The DFA in the Druthaib's Ball

The DFA in the Druthaib's Ball

Date: 31/07/2023 16:56

This is the last month to see 'The Druthaib's Ball' by Array Collective at the Ulster Museum.

The imagined síbín (a ‘pub without permission’) invites visitors into a place of contradictions where trauma, dark humour, frustration, and release coexist. It is a place to gather outside the sectarian divides that have dominated the collective memory in the North for the last hundred years. Look out for an old TV showing Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive. This 35 minute archive montage includes Irish mythology, landscape, folk traditions, protests, the Agreement referendum, adverts, the border and the Irish Names Quilt. These come from the UTV Archive and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, made between 1959-1998. 

Exhibition closes on Sunday 3rd September 2023

Opening Hours:

Tuesday -Sunday 10am - 5pm (closed on Mondays).

For more information about visiting the Ulster Museum go to their website 

The exhibition features Performances by Vasiliki Stasinaki, Cleamairí Feirste, Richard O’Leary, Méabh Meir, Phil Hession, Rosa Tralee and the Divaship Crew (Kathryn McGrane, Peter Davidson, Lauren Donnelly, Stephanie McCann) and artworks by Emmet Brown & Alliance for Choice Derry, Anne Campbell, Anna Cosgrave, Rob Hilken, The Homeless Period, Nichola Irvine, James King, David Mahon, Judy Mansfield, Stephen McClenaghan, Helen McDonnell & Alliance for Choice Belfast, Seamus O'Rourke, Wee Nuls, Michael Quirke, Rebecca Roberts, and Vasiliki Stasinaki. 

Photographic archive courtesy of Caoimhín Ó Danachair (Kevin Danaher) and the National Folklore Archive of Ireland, UCD.