Culture at An Díseart, Dingle Co.Kerry

Díseart's cultural programme is punctuated by the celebration of the four ancient Celtic Festivals: Imbolg (Lá 'le Bríde), Bealtaine, Lúnasa and Samhain. Cultural activities that promote the transformation and transmission of our native culture are fostered. These include concerts, drama, storytelling, poetry, readings, art exhibitions, liturgies, walks and pilgrimages, traditional crafts and music sessions. The programme aims to encourage discourse on important issues of culture, identity, philosophy, spirituality and theology.

The Dingle peninsula is a landscape redolent of religious history and devotion; it is acknowledged as one the richest in archeological remains from the pre- and early Christian periods (Gallarus Oratory, Kilmalkedar and Riasc to mention a few). Díseart facilitates those seeking to understand this spiritual inheritance and those wishing to explore and research it further. We have been inspired by this legacy, as we have by the "heart for people" ethos of the Presentation community and will continue to develop programmes to enable the present generation to understand and be enriched by this heritage.


Social evening at Díseart

Celtic Festivals

Díseart's cultural programme is punctuated by the celebration of the four ancient Celtic Festivals; Imbolg ( Lá 'le Bríde), Bealtaine, Lúnasa and Samhain. These are celebrated by means of drama, storytelling, concerts, poetry readings, art exhibitions, liturgies, walks and pilgrimages, traditional crafts and music sessions.

Cultural News

Members of our past creative writing workshops have had collections of their poetry published recently eg Duilleoga Dráiochta by Maria Ní Mhurchú. A collection of poetry in Irish and English, Mil na Ceardlainne (Honey from our Workshop) has just been published.

One of our former Harry Clarke artists in residence, Caoimhín Ó Fraithile, is home in his studio having enjoyed residencies in Japan and New York.