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Irish in Europe Art & Photo Exhibition 3 April to 28 April

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Please note while the exhibition is open for viewing for Thursday evening 3rd. April,the vernissage will be on Monday 7 April at 7pm. See separate meet up event for this.

“Bringing Brussels and Ireland closer together in Europe”

Limerick Meets Brussels - Brussels Meets Sligo

“Celebrating Limerick as City of Culture and Sligo as European Town of Sport

Sligo and Limerick to be showcased in the Heart of Europe

“Bringing Brussels and Ireland closer together in Europe”

Limerick Meets Brussels - Brussels Meets Sligo

“Celebrating Limerick as City of Culture and Sligo as European Town of Sport

Sligo has been selected by the Irish in Europe Association as the town in Ireland under the ´Brussels Irish Village Project´ to be actively promoted in Europe as a holiday destination from March 17, 2014 to March 16, 2015.

The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee of the Irish in Europe Association each year since 2009 designates in the Schuman Area of the EU Quarter in Brussels an Area to be known as the ´Irish Village´ to be named after a town in Ireland with cultural, trade or heritage significance and on a rotational basis.

The Irish Village which is named after a town on a rotational basis, whose purpose is to promote Irish and Irish Diaspora culture, hosts many Irish cultural activities during the annual Irish in Europe Féile. The Parade Committee shortlist a number of towns in Ireland for the twinning project before their final selection. The chosen town in the Irish Village Area is then extensively promoted over a year long period in Brussels, Belgium and across Europe.

This year Sligo town is chosen because of its outstanding achievements and accolades it received in Ireland to include the most recent:

European Town of Sport

The nomination of Sligo will not only help the town and its county hinterland to attract more visitors but serve as an anchor gate-way town to the entire West of Ireland and help create a greater awareness of the region and grow marketing opportunities to generate more tourist numbers to justify additional direct flights from Continental Europe to Knock Airport.

The first Irish Village in 2009 was named for Kilkenny in 2009, Derry in 2010. Dalkey and Dún Laoghaire in 2011, Cork in 2012 and Westport presently hold the title.

The project’s overall objective of the Irish Village project is to continuously promote Ireland as an attractive place in which to live, work and holiday in.

Irish in Europe Cultural Exchange Program

The Irish in Europe Association as part of its cultural exchange program have developed a culture promotional model of art and photo exhibitions to include the dissimulation of Irish Tourist information for the island of island . In the meantime exhibitions of Brussels are on tour in Ireland as part of the program. See recent review of Exhibitions at Cork Vision Centre. http://www.corkvisioncentre.com/corkvision2/Main/LikeATreeArt.htm The Brussels 'Like a Tree' Exhibition was launched at the Cork County Library at the County Hall in Cork as part of Ireland's National Tree Week.

The Irish in Europe Cultural Exchange Exhibition Curators in Ireland and Belgium are "The Gallery Kinsale" thegallerykinsale.com . Ken Buckley of "The Gallery Kinsale" and Cultural Ambassador for the Irish in Europe Association in Ireland explains the Irish Cultural Exchange Program. https://soundcloud.com/roos-demol/interview-with-ken-buckley-of

Each year the Irish in Europe select at least two Irish regions to promote in Europe.

This year Limerick City of Culture and Sligo European Town of Sport have been selected for the photo exhibition.

Irish in Europe Art & Photo Exhibition at Halles Saint Gery. http://www.hallessaintgery.be/

The second annual Irish in Europe Art and Photo Exhibition will open for viewing on at Halles Saint Gery Cultural Centre in Brussels on April 3 and run until April 28 .

It will include exhibits from Limerick City of Culture and Sligo European Town of Sport with the aim to have additional mini exhibits including First World War.

The exhibition will be titled:

“Irish in Europe Art & Photo Exhibition “Limerick meets Brussels –Brussels meets Sligo”

Irish in Europe Volunteers from different nationalities will be distributing tourist and cultural information in six languages promoting the island of Ireland as a holiday destination including the flights from Brussels to Cork and Dublin.

Our information stand will also include regional cultural and tourist information from Limerick and Sligo together with a Craftbay Marketplace craft and design info portal of the craft and design outlets, design workshops in Limerick and Sligo demonstrating how the latest innovations are imbedded in Irish Art, Culture and Heritage.

Admission is Free. Open every day from 10am to 6pm. Late night opening on Thursday.

If you would like to help with this exhibition in anyway, man info stands etc please contact us at [masked]

See review of Review of the art element of 2013 Irish in Europe Art & Photo Exhibition.You'll find the video by clicking on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjOfAGentq0