September at the Droichead Arts Centre

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01/09/2019 to 30/09/2019

Film | Float Like a Butterfly

TUE SEP 3 | 8PM | €8


The award winning Irish film directed by Carmel Winters stars Hazel Doupe as Frances, a young Traveller growing up in 1970s rural Ireland who idolises Muhammad Ali. Her life is turned upside down when her father, Michael, recently released from prison, decides to take his family on the road again. Amidst this upheaval, Frances must fight against patriarchal traditional values whilst also protecting her family.

Why not buy our Film Club Bundle and see 8 films for only €40? 

Literature | Wee County, Big Book Club – in conversation with Liz Nugent

FRI 6 SEP | 7.30PM | €12/€10


Droichead Arts Centre invites you to read Skin Deep by Liz Nugent this summer as part of the county wide Wee County, Big Book Club project in association with Louth Library Services, An Táin Arts Centre and Creative Spark. Liz will be in conversation with Dani Gill, and will talk about her most recent novel, Skin Deep. There will be an opportunity for the audience to participate and join the discussion.

Two time IBA Crime Fiction Book of the Year Winner, Liz Nugent has worked in Irish film, theatre and television. Both her first and second novels, Unravelling Oliver andLying in Wait, were number one bestsellers, winning the Crime Fiction Prize at the Irish Book Awards and achieving widespread critical acclaim.

"A twisted thriller." - Ian Rankin, Guardian Books of the Year

"Dazzling ... chilling, mesmerising and, ultimately, devastating. Pure storytelling genius." - Mark Edwards

Wee County, Big Book Club will be accompanied by a month long programme of events in September around the County. 


Music | Pilgrim St

SAT SEP 7 | 8PM | €18


Pilgrim St have become one of the most hard-working and well-respected bands on the Irish circuit since they first formed four years ago, winning solid approval for their true-grit passion and delivery

Pilgrim St’s influences may be a mix of Appalachian old-time, bluegrass and folk, as well as American icons like Bruce Springsteen, Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie, but running deeply through the band’s core is that unmistakable Irish phenomenon, a gift for rousing tales and stirring choruses, hearts wide open and going for broke.



Theatre | Before

THU SEP 19 | 8PM | €18/€16


From the Olivier Award-winning team of Fishamble and Pat Kinevane, Before is a new play with much music, compose by Denis Clohessy. The story unfolds in Clery’s of Dublin on the very day this iconic department store shuts - for good. Pontius is inside, trying to choose a gift for his estranged daughter, whom he hasn’t seen for almost 20 years. He will meet her in an hour. This father’s journey is both beautiful and strange, from the isolation of his Midlands home, to the madness of O’Connell Street. Some folk are impossible to buy for…


Event | Culture Night

THU 20 SEP | 8PM | Free Event but booking is necessary


Join us for this annual celebration of culture and creativity, as we host a unique evening bringing you from Droichead Arts Centre Barlow House to Stockwell Street. There will be many cultural experiences on offer for you to enjoy, from our print studios in The Yard, across West Street to our café/bar and gallery, before finishing in our theatre. Come along, be surprised, and it’s all free!

More details coming soon!

Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with Louth County Council Arts Office.

Music | Slow Sessions

SAT 21 SEP | 2PM– 4PM | €5


Sponsored by DROGHEDA CREDIT UNION : Drogheda | Bettystown | Trim.

Slow Sessions are facilitated by Brendan McCreanor and Róisín Ward Morrow.

For players of any instrument and at any level.  A selection of easy and well known session tunes will all be played slowly so that people in the early stages of their playing or those coming back to playing music can have an opportunity to play together in a friendly, supportive and informal setting. More experienced players who wish to refine their techniques at a slower pace are also very welcome. All players, and also singers are very welcome. And if you just want to listen, well come long, as what would music be without someone to listen to it. Tea, coffee and biscuits are included.

041 983 3946
Droichead Arts Centre
Municipal Centre
26-28 Stockwell Lane
Co. Louth
A92 FXC6