Highlights of The Warp and Weft of Heritage Weekend
Friday 11th October
Exhibitions on throughout the day at the Heritage Centre Ardara
12:00 – 18:00: Exhibition “From Ireland to Hollywood: Darby O’Gill & the Little People – The World Premiere” & The Wee Paddy McGill Antiquity Collection. Conor Doyle, Lochlann McGill at the Heritage Centre, Ardara.
Official Opening of the Warp & Weft 2019
18:30 – 19:00: Official Opening of the Warp & Weft Weekend 2019 Acclaimed Irish playwright, screenwriter, film director and six-time academy award nominee, Jim Sheridan, will officially open the weekend. Dress code: Vintage. Methodist Hall, Ardara.
19:00 – 20:30: Talk “The Story Behind the Story: Wee Paddy McGill, Larry Watkin & Jimmy O’Rourke” Lochlann McGill, Adrienne Watkin, Jack Maguire, Bart Whelan at the Methodist Hall, Ardara
20:30 – close: Evening event “A fine night in 1947” at Nancy’s Bar Vintage 1947 party in Nancy’s. Live music by The Swingtime Starlets, readings by Carmel McGill, opening of Art Exhibition, post-war gin cocktails and prize for best dressed on the night.
21:00: Art Exhibition “The Wee Wild Folk” Alarnagh Barrett McGinley at Nancy’s Bar
Saturday 12th October
Scheduled Talks: 3 sessions covering Folklore, Fact and Fiction at the Methodist Hall, Ardara
09:30 – 10:00: Registration, Tea/Coffee
10:00 – 10:15: Welcome & Introduction GAP Team
Session 1: Myth & folklore: Ireland to Donegal
10:15 – 10:30: Introduction to Session Dr. Breandán Mac Suibhne
10:30 – 11:00: Land, Sea, Sky, Story: Mythologies of Donegal from Past to Present Mary MacKenna
11:00 – 11:30: A Place Apart: the early years of the Irish Folklore Commission in Donegal and Seamus Delargy Dr. Kelly Fitzgerald
11:30 – 12:00: Donegal Fiddle Music, the Filí & Finding your Genius in a Fairy Fort Dr. Caomhín Mac Aoidh
12:00 – 12:15: Q & A with panel Dr. Breandán Mac Suibhne
Session 2: Local folklorists
13:15 – 13:30: Introduction to Session Dr. Breandán Mac Suibhne
13:30 – 14:00: Donegal Folklore Collectors Aisling Ní Churraighín
14:00 – 14:30: ‘Bí ag gconaí ag éisteacht’ (Be always listening) – Seán Bán Mac Meanman Seamus McElwee
14:30 – 14:45: Q & A with panel Dr. Breandán Mac Suibhne
Session 3: Film and faeries
15:00 – 15:15: Introduction to session Professor Ruth Barton
15:15 – 15:45: The Making of Darby O’Gill & the Little People Dr. Brian McManus
15:45 – 16:15: From the Liberties to Hollywood: How Jimmy O’Dea became “King Brian” Conor Doyle
16:15 – 16:30: Q & A with panel Professor Ruth Barton
16:30 – 16:40: Close GAP Team
Saturday Evening Schedule
18.00 – 20:00: Film Screening of Darby O’Gill & the Little People The Methodist Hall, Ardara.
20.30 – 22:00: Stories with the Seanchaí with light refreshments served. Must prebook on Saturday morning as space is limited. Keith Corcoran & Bart Whelan at St. Shanaghan House, Ardara
20:00 – close: Traditional Irish Music at the Beehive The Beehive Bar, Ardara.
Sunday 13th October
Field Trip by bus
‘Watkin’s Finding Ardara: Forts, Fairies, Folklore, Fantasies and Fiddles’ Led by Paula Harvey & Brian Lacy Departing from the Nesbitt Arms Hotel at 10.30am (Duration approximately 4 hours)
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Opening Event and all screenings of the film are free of charge
Weekend Ticket (includes all Saturday Talks and the Sunday Field Trip) Full Price: €25 Concession: €20 For single admission Saturday Talks: 1/2 day: €10 Saturday Talks: Full day: €20 Sunday Field Trip: €10
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