Videos & News

Culture Night 2015 – Sand animation workshop for Ennistymon Primary schools let by Naomi and Brian of Loophead Studios.


‘The Middle of Nowhere / The Centre of the Universe’ – An exhibition of new colour lino-cuts by Mike O’Connor [with some photographs and collages]

Mike O’Connor has been making prints in North Clare for over thirty years, mostly landscape images. This show is called ‘The Middle of Nowhere / The Centre of the Universe’ – “It seemed to me that they are one and the same. The notion celebrates the growing excitement to be met in the everyday, in farmland, weather, roads – everything”.

Video by Josie O’Connor

UNFOLD is a exhibition of work from the collections of the Office of Public Works in Southern Ireland and the Dept. of Finance and Personnel in Northern Ireland curated by a group of students from the Institute of Technology-Tallaght as part of the inaugural Young Curators project. Filmed by Fergus Tighe.

The exhibition continues until 8th January 2015.

‘Aperture – Where The Light Gets In’, 
An exhibition of large and small-scale video installations by Shelagh Honan.
from October 17 – November 12th

Filmed by Shelagh Honan


‘Return’ –  An exhibition of drawing, painting and mixed media by Judy O’Sullivan at the Red Couch Space from October 17 – November 12th

Filmed by Fergus Tighe




The Fall Of Man

About the video……..

‘Earlier this year, Clare band Los Paddys de las Pampas made national headlines when they were discovered filming in the cascades in Ennistymon. On Saturday, the product of that daredevil film shoot was revealed with the world premiere of their new video The Fall of Man, at the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon. The video, which is loosely based on the story of Adam and Eve and the idea of temptation, features band frontman, Paddy Mulcahy, (playing man) being tempted by a mysterious woman, Eve Bernier. After a heavy night out, the man experiences a number of visions which may be true, or may be part of an alcohol-fueled dream. One of these dreams features a guitarist, playing a guitar solo on the Ennistymon Cascades while Flamenco dancer Sonia Posada performs’.
– Andy Hamilton Clare People
Production credits:
 “The Fall Of Man” music video by Los Paddys de las Pampas.
James Sheppard, (Director, Editor, Camera man), Juanan Madrigal and Francesca Guarnieri (Assistant Camera People), The Fall Of man Paddy Mulcahy, Tessa O’Conner, Tommy Nelson, James, Adam Shapiro, Kirsten Allstaff, Eddy GUILLOTEAU and Seán O Brien.
Also huge thanks to the fantastic dancers and actors that brought the video to life: Lenka Hoffmannova, Sonia Posada, Eve Bernier, Marta Perinat Gomez, Natalia Téllez, Laura, Victoria and Peter Dooley.


A PDF form of The Future is Domestic! by Outriders Artists.
A workshop-led exploration of the theme “The Future is Domestic!” with a presentation in the Courthouse Gallery from the 12th to the 19th May 2013

As part of the Culture Connects National Programme, celebrating Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of Europe, the Arts Office of Clare County Council in conjunction with Outrider Artists. “The Future is Domestic!”  includes artists from MoKs, Centre for Art and Social Practice, Estonia, with SERDE, a centre for art, folklore and heritage in Lativia, and Outrider artists and friends in a rural domestic community in Monreal North, Ennistymon, Co.Clare.

Los Paddys de las Pampas new video partly filmed in the recording studio of the Courthouse. Check it out:

Filmed in July 2013 by Argentinean Film-maker Geraldine Comte and edited by Ennistymon Man Jaymzie Shep !!! This charts a journey around Co. Clare playing and dancing with friends, musicians, acrobats and more! From Cooley’s House to the Ennis Street Festivals craic is being had all over!!! The Song is called “New song from the Morning” and is the first track from Los Paddys de las Pampas upcoming album “Come Home”!!!


CHROMA an exhibition of new paintings by Daniel mcKeon, filmed by Fergus Tighe during the opening night on Friday 7 June.

A recent exhibition of paintings by David Skinner at the Red Couch Space in the Courthouse Gallery, filmed by Fergus Tighe.  David talks about his current work.


An exhibition of Paintings by Jackie Askew at the Custom House in Westport Co. Mayo, filmed by Fergus Tighe.