The Midlands are Alive with the Sound of Singing!

In June more than 1,500 children and young people will flock to Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) for a three-day festival of choral singing to mark the culmination of Singfest 2017. Developed out of a groundbreaking choral residency presented by Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath (MGOW) in partnership with the Association of Irish Choirs, Singfest 2017 will […]

Offaly XL Stores Take Top Prizes At Prestigious XL Retailing Standard Awards

A number of XL store from Cuonty Offaly were honoured for achieving outstanding excellence in retail at the recent prestigious XL Retailing Standard Awards which attracted retailers from all over Ireland to the Lyrath Hotel in Co. Kilkenny for the ceremony held by BWG Foods, owners and operators of the XL brand.   Enda Scully’s XL […]

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 […]

Offaly Young People Win Gold And Silver At Aldi Foroige Youth Citizenship Awards

The Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards took place in Citywest Hotel & Conference Centre where over 2300 young people from throughout Ireland showcased their work in the community. 204 groups took part in the awards with projects covering topics such as equality; homelessness; mental health; culture and much more. Young people from Offaly excelled at the […]

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 […]

Asthmatics In Offaly Not Using Inhalers Correctly

5,023 asthmatics in Offaly are not using their inhalers correctly, leaving them at risk of a serious asthma attack and even death, according to the Asthma Society of Ireland. Currently there are 7,611 people with asthma in Offaly. Two thirds of those don’t use their inhaler correctly. The Society has teamed up with Boots Ireland […]

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 […]

St. Manchan’s Ladies Football – Annual 5k/10k Fun Run

St. Manchan’s Ladies Football host their annual 5k & 10k fun Run on Monday 1st May at 3pm in Tubber. Registration is from 12 noon in Tubber GAA Clubhouse. Entry fee is €10 or €20 per family! Participants of all ages and abilities are most welcome! 

Offaly Invited To Join Global Campaign Against Cancerous Ingredient

Irish campaign group Uplift is asking people in Mayo to join the global efforts to ban Glyphosate, a Roundup ingredient which the World Health Organisation has deemed ‘probably carcinogenic’. This has been followed by moves to ban it around Europe while the state of California has just declared it a known human carcinogen. The Irish […]

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