Book Honours Memory Of Thomas Ashe Who Died On Hunger Strike

On Monday 17 September 1917 a request was made by the Defence of the Realm prisoners in Mountjoy prison for prisoner-of-war treatment.  When this request was refused the prisoners began a hunger strike. At 5 p.m. on 25 September, Thomas Ashe was transferred to the Mater Hospital where he died at 10.30 p.m. An inquest into his death was […]

PictureHouse Announce New Album “How Can I Explain How This Came To Be?”

PictureHouse have today announced details of a compilation of some of the band’s favorite tracks spanning the period around their first two albums. Having freed themselves from one record label in 1995 and eventually signing with a major label for their first two albums, the band became live favorites around Europe supporting the likes of […]

Wicked Flies Back To Ireland In 2018

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is thrilled to announce that WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, will fly back to Dublin in 2018. The spectacular, multi record-breaking and critically acclaimed touring production will return for a strictly limited 7 week run from 17 […]

Award Winning Irish Travel Films To Feature At Immrama Festival

An exploration of travel and tales of travel will be told at the fifteenth annual Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing this June 14th to 18th in county Waterford. Opening the festival will be the screening of two award winning travel documentary films produced by Paddy Hayes.   Mongolian Rhapsody and Jamaican Rhapsody are a […]

Fleadh Cheoil Luimnígh On The June Bank Holiday In Kilfinane

What a weekend we here at Ballyhoura CCE have in-store for you all!  For Competitors, Trad Lovers, Families, Foodies and the Outdoor Enthusiasts, there is something to offer everyone!  Alongside the competitions, which all Limerick competitors must enter to progress to the All Ireland Fleadh, the weekend has a great Fringe Festival.  A top line […]

New Concert Celebrating Jeanette MacDonald And Nelson Eddy

Sheldon Nulty Music presents “Will You Remember?” starring soprano Sandra Oman and baritone Simon Morgan in an unforgettable tribute in concert to Silver Screen Icons of the 1930s and 1940s, Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy.  All of their famous songs, arias and duets – Will You Remember?; Rose Marie;  Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life; Lover […]

We Banjo 3 Return To Birr Theatre and Arts Centre

After last gracing the stage in Birr in 2014, We Banjo 3 return to Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Sunday 21 May 2017, 8pm.   Hailing from Galway, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today, playing banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar […]

Requiem By Leonard Cohen At Birr Theatre In June

Last summer, novelist and poet John MacKenna, a longtime friend of Leonard Cohen, began work on a requiem for theatre, in memory of young friends who had died and in honour of those who mourn them.   The requiem was inspired, in particular, by Leonard Cohen’s hope-filled lines: Behold the gates of mercy, in arbitrary space, and […]

Award Winning Local Singer Pete Kennedy To Return To Birr Stage

Award winning local singer Pete Kennedy will return to the stage at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Saturday 20 May.   The Birr man will be supporting US native Josh Christina on his debut Irish Rockabilly Nights Tour across Ireland next month.   He will perform a short set and will be followed by […]

John B Kean’s Classic Big Maggie To Be Brought To Life On Birr Stage

The story of Big Maggie Polpin and her attempts to keep her family together after the death of her husband is an enduring theatre favourite.   The John B Keane classic will be brought to life at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Saturday 29 April by Laois’ newest theatre group, Fourth Wall Laois Theatre […]

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