The High Kings Get Ready to Entertain at The County Arms Hotel

Ireland’s folk band of the year are set to perform at the County Arms Hotel Birr, Co. Offaly on Thursday November 22nd.   Known for their contemporary approach to Irish folk music, The High Kings represent great tradition combined with extraordinary  talent.


The High Kings were formed by the creators of Celtic Women, comprising Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden.   Each member contributes a great legacy of Irish Music.  The talented group play 13 instruments in total and bring an individual style to both new songs and classic Irish ballads.  The High Kings have achieved worldwide success, performing hundreds of sold out shows since their launch in 2008.

Commenting on the announcement of the event, Peter Loughnane, Sales & Marketing Manager at The County Arms Hotel said “We are very excited to bring this internationally renowned group to the County Arms, to entertain guests and locals next month. Their enthusiastic personalities and fantastic blend of Irish folk music is hugely popular and we have no doubt that this show, like their other performances, will sell out in no time”.


To mark their 50th Anniversary The County Arms Hotel are offering a special package for the show including an overnight night stay at the County Arms Hotel, dinner on the evening of the show and full Irish breakfast in the morning, along with all important tickets to the Show – €85 per person sharing.


The High Kings first two albums The High Kings & Memory Lane both achieved platinum status.  The group have appeared on multiple television shows and also had the great pleasure of performing for the former Irish President Mary McAleese and US President Barack Obama.


The group are synonymous for their lively and exciting live shows, engaging and evolving fans in the song, laughter and celebration of Irish heritage.  A source of pure entertainment, The High King are highly regarded as being among the leaders of Irish Folk music.


With a wealth of experience the charming quartet are set to bring their usual charm and versatile skills to this not to be missed midland show.


Tickets are priced at €24 and are on sale now from the County Arms Hotel reception on 057 9120791. For further information visit

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