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 […]

Bealtaine Festival Film Announced For Birr Theatre And Arts Centre

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre is delighted to be taking part in the Bealtaine Festival again this year.   On Tuesday 2 May 2017, the theatre will host a special free screening of the film Dare To Be Wild, 8pm.   From the green hills of Ireland to the parched deserts of Africa, to the […]

Josh Christina Brings His Irish Rockabilly Nights Tour To Birr Theatre

The Birr Theatre and Arts Centre are delighted to be one of the few venues in Ireland chosen by Josh Christina for his Irish Rockabilly Nights Tour in May.  The US native is back in Ireland after a scorching performing on the Late Late Show last September! Hailing from Baltimore in the USA, Josh Christina brings […]

Music Network Presents An All-Violin Quartet At Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

“A deliciously ardent violin solo from leader Mia Cooper” The Irish Times “The performance of Mendelssohn’s youthful Octet, led by Katherine Hunka, buzzed with energy. The audience loved it” The Irish Times “Utterly gripping… dazzling” Musical Opinion (on Woods) “Astoria’s Escualo acts as a safety net beneath the trapeze artistry of Ioana Petcu-Colan’s violin” The Irish Times Music Network […]

Like A Ticket To Ride? Asks Irish Ferries

In partnership with Staffordshire’s Alton Towers Resort, Irish Ferries has announced a family-friendly deal to mark the reopening of Britain’s top theme park for the 2017 season on March 25th next. The offer, valid for travel until May 20th, sees two adults and two children under 10 enjoy a three-night stay with breakfast at the nearby Holiday Inn Express for […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland signs up to save energy with SEAI

Inland Fisheries Ireland has officially signed up to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Partnership Programme which helps integrate energy management into public sector organisations. As an environmental agency, Inland Fisheries Ireland is committed to improving energy efficiency for the benefit of the environment and the organisation and this partnership will provide a strong […]

Over ninety private water supplies, affecting over 5,400 people, were found to be on boil water notices, says EPA

One fifth of the population, mostly in rural areas, get their drinking water from private water supplies. The remainder of the population are supplied by public water supplies which are the responsibility of Irish Water. Boil water notices were imposed on 94 private water supplies during the 2015 reporting period, affecting a population of over […]

The High Kings Extend Grace And Glory Tour into March/April

The High Kings, the true heirs of Ireland’s folk heritage, have just announced the addition of 13 new Irish shows on their hugely successful Grace & Glory Tour in response to the unprecedented demand for tickets on the current leg of the Tour, with most shows sold-out across the country in December and January. The High […]

American Legends Show To Stop Off In Birr This March

The American Legends Show will stop off at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Friday 10 March, 8pm.   This exciting show is a celebration of the very best in American country. It includes the songs of Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and Neil Diamond as well as a host of hits from the likes of […]

Jack L Comes To Birr With His Brand New Show “Magic Days”

One of our national treasures, the great Jack L, comes to Birr on Saturday 4 February when he plays his rescheduled gig at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre. He’s back with his brilliant band and another knock-out show, Magic Days. With an all new, self-penned album Jack promises to deliver a spectacular event with some […]

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