Story & Craft with Toodlelou

Friday 11th May, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Oranmore Library, Main Street, Oranmore
FREE

Come join Toodlelou in the pleasant surroundings of the library for their ever popular Story & Craft session.

Heritage Walking Tour of Oranmore (Fri)

Friday 11th May, 2.00pm
Meet in front of Oranmore Library, Main Street, Oranmore
FREE

Come along on a walking tour of Oranmore with one of the members of the Oranmore Heritage Group as they guide you through the village bringing you on a journey of their recently launched publication, the Oranmore Heritage Walking trail.
Do you know the year the Thatch bar was built? Or the name of the street that Glynn’s bar is on? Join in to discover the hidden meanings and lost treasures of an Oranmore of Yesteryear.

Wine workshop, snacks & wine tasting

Friday 11th May, from 5 pm to 6 pm
Armorica restaurant, Main Street, Oranmore
Tickets: €8 (+eventbrite booking fee) available from http://amoricawineworkshop.eventbrite.ie

Amorica restaurant, together with a representative from Plaimont vineyards,  will hold a wine tasting workshop on Friday evening.
A number of wines opened during the event to illustrate the quality of wine production in the South West of France.

Plaimont has become a leader in wines from South West France over just a few decades.Its plant heritage (parcel of vines registered as a Heritage Site, Ampelographic Conservatory) and built heritage (Château Arricau-Bordes, Château de Sabazan, Château Saint-Go, Saint-Mont Monastery,  Domaine de Cassaigne, etc.) are a testimony to the excellence of Plaimont production.

Four course dinner and wine pairing at Amorica Restuarant

Friday 11th May, 7.30pm (allow 2 hrs minimum)
Armorica restaurant, Main Street, Oranmore
Tickets: €65 (available from the restaurant on 091 388343)

Amorica restuarant, in conjunction with Plaimont, a leading wine producer from the Gascony region in South West France, will be presenting a Four-course dinner and wine pairing event.  The menu on the evening will include a different wine, to accompany each of the four courses. This event will be hosted by the producer in Gascony.

Read more on Plaimont in the post above.

Active in Age Art Exhibition – Péarla Na Mara

Opening 7pm, Friday 11th (runs for 7days)
Péarla na Mara, Unit 10, Howley Square, Innplot, Oranmore
FREE

As part of their participation in the Oranmore Arts Festival, as well as the Bealtaine festival, Active in Age will be exhibiting their artworks in Péarla Na Mara Restuarant.

UNBOXED – Oranmore Arts Festival Fundraiser

Friday May 11th, 9:30 pm
Upstairs in the Porterhouse, Main Street, Oranmore
FUNDRAISER – Tickets: €10 from 
https://unboxedoranmore.eventbrite.ie

Unboxed Oranmore started life during Culture Night in Oranmore in 2017. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, running every second month in The Green Rooms, upstairs in the Porterhouse.

For the first ever Oranmore Arts Festival Unboxed Oranmore are holding a fundraising event to raise money towards the festival. All money raised on the night will help defray the costs of the festival.

The idea of the Unboxed format is very simple. If you have vinyl in the attic or shed you dig it out and play it on the night. You unbox it and give it a spin!!
And if you don’t have any vinyl ( due to a sad parting tale ) but you’re the vintage that remembers the crackle and hiss of those classic records, and if you remember slow sets and super tickets then this night is for you.

Join us for three hours of Vinyl music played by the community of Oranmore.

 

Art Exhibition – ‘The Captured Palette’

From Friday May 11th for 2  weeks (Opens Thursday 10th at 7.30pm)
Armorica restaurant, Main Street, Oranmore
FREE

Armorica Restaurant on Main Street, Oranmore will host an accomplished exhibition entitled ‘The Captured Palette’ displaying pieces from artists such as Siobhan Piercy, Jay Murphy, Kathleen Furey, Leonie King and Dolores Lyne.

This Exhibition opens Thursday 10th May and runs for 2 weeks.

Photography Exhibition – Brazco Coffee Academy, Carraig Láir

Friday 11th – Sunday May 13th
Brazco Coffee Academy, Carraig Lair, Carraig Láir (above Lidl), Oranmore
FREE

Tom’s work explores the beauty of the Irish landscape and the dignity of the Atlantic coast. This collection is the results of ten years service in Marine Science.

Most of the pictures have been taken while on sea surveys and others on the narrow roads along the Irish shore. Challenged by the waves, wind and the luck of sunlightTom has managed to produce a unique and captivating set of photographs.
For further information or to purchase an exhibited piece please contact Tom Szumski at tomszum65@gmail.com.

Reflections by Cindy Lund

From 10th May
Maldron Hotel, Oranmore
Free Entry
This work is a response to the landscape and history of Cindy’s homeland in South County Galway. Her paintings capture the essence of a moment or place in an intuitive way. Textures and colour inspire her. Through the use of mixed media and layering techniques she produces rich and interesting surfaces. The use of metal leaf is inspired by sacred art and is a symbol of light and the spiritual realm.

Shoes with Stories at Sheneil Shoes


Friday 11th – Sat 12th May
Upstairs in the Oran Town Centre, Oranmore
FREE

Do you have a pair of shoes that you just can’t part with? Maybe they hold a special meaning. Maybe they connect you in some way to a time or a person that has been.

This year, as part of the first ever Oranmore Arts Festival, Sheneil Shoes are inviting people to share the stories, and the attachment they have to their unworn footwear.

Reflections on Colour – Exhibition by Belinda Fair

From 10th May
The 53 Coffee House, Oranmore Business Park 
Free Entry
Belinda Fair is a local Music Teacher and Artist. She works mainly in oils, acrylics, mixed media and occassionally ceramics. Her exhibition “Reflections on Colour” is a mix of photorealistic, painterly and abstract styles. Her subject matter is diverse, but the running theme is a wonderful use of colour.