Chair: Mary A Kelly
Chair: Mary A KellyJack Kornfield in A Path with Heart describes ‘taking the one seat in the center of the room, opening the doors and windows and seeing who comes to visit.’ When we take the one seat in Buddhist meditation it is said we become our own monastery. We create the compassionate space that allows for the arising of all things such as sorrow, loneliness, shame, desire, regret, frustration and happiness.

The focus of investigation in this new body of work for mid-career artist, Mary A. Kelly, is the chair; armchair, couch, as a physical object in space. It is a resting place, container, location and position. It’s position on its own or with another or other chairs is a conversation about relationships with people, objects and self.
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Two Chairs Trad Series - Four Evening Gallery Music Recitals
Two Chairs Trad Series - Four Evening Gallery Music RecitalsJoin us within the unique environs of Highlanes Gallery, a former Franciscan Church, for this specially programmed music series to coincide with Mary A. Kelly's exhibition Chair, in Two Chairs, a programme of four, one hour, evening recitals of traditional music by some of the best and most influential artists of their genre including;

Zoë Conway & John McIntyre, Wed 27 February at 7.30pm
Liam Ó Maonlaí, Wed 6 March at 7.30pm
Dave Sheridan & Padraig McGovern, Wed 27 March at 7.30pm
Tara Breen & Padraig Rynne, Wed 10 April at 7.30pm
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Are you seated comfortably? Mary Kelly and the chair in art.
Are you seated comfortably? Mary Kelly and the chair in art.Join William Gallagher Saturday, March 23rd at 3.00pm for a detailed look of the humble chair through the centuries, inspired by Mary A.Kelly’s current exhibition of new work, CHAIR.
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St Patrick's Day - Darragh Ó Héiligh & Friends
St PatrickThis Saint Patrick's Day we are delighted to welcome the return of piper, Darragh Ó Héiligh, who will be joined by musicians Bríd Dunne on fiddle and piano, Roisin Ward on fiddle, and finally Oisin Dillon on guitar and vocals for a wonderful free afternoon of music.
Warm your trad-heart within the gallery environment with Mary A Kelly's new exhibition Chair on view.
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Creative Space for those living with Alzheimer's and Dementia
Creative Space for those living with AlzheimerIn September 2015, Highlanes Gallery announced the launch of a pilot programme developed especially for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

After the initial programme, the gallery has continued these sessions which focus on a few selected works from the temporary exhibition programme and the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection. Through the programme people have an opportunity to look at art more closely, in a caring, friendly and social environment, discussing the pieces and giving their opinions in a non-judgemental setting.
By providing a friendly and inclusive environment in which people can freely participate in active discussion Highlanes Gallery hopes to allow participants, and their carers feel like a more active and visible part of the community.
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Relish Cafe and Foodhall
Relish Cafe and FoodhallRelish Cafe and Foodhall is a fresh, vibrant continental style cafe, using quality local produce to create home cooked food in a stylish and sophisticated setting.

Relish take pride in using locally sourced ingredients, imaginatively and creatively presented in each of their cafes, and with a friendly and efficient service.
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