Debut novelist uses childhood memories for inspiration

Deeply moving and evocative prose. Haunting, tender yet hopeful. Pilgrim is a beautiful read that lingers. – Carmel Harrington In this cynical age it’s a joy to encounter such sincerity, and wonderfully unexpected to see contemporary fiction as a profession of fervent yet gentle faith. Louise is a brave and humane writer, a breath of […]

Acclaimed new Irish documentary A Mother Brings Her Son to Be Shot set for nationwide cinema release on 14th September

What would cause a Derry mother to bring her son to be shot?  Sinead O’Shea’s acclaimed new Irish documentary asks that extraordinary question. Following sold out screenings at London, Dublin, Glasgow and Belfast International Film Festivals, CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, the Galway Film Fleadh, New Zealand and Sydney Film Festivals, the film is set for nationwide Irish […]

“Tastes Like Home” TV Show Seeking Participants

Applications opened Monday 19th March to 29th April 2018   Building on the success of Series One and Two Catherine Fulvio’s top RTÉ One TV Show proudly sponsored by Londis, Tastes Like Home, is back for a third series and is looking for participants from around the globe. If you want to be the next […]

Birr Festival of Music & Voice returns for another outing this May

There will be arias in the air and strings in the streets once more when Birr Festival of Music & Voice returns for its second outing this May Bank Holiday weekend,Friday 4- Monday 7 May 2018. After a thrilling debut last year, another brimming weekend of classical music beckons for the beautiful Georgian town in […]

The Search Is On To Find Offaly’s ‘Everyday Hero’

The People of the Year Awards, in partnership with Today with Sean O’Rourke on RTÉ Radio 1, is looking for local heroes and ordinary people who do extraordinary things in Offaly. Do you know someone who does extraordinary things that really make a difference to their family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues or local community?  This is your chance to have their unsung heroism acknowledged […]

Just Eat It… A Food Waste Story to Screen at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre in January

Just Eat It, a minute documentary film about food waste and food rescue will have a special screening at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Thursday 25 January, 8pm.   We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% […]

New Musical “The Band” Coming To Bord Gais Energy Theatre

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That have announced that the UK and Ireland Tour of Tim Firth’s new musical THE BAND with the music of Take That, will come to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre from 6 to 10 November 2018. Tickets for the Dublin show are priced from €21 and will go on sale […]

Ballet Ireland Brings Romeo and Juliet To Thurles

Based on Shakespeare’s tale of the star-crossed lovers, Romeo & Juliet is one of the greatest love stories of all time. Against a backdrop of ancient feuds and gang warfare, the ill-fated young couple falls hopelessly in love, but their families are bitter enemies. ​Shakespeare’s tragic tale is transported from the streets of medieval Verona […]

Mary Coughlan Returns To Birr Theatre And Arts Centre Next Month

Mary Coughlan and her band are bringing her brand new show Live & Kicking to Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Sunday 8 October, 8pm . Don’t miss this celebration of Mary’s 30 plus years in the music business when she takes to the Birr stage for the first time in three years next month. One of Ireland’s most celebrated […]

Conal Gallen Returns To Birr Next Month

Don’t miss one of Ireland’s best loved comedians, Conal Gallen, when he returns to Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Saturday 30 September, 8pm with his brand new play.   “How’s Your Father?” is a non-stop, laugh a minute riot of craic, confusion and constant laughter from the father and son team, Conal and Rory Gallen. It has […]

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