Resort Revelations

Fingal County Council's Arts Office is delighted to present this year’s Resort Revelations on the Donabate/ Portrane Peninsula. Taking place during the annual Bleeding Pig Festival, artists have explored the context of the area and its strong community spirit from the unique vantage point of Resort Residency; our artist residency project located at Lynders Mobile Home Park in Portrane.


Sunday 3rd - Wednesday 13th of September 2017

Resort Revelations provides a platform to make visible the artists experience of the area to the local and wider audience.

We would like to congratulate this year’s artists for their contribution to Resort Revelations 2017,Vanessa Daws, Catherine Barragry,Deirdre O"Mahony and our special guest return artist Alan James Burns who will re-present his nationally successful work Entiely hollw aside from the dark, origionally presented for Resort Revelations 2016.We would also like to welcome Resort Residency artists 2017, Bennie Reilly, Marie Farrington,Ciaran Murphy, and artist collective Difference Engine featuring the combine artistic parctices of Mark Cullen, Gillian Lawlor, Wendy Judge & Jessica Foley.

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Official Launch of Resort Revelations 2017 at The Bleeding Pig Festival with special guests Councillor Mary McCamley, Mayor of Fingal & Chief Executive of Fingal County Council Paul Reid

6.30pm Lynders Mobile Home Park, Portrane.

Evening launch schedule includes

A special performance featuring local talent programmed by the Bleeding Pig Festival team


Resort Revelations 2017 

Catherine Barragry presents Earthbound 7.30pm

Alien Spaceship performs Majestic Vertical Landing in The Corner Field at Lynders Mobile Home Park

A Live Sound Performance and Text, written and directed by Catherine Barrargry with music composed by Sean Mc Arlaine, performed by local professional singers Cliona Ardiff, Susan E Bowen, Jill Kiernan and Donna Wearen.

Evening Talk: 8pm : Vanessa Daws Other Space - Explorations of the RMS Tayleur

Artist Vanessa Daws will host a conversation between Marine Archaelogist Eoghan Kiernan & former John Tayler Diver and Local man Laddie de Jong, this is a follow on to her installation and boat trip to the site of the RMS Tayleur, off Lambay Island Sunday 3rd September 2017.

Resort Revelations Schedule 2017

Sunday 3rd of September

Vanessa DawsOther Space- Explorations of the RMS Tayleur Boat Trip,Installation & talk with Marine Archaeologist Eoghan Kiernan

Location:Boat departs from Malahide Marina to the site of the RMS Tayleur wreckage

Times: 9.30am, 12.30 pm & 2.15pm

Places Limited: Strictly 9 per journey and must be booked through Eventbrite 1 ticket per person only, weather permitting, please dress for weather.

Tickets for these boatrips will be available at 9am on Thursday 24th of August 2017

Sunday 10th September

Deirdre O'Mahony - The Perishable PIcnic, Lynders Mobile Home Park, 2pm - 4pm 

The Perishable Picnic will celebrate the history of fruit growing in North County Dublin.Deirdre will be joined by Roger Lamb of the famous Lambs farms,Ray McLoughlin who has completed extensive research about on the Lamb Family food production industry to discuss,the history and especially that of the quaker ethos and  the future of of small food producers when land for housing is now in short supply in Dublin.Guests will be treated to a performance by local writer Peig McManus who will recount her experience as a fruit picker on the Lambs farms as a child and a strawberry feast, curated by Deirdre in collaboration with local chef Wayne Hand.

All Welcome Booking Essential Please email for details.

Sunday 10th - Wednesday 13th 2017

Alan James Burns returns to Portrane with Entirely hollow aside from the dark / Smuggler’s Cave, Tower Bay Beach, Portrane, Co. Dublin
10th - 13th September 2017

 Tickets will be available at 9am Thursday 31st of August for performances taking place between the 10th - 13th of September 2017

Entirely hollow aside from the dark is a psycho-acoustic sound performance within caves; ancient natural auditoriums carved into the underbelly of Ireland’s countryside. The immersive installation creates a visceral experience of journeying into someone’s inner dialogue by using 3-Dimensional audio. The cave personifies a human consciousness questioning reality, wherein an audible inner dialogue and choreographed sounds echo the character’s thoughts and memories. In the darkness, this psycho-acoustic work unfolds and a symphony of sounds shifts around the cave.

Entirely hollow aside from the dark is an artwork by Alan James Burns, made in collaboration with writer Sue Rainsford and sound editor Ian Dunphy.

This event will have a small cost of 7 euro  booking is essential.
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For Further Details on Resort Revelations 2017

please contact

Caroline Cowley

Public Art Co-ordinator

p: 01 870 8449



Caroline Cowley
Public Art Co-ordinator
P: (01) 870 8449