Sunday, March 11, 2012


An enormous crowd turned out last night to the opening of Made in Ballinasloe. We were delighted to have the support of so many people. The Bee Jazz Band played beautiful music; Michael McCullagh launched the exhibition graciously; Nuala Ní Chonchúir and Fiona Keane read; everyone enjoyed food and wine; and the exhibition looked wonderful.

Group 8 sends special thanks to Hayden's Hotel who were very supportive and helpful - we really appreciated it. And to Úna O'Connor who sold the catalogue.

Grace Daniels's arty cupcakes

Maeve & Róisín Fahy
Jack Soden
Tommy's sculpture, Nuala's book

John Soden
Marian Canavan

Cupcakes closeup

Cecilia & John

Tommy Campbell & Úna Spain
Brendan Grealy

John Dillon

Úna & Nuala
The Bee Jazz Band

Fiona Keane reading Zara Little-Campbell's story

Michael McCullagh opening the exhibition

Nuala reading her poetry
Part of the crowd

Cúán Ó Conchúir-Dillon & Lyra O'Connor-Carr

Don & Lily admire Brendan's work

Fiona Keane & Joyce Little
Fiona Glynn & Úna Spain
Nuala signing her book
Jenny & Olivia

Joyce & Mags O'Gorman

Naoise Murphy & Finn Ó Conchúir-Dillon

Úna O'Connor


  1. Was a great night, thanks to you for all the hard work!

  2. Looks like a great evening for all ages. What more could anyone want - fantastic cup cakes, brilliantly moving poetry and vino!

  3. brilliant post, LOVE the photos! I'm sorry to have missed such a great night and your dress is FAB! x