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30th Anniversary

Dance Cork Firkin Crane celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Firkin Crane’s commitment to the artform of dance.  Inaugurating Crane Visual, with an exhibition featuring a series of posters, images and photographs depicting the history of the Firkin Crane building, as well as events and performances that have taken place over the last 30 years. A screening of recent dance films by choreographers born or based in Cork is featured. 

Listen to Tripe and Drisheen Podcast for a chat with Chair Yvonne Coughlan & Artistic Director Laurie Uprichard. 

CRANE VISUAL Opening Times:

From Mon 29 August: Mon to Fri12pm - 5pm

From Mon 5th Sept: Mon to Fri 12pm - 6pm, Sat 12pm - 4pm

Exhibitions Curated by Dermot Browne

Join the FIRKIN CRANE mailing list. 

EMAIL: dance@firkincrane.ie

Online meetings.

In 2020 you were invited to join FIRKIN CRANE on the first Friday of each month 12.30pm-2.30pm. General updates and announcements from Firkin Crane board and management. 

With opportunities to take a 10 minute slot for presentation of work/ work in progress/ or general discussion on your work as an artist, or witness

Mini-Colloquia by the Firkin Crane ReFramed Bursury artists.

Moments of Wisdom a new Firkin Crane initiative began with some incredible generosity by established artists where the Chairperson of the Board, Yvonne Coughlan engaged an established artist or dance industry professional in a structured conversation, programmed for 30 minutes of the regular monthly forums. The idea being to provide new or emerging artists with the opportunity to connect with someone, who has already traversed the difficulties of becoming established as an expert in their field. Guests were Maria Nilsson Waller & Stace Gill in April, Dr. Breandán de Gallaí in May, Catherine Young in July, Anne Maher in August, Chantal McCormick in November.

Maria Nillsen Waller and Stace Gill. Moments of Wisdom 1. 2 April, 2021.

Firkin Crane joined the RAISE Academy in 2021/22, and again in 2022/23.

The RAISE initiative aims at building capacity to generate significant new private investment including philanthropic investment. 

National Forum 3rd July 2020. Zoom meeting. 11am-1pm.

Firkin Crane Town Hall (Zoom Meeting)

Friday 19 June 2020; 11am - 12.30pm

Dance professionals and Dance and Movement Artists in Cork and Munster were invited by the Board and executive, to hear the proposed organisational restructuring discussions for Firkin Crane, including sectoral supports and engagements for 2020.


Dancer Lee Barrett was keeping spirits up while stuck at sea, and made this video at the suggestion of Chair of the Board of Directors of Firkin Crane following the message of his plight being brought to the boards attention by Director Patricia Crosbie. Yvonne followed up with Lee on his case and helped to  shed light on his situation.

Many thanks to the department of foreign affairs for working to get our boy home where he belongs! All at Firkin Crane are delighted to have been in a position to offer support to the dancer.

Many thanks to all at Opinionline on 96fm and Evening Echo for support. See RSVP links page for more detail on this coverage.