With the kind permission of Thomas and Valerie Pakenham, the acoustically wonderful Great hall of Tullynally Castle. The Castle is situated near Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath.
Tullynally has been the home of the Pakenhams, later Earls of Longford, for over 350 years.
The original 17th century fortified house was remodelled first as a comfortable Georgian mansion, then as a huge rambling gothic revival castle in the early 1800's, by the 2nd Earl of Longford.
It is still lived in as the family home, now probably one of the largest in Ireland to survive in private hands.
The interiors, part Georgian, part Gothic revival, have a fine collection of furniture and pictures.
For more information please see the Tullynally Castle Web Site
In 2021, the DMA published a Memory Book, listing all concerts and music played since the first concert in 1987. The book has wonderful sketches from concerts at Tullynally drawn by the late Jeremy Williams. There are also several delightful short 'memories' from performers and audience members. Books are €10 each plus P&P at €3 per book and you can purchase them by contacting
If you have booked to attend a forthcoming concert, you can reserve books to collect saving you the cost of postage. We are now operating our events as 'cashless' so we ask you email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance and pay into the DMA account directly and you can collect your books at the concert.
2023 Concert schedule
Autumn 2023 concert dates will be posted later.
We no longer send out information about concerts in the post, as all communications are now through email. Please send your email address to email@example.com if you wish to receive updates about our concerts.
Patron: Valerie Pakenham
Chaired by: Jane Massy
Treasurer: John Farrell
Alex Chisholm, Joan Flood, Dawn Harmon, Michael McCann, Hugh Logan, Bridget Taylor, Octavia Tulloch, Susan Wiggins, Charney and Maire Weitzman.