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Anne-Marie Bell

Culture Night Henrietta Street and Grangegorman


Dublin’s North Inner City is thriving and for this year’s Culture Night, cultural organisations and buildings in Henrietta Street and Grangegorman are joining forces. Join us for free events as part of the annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts.

On the 20th of September, there will be loads of free things to do all a short walk from the Broadstone Luas stop, 1 4 Henrietta Street , the King’s Inns, Registry of Deeds, Grangegorman Development Agency, and Na Píobairí Uilleann will all be open to the public for a series of free events.

Beside the Luas stop, the Grangegorman campus is hosting a jam-packed programme of activities through ‘…the lives we live’ Grangegorman Public Art programme. From 4pm – 8pm there will be exhibition tours, demonstrations, display, performance, short film screenings and the launch of the Crocosmia × project.

A stroll over the road and through the King’s Inn park will bring you to the Registry of Deeds, where from 5-9pm you can drop into a calligraphy workshop and learn 18th Century Round Hand using sample text from archival documents. You can also learn about the type of equipment and working conditions which Registry of Deeds staff experienced in the 1700s.

Next door, the King’s Inns is Ireland’s Oldest School of Law, founded in 1541. Here you can take a peek inside a key example of Ireland’s Georgian architectural heritage on a guided tour of the James Gandon designed Dining Hall, completed in 1806. Tours will be running
from 5-9pm and booking is required.

Down the road at 14 Henrietta Street, you can catch a unique live music and film screening of ‘Float Down the Liffey’ presented by DabbledooMusic and 14 Henrietta Street ; a musical journey through Dublin’s venues and streets at night with an accompanying live electronica score of brass, percussion and organs. There are two performances at 6pm and 7.45pm.

Next door, between 6 and 10pm Na Píobairí Uilleann (the society of Irish pipers) invite you to a guided tour of their Georgian building, located on one of Ireland’s most architecturally important streets. The tour will include a visit to the library and archive and will also feature musical performances from leading uilleann pipers.

For more information on any of these events, please check the Culture Night website, where you can find contact details for all of the venues mentioned.

Culture Night website: www.culturenight.ie
Listings information:

Venue: Grangegorman Campus, Grangegorman Lower, D7
Name of event: Revealing Grangegorman
20 September 2019, 4pm-9pm
Admission free
Booking details: No booking required
Website: culturenight.ie/event/grangegorman-development-agency
Social media: twitter.com/GrangegormanDev, facebook.com/grangegormandev

Venue: 14 Henrietta Street, D1
Name of event: ‘Float Down The Liffey’
20 September 2019, 6pm – 7.15pm and 7.45pm – 8.45pm
Admission free
Booking details: No booking required
Website: culturenight.ie/event/14-henrietta-street
Social media: twitter.com/14HenriettaSt, facebook.com/14HenriettaStreetDublin

Venue: King’s Inns, Constitution Hill, D1
Name of event: Kings Inns, Guided tour of Dining Hall
20 September 2019, 5pm – 9pm
Admission free
Booking details: Booking required
Website: culturenight.ie/event/kings-inns
Social media: twitter.com/KingsInns, facebook.com/KingsInns

Venue: Registry of Deeds, Henrietta Street, D1
Name of event: Calligraphy drop-in workshop
20 September 2019, 5pm – 9pm
Admission free
Booking details: No booking required
Website: culturenight.ie/event/registry-of-deeds
Social media: twitter.com/PRA_Ireland

Venue: Foyer, Rathdown House, Grangegorman Lower, TU Dublin Grangegorman, D7
Name of event: Time as Form, Spirasi
20 September 2019, 5pm – 9pm
Admission free
Booking details: No booking required
Website: culturenight.ie/event/spirasi
Social media: twitter.com/spirasi

Venue: Na Píobairí Uilleann, 15 Henrietta St, D1
Name of event: Guided tour
20 September 2019, 6pm – 10pm
Admission free
Booking details: No booking required
Website: culturenight.ie/event/na-piobairi-uilleann
Social media: facebook.com/napiobairiuilleann, twitter.com/napiobairi

Fionntan Byrne

Piping Classes – Autumn/Winter 2019


Piping Classes – Autumn/Winter 2019

Na Píobairí Uilleann provides regular piping tuition at venues around Ireland. Locations include Henrietta Street, Dublin; Childvision, Dublin; Portlaoise; Gurteen; Sligo Town; Derry; Dundalk; Drogheda; Corr na Mona; Cheathrú Rua; Enniskillen; Waterfor; Wexford. If you are interested in joining a class or know anyone who may wish to join one of these classes please contact us via email info@pipers.ie or phone +353 1 8730093. Practice sets in our Pipes on Loan programme are currently in use in 22 counties and are available to beginners in all locations. Learners throughout the world can make use of the online LEARN videos available on the website, tutorial DVDs and online lessons featuring over thirty pipers.vlcsnap-2019-09-02-15h52m22s064


Anne-Marie Bell

Tickets on sale for The Ace and Deuce of Piping 2019


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Na Píobairí Uilleann presents The Ace & Deuce of Piping Concert – an evening of traditional Irish music, song and dance at Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin.

Saturday 28th September at Liberty Hall Theatre,  8pm

Tickets on sale

Online: Eventbrite

Or Phone: 01 873 0093

€25  (Concessions €20)

Family Ticket €70 (admits up to four)


Joseph Byrne (Uilleann pipes)

Nollaig Mac Cárthaigh (Uilleann pipes)

Seán Talty (Uilleann pipes) & Liam O’Brien (Concertina)

Matt Molloy (Flute) & Seán Keane (Fiddle)

Johnny Óg Connolloy (Accordion)

Cliodhna Costello (Banjo)

Pádraig Ó Dubhghaill (Guitar)

Seosamh Ó Neachtáin (Dance)

Rita Gallagher (Songs)


Síle Denvir (MC)


Supported by the Arts Council

Fionntan Byrne

PipeCraft Course – Reed Making with Eamonn Curran


Introduction to reed making with Co. Monaghan pipe maker Eamonn Curran.

Eamonn is a very experienced reed maker, maintaining sets at the Armagh Pipers’ Club. Beginner and intermediate reed makers welcome on this course. All tools and materials will be provided. Participants must be 16 and over.

Date: Monday 29th July – Wednesday 31st July 2019 (3 day course).

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Location: PipeCraft, Unit 44 Port Tunnel Business Park, Clonshaugh, Dublin 17.

Cost: €75 per person.

If you are interested in participating in the course or have any queries in relation to courses at PipeCraft please email info@pipers.ie or call +353-1-8730093.