Heritage week comes to Thoor Ballylee 17th – 25th August featuring fun, education, and cultural events for all the family.
Folk & Farm
with Christy Cuniffe
2-4pm Saturday 17 August
The Studio at Thoor Ballylee, Co. Galway
A short but informative talk by Dr Christy Cunniffe, archaeologist, in The Studio at Thoor Ballylee. The talk explores old farming techniques from the local area and is followed by a guided walk to the mill by the river.
The Story of Butter
with Anna O’Donnell
2pm Wednesday 21 August
Local food historian Anna O’Donnell takes us through the story of butter in the Studio at Thoor Ballylee with a talk and demonstration in keeping with the week’s agricultural theme. Butter has an interesting cultural history – and freshly made is even tastier than you think!
The Art of Song
with Helen Hancock & Mark Keane
8pm Saturday 24 August
Thoor Ballylee, Co. Galway
As part of Heritage week Oranmore soprano Helen Hancock presents a beautiful evening programme of singing and music, The Art of Song, at Yeats’s Tower, Thoor Ballylee. The concert also features pianist and accompanist Mark Keane. Helen, in her 5th year of vocal studies with international tenor Owen Gilhooly has just returned from Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers in the UK and is very enthusiastic about the recital. “I love singing with Mark Keane and Thoor Ballylee is a gorgeous intimate performance space […]. I always enjoy explaining the background to the songs and arias which brings them to life for the audience”. The programme is a varied one with lots of takes on life and love – which W.B. Yeats memorably called “the supreme theme of art and song”. It features music from all classical genres – baroque, opera, art song, lieder and musical theatre. Admission is €10 for adults and €5 for children and tickets are available in advance, or on the door on the night. Refreshments are available at the interval.
For more information about these events or any others at Thoor Ballylee contact 091 631436 firstname.lastname@example.org