Dolmen Centre in Omeath is a hive of activity this summer


Dolmen Centre in Omeath is a hive of activity this summer

The Dolmen Centre in Omeath has been a hive of activity this summer.

The end of July saw the hall buzzing with music and performance as local lady Audrey Trainor brought her music camp to the centre.

Audrey’s music camp was a five-day summer school where children of all ages and musical ability came along to practice their skills, or learn new ones on a huge array of musical instruments.

Audrey is a renowned local musician who is classically trained, and now teaches her art in both Dun Laoighre IT and Rathdown boarding school, as well as running music camps and private classes.

On top of all this Audrey is an integral part of the internationally known traditional/folk fusion band, The Ceol Heads. The children had a wonderful week and learned plenty of new musical skills.

From music to art as last week The Dolmen Centre went art crazy as local lady Anna Savage held her ‘Living in the Lough’ summer scheme.

This week long art programme had the children learning about the wonders of living on Carlingford Lough, and about all the beautiful sea creatures that dwell in it.

There was paint all over the place as the kids were given the freedom to express themselves through art while using their imaginations to paint wonderful creatures of the deep! Anna will be returning to the centre for another fun art camp this October, just in time for Halloween.

To finish the trio of summer schemes, this week The Dolmen Centre will play host to an Irish Dancing workshop, as Charlene Clarke School of Dance is holding its annual summer school. Charlene’s students are regular visitors to the centre as they practice hard there twice a week. Clarke School of dance is in its 5th year at The Dolmen Centre and has built up quite a reputation on the ever popular Irish Dance circuit.

However, the fun won’t stop as the summer ends in The Dolmen Centre as September will see a whole host of new classes and activities coming to the hall, including street dance classes for children of all ages, tots Ballet, children’s drama classes and Pilates for the grown-ups.

And of course the regular classes and activities will begin again for the Autumn months. These include art class for adults, boxing and boxercise, Omeath youth club, active retirement group meetings and the weekly meeting of the local ‘bumps ‘n’ babies group, to mention but a few!

So keep a good eye out for notices in the local papers and bulletins, as well as regular information on the Omeath District Development Facebook page, and never miss out on the fun!