DONEGAL ARTIST TO MAKE A SHOW OF HERSELF ON TIMES SQUARE!

first_imgA Donegal artist is to make waves on Times Square when her work is exhibited to an audience of hundreds of thousands of people in the heart of New York next week.Ramelton woman Zara McDaid, who works as an art teacher in Magh Ene College, Bundoran, also stands a chance of scooping a $10,000 prize as well as featuring in a limited edition “Art Takes Times Square” book which will be distributed worldwide.Zara qualified for the exciting and unique exhibition having come through a public vote before a panel of judges selected the work to be put on display in bright lights on the iconic massive billboards of Times Square. The grand prize winner will be revealed on Monday, June 18th at the Times Square VIP premiere.The Grand Prize Artist will be selected by an esteemed panel of jurors: Dan Burns, Associate Director of Galerie Lelong; Clara Drummond, Independent Curator; Jack Becker, Executive Director of Forecast Public Art & Public Art Review; Cosmin Costinas, Executive Director and Curator of Para/Site Art Space; and Natasha Conland, Curator of Contemporary Art at Auckland Art Gallery.All exhibited artists will receive a stunning online portfolio and hundreds will be shown at the Artists Wanted after-party featuring Questlove of the Roots / Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Indeed, there is also a prize of $2,500 for the member of the public whose final selection is most compatible with that of the judges.Commenting on the competition, Zara said she was thrilled to have been one of the artists selected to have her work exhibited at Times Square. “This has been a tremendous experience and to have my work showcased at such a location is a proverbial dream come true,” she said.Zara has established and runs CreativeKIDZ art summer camp which takes place this summer in the Town Hall, Castle Street, Ramelton from July 2nd to 6th next for children aged between five and thirteen years. The Art camp will also run for a week in Sligo at the Sligo Golf Academy and Activities Centre located in Strandhill, Co.Sligo from July 9th to 13th inclusive. DONEGAL ARTIST TO MAKE A SHOW OF HERSELF ON TIMES SQUARE! was last modified: June 11th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:artistnew yorkRameltonTimes SquareZara McDaidlast_img read more

DD Travel: Check out these amazing top value City Breaks!

first_imgYou can find some cracking city breaks across Europe with a little bit of searching.But why go searching?Now you can unwind this Winter with a great value getaway from Atlantic Travel in one of these stunning European Cities. These amazing value City Break Deals for 2016 come in from just €128pp for 3 Nights!City break holidays have become a great way of exploring vibrant cities all over Europe, the UK and the US. If nothing here takes your fancy, don’t worry. We can create your very own personalised getaway, We offer a great range of great value city breaks and last-minute holidays from Dublin, Belfast, Derry and Knock, all with an extensive choice of central hotels.With so many destiniation to choose from let Atlantic Travel find the best one for you so all you need to do is start your collection of fantastic travel memories.Why not try…….. BudapestOften referred to as the Pearl of the Danube, Budapest is rich in history and heritage yet full of youthful energy and vibrancy. It is comprised of twin cities; the older of the two cities, Buda, sits on the west side, while Pest is on the east. In between flows the Majestic Danude with the gret Chain Bridge linking the two together. The beautiful old Buda castle is perched high above the city while labyrinth style caves lie deep below the city waiting to be explored. Budapest has more thermal hot springs than any other city in Europe making it the best city to go to for a Spa city break.Along with being affordable, its plentiful history and culture and a buzzing nightlife scene and countless restaurants and bistros offering local cuisine, Budapest is definitely a city worth visiting if you are looking for a city break destination.Budapest 23 November 3 nights €128ppFlights from Dublin3 nights in 3* Hotel 4/5 tripadvisor rating – City Hotel RingFor only €47pp extra you can avail of the following:3 hour city tour1 hour river cruise on the DanubeHotel pick up for tourWelcome drink on cruiseOr Prague….!It is hard not to fall in love with Prague. Not only is it visually stunning but with extraordinary cultural sights and great night life, it is not surprising that it is one of Ireland’s top city break destinations.Often compared to Paris in terms of beauty, Prague has architectural masterpieces untouched by war or natural disasters. This is a rarity these days and walking around the city you cant help but admire your surroundings. Wenceslas Square is the main gathering point, full of designer shops, cafes and bars, it’s always buzzing with a great atmosphere. The medieval Charles Bridge connects the old town to the impressive Castle and is filled with artists selling paintings and caricatures. Prague is compact and easy to navigate and unlike many large European cities you will get to tick the main tourist attractions off your list and by the end of your stay you will feel like you really know the city. There is plenty of bold to go with the beautiful – it has some of the best nightlife you are likely to find in any European city. And lets not forget the beer – some would say Prague has the best beer in the world, well it’s worth investigating anyway! Prague 22 November 3 nights €156ppFlights from Dublin3 nights in a 4* Hotel 4.5/5 tripadvisor rating – Fusion Hotel PragueFor only €12pp you can add on a one hour sightseeing cruise on River Vltava!What about Krakow?Cracking KrakowKrakow is home to Europe’s largest market square. It’s stunning architecture combined with vibrant night life make it an ideal choice for a city break.The old town is packed with impressive churches and museums. Make sure you try the basement clubs and enjoy some live music, the back streets are full of them and some cracking restaurants too. The Jewish quarter, Kazimierz is now buzzing with hundreds of restaurants, pubs and clubs and has a great laid back atmosphere. Take one of the free guided walking tours to discover what happened to the Jews during the second world war, before ending up at Oskar Schindler’s factory. Although harrowing, it is extremely informative and worthwhile. Of course you can also take a trip to nearby Auschwitz (price is included below) if you are feeling up to it.Krakow 22 November 3 nights €153ppFlights from Dublin3 nights in a 4* Hotel 4.5/5 tripadvisor rating – Ester HotelAdd on €39pp for Auschwitz – Birkinenau Memorial & Museum Tour Or lovely Lisbon…..Lovely Lisbon.Lisbon is finally getting the praise it deserves and it is slowly becoming one of Europe’s top city break destinations. It is a fantasitc city, so cosmopolitan and chic with an endless supply of sights to see. The city is very easy to navigate and if you don’t fancy walking it there are fantastic old trams that will bring you around all the highlights. There is an abundance of amazing resturants where you can watch the evening sun bow its head with a glass of local wine in hand. There is plenty to see in Lisbon itself, but if you want to travel, you can take the train to the coastal towns of Cascais or Estoril or explore the UNESCO world heritage city of Sintra.Lisbon 10th October 3 nights €183pp (20pp)Flights from Dublin3 nights in a 4/5 tripadvisor rated hotel – Luxe Hotel by Turim HotelsAdd only €20pp for a Hop on-Hop off City Bus TourAtlantic Travel in Letterkenny.We are here Monday – Friday from 9.30am until 5.15pm and Saturdays from 10am until 4pm to help you find your perfect holiday. If you can’t get into the office please call us on 074 9126193 or drop us an email on [email protected]’t forget to give our facebook page to keep up to date with all our best offers! These offers are subject to availability and were correct at time of going to press.DD Travel: Check out these amazing top value City Breaks! was last modified: July 27th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more