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“Die Meistersinger” Live from Glyndebourne at SGC Dungarvan one of the “most thrilling operatic experiences”

The cinema was alive with the sound of music last night here at SGC Dungarvan when Wagner’s acclaimed Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg was brought to vivid life by David McVicar’s stunning production. Composed by Michael Güttler and starring the celebrated cast of Gerald Finley, Amanda Majeski, Michael Schade, supported by the astounding London Philharmonic Orchestra, this stirring feat of operatic mastery came live to SGC Dungarvan from Glyndebourne. Tremendously enjoyed by all who got to experience this joyous comedy, with Dungarvan’s own Jim Ryan giving the following praise-filled review –

“A memorable performance in a superb, unfussy production with Orchestral playing that sparkled right from the first note. Great singing all round with Gerald Finley giving a performance for the ages in the mammoth role of Sachs. The chorus sang magnificently, with the ‘crowd’ scenes wonderfully choreographed. From ‘the best seat in the house’, I found this to be one of my most thrilling operatic experiences in fifty years of operagoing. Bravo Glyndebourne.”

A real treat for opera fans. If you missed out on this beautiful performance fear not because we have plenty more cultural events coming to our screens in the coming days, weeks and months.

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Masters of Tradition Live in Concert at SGC Dungarvan

This star studded concert brings together some of the brightest luminaries in traditional music.

“These are artists that have found their own voice in the music…Dynamic and powerful musicians” Martin Hayes. The audience will be treated to music and songs from legendary singers Maighréad (Skara Brae) and her sister, Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill vocals & piano, (Skara Brae & The Bothy Band), fiddler Martin Hayes (The Gloaming), guitarist Dennis Cahill (The Gloaming) and uilleann piper David Power (Pipers Union). It will be a unique tribute to the men and women that lived, fought and died at moments in our island`s history. Commemorating 1916, `Love, Loss & Rebellion` will feature well-known songs from `Roisín Dubh` and `Spanish Lady` to `The Boys of Barr na Sráide`. SGC Dungarvan has broadcast live coverage of many prestigious arts events in the past, but this is the first time that the 270-seater theatre venue will be used for a live concert performance. Supported by Waterford City and County Council.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in-house here at SGC Dungarvan or in The Wine Buff or alternatively click here to buy online at Eventbrite (Booking Fee applies when booking online)



This is a FREE Live Event but booking is essential. To ensure a seat
call us
or book your free tickets in-house 

Only food and drinks purchased in cinema allowed into matches. T&C


Ireland Vs Sweden Mon 13th @ 5pm
Ireland Vs Belgium Sat 18th @ 2pm
Ireland Vs Italy Wed 22nd @ 8pm


We will be showing World Cup ’66 live and any person that attends the cinema on match days can get 2 tickets for €15. Standard price €12.50


WORLD CUP ’66 LIVE Summer 1966, and the eyes of the world are on London –the music, the fashion and the football – as the England team prepares for the World Cup final.

Lismore Opera Festival – “Marrying the Art Form of Opera with the Beauty of Lismore”

Begin the summer on a musical note with the Lismore Opera Festival, a three day event teeming with vibrant music, theatre and more.  Taking place between the 2nd and 4th of June, this unique affair is set in the stunning surroundings of Lismore Castle and Gardens. Now in its seventh year, the festival invites you to experience original productions of the world’s best loved operas performed by Irish and international singers and an Irish Chamber orchestra right here in the sunny South-East.

Lismore Opera Festival

Lighting up Lismore since 2010, the festival was founded by Jennifer O’Connell, the former Marketing Director of Opera Ireland and Dieter Kaegi, the former Artistic Director of Opera Ireland.  Ireland’s only summer opera festival, it is an unparalleled event. Focusing on Mozart’s Cozi fan tutte, this year’s festivities offers a fresh production of the much loved comic opera.

Kindly taking time out of her busy schedule, Jennifer shared what prompted her and her colleague to establish the festival. After years of visiting Lismore, she fell in love with the area, believing it to be the perfect place to “marry the art form of opera with the beauty of the location”. The opulent castle environs provide an ideal setting, with the grounds’ stables transformed into a pop-up opera house. Not only enticing opera-lovers from all over to return annually, the festival is also welcomed each year by a drove of swallows that flock to the stables just in time for the musical happenings. It seems the love the festival has for the locality is mutual.

Lismore Opera Festival

More popular than ever, Jennifer attributed the festival’s success to a steadfast blend of “tenacity, hard work and not giving up”, coupled with the loyal support of patrons, without whom she says the festival would not have survived. Such support enables new initiatives to be crafted which have drawn in more people, allowing it to thrive.

This year also sees the introduction of a Fringe Festival, which includes a wide range of events. Whether it’s a sitar performance in Saffron Indian Restaurant or traditional Irish music in Foley’s on the Mall, the Fringe Festival has something for everyone, introducing, in the words of Jennifer, “a little flavour of world music” to the weekend.

The festival aims to continue expanding, hoping next year will see three nights of opera rather than two. Judging by the excited interest buzzing around the event, this news will be welcomed with zeal. We here at SGC Dungarvan warmly welcome it too as supporting the arts are an ever passionate priority for us. We try to broadcast as many live performances from our screens as possible and so are delighted to get behind this Irish opera festival and its commendable melodious endeavours. Best of luck to all involved!

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By Grace Collender

Hungarian Documentary The Horsearcher Makes Its Irish Cinema Debut at SGC Dungarvan

Galloping into SGC Dungarvan this month is the highly acclaimed Géza Kaszás documentary film The Horsearcher, about world-famous Hungarian horse archer Master Lajos Kassai. Focusing on the founder of modern horseback archery, this fascinating documentary offers a glimpse into the ancient practice, detailing how Kassai, a modern warrior and philosopher, has recreated the bow tradition of his ancestors, evoking the beauty and skill of their martial arts, and mounting to found The Kassai Horseback Archery School, a world-class training facility, where everyone from those seeking the ultimate equestrian training challenge to the stars of Hollywood go to develop their horseback skills to extreme excellence.

Premiering in Hungary back on 21st January, The Horsearcher will make its Irish theatre debut here at SGC Dungarvan. In Hungarian with English subtitles, it displays the power of cinema to amplify cultural diversity, thereby creating a more enriching cinematic experience for all. For the first time, horse-lovers can take a peek into the Kassai’s exceptional training facility, sharing in his extremely unique talents, from the safety and comfort of your cinema seat. Each year, between Christmas and New Year, members of Kassai’s school gather in Kassia Valley near Kaposmérő to partake in an intensive training course where both they and their horses learn to stay active in even the harshest of conditions. Moreover, Kassai’s facility also caters to the stars, as shown when Matt Damon took lessons with the master horse-back archer in 2015 in preparation for his role as a mounted archer in The Great Wall. The 115 minute documentary examines Kassai’s activities, such as this exceptional training course, as well as the intellectual background to horse-archery, the cultural role it plays, and how the steppe culture of horsemen is undergoing a revival in Hungary, thanks to the dedication of Master Lajos Kassai to preserving horseback archery as a cultural heritage, martial art and sport.

The Horsearcher hits screens on Sunday 22nd May at 7pm. Tickets are available from the cinema or from the Phoenix Creative Glass (087 667 4089).

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My Name Is Emily Premiere in Aid of Dungarvan Hospital A Roaring Success

My Name Is Emily SGC Dungarvan Premiere

The theatre really revved into life here at SGC Dungarvan last night for the much anticipated premiere of My Name Is Emily. The award-winning independent Irish drama, directed by Simon Fitzmaurice and starring Evanna Lynch, debuted here among a bustling crowd of over 250 people. The night, which was a huge success, was organised by Yesteryear Motor Club in aid of St. Vincent’s End of Life Unit at Dungarvan Hospital.

My Name Is Emily SGC Dungarvan Premiere

Of course, the main attraction of the night was the gleaming, now illustrious, yellow Renault 4L that took pride of place in the chock-full lobby. The superbly maintained vintage vehicle belonged to Dungarvan’s very own Thomas Coffey, who the night was in honour of. Tom very kindly donated his beloved car to the project after the movie crew tracked down the vehicle following an extensive search of the internet and garages across the nation. Tom’s daughter, Joyce Coffey, told how the crew were thrilled to have Tom be a part of their team. Attending the Dublin premiere and the Galway Film Festival, Tom saw his star car journey to the big screen, making this critically acclaimed movie possible. Sadly, Tom passed away on New Year’s before he could see his car make its triumphant homecoming. He received the very best of care in Dungarvan Hospital, spending his last days in the End of Life Unit which this event was in aid of.

My Name Is Emily SGC Dungarvan Premiere

After a little careful manoeuvring, the prized Renault sailed through the doors to park proudly in the centre of the cinema and bask in the much-deserved praise which those in attendance heaped on the four-wheeled celebrity. The night was a roaring success, with everyone enjoying some delicious nibbles and wine, kindly provided by Daly Catering, before settling down to enjoy the movie. An immensely enjoyable night for all, which SGC Dungarvan was delighted to be a part of and to help such an amazing cause.

My Name Is Emily SGC Dungarvan Premiere

Cinema-goers can see the star car in action for themselves at SGC Dungarvan as My Name Is Emily will be playing here over the coming week. The powerful film traces the odyssey of a young girl, Emily (Evanna Lynch), who runs away from a foster home in search of her visionary father who is a patient in a psychiatric ward. Before long Emily finds herself on a journey of self-discovery as this story of madness, redemption and love unfolds.

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My Name Is Emily

Léirmheas The Jungle Book by Natalia Danzmann

Tá nós ath-léirmhíniú á chruthú ag Disney fé láthair: scannáin a athscríobh bunaithe ar a scannáin beochana féin – rinneadh Maleficent mar ath-léirmhíniú ar The Sleeping Beauty (1959), agus an bhliain seo, The Jungle Book, bunaithe ar The Jungle Book (1967). Is suntasach an chosúlacht atá ann idir an Mowgli léirithe ag Neel Sethi sa scannán nua seo, agus Mowgli sa bheochan óna 60aidí. Ní hamháin go mbreathnaíonn siad cosúil le chéile, ach rinne Sethi sár-jab leis an drámaíocht féin. Tá an scannán seo mar leagan nua den scéal an bhuachaill óg a bhí uchtaithe ag mic tíre agus curtha i mbaol ag an tiogar olc Shere Khan, ach gan a bheith ró-dhifriúil ón dearcadh an chéad scannáin ag an am céanna. Feictear cúpla athruithe sa leagan seo, mar shampla carachtair baininscneacha: an mac tíre Raksha (Lupita Nyong’o) agus an nathair Kaa (Scarlett Johansson), i gcomparáid leis an scannán óna 60aidí a bhí foireann 100% firinscneach air.

The Jungle Book

Scannán dírithe ar pháistí é seo, ach is féidir le daoine fásta an-chuid sult a bhaint as na meafair fé cairdeas, dílseacht agus idirdhealú sa scéal. Do bhain Disney tairbhe as na éifeachtaí speisialta is déanaí chun atmaisféar draíochtúil a chruthú sa scannán, agus is deacair na ainmhithe digiteacha sin a idirdhealú ó fíor-ainmhithe in aon chor. Scannán fantaisíochta é The Jungle Book, agus dá bharr níl sé soiléir cá bhfuil an dhufair sin i ndáiríre, le hainmhithe ón Afraic agus ó Mheiriceá Theas ann san am céanna (ar nós an nathair anaconda) – ach níl aon tábhacht ar mhiniúcháin dá leithéid sa seánra seo fé leith ar aon nós. Cuirtear béim ar na ceachtanna fé cuimsiú agus obair foirne sa scannán seo ar bhealach taitneamhach, lán le haicsean agus beagáinín Fisic do na lucht féachanna óga.

The Jungle Book

Pléann an scannán le coincheap na cumhachta freisin, ar bhealach níos sóiléire ná sa bheochan óna 60aidí. Tá eagla ar na ainmhithe ar fad roimh an tine – “an bláth dearg” – mar níl éinne eile seachas na daoine daonna in ann é a úsáid agus a chur fé smacht. Agus dár ndóigh, maraíonn an tine gach rud ina bhealach. Ag an am céanna, tá níos mó meas ná eagla ar an Rí Louie na Moncaithe roimh an tine: thug sé fé ndeara gur féidir an tine “scanrúil” sin a úsáid chun smacht a chur ar na ainmhithe ar fad, agus dá bharr deir sé le Mowgli an tine a thabhairt dó mar íocaíocht ar an “gcosaint” pearsanta. Is meafar é sin don caimiléireacht pholaitiúla, dár ndóigh.

The Jungle Book

Ar iomlán, baineann an scannán seo feidhm as drámaíocht agus éifeachtaí speisialta le chéile ar bhealach dochreidte éifeachtach. Is ar éigean a chreidtear go bhfuil an domhain sin fíor, agus léirítear na carachtair ón leabhair de chuid Rudyard Kipling gan stró. Molaimse é go hard sa spéir, do gach aoisghrúpa mar an gcéanna.


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#Competition – Win My Name is Emily Premier Tickets



Thursday, 5th May

Wine reception from 7pm, Screening 7.30pm


Tickets are available

Yesteryear Motor Club

Coffey Engineering Springmount

The Dog Lady

Murrays Pharmacy

SGC Dungarvan

Dungarvan Community Hospital.

as well as any of the Coffey family


Celtic Media Festival Comes to SGC Dungarvan

With the 37th Celtic Media Festival lighting up the town, SGC Dungarvan was delighted to a part of the experience last night. Day one of the festivities saw an engrossing work of filmic art draw a crowd to the cinema as Down Waterford Way brought its story to the big screen.

Celtic Media Festival SGC Dungarvan

Part of the Irish Film Institute’s Local Films for Local People project, Down Waterford Way is a fascinating trip down memory lane, looking back on local events that occurred down through the years.

Celtic Media Festival SGC Dungarvan

Introduced by Sunniva O’Flynn of the Irish Film Institute, Down Waterford Way lit up the screen last night, featuring a programme of films about Waterford selected from the collections of the IFI Irish Film Archive collection at Celtic Media Festival 2016. Dating from the 1950s to the 1970s, the programme included the following footage: a montage of Amharc Éireann newsreels with stories about herring fishing at Dunmore, winter beagling at Tallow and the 1957 Flea Ceoil at Dungarvan; Water Wisdom – a charming public information film made in Ring in 1962; Louis Marcus’ luminous, Academy Award-nominated Conquest of Light about the craftsmen of Waterford Glass; that All Ireland Senior Hurling victory in 1959; and The One Nighters, Peter Collinson’s affectionate documentary following the road-trip adventures of Waterford’s The Royal Showband fronted by ‘Ireland’s Elvis’ Brendan Bowyer.

Celtic Media Festival SGC Dungarvan

A  thoroughly enjoyable, nostalgia filled night for all, and one which SGC Dungarvan was very happy to be a part of.

Celtic Media Festival SGC Dungarvan

The Celtic Media Festival continues until tomorrow, Friday 22nd April, with plenty more events, including the Reception for Premiere of films from the Higher Diploma in Television and Digital Media 2016 which is taking place here in SGC Dungarvan between 1pm and 3pm today.

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