Maria Tanner Cohen presents ‘Ether and Verse’

Maria Tanner Cohen presents ‘Ether and Verse’

The Mall Arts Centre, Youghal 12th July – 2019 at 7 pm.      Admission is FREE

Visual artist Maria Tanner Cohen will present ‘Ether and Verse’ ,
a series of 8 large oil paintings that will be exhibited in the glass annex at Mall Arts Centre,

Ether and Verse is a body of work that was developed by the artist over a two year period.
The large scale of the paintings offers an encounter with an originating codice of geometric
forms. The proportional lines of the tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron and
icosahedron became a structure for the artist visual contemplations on the austerity,
intelligence and liminal beauty of the geometric form.
In their expression, the paintings are as gestural as they are hard edged and as
representational as they are conceptual. The visual juxtapositions within the work, conjure a
sense of the dimensionality of the geometric forms as they are both physical and ethereal in
nature. As the artist stated – ‘I was subservient to their mathematical dictates, when the
precise measures were drawn, I then played and experimented across the surface structure
of the forms, working with the substance of paint and the nuance of colour to release clues
as to their possible and powerful essences.’

Ether and Verse is presented as an alphabet where each geometric signature resonates in its
own visual autonomy, yet when seen within the context of the greater body of work, it
composes a Verse that speaks of mystical and hidden architecture intrinsic within the fabric
of nature itself.
Maria Tanner Cohen is an Irish artist, based in An Rinn Gaeltacht in Co. Waterford. The artist
received her honours degree in Fine Art from the Limerick School of Art in 2005; in 2010 she
undertook her postgraduate studies with an MA,Vis, at IADT, Dun Laoghaire. A highly
creative individual Maria has work extensively within the arts industry as a visual artist, art
writer and as an exhibitions curator. The artist has been a recipient of a number of
prestigious awards namely Project Award from the Irish Arts Council, Cork Co. Co, Arts
Office Arts Award as well as Youghal CU Community Development Fund, Art and Health
Award – HSE South, Vibrant Ireland funding and the Culture Ireland Travel Award. In the last
three years the artist has returned her full attention to her work as a painter, her most
recent exhibition was held in the Market House Arts Centre in Dungarvan in December
2018. Her paintings are held in both public and private collections, nationally and internationally.

Designer Minds Summer Camp 2019

Designer Minds Summer Camp 2019

Designer Minds The Mall Arts Centre       Youghal 6th – 9th August 2019.

Contact 087 631 0411

You will not find a Summer camp experience like Designer Minds anywhere else in the country! We are not just a science camp, a computer camp, an engineering camp or a LEGO® camp! We are everything combined, offering primary children a true taste of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths). Our activities are interactive and we use many different materials so that children learn the way they learn best, through doing!
So what do kids do at a Designer Minds camp? They get hands-on with the following activities:

• Learn to code using interactive robots!
• Art and science including bacteria, DNA, circuit building and t-shirt design!
• Learn to make an animated movie!
• Fun engineering challenges such as skyscrapers, sensors, machines and architecture.
• Team-building and design-thinking activities!
• Some time for imaginative free-play with the huge variety of materials and equipment we provide.
• We’ll throw in a little Minecraft, loads of LEGO and lots of laughter to make Designer Minds an unforgettable experience for your child this Summer.

We vary our topics each Summer so that children have a different experience every year!

Our junior camp groups are suitable for children starting 1st class to 3rd class in September 2019, and our senior camp groups are for children starting 4th class to 1st year in September 2019. Camps for each age group run concurrently so siblings in different age groups can attend at the same time in the same location. Camps cost €125 for a 5-day camp, and run from 9am to 1pm. In some locations, we may also run an afternoon camp from 2-6pm. You can secure a place by paying just €30 deposit. Sibling discount codes are available on our checkout page.

Frances Black in Concert

Frances Black in Concert

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal      Friday 16th August 2019      8 pm(doors open at 7.30).

When Nanci Griffith called Frances Black “the sweetest voice of Ireland,” she was paying tribute to someone who has been one of Ireland’s best-loved and most enduring artists since the late 80s, with a string of best-selling albums, awards and other accolades behind her.  Now Yew Wood Venues is absolutely thrilled to welcome Frances to Youghal and St. Mary’s Collegiate Church for her first ever concert in this historic town.  Frances, of course, is a member of the well known musical genious familty “The Black Family” and began singing with her older siblings when she was only 17 years old.

The extent of Frances’ popularity and talent has been reflected in the awards and accolades that she has received for her albums and live performances. She has twice been the recipient of one of the highest honours in Irish music, the prestigious Irish Recorded Music Association’s Best Irish Female Award, and was also delighted to receive a National Entertainment ”Personality of the Year” award, as it has always been vitally important to her to connect with her audiences during a performance.

Tickets €30 are available online at or telephone 087 9593276

Ruairí de Leastar

Ruairí de Leastar

St Mary’s Collegiate Church,Youghal     Friday 13th September at 8 pm     Tickets: €15/€12 U18

Yew Wood Venues is absolutely thrilled to welcome Ruairí de Leastar to St Mary’s Collegiate Church for his first ever concert in this unique and historic Church and concert venue.

A Clonmel native, Ruairí has been honing his craft and enrapturing countless audiences for the past fifteen years with his elastic, soulful voice. He has been an accomplished songwriter from a young age, Ruairí has fronted multiple successful band and duos. He has also shared the stage with acts such as, Duke Special, Lisa Hannigan and Jerry Fish.

Ruairí is a musician of true passion, with a voice to truly rival the greats.  This is sure to be a spellbinding  gig.

Tickets are available online at or telephone bookings at 087 9593276

Culture Night – Youghal Choral Society, Evening Recital

Culture Night – Youghal Choral Society, Evening Recital

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal      Friday 20th September at 7.30      Admission is free!

Culture Night is an annual public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts.   On Culture Night, venues all around the island of Ireland open their doors for special and unique events and workshops, all FREE of charge.

In conjunction with National Culture Night – Youghal Choral Society, once again, will captivate and beguile us with their magical choral voice and harmonies.   This will be an enchanting evening in the delightful  and historic St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, with its exceptional natural acoustics, Youghal Choral Society always enhance our annual Culture Night.

During the course of the evening there will be a talk given about the historical figures, Catherine Jenkins and Edith Blake the diarist and artist and one time occupant of Myrtle Grove, Youghal. More details to follow.

Fandango Duo

Fandango Duo

St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal      Saturday 21st September at 8pm   Tickets €15/€12 concession

We are very excited to welcome back the wonderful Fandango Duo to St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Youghal.  The duo, David Keating and Colin McClean, famed for their sense of fun as well as their super duper musicianship, will bring their energetic and soulful music to the concert platform here to us in Youghal.
Whether it is the relentlessly rhythmic tangos of Astor Piazzolla, the fiery Spanish dances of de Falla, or the fascinating chord combinations and pop sensibilities of the Beatles, Fandango Duo makes every live performance a memorable event.    This concert promises to be a fantastic night of guitar virtuosity for all ages.

Programme details to follow.

Tickets are €15.00/€12.00 concession are available at 087 9593276 or online at or at the door on the evening of the concert.

CADA Performing Arts Academy Courses in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.

CADA Performing Arts Academy Courses in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal.

Cork’s Premier Stage School for all your Drama, Dance and Musical Theatre Classes

Founded by Catherine Mahon-Buckley twenty years ago, CADA Performing Arts is an acknowledged centre of excellence for Drama, Dance and Musical Theater Studies.

CACA continues to provide classes for 2018 after a successful 2017! They offer a chance to discover your own strengths and weaknesses.  We all have particular abilities in certain areas and success can only be achieved through self-awareness and by developing in individual artistry that is uniquely your own.

The Academy programmes are committed to your needs, an approach which is reflected in the dedication and expertise of our staff, stimulation, creative ethos and the provision of a quality studio environment.  Our aim is enable our students to identify, develop and nurture their own skills, perfecting a professional attitude, an inner confidence, self-esteem and team skills with which our students can flourish.

The Academy aims to provide the broadest possible training, giving each student individual attention to enable them to graduate with professional confidence and most important to have fun while achieving their full potential.

The main emphasis of the course concentrates on practical training in a range of drama, dance, singing and music and theater studies subject and takes place in a specially designed and build spacious studio complex which opened in 2004.

‘CADA Performing Arts has total professionalism and guaranteed results’. Peadar Cox (TV Actor)

For information or phone 021 4866389


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