MARKREE CASTLE EVENTS SLIGO 2013
At Markree Castle we have regular and varied list of events, workshops, retreats and concerts.
If you would like to enquire about holding an event at Markree please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 071-9167800
May: Wednesdays the 1st, 15th, 22nd & 29th
June: Wednesdays the 12th & 26th; Tuesday 18th
July: Wednesdays the 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
August: Thursdays the 1st, 8th, 15th & 29th
September: Thursdays the 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
We welcome all our guests to enjoy the castle to it’s fullest by wandering around and making themselves at home. But if you would like to find out more about the history of the building and the Cooper family the owner, Charles Cooper, conducts occasional tours of the castle and gardens covering the history of the castle and the Cooper family.
€5.00 per person
€7.50 per person to include tea/coffee and scones afterwards
Group Tours (by prior arrangement) for 15 people or more €60
YEATS TOUR – PART OF THE GATHERING SLIGO 2013
First Wednesday & Thursday of each month April-September
Join us for a two day celebration of the life and work of WB Yeats. This special monthly event in Sligo covers two days and includes an evening of readings, stories and poetry, a Yeats bus tour which will take in some of Sligo’s most spectacular landmarks beloved of Yeats including a boat trip to the Lake Isle of Innisfree. Also included are 2 nights B&B with dinner
For more information email email@example.com or contact 071-9167800
€439 per person
REDMOND O’TOOLE- CLASSICAL GUITAR
IN ASSOCIATION WITH CON BRIO
May 16th 2013
Pre-concert dinner from 6.30pm
Classical guitarist Redmond O’Toole was the first to adapt to Paul Galbraith’s 8-string guitar, played in the position of a cello, which allows him an extension of range, colour and repertoire. Through his unorthodox playing style and committed musicianship he has emerged as one of the most innovative and exciting young guitarists in Europe. As well as solo performances in major festivals and concert seasons in Ireland, concerts have brought him around Europe and North and South America. Collaborations include Mary Coughlan, the Callino Quartet, the Dublin Guitar Quartet, violinist Elizabeth Cooney, cellist Raphael Wallfisch and poet Michael Longley, and he is regular guest guitarist with the Chieftans. Redmond’s repertoire features many of his own arrangements of Baroque and Classical music previously unknown on guitar.
“O’Toole’s recital was absorbing, partly because of the instrument, but above all because of the player’s natural artistry”
The Irish Times
Pre-concert dinner €30
Box office; 071 9161518 or online
Book pre-concert dinner direct with Markree 071-9167800
FROM FLEECE TO YARN WOOL WORKSHOP
May 18th & 19th
Following the success of the last workshop we are delighted to announce another weekend of wool related fun with Mary Cooper. Covering the basics of all aspects of taking the raw fleece to a finished yarn, including washing, preparing, hand dying (natural, food and artificial dyes) & spinning with a drop spindle and introduction the the spinning wheel. Bring any fleece or equipment you might have. Suitable for all levels from beginner. Please bring apron and old clothes.
Max of 6 per course
€150- includes workshop, supplies, tea/coffee breaks, lunches
THE CREATIVE WRITER’S WORKSHOP- MEMORIES INTO MEMOIR WRITING COURSE & RETREAT
WITH IRENE GRAHAM thecreativewritersworkshop.com
Monday 19th- Thursday 22nd August 2013
This four day writing retreat is for writer that wants to tap into life experiences and ancestral history to write memoir, or to use those experiences to translate into fiction. The workshop is based on Irene’s workbook – The Memoir Writing Workbook, which is used as support material throughout the workshop. The workshop is open to writers at any stage of the writing process.
Writers create and develop a short memoir throughout the workshop. Workshop participants are welcome to develop a memoir they have previously worked on.
Using right-brain/left-brain writing exercises you will develop and integrate significant life memories and family history with narrative as you weave the elements of memoir writing within a creative structure.
It will be a time to discover and enhance your unique writing voice as you define your experiences and learn to write from the heart of personal understanding. You will explore theme and subject and its associated meaning as you learn how to focus your memoir. You will discover how to use and incorporate your retrospective voice into your writing and how to engage with truth in the writing of creative non-fiction.
You will be invigorated as you relax, walk and write
€845 including single room accommodation, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, workshop & materials.
Non-participant partners welcome €295
Book online or call Irene on +353 (0)862523428