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Limerick Printmakers At The Source

Limerick Printmakers is a fine art printmaking studio and gallery based in Limerick city and has a regular contemporary exhibition programme.

Limerick Printmakers is a fine art printmaking studio and gallery based in Limerick city and has a regular contemporary exhibition programme.

The Source Arts Centre and gallery are delighted to host the Limerick Printmakers Show this summer.

Established in 1999 Limerick Printmakers facilitates 57 artists in the south-west to make their artwork in the surroundings of a professional printmaking studio.

The studio also provides opportunities for the general public with classes and workshops for children and adults, as well as demonstrations in schools and other venues.

The exhibition in The Source Arts Centre will feature a number of well-regarded artists such as Des MacMahon, Derek O’Sullivan, Gavin Hogg, Alan Crowley, Gary Dempsey, Mike Byrne, David Lilburn, Deirdre Gallagher, Fiona Quill, Clare Gilmour, Ailbhe Battett, Emilie Doyle, Suzannah O’Reilly, Gemma Dardis and Pamela Dunne.

The Limerick Printmakers exhibition programme provides a much-needed venue for artists to exhibit their work as well as introducing and promoting different artwork and methods to the general public.

It is unique to the mid-west region in that the only other studios in Ireland are over 60 miles away and located in Dublin, Galway, Kildare and Cork. Why not come down to The Source Arts Centre and see for yourself all the works submitted by the participating artists which make this a unique and stunning exhibition not to be missed.

The official opening will take place on Thursday, June 7th at 7pm and runs until Friday, July 6th July. The gallery is open during box office hours - 10am to 5pm and later on performance evenings.

A County Clare-based nursery-rhyme-performing and traditional Irish band are gaining momentum in radio and education circles.

The Speks are a bunch of relatively unknown musicians from a mysterious island - Glasses Island that lies off the coast of Clare - and have come together to bring their brand of Irish music, accompanying all-time favourite nursery rhymes to the world and to Thurles! 

Their debut album won a prestigious Parents’ Choice music award in the US and the music has already been downloaded in 40 countries, drawing rave reviews like “riverdance for toddlers” and “grown-up music for kids”.

Their songs encompass the all important areas of rhyme, rhythm and repetition - so frequently the missing links for children learning to read.

Finding music that appeals to both children and parents is a hard thing to do these days, finding music that is bags of fun for the whole family? Look no further than The Speks- sing along and sing loud!

The Speks feature at The Source Arts Centre, Thurles on Saturday, June 9th - shows at 12.30pm & 2.30pm. Tickets: E5.Why not make a family day out of it? The Source Café is open all day from 10am for meals and snacks - ring Matt on 0504 58858 for more.

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