Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Dunleer and its surrounding Mid Louth area has a long tradition of vibrant community groups, clubs, societies and residents/parents association. 

Reflecting this strength, in 2001 a cross section of community groups and individual activists came together. 

These people formed  the community umbrella body The Dunleer Community Development Board (DCDB). It is this body, the DCDB, that has restored and reopened The Market House Dunleer for the use and enjoyment of the community.

We offer a wide range of facilities for the discerning community group. 

In The Market House and Coach House you will find some of the best value and most affordable rooms and space for hire. 

Affordable and flexible space for: 

  • AGM’s
  • Meetings
  • Activities
  • Events
  • Shows
  • Plays
  • Film Nights
  • Presentations
  • Classes
  • Courses
  • Crafts
  • Services 
  • Workshops

Should you desire, we can tailor each room to your needs, be it Wi-Fi, Tea/Coffee making facilities, or office admin for you and your members. 

For the community group going places, your venue The Market House is the best decision you can make. We look forward to welcoming you. 

Dunleer and its surrounding Mid Louth area has a long tradition of vibrant community groups, clubs, societies and residents/parents association. 

Reflecting this strength, in 2001 a cross section of community groups and individual activists came together. 

These people formed  the community umbrella body The Dunleer Community Development Board (DCDB). It is this body, the DCDB, that has restored and reopened The Market House Dunleer for the use and enjoyment of the community.

We offer a wide range of facilities for the discerning community group. 

In The Market House and Coach House you will find some of the best value and most affordable rooms and space for hire. 

Affordable and flexible space for: 

  • AGM’s
  • Meetings
  • Activities
  • Events
  • Shows
  • Plays
  • Film Nights
  • Presentations
  • Classes
  • Courses
  • Crafts
  • Services 
  • Workshops

Should you desire, we can tailor each room to your needs, be it Wi-Fi, Tea/Coffee making facilities, or office admin for you and your members. 

For the community group going places, your venue The Market House is the best decision you can make. We look forward to welcoming you. 

 The Market House, Dunleer will host a one week workshop facilitated by local published author, Miss Barbara Smith.

 

Barbara Smith is a native of Armagh and currently lives in Drogheda, County Louth. She has been writing poetry for a number of years now, and regularly performs public recitals of her work. Kairos was Barbara's first publication from DOGHOUSE. In parallel to her interest in "all things poetic", Barbara has also been involved in amateur dramatics and in various writing groups.

In 2009, she received the Annie Deeny Prize and a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. In the same year, she won a prize at Wigtown Poetry Competition (Scotland) and was short-listed for the Poetry Business pamphlet competition and the Basil Bunting Poetry Competition.

Barbara has published poetry in RiposteVirtualWriter and Electric Acorn in Ireland, as well as in nthposition.com, Sentinel Poetry (online) and The Coffee House (UK), Garm Lu (Canada), Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review and Portrait(US) and TMR (India). Her essays have appeared in west47 online andVirtualWriter and her publications include Poetic Stage (1998) and Gnosis(1996).

Barbara's DOGHOUSE Publications:

 

Barbara's Website:

intendednot2b.blogspot.com

 

The Workshops:

The workshops will run from Tuesday 28th October 2014 – Thursday 30th October from 

11am – 3pm each day.

The cost is €20 per participant for the week

These workshops are open to 12 – 18 year olds, and may be particularly appealing to exam students.

The theme will be Halloween, a mix of ghost and horror stories – possibly Zombies vs Ghouls

Content:

Day 1: Icebreaker activities to promote team dynamics

Writing exercises incorporating the use of concrete objects and images

Introduction to Poetry

Day 2: Recital of age appropriate short stories and poetry to open the minds of participants to a variety of potential themes and to encourage their inspiration to create and develop their own ideas.

Day 3: A focus on drama in corporation with creative writing

 

Barbara Smith is interested in pursuing this as an annual workshop, with the hope that we could eventually also run Summer Projects.

The vision is that these Creative Writing workshops will develop into a radio drama or on air recital. The Markethouse Team could work in conjunction with Dundalk FM, a community radio station in Dundalk town, who would be very interested in helping us realise this. They are currently developing a new creative writing slot as part of their programming.

The finished written pieces will also be published on the Market House website.

 Funded by Create Louth

 

 

The Market House is an elegantly spacious early 19th Century listed country house exclusively available to you in Ireland’s North East. Less than 50 minutes from Dublin and Belfast via the M1.

 

Located in the heart of Dunleer Town in Co Louth, the newly restored Market House is surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens and also features a stunning Coach House, with an airy and spacious Market Courtyard. 

 

Built in the early 1830’s, it has stunning period features, including corniced ceilings, tiled hallways and all rooms blend stylish decor with modern comforts. 

 

The Market House is available for individual room rental or for exclusive corporate or private use. 

 

...It provides the stunning backdrop for your special occasion. 

 

All rooms feature: wifi, a Digital Projector, access to tea & coffee making facilities and Promotional Opportunities

  

Each room is unique in size, price and capacity. The rooms are located on the ground and first floor of the main house. The Coach House building on site also boasts ground and first floor space available to hire.

 

The Market House has the flexibility to host various events from outside entertainment in the Courtyard and gardens to more intimate events inside the Market House. 

 

Whatever your special occasion, we can provides peace, privacy and exclusivity for you, with something to cater for all budgets. 

 

Available exclusively to you and your guests, the Market House is the ideal venue for corporate meetings, team building events, workshops and classes or committee meetings of local community groups.

 

Dunleer and its surrounding Mid Louth area has a long tradition of vibrant community groups, clubs, societies and residents/parents association. 

Reflecting this strength, in 2001 a cross section of community groups and individual activists came together. 

These people formed  the community umbrella body The Dunleer Community Development Board (DCDB). It is this body, the DCDB, that has restored and reopened The Market House Dunleer for the use and enjoyment of the community.

We offer a wide range of facilities for the discerning community group. 

In The Market House and Coach House you will find some of the best value and most affordable rooms and space for hire. 

Affordable and flexible space for: 

  • AGM’s
  • Meetings
  • Activities
  • Events
  • Shows
  • Plays
  • Film Nights
  • Presentations
  • Classes
  • Courses
  • Crafts
  • Services 
  • Workshops

Should you desire, we can tailor each room to your needs, be it Wi-Fi, Tea/Coffee making facilities, or office admin for you and your members. 

For the community group going places, your venue The Market House is the best decision you can make. We look forward to welcoming you. 

History The Market House

Dunleer’s Market House and adjacent coach house was built sometime in the early 1800’s. Although the exact date is not known, it first appeared on land survey maps of the area in 1836. 

It is closely associated with the then landlord in the Dunleer area, Jerome H. De Salis (1771 – 1836) 4th Count de Salis-Soglio, who is reputed to have held a famous high society ballroom dance at its inauguration as the Market House. 

It was constructed as the local landlord’s Market House where trade of goods were levied and dues were paid to the estate. 

Later on in the mid 19th century it became the residence of the Landlord’s agent. Around this time, the De Salis family sold their Dunleer estate to the Bellew family of Barmeath Castle, Grange Bellew.

In the late 19th century, the market house became vacant, and a lease was agreed between the Roman Catholic Church and the Bellew estate. 

The Market House then ceased its function at this time, becoming the parochial house (the residence of the local Catholic clergy).

In 1921, the lease was bought out and the house passed into the ownership of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Armagh. 

In 1996, as the parochial house, it was sold to the Condra family, who renamed it as ‘Bramble Lodge’ and it became a family run Bed and Breakfast house. 

In 2003, Louth County Council purchased  ‘Bramble Lodge’ from the Condra family. There was a plan to redevelop the buildings and gardens into Dunleer Town Library and Area Engineers Offices of Louth County Council. The plans were completed and ready in 2006. 

However at the last moment, funding was not approved by central government. The plans could not then proceed. 

The Market House and its gardens became disused and in danger of becoming derelict. Seeing the danger of this, Dunleer Community Development Board (DCDB) started to research what could they do to bring the Market House back into community use. 

In 2009 an approach was made by the DCDB to Louth County Council. Discussions ensued, and in 2011 Louth County Council agreed with the DCDB that the Market House should come back into community use. The DCDB took charge off the Market House on August 26th, 2011. 

From 2011 to 2012 the DCDB worked on a business plan to make the case for returning the house to its original glory.  In 2013, planning and funding was secured enabling restoration to proceed in September of that year. 

On Friday, July 25th, 2014, The Market House Dunleer reopened restored in all it’s glory. 

 

We look forward to meeting you... 

 

 

The Market House is a fine Country House located in Dunleer, County Louth, Republic of Ireland. We are located midway between Belfast and Dublin, located just off the M1 via junction 14. 

Originally built in the early 1830’s as a Market House, it is infused with character. Restored to mint condition, it has been designed as a location with your needs in mind. 

We can cater for almost any requirement that you may have for your corporate event, meetings for business or community groups or a family occassion you may be giving consideration. 

Stunningly located in the heart of Dunleer town, it is intimate and privately situated with its own beautiful gardens offering both you and your clients or family exclusive levels of comfort and privacy.

 

Corporate Event Hire

Our country house is available and able to accommodate a variety of occasions, including: 

Corporate Events  Corporate Meetings
Product launches   Community Meetings
Personal Room Hire Media Launches
Photo shoots     Exhibitions
Courses & seminars     Private Conferences
Classes  Conferences

About Us

The Market House was established by The Dunleer Community Development Board for corporate and community purposes.

 
The Market House
Main Street, Dunleer, Co Louth

The Market House opening hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Day and evening bookings during the week are available on request.

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Phone: 089 9854278