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 […]

Offaly Dealer Launches New Amazone Catros Compact Disc Harrow

Birr farm machinery dealer Tom Shaw – authorised representative for the Farmhand range of equipment – has announced the arrival into its showroom of the all-new Amazone Catros 3003 compact disc harrow.   Selling at a price EUR2,500 below the existing Catros 3001 – the new 3003 is designed for shallow and intensively mixing soil tillage and […]

The Whistling Girl Stops Off At Birr Theatre and Arts Centre

The acclaimed Irish duo of singer and actress Honor Heffernan and composer/ keyboard player Trevor Knight proudly present their new Cabaret/Speakeasy-style show, The Whistling Girl at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Saturday 16 September, 8pm.   Trevor Knight has transformed the poems of Dorothy Parker into songs, using her witty, droll and sometimes heart rending […]

Tour To Inishmore

The Slieve Bloom Association Annual Bus Tour heads to Inishmore, Galway on August 26th. The bus will start from Birr at 5am, with pick-ups in Kinnity @ 5:15, Cadamstown @ 5:30, Clonaslee @ 5:45, Rosenallis @ 6:00, Mountmellick at 6:15 and Portlaoise at 6:30. The cost is €45 includes bus, boat crossing and island bus tour. Please contact Kathleen @ 0857376745 for further information – […]

Barnardos And Dell EMC Launch Local Volunteer Drive In Offaly

Barnardos children’s charity is calling on the local community in Offaly to join them by volunteering at their National Collection day this September 15th. The children’s charity, who currently works with more than 14,100 children and families across Ireland and has services for children and families in Offaly urge people to register now! www.barnardos.ie/buckets   […]

Cancer Survivor On 300-mile Cross Country Trek For Charity

 Redhead300, a charity fundraising walk in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, will see a Derry duo take on a 300 mile walk from Derry to Crosshaven, Co. Cork this summer. The challenge is the brainchild of Fergal Barr who will be joined by cancer survivor Keith Adair on the two week walk. The pair […]

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 […]

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