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The Quickening

Walls & Halls Tour

The Quickening by Deirdre O’Mahony will tour six rural locations in the East and South East of Ireland, among them barns, farms and community centres as part of the Walls & Halls Tour. Each screening includes a respondent and Q&A session which will focus on a particular aspect of the film, developed in partnership with local farming communities, art centres and county arts offices.

Please follow the links below to book a place at each location.

Thursday 18 April 2024, 7pm, book here
Venue: Rathanna Community Hall, Borris, Carlow R95 HH68
Hosted by Carlow Community Environmental Network and supported by VISUAL Carlow & Carlow Arts Office
Respondent: Suzanna Crampton, Sheep Farmer

Friday 19 April 2024, 7pm, book here
Venue: Coolydoody Farm, Ballyduff, Waterford P51 X084
Hosted by Clodagh and James Foley and supported by Lismore Castle Arts
Respondent: Darina Allen, chef, food writer, and founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School

Wednesday 24 April 2024, 7pm, book here
Venue: The Powerhouse, Callan, Kilkenny R95 XN35
In partnership with Butler Gallery, Kilkenny
Respondent: Patrick Doyle, academic and writer

Saturday 27 April 2024, 3pm, book here
Venue: Foresters’ Hall, Aughrim, Wicklow
Hosted and supported by Kunstverein Aughrim
Respondent: Ray Ó Foghlú, Farm Programmes Coordinator at Hometree

Tuesday 30 April 2024, 7pm, book here
Venue: STAC Chapel, Kickham Plaza, Davis Road, Clonmel
Hosted and supported by South Tipperary Arts Centre
Respondent: Luis Lopez-Sangil, Ph.D Soil Heath, Teagasc

Saturday 4 May 2024, 11am, book here
Venue: Blackbird CulturLab, Haresmead, Foulkesmills, Wexford Y35XW93
Hosted by Karla Sánchez and Oisín O’Connell and supported by Wexford Arts Centre
Respondent: Suzanna Crampton, Sheep Farmer


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