Beo Go Deo is a new health and cultural project targeted at individuals aged 40+ who would benefit from a planned schedule of physical activity, healthy eating and improvement of their Irish language skills. The project has been devised and will be delivered by CAIRDE Teo in Armagh. Funding has also been secured through the Public Health Agency for the Over 40s Fitness Club.
Beo go Deo is designed to encourage people in Armagh City and the surrounding area to adopt healthier lifestyle choices and to speak and learn more Irish. The programme consists of conversational Irish, health checks, healthy eating advice, weekly physical workouts at the Pearse Ógs Fitness Suite at Ballycrummy and a series of challenging hill walks. Beo go Deo will span 10 weeks from January to March 2011. Fitness sessions begin on the 25th January at 7.30pm.
During the course of the programme, participants are strongly encouraged to use and practice a level of Irish with which they are comfortable. CAIRDE will link up with other organisations during Beo go Deo including Irish language walking group ‘Siúil’ i nDún Geanainn, and other hill walking groups including the ‘Wee Binnians’ i gContae An Dúin and the ‘Sperrintrekkers’ i Lár Uladh.
As a highlight of the programme, participants will be offered the opportunity to enjoy a day of hill walking in the Dublin Mountains accompanied by lunch in the famous Johnnie Fox’s pub and followed by a relaxing evening at the OlympiaTheatre to see a production of JB Keane’s ‘The Field’ (subject to availability of tickets for the final showing on February 12th). Overnight stay optional.
Numbers are limited for this programme and participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. You can register or find out more information by contacting Gearóid or Seán on 028 37515229 or by e.mailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Clár Imeachtaí 2011
|25ú Eanáir||Seisiún Aclaíochta (Fitness session)||Na Piarsaigh Óga|
|27ú Eanáir||Seisiún Aclaíochta||Na Piarsaigh Óga|
|29ú Eanáir||Siúlóid sna Spéiriní
(Sperrins Walking Festival)
Mid Ulster Ramblers
|1ú Feabhra||Seisiún Aclaíochta||Na Piarsaigh Óga|
|3ú Feabhra||Seisiún Aclaíochta||Na Piarsaigh Óga|
|8ú Feabhra||Seisiún Aclaíochta||Na Piarsaigh Óga|
|10ú Feabhra||Seisiún Aclaíochta||Na Piarsaigh Óga|
|12ú Feabhra||Siúlóid sna Sléibhte Átha Chliath
‘The Field’ san Amharclann Olympia
|15ú Feabhra||Seisiún Aclaíochta||Na Piarsaigh Óga|
|22ú Feabhra||Seisiún Aclaíochta||Na Piarsaigh Óga|
|1ú Márta||Seisiún Aclaíochta||Na Piarsaigh Óga|
|3ú Márta||Seisiún Aclaíochta||Na Piarsaigh Óga|
|8ú Márta||Seisiún Aclaíochta||Na Piarsaigh Óga|
|10ú Márta||Seisiún Aclaíochta||Na Piarsaigh Óga|
|13ú Márta||Siúlóid sna Beanna Boirche||Wee Binnian Walkers|
Turas go hÁth Cliath / Dublin Trip
As part of the Beo go Deo programme, participants will be offered the opportunity to enjoy a day of hill walking in the Dublin Mountains followed by a relaxing evening at the OlympiaTheatre to see a production of JB Keane’s ‘The Field’ (subject to availability of tickets for the final showing on February 12th). Overnight stay optional.
Two Rock Mountain is the second most northerly summit in the Dublin/Wicklow area. The summit is known as Fairy Castle.
This somewhat bleak though splendidly panoramic mountain hosts prehistoric monuments on all sides. There is a burial cairn on Tibradden, a wedge tomb at Kilmashogue, and another at Ballyedmonduff, all within a short walk. It shows that from the late Stone Age onwards there were well-organised social communities living close to this mountain and climbing it like ourselves, though not, I suppose, with the same recreational intentions.
There is a Bronze Age wedge tomb at Ballyedmonduff on the south eastern slope of Two Rock Mountain. It is known locally as the giant’s grave. It is a rectangular chamber divided into three parts surrounded by a U shaped double walled kerb filled with stones. The tomb was excavated in the 1940s when cremated bone, a polished stone hammer, flints and pottery were found.
Below Two Rock Mountain is the prominent South Dublin landmark of Three Rock Mountain, complete with its Communications Masts, some of which are visible from the nearby village of Gleann Cuilin (Glencullen). Glencullen also has an important standing stone. At the centre of the village is Johnnie Fox’s Pub, which was established in 1798, the year of the Irish Rebellion led by Theobald Wolfe Tone.
It is claimed to be the highest pub in Ireland – a claim questioned by other pubs in County Derry and on the Cork/Kerry border. It was used by the 1916 Rebellion leaders as a meeting place.
Sat 12 Feb 11
By John B Keane
Directed by Joe Dowling
Staring Brian Dennehy
“We’re paupers but isn’t it better to be a pauper and have a clean conscience about your debts?”
The producers are delighted to announce their forthcoming production of John B Keane’s award-winning play, The Field. It will be directed by Joe Dowling with Brian Dennehy performing the iconic role of ‘The Bull’ McCabe. The play returns to The Olympia Theatre where it premiered over 45 years ago and will run from January 13 through to 12 February.
The Field captivated audiences in 1965 and has been doing so ever since. Its dark story burrows deep into the heart of rural Ireland in the late 50’s. At its core is the enduring link between the Irish people and ‘the land’. It is based on the true story of the 1959 murder of Moss Moore, a bachelor farmer. His neighbour, Dan Foley, with whom Moore had a long-standing dispute over a right of way, was believed to have committed the murder. Foley’s family denied the charge and no one was ever brought to justice. The play does not hide from the truth and the dark portrayal of life in North Kerry has struck a chord with audiences throughout the world.