Ranelagh Arts Centre

26 Ranelagh

Dublin 6

Tel: (01)547 7775


Email: info.ranelagharts@gmail.com

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 The Ranelagh Arts Festival has, over the years, set out to engage the community of Ranelagh, and its environs in a series of events and activities that cater for all ages. We seek to engage and stimulate all manner of artistic tastes as only a small, voluntary village committee can do. We endeavour to create an old style village arts festival, with an atmosphere that is laid back and easy going, brings the performers and their audiences close together, and provides a pleasant welcoming environment for visitors. While seeming like a monumentous task, visitors to the festival over the years have commended us on the 'Ranelagh Arts Festival Experience' as a whole. This year we intend to continue that tradition.


 This year we again concentrate on our core events; walks and talks, lectures on local history and our co-operation with the local schools, the very essence of our 'raison d'être'. A very special event will occur in Sandford Park School, preceding our annual Poetry Speakeasy, when three books about Ranelagh will be launched - R.M.D.S 21, The Living Streets, An Anthology of The Ranelagh Arts Festival and Ranelagh in Pictures - which will make Ranelagh the centre of the Irish publishing world on Friday 25th September, for an hour at least! I cannot think of any similar sized village that has had 3 books launched simultaneously. If any reader can inform me otherwise a prize will await them on the occasion. This is another first for the Ranelagh Arts Festival of which we are inordinately proud.


 We must thank those sponsors who have stood by us once again, along with our new and very welcome ones. When shopping, dining or drinking in the area we urge all of our supporters to look for the 'Friends of Ranelagh Arts Festival' sticker that will be on display by those generous businesses who share our appreciation of the Arts and community and are prepared to offer support despite these economically troubling times.


 Special thanks must go to Dublin City Council and our friends in the South East Area Office without whose support it is very unlikely that the Ranelagh Arts Festival could take place. Shelbourne Development have graciously given us our new HQ at 26 Ranelagh, which has proved to be such an exciting development for all involved in the Ranelagh Arts Festival and encourages us to pursue our dream of a permanent home for the Arts in Ranelagh.


 Finally I ask all the people of the area to come out and support the Festival, pray for good weather for the weekend's events, and extend a cordial Ranelagh welcome to all our visitors and performers. I hope you will agree that this year's Festival will be a pleasant and memorable experience for all concerned!


Terry Connaughton

 Artistic Director

Welcome to The Ranelagh Arts Festival 2009

Ranelagh Arts Festival 2009 Preview

Coming soon:


The Ranelagh Arts Festival


 A galaxy of stars, a host of celebrities, a week of magnificent events at Irelands greatest 'little' festival 20-27 September 2009



Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine

 Chris Meehan and his Redneck Friends

 The Ranelagh Players: Murder Monologues

 Music for the Four Masters / Na Ceithre Mástrí

 The Ranelagh Singers present Schubert at Sandford

 Tastes and Sounds of Ranelagh

 An Evening with Anne Enright

 Family Fun Day with 'Space, the Final Frontier' parade

 Interview with the Film Director featuring Neil Jordan

 The Haunted Castle of Leap

 Meditations on the Art of William Pearse

 Photography on the Rails

 The Father of Irish Aviation

 Culture Night @ Ranelagharts

 Street Music Scene


and more...


Full details and booking information available soon.


Further Info

2009 Programme

Please contact us for additional information on events listed in this programme. We can be reached via email info@ranelagharts.org or by phone on 085 743 7212


 Click here for a full programme listing and get all the low down on who's performing and exhibiting and this year.


Day by Day Guide


The Festival Committee


Artistic Director: Terry Connaughton

Chairperson: Marcus O'Connor

Treasurer: Siobhan Lennon

Secretary: Helen Minnes

Assistant Secretary: Aoife Mulqueen



Charles Crockatt, Brendan Ellis, Rajbir Gosal, Chloe O'Connor


Members of Sub-Committees

 Deirdre Browne

 Maeve Carton

 Sally Corcoran

 Peggy Curran

 John Cusack

 Caroline Davin Power

 Deirdre Fallon

 Bart Felle

 Susan Finn

 Margaret Fitzgibbon

 Elaine Foley

 Gerhardt Gallagher

 Reynagh Garland

 Angel Luis Gonzalez

 William Harvey

Anne Hennessy

 James Keating

 John Lawlor

 Dr. Howard Linnane

 David Lowther

 Brian McGuire

 Rachel McNicholl

 Gerald Meehan

 Maire Mulcahy

 Aine Nic Giolla Choille

 Honor O Brolchain

 Mary O'Donnell

 Bryan O'Sullivan

 Ana Rodriguez

 Susan Roundtree

 Ian Temple


Myra McAuliffe - PR Co-ordinator

David Murphy - Entertainments Co-ordinator for music events in ranelagh gardens.

 Kenny Worn - Ranelagh Arts Shop Co-ordinator