamaise Arts Centre

Box Office Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm.
One hour prior to curtain on the evening of a performance.
Box office 00353 57 866 3355.

General Enquiries: info@dunamaise.ie

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The Arts Council Laois County Council