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Culture Night in Terenure Sports Club
Terenure is an historical suburb, and the birthplace of James Joyce. Watch the historical local presentation. Visit the exhibition curated by Kevin McSherry. Bring your kids to the puppet show or enter the Children’s Art competition. Meet Paul Howard, creator of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly and hear about his ‘relationship’ with Terenure.
Terenure through Time
6.45 -7.30pm – Local social historian Colette Jordan will give an illustrated talk on the changing faces of Terenure. The subjects that will be covered will be social, religious and local trade.

Terenure_old_image Terenure crossroads 

Paul Howard

paul_howard_smallPaul Howard’s new book ‘Seedless in Seattle’ will be available to buy and be signed by the author on Culture Night. Paul will also read about Ross O’Carroll- Kelly’s relationship with Terenure and finish with a Q&A. This event will be ticket only. Tickets will be FREE and available on a first come, first served basis on Friday 11th September in the Terenure Sports Clubhouse at 7pm.

Seedless in Seattle – Ross O’Carroll-Kelly
My old schools coach, Father Denis Fehily, used to say: ‘God, life and rugby balls – they all move in mysterious ways.’

And I could, like, fully understand that statement?

Like the great Jesus Christ Himself, I hit the age of 33 with a lot on my mind. I had three newborn future Ireland internationals to feed, a daughter in need of psychiatric evaluation and a son obsessed with uncovering the dork secrets of our family’s 1916 past. Throw into the mix a sister missing in Orgentina; a wife, who needed a little – shall we say – encouragement to shed her baby weight; and a set of interfering in-laws living under my roof. You can see why life had become a hassle.

But just when I thought it couldn’t get any more complicated, a moment of indiscretion with – what else? – another women, persuaded Sorcha that I needed to have the unkindest cut of all.

Art Exhibition of Local Artists
There will be an exhibition of works by artists living in the locality, including, Kevin McSherry, Brian Gallagher, Gemma Browne, PJ Lynch and Eoin MacLochlainn upstairs in the Pavillion Sports Bar, curated by Kevin McSherry. Exhibition opens at 7pm.
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“Easter Morn (Maidin Chásca)” by Kevin McSherry. Oils on canvas 22” x 26”

Some Biographies

Cora O’Brien is a Dublin based artist who works within the traditional genres of landscape, still life and portraiture using a variety of subjects – experimenting with composition, light, colour and technique. She graduated from DIT and NCAD and has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions including RHA, RUA, Iontas and University of Limerick. Her work is included in the collections of Aer Lingus, Tallaght Hospital, ESB, Griffith College, The Incorporated Law Society of Ireland and the OPW. She is also in many private collections in Ireland and abroad. She is a fellow of The Ballinglen Foundation.

P. J. Lynch has worked as a Children’’s Book Illustrator since leaving Brighton College of Art in England in 1984.  He has won many awards including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Medal three times, and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal on two occasions , first for “ he Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey” by Susan Wojciechowski, and again for “When “Jessie Came Across the Sea”” by Amy Hest. “The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey”” has sold more than a million copies in the United States alone, and has recently been made into a motion picture starring Tom Berenger and Joely Richardson.
In recent years PJ has been commissioned to design posters for Opera Ireland and the Abbey Theatre. He has also designed several sets of stamps for An Post (the Irish Postal service), including four Christmas issues. In 2006 PJ completed work on two large scale murals in oils on the theme of “”Gulliver’s Travel’s”” for the new Cavan County Library. PJ Lynch has lectured on his own work, and on Art and Illustration at the National Gallery of Ireland, The National Library of Ireland and at the National Print Museum of Ireland, as well as at numerous conferences and colleges across the U.S. He lives in Dublin with his wife and their three young children.

Brian Gallagher was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1967. Since graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Illustration from Bristol Polytechnic, Brian has enjoyed a successful career as a professional illustrator and fine artist. His work has appeared in all areas of design including magazines, newspapers, book publishing and advertising. His many clients include Gael Linn, Harper Collins, Penguin Books, Walker Books, Oxford University Press, Random House, Longmans, Orion Publishing. Evening Standard (London), The Bar Review, The National Trust (UK). He shows regularly with the RHA and RUA in their annual exhibitions.Brian is a member and past committee member of the Illustrators Guild of Ireland and has lived and worked in Dublin 6 for the past 18 years. His current solo show “Lines of Desire” can be seen at The United Arts Club, Dublin 2- ending 26/9/15.

Born in London, Kevin McSherry has lived in Terenure since 1988. 
Formerly working in the print industry, he has established himself as an artist and editorial illustrator over the past eighteen years. His work has appeared regularly in The Irish Times and The Wall Street Journal amongst many other publications. McSherry’s pieces have been exhibited in galleries in London and Dublin. He has also been involved in shows in Le Louvre, Paris and The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin.  His work hangs in the British National Collection.

Eoin Mac Lochlainn graduated from NCAD in Dublin in 2000. He won The Golden Fleece Award in 2008, was shortlisted for the Davy Portrait Award in 2010 and won the ESB Keating McLaughlin Medal at the RHA the same year. He is a founder member of the Tondo artist’s collective. He has had ten solo exhibitions in Ireland and has participated in several selected and invited exhibitions (including RHA, RUA, Iontas, Éigse) and in various groupshows in Ireland, England, France, Belgium, Georgia and China. His work is in the collections of the Office of Public Works, AIB Bank, Bank of Ireland, AXA Insurance, University of Limerick, Wesley College and the Boyle Civic Collection.

He is represented by The Olivier Cornet Gallery, Dublin. Website

Children’s Puppet Show
For children we will have puppet shows in the Pavillion Sports Bar at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.

We will have music from the young students at the Terenure School of Music throughout the evening.

RUGS – Rathfarnham Ukulele Group
A community of Ukulele players based in Rathfarnham. This band has a high feel-good-factor and watching them perform, the fun is obvious. They play in large numbers and members range in age from 16 to 70+ and perform a diverse repertoire of songs which reflects this age span.
Within are a seriously talented range of Dublin musicians including; experienced choir harmonisers, sexy middle-aged rockers and electric teenage funksters. Expect upbeat, fun and rhythmic songs with loads of harmonies and a little nostalgia including songs from Elbow, Cold Play, Talking Heads, Amy Winehouse, Erazure, Leonard Cohen, Jason Mraz and more.

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