Arts news in brief August 7

Kilmallock milestones 1569-2010

FRIARS’ Gate is an appropriate venue for  a history of Kilmallock over the last 500 years telescoped in drama. Set in Stone is a new  play written and directed by John Sheehy, and presented by Friars Gate and Call Back Theatre Company. Set to open on Tuesday August 17 for a run of 12 days, we’re told to expect “a faithful yet highly inventive story full of quirks and carnage”.

Beginning in 1569, Set in Stone’s “condensed, action packed history”, the costumed cast will take a fond look at Lola Montez, the Bulgaden gold rush and a Fenian attack on the local barracks. We will be led from the Dominican Abbey through the town to the theatre in this “explosive journey through the milestones”.
Good people, the summer is looking up. Book in advance on

€100K for Per Cent for Art

MARY Immaculate College (MIC) is inviting “expressions of interest” under the Public Art – Per Cent for Art Scheme from established artists wishing to create unique work/s in any medium. With a budget of €100,000 to fund the scheme, this Limerick college should receive many applications by the deadline of Thursday September 9.
Following a major capital investment programme to a total of €40 million, two new buildings have been completed in MIC, Tailteann and Teamhair/ Tara, enabling the complete reshaping of the campus.
Final applications are addressed to The President’s Office at Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road in Limerick. You can email  the enquiry address of for background.


DAGHDHA’S next staging in the OPENED series will fall on Friday August 27 at its own fine venue in John’s Square. OPENED5: WORKERS IN DANCE will be “a simple, yet captivating ‘after-work’ event” created by dance artists Jesse den Dulk, Michael Klien and Lucy Suggate. Beginning at 5pm, the public is invited to wander over to attend for however long is possible  in a three hour evening of exploratory contemporary dance.
 “WORKERS IN DANCE offers a rare opportunity to observe humans engulfed in dedicated movement. What are they building? Why would two people spend their working day doing what they are doing? What is its purpose? Why dance at all? How does this have anything to do with my life and the life of others?”
 The audience is invited to use the dance as the subject of their very own study of life, to find personal meaning in the dance of others.  Friday 27, 5-8pm.

Issue 17 of Revival

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REVIVAL Poetry Journal is calling for submissions from local, national and international poets for the next issue which will be published locally in October.
The deadline for submissions is:  Issue 17 is the August 31 and you can send your composition, pages numbered, and contact details to The Editor, Revival, Moravia, Glenmore Avenue, Roxboro Road in Limerick. Refer to website for submission guidelines and email