Tullynally Castle
The DMA resident home since 1987

Tullynally, a neo-gothic castle set in the beautiful lake country of Westmeath, has been inhabited by the Pakenham family for over 370 years. Ennobled through a marriage to heiress Elizabeth Cuffe, the Pakenhams became Earls of Longford in the 18th century. The Great Hall where the concerts take place has been the venue for musical entertainments ever since and has the wonderful acoustics of a gothic hall. The original 1803 organ still graces the room, which is hung with family arms, paintings and military memorabilia and warmed by an enormous fireplace. There is no doubt that it is one of the most romantic venues for classical concerts in Ireland: intimate, yet grandiose; historic, yet continuing to provide a home to the modern generation.

Apart from hosting DMA concerts during the Autumn and Spring seasons each year, Tullynally is open to visitors form April 1st to September 31st each year. For details and news and event, see here.

The DMA Memory Book

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 derravaraghmusicassociation@gmail.com in advance and pay into the DMA account directly and you can collect your books at the concert.      


2024/25 Concert schedule

Saturday 28th September 2024, Pirosmani Quartet
presented in association with the NSQF

Saturday 26th October 2024, Lir Quartet
presented in association with the NSQF

Saturday 30th November 2024, Francisco Fullana & Alba Ventura
presented in association with Music Network

Full details of the Autumn 2024 and Spring 2025 concerts can be found here

We no longer send out information about concerts in the post, as all communications are now through email. Please send your email address to derravaraghmusicassociation@gmail.com if you wish to receive updates about our concerts.


Patron: Thomas Pakenham 

Chaired by: Jane Massy

Una Fitzgibbon (Co Secretary), Eliza Chisholm, Muireann Sheahan 
Joan Flood, Dawn Harmon, Hugh Logan, Octavia Tulloch, John Farrell, Charney and Maire Weitzman.

e-mail: derravaraghmusicassociation@gmail.com