Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre
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The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre is dedicated to the memory of Séamus Ennis and is situated in Naul, Fingal, north County Dublin. The centre has a year round programme of live traditional music, Irish language and Irish dancing classes.
The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre was officially opened on 23rd October 2001 with the aim of promoting and developing the traditional arts on a local and regional basis and to this end, organise and host recitals, sessions, workshops and classes on a regular basis.
The idea for a cultural centre based on the achievements of Séamus Ennis has its origins in Scoil Shéamuis Ennis, a festival which takes place every October in the villages of Naul and surrounding districts. It is a non-profit organisation set up to commemorate the work and life of the late Séamus Ennis, provide a range of support measures for the preservation and development of local and national culture, particularly music, organise and facilitate the running of events, including educational classes, workshops, festival or any other activity, which promotes the Irish language the traditional culture of Ireland, or any other country, to provide an outreach service to schools and other institutions, to create specific training, education, employment and work experience opportunities where appropriate, for those involved or interested in cultural activities for community development.
The coffee shop is open seven days a week from 9.00 until 4.00 p.m. serving a variety of delicious home made foods, coffees, cakes etc. Also have a wine licence. Intimate musical gigs are also held at night time. The hall is used for more formal recitals, concerts and workshops. Traditional Irish music sessions are held in the parlour every Sunday from 3.00 p.m. onwards. Music classes in uileann pipes, flute, tin whistle, guitar, fiddle, box accordian and Irish are also held in this room.