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The Year of the French 2013 - Bliain na bhFrancach - A Photographic Documentary (Ballina Library)

Date(s): 26th June 2014, 7.30pm

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 As part of the Gathering in 2013, the 'In Humbert's Footsteps' Festival was held in Mayo last August. The festival was a huge success and won Gathering of the Year Event at the LAMA Awards in January. This year the festival focus is Ballina and as part of the 2014 ‘In Humbert’s Footsteps’ Festival, Killala Historical Re-Enactment Group & Ballina Public Library are pleased to host 'The Year of the French 2013 - Bliain na bhFrancach - A Photographic Documentary' by Michael McLaughlin with a diorama of ‘The Races of Castlebar’ by Colmán Ó’Raghallaigh & Pat Gleeson in Ballina Public Library for the duration of the festival with the exhibition launch on Thursday 26th June at 7.30pm.

Award winning Westport photographer, Michael McLaughlin followed the events last August from the landings in Kilcummin to the re-enactment of the Races of Castlebar and all points in between as it travelled through Mayo. His photographs capture the action, the colour and the characters involved in last year's events and a selection of these images make up this photographic documentary. Complimenting the photographs is a diorama of 'The Races of Castlebar' especially created for the event by Colmán Ó’Raghallaigh & Pat Gleeson.

The exhibition will be open during library opening hours and everyone is welcome to the launch

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