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tara Valley Heritage Day.

category national | history and heritage | event notice author Sunday May 18, 2008 10:57author by Tara Support

24th May 2008 - All Day

The venue for an all day celebration of the tara valley is Tailor's Hall, Back Lane , Dublin 8.

The organisers, which include the tara Valley Groups have booked the Tailor's Hall
for a family day with information stalls, AV and Powerpoint information and talks,
and a childrens area which will include food, face-painting and bi-lingual talks on
myth and legend. There will also be a treasure hunt for the kids, but adults may help out
a little bit.
Trad Music for Tara
Trad Music for Tara

The day begins at 12.00pm and extends into early evening with the use of the whole hall for
people to familiarise themselves with the ongoing campaigns and the future planning
for the tara Gabhra Valley. The focus will be on Ecology and Environment, with presentations
from the Meath-Master Plan people, the Direct Action campaigns and the Heritage Park
awareness people.

From 7pm-12.30 am, there will be an evening of Trad, open mic and a DJ, for the grown ups.
(this will include story-tellers and Poetry)

There is a small fee of five euros for the day 12-6pm

(this includes all kids and is a family pass)

Hold onto that ticket cos it will allow concession for the Seisiun in the evening which
is 10 euros. There are always concession facilites and the small fee is to cover the hall

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author by Tara Tara Tarapublication date Sun May 18, 2008 13:44author address author phone

Great choice of location totally in keeping with Heritage. Looking forward to a fun day out :)

author by pass it Onpublication date Sun May 18, 2008 13:54author address author phone

there is an open mic evening and is advertised on the New Northern Ireland Forum (Welcome lads and ladies)
(open Mic section).

author by Tara Supportpublication date Mon May 19, 2008 11:28author address author phone

The kid's day will extend 12pm-6pm, following which there will be an hour for clean up and
preparations for the sessions , which will extend 7pm-12.30am.

The 7pm-00.30am session is adult only . There will be a bar, DJ, Open Mic and Trad session.


12pm-6pm : Kids play, craft, history and Lore (and all day treasure hunt). At the same time
there will be documentaries, talks and information on the Valley with an emphasis
on Ecological and environmental issues throughout the day for adults.

6pm-7pm : Clean up and break before evening session.

7pm- 12.30 am: Bar , DJ and open mic poetry and trad session.

(I can re-write the story with clarifications if it's not clear- organisers and volunteers
only between 6pm-7pm)

The day session is five euros per person with concessions available for the evening session.

Speakers and film-makers will be confirmed on this list during the course of the week.

author by melttheceltpublication date Mon May 19, 2008 13:45author address author phone

Given the history of this building and it's fantastic interior and architectural decor, it's indeed a salubrious and fitting venue for such an event. I've no doubt, it will do justice to the noble issue in question - the Tara/Skryne Valley. Looks like a packed day; hope I can make it for a while!!

author by The Oh-Aissieuxpublication date Wed May 21, 2008 02:39author address author phone

I will consider it an honour and a privilege to be permitted to do some storytelling on the open mikes.

In the afternoon session, I would like to tell an abridged version of the Voyage of Mael Dun - suitable for all the family.
In the evening, I would like to tell at least one story about the Cailleach Bhéarra - the wandering hag-goddess who did so much to shape ancient Ireland.

Do dhaoine fásta is mó a bhím ag scéalaíocht, agus cuirim béim faoi leith ar na scéalta nua a bhfaighim ó fhoinsí idirnáisiúnta, ach an uair seo beidh an-áthas orm eisceacht a dhéanamh agus scéalta traidisiúnta Éireannacha a insint ar son na cúise.

Beir bua agus beannacht,

author by Tara Tara Tarapublication date Wed May 21, 2008 16:03author address author phone

It would be greatly appreciated if people could print off as many of these as possible and post everywhere to show their support in a practical way. Many thanks :)


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author by Terrypublication date Thu May 22, 2008 20:48author address author phone

Poster printed up quite small on my printer so for those who want a larger version, it's obtainable in pdf format here:
Please also visit the digital reconstruction of Lismullen Henge here:
Should be a great day!


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author by Tara Tara Tarapublication date Fri May 23, 2008 09:25author address author phone

Thanks for doing that Terry! Much more efficient :) Great mouse magic on your site by the way :) Worth a visit to the Henge :)

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author by ca bhfuil an ait?publication date Fri May 23, 2008 20:00author address author phone

sounds great. ashamed as a dub to say that i dont know where this place is. inis dom le do thoil.

author by mpublication date Fri May 23, 2008 21:27author address author phone

Tailor's Hall, Back Lane it's beside Christchurch, opposite Mother Redcaps pub
raging I can't be there - hope yis have a ball

author by SooFreepublication date Wed May 28, 2008 10:25author address author phone

Just wanted to thank all who helped and attended the day in question. There were some last minute changes and technical issues (ahem!!) but a nice day all around. The information put out by the event made it a success.....interesting all around.

Best regards to all....


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