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Cliona Hagan.

Top Country Star To Play Ballyheigue During August Bank Holiday Weekend

July 20, 2019 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

TOP Irish Country star, Cliona Hagan, is coming to Ballyheigue in two weeks time for a concert at the local Community Centre. It has been an amazing couple of years for the Tyrone native filled with awards nights, festivals, arenas and shows. She has been awarded Female Vocalist of the Year at […]

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Zoë Uí Fhaoláin Green

Siamsa Tíre Announces Winner Of The Visual Arts Residency

July 3, 2019 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

AN artist living in west Kerry has been awarded this year’s Visual Arts Residency at Siamsa Tíre. Zoë Uí Fhaoláin Green took up her residency on July 1 and the residency will culminate in a public event for Culture Night on September 20. This residency aims to reflect creatively on the […]

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New Executive Director at Siamsa Tíre, Róisín McGarr.

New Executive Director Of Siamsa Tire Appointed

June 5, 2019 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA TÍRE has announced the appointment of Róisín McGarr as the new Executive Director for Siamsa Tíre – Home to the National Folk Theatre of Ireland. The role of Executive Director will be to lead and manage Siamsa Tíre strategically into the future as a national cultural institution. The current […]

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Siamsa Tíre Holding Auditions For Children And Adults

May 22, 2019 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland has announced its audition schedule for the National Folk Theatre Training Academy. Every year, Siamsa Tíre searches for the most talented traditional singers and dancers living in Kerry, starting from the ages of 7-12 years. For the first time, auditions will now […]

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Performers in 'Anam'.

Siamsa To Give A Taste Of ‘Anam’ In The Square During Food Festival

May 1, 2019 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland is inviting the public to join them for a free open-air performance this Sunday as part of the Tralee Food Festival. Taking place at 2pm at the bandstand in the Square, Tralee the National Folk Theatre will open its 51st season of […]

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Ken Edge, Conor Linehan, Oonagh Keogh and Mary Curran of the Whistleblast Quartet.

Tralee Students To Join Whistleblast Quartet For Free Concert At Siamsa

April 23, 2019 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk and St Ita’s and St Joseph’s students have been working with the Whistleblast Quartet, who are putting on a free concert in Siamsa Tire next week. The WhistleBlast Quartet, (Ken Edge, Conor Linehan, Oonagh Keogh and Mary Curran) is enjoying a busy nationwide Composition Programme, funded by the […]

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David Lynch (Jeremy Potts), Fiona O'Connor (Jemima Potts), Janna Foley (Truly Scrumptious) and Padraig Harrington (The Childcatcher) at rehearsals for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Siamsa Tíre on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Excitement Builds For ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ This Week At Siamsa

April 9, 2019 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just one day to go until Tralee Musical Society brings a true children’s classic to the Siamsa Tíre stage. ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ will be performed for the first time by the Society and it promises to be a spectacular show. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of […]

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Sr Marie Lyons presenting her father's medals to Fr Pat Ahern and Jonathan Kelliher of Siamsa Tíre.

Historic Medals Find New Home At Siamsa Tíre

March 21, 2019 at 2:54 pm Comments are Disabled

TODAY at Siamsa Tíre – the National Folk Theatre of Ireland (NFT), Sister Marie Lyons presented a case of 35 historic medals won by her father, Irish Dance Master Jack Lyons of Ballybunion. The national medals were won for both music (Jack played the concertina) and Irish dance and includes […]

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Cast members of the Light Opera Society of Tralee's production of 'Chicago' at Siamsa Tíre on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Audiences Are Raving About ‘Chicago’ At Siamsa

March 9, 2019 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE latest production from the Light Opera Society of Tralee is garnering high praise indeed from members of the public and tonight it your last chance to catch it at Siamsa Tíre. ‘Chicago: A Musical Vaudeville’ has been described as the Society’s best ever production to the Musical Director, Aidan O’Carroll. […]

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Lisa Fingleton, Kaplan Carter O'Flynn, Moya Noctor and Ciara Dunne at the CYPSC Art and Sound Exhibition at Tralee Library on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry LGBTQ+ Community Creates Art And Sound Exhibition At Tralee Library

March 4, 2019 at 8:42 am Comments are Disabled

AN art and sound exhibition created by Kerry LGBTQ+ adults and young people was opened on Saturday by Sinn Féin Cllr Toireasa Ferris in Tralee Library. The exhibition, which is open to the public until March 16, documents the experience of being LGBTQ+ in Kerry today and explores how it […]

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The Tralee members were from Left to Right Margaret Twomey . Joan O Regan , Dan Devane, Helen Fitzgibbon,Joan Brosnan,  Fiona Forde   

Concert At Siamsa To Help Out Charity

March 4, 2019 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

A CONCERT will take place next month in Siamsa Tire as a fundraiser for the Brighter Communities Worldwide. It’s a cause close to the heart of a number of local people, as six members of the Tralee Mountaineering Club travelled to Kenya in October 2018 with the charity on a […]

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Mary Lynch, Carmel McGillicuddy and Margo Sillery at 'The Kings Of The Kilburn High Road' at Siamsa Tire on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Zyber Theatre’s Production Proving Popular At Siamsa Tíre

March 2, 2019 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE story of five friends looking back on their time on the building sites of London and how their lives turned out, is playing on the Siamsa Tíre stage this weekend and it’s proving very popular. The Zyber Theatre Company’s production of Jimmy Murphy’s ‘The Kings of the Kilburn High Road’ […]

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'There and Not Here' Sharon Murphy and Victoria Dean - Siamsa Tire

New Photographic Exhibition Opens At Siamsa Tire

February 16, 2019 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

‘THERE And Not There’ is an exhibition of photographic work by Victoria J Dean and Sharon Murphy which will be open to the public at Siamsa Tíre, Tralee from today, (Saturday). Originally exhibited at Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast in 2018 and curated by Sarah McAvera, the exhibition shares a concern […]

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Judith Waugh, Padraig Harrington and Darach Gallagher rehearsing for 'Big Maggie' at Mercy Mounthawk. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Students To Hit The Siamsa Stage For ‘Big Maggie’

January 22, 2019 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Mercy Mounthawk are about to take the stage this week for their latest production which promises to be another top-class offering from the school. ‘Big Maggie by John B Keane is directed by Tony Behan and it will be the 17th time the school has staged a play. […]

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Anne O'Donnell, Alan Teahan, Ella Smith and Laura Lee Curtin appearing in 'Snow White' at Siamsa Tíre. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Audiences Love ‘Snow White’ Christmas Panto At Siamsa Tíre

December 30, 2018 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual  Christmas panto at Siamsa Tíre started its run yesterday and audiences are just loving it. The Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre cast are bringing the story of ‘Snow White’ to the stage and it’s jam-packed with magnificent scenery, costumes, live music, spectacular dance routines, comedy capers and […]

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Siamsa To Host ‘Snow White’ Panto Over The Coming Week

December 29, 2018 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

WITH ten performances over the coming week, you’ll have plenty of chances to catch the annual Christmas panto at Siamsa Tíre. This year, the Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre will bring the classic story of ‘Snow White to life on stage from Saturday, December 29 to Friday, January 4 […]

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Matthew Dineen (Scarecrow), Marcus Nolan (Lion), Sarah Cleary (Dorothy) and Padraig Harrington (Tinman) stars of The Wiz. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Lively Mixture Of Rock, Gospel And Soul At ‘The Wiz’ In Siamsa This Week

November 27, 2018 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING on from the huge success of ‘All Shook Up’ staged in 2017, the award-winning Tralee Musical Society’s Youth is delighted to present ‘The Wiz’ running from Wednesday, November 28 to Saturday, December 1. Adapted from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and made famous by Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, this musical version […]

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Sandra Griffin, Patricia Griffin and Sheila Cremins at a screening of their documentary film 'Ardfert — A Historical Gem' at Siamsa Tíre on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Full House At Siamsa For Screening Of Film On Ardfert

November 24, 2018 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a packed theatre for the screening of the new film by local producer James McCarthy and his wife Catherine at Siamsa Tire on Friday night. The couple from Fenit were delighted with the turnout for the two-hour film, ‘Ardfert — A Historical Gem’, which was two years in the […]

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Artists Mieke Vanmechelan & Annmarie Ní Churreáin at work with a group of young participants at Cruinniu na nÓg earlier his year. A seminar for artists titled Being Creative will take place at Siamsa Tire on December 10th from 10-4pm. Photo: M Cooper Galvin

Seminar For Artists To Take Place At Siamsa Tíre

November 10, 2018 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE Arts Office at Kerry County Council is collaborating with Visual Artists Ireland (VAI) on a seminar for artists which will take place at Siamsa Tire in Tralee on Saturday, December from 10am to 4pm. ‘Being Creative: Tools in how to maintain creativity and overcome blocks’  is taking place with […]

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Adaptation Of James Joyce Classic For Siamsa Stage This Week

Adaptation Of James Joyce Classic For Siamsa Stage This Week

October 30, 2018 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

A DIZZYING interpretation of James Joyce’s first novel will be brought to the stage in Siamsa this week. Rough Magic will present James Joyce’s seminal novel ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ in Arthur Riordan’s vibrant new stage adaptation brought to life by a dynamic, new, creative ensemble of […]

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Acclaimed Film To Be Shown In Siamsa Tíre

Acclaimed Film To Be Shown In Siamsa Tíre

October 22, 2018 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

AN award-winning film will be screened at venues in Tralee and Listowel next week. ‘The Silver Branch’ depicts the life and insights of the inimitable philosopher, poet, and fifth-generation farmer, Patrick McCormack, owner of ‘Fr Ted’s House’ in the beautiful, austere Burren, Western Ireland. It will be shown in St […]

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Artists Wanted To Take Part In ‘Lost Things’ Exhibition At Siamsa Tíre

Artists Wanted To Take Part In ‘Lost Things’ Exhibition At Siamsa Tíre

October 17, 2018 at 2:03 pm Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING the success of last year’s inaugural open submission exhibition, ‘Changing Times’, Siamsa Tíre once again invites artists in the Kerry to take part in this year’s event, ‘Lost Things’. The exhibition is open to all artists, both amateur and professional, living in the South West of Ireland. The exhibition […]

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Brandon-Based Artist’s Exhibition To Open In Siamsa Tíre

Brandon-Based Artist’s Exhibition To Open In Siamsa Tíre

October 4, 2018 at 10:29 am 1 comment

FOLLOWING inclusion in the annual exhibition of Turner watercolours in the National Gallery of Ireland earlier this year, Irish printmaker, Niall Naessens brings his ‘Good Morning Mister Turner’ exhibition to the Siamsa Tíre Galleries. The exhibition will be officially opened on Friday, October 5 at 6pm by Anne Hodge (Curator […]

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Conor O'Grady.

Siamsa Tíre’s Artist In Residence To Give Public Talk

September 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre’s artist-in-residence, Conor O’Grady will be giving a talk on his residency in Tralee and the work he has been undertaking over the last two months. The talk will take place on Thursday, September 6 next at 3pm in the Gallery at Siamsa Tíre and is open to the public and […]

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Dancing in the wind… Fiddle player Mairtín Ó’Cathasaigh, Helena Brosnan and  Mairtín O’Cathasaigh, performers with Siamsa Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland opens its world premiere of ‘An Ghaoth Aniar’ – The Wind from the West on Wednesday 22nd August. This new production marks 50 years since the first summer season of performances by the National Folk Theatre, An Ghaoth Aniar, is a new production which takes inspiration from the West of Ireland's strong cultural traditions and from the wild natural sounds of the western Irish seascape.  This production will weave a story across time and cultural traditions through traditional Irish music, song, and dance.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC

Ten Night Run Of New Production Begins At Siamsa Tíre

August 23, 2018 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland had its world premiere of An Ghaoth Aniar – The Wind from the West on Wednesday night. This new production — which runs nightly until August 31 — marks 50 years since the first summer season of performances by the National Folk Theatre, combining old favourite traditional […]

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Siamsa Tíre Wins Award For Environmental Efforts

Siamsa Tíre Wins Award For Environmental Efforts

July 10, 2018 at 4:06 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tire has won the ‘Best Newcomer’ award at Julie’s Bicycle Creative Green Awards on Monday night in London. Julie’s Bicycle is a London based charity that supports the creative community to act on climate change and environmental sustainability. Just last month, Siamsa Tíre became the first theatre in Ireland to achieve […]

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The cast of Fado Fado in action. Photo by Dermot Crean

Siamsa Tíre Marks 50th Anniversary Of First Ever Performance

June 30, 2018 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

CEO of Tourism Ireland, Niall Gibbons opened celebrations at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday evening to officially mark the 50th anniversary of the first ever performance. Kerry tourism representatives from Kerry county attended from accommodation, attractions, activity and service providers. Mr Gibbons talked about the growth of the tourism industry over […]

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Martin Ferris.

Martin Ferris To Attend Siamsa Event In Honour Of Royal Couple

June 13, 2018 at 6:24 pm 1 comment

MARTIN Ferris will attend the event in honour of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in Tralee this Friday. The Kerry Sinn Féin TD has said that he has accepted an invitation to attend the event in Siamsa Tíre which is being hosted by Kerry County Council. Accepting […]

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Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Photo: Andy Gott/flickr

Siamsa Tíre To Put On A Performance For Prince Charles And Duchess Of Cornwall

June 12, 2018 at 2:09 pm 2 comments

THE official itinerary for Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall has been released by Clarence House and, as widely reported, they will be visiting Siamsa Tíre on Friday. After spending the previous days in Northern Ireland and Cork, the couple will travel to Kerry on Friday to visit Derrynane […]

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Siamsa Tire celebrates its Green Certification.

Siamsa Tíre Is Ireland’s First Theatre To Achieve Green Certification

June 5, 2018 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre has announced today that it is the first theatre in Ireland to achieve Creative Green Certification under a scheme run by London based charity, Julie’s Bicycle. Creative Green is the only international environmental certification scheme designed specifically for the creative and cultural industries. Creative Green is an international […]

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