The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre
The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co Dublin, is a multi-disciplinary Arts Centre which aims to develop and maintain Arts and Cultural activities in rural Fingal. The Centre was officially opened on October 2001 to celebrate the memory of Master Uilleann piper, storyteller and folklorist Séamus Ennis, who spent much of his life in the area. Located in North County Dublin, an area known as Fingal, the SEAC is just 30 minutes from the City Centre and 10 minutes from Balbriggan and Swords. The SEAC runs year round activities including Concerts, Traditional Irish Music Sessions, Cinema screenings, Music Tuition, Craft Workshops for children and adults.
Adjacent to the Centre is the Cottage Café, serving freshly prepared, home cooked food 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm. The Café operates late opening in conjunction with all SEAC events, serving a range of evening meals with an extensive wine menu.
Regular events in the SEAC include Slow Session and Junior Slow Sessions for musicians who wish to take part in a relaxed, informal Traditional Music Session, as well as Sunday sessions where all musicians and listeners are welcome. Concerts run regularly with an eclectic programme of renowned Irish and International artists, with a strong emphasis on traditional and folk music, and Art lovers are catered to with the Easter Snow Gallery hosting regular exhibitions of the region’s best artists, free to the public. The programme changes regularly, and can be viewed on the website, www.seamusenniscentre.com
How to get here:
By road; take the M1 Motorway and get off at Exit 6 (sign-posted for Balbriggan and Naul). When you take Exit 6, follow the signs at the top of the Exit ramp for ‘Naul’. The Village is approximately 5km from the M1 Motorway exit. When you reach Naul village, we are housed in the Thatched Cottages immediately on your left-hand side.
By train; The train station closest to the SEAC is Balbriggan, approximately 8.5km.Please visit www.irishrail.ie for details of train services to and from Balbriggan. Taxis are generally available from Balbriggan town to the SEAC.
By Bus; There is no direct bus route to Naul, but Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus run regular buses to Balbriggan.
The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre
Tel: +353 (0)1 802 0898
The Cottage Café
Tel: +353(0) 1 841 9005