Offaly SPAR Store Recognised As Best In Class At Top Of The Tree Awards

 H2 Group SPAR Ferbane is among a small group of retailers from around the country who have been honoured at the fifth annual SPAR Top of the Tree Retail Awards.   The awards programme recognises best practice and outstanding retail practice in several store departments, including customer care, off-licence, butchery, fruit and veg and delicatessen. […]

Attention Playwrights! SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival Seeks New Works

SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival, which is dedicated to new Irish plays, is looking for new works.   Taking place across Birr, Co Offaly from Sunday 9 July- Sunday 16 July 2017, playwrights (both established and emerging) are invited to submit original 15 minute plays on the theme, “What Next?”   Scripts most suited for development […]

Offaly Great Helps Power One Million Homes In Manchester

Former Offaly and Ireland International Rules footballer Ciaran McManus has been rising to new challenges since hanging up his boots.       As manager of ESB’s new Carrington Power Station, the Tubber native captains a 40-strong team that runs the ultra-efficient plant – in turn powering more than one million homes and businesses in […]

New Cottage Market for Offaly

20 Cottage Markets are set to open in towns across the country this year as a result of the ‘Cottage Market’ initiative unveiled by GIY and supported by Ulster Bank and The Ireland Funds.   Last month community groups from across the country were invited to apply to the initiative for funding in order to […]

Offaly Tourism Operator Joins Tourism Ireland At World’s Largest Travel Fair In Berlin

The largest travel trade fair in the world, ITB in Berlin, took place last week. Eighteen (18) Irish and German tourism companies – including Silverline Cruisers (based in Banagher) – joined Tourism Ireland at the fair, in a bid to grow Ireland’s share of the German travel market, one of the largest outbound travel markets […]

Offaly Waterways Honoured In St Patrick’s Day Parade

  The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) congratulates the Tullamore St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee on choosingOffaly Waterways as the theme for this year’s Parade. By selecting this theme the Parade will highlight the importance of Offaly’s Inland Waterways for their historical significance, their natural beauty and their tourism and recreational potential. The IWAI […]

Nine Volunteers Represent Offaly At 47th Annual Foróige Leaders’ Conference

Foróige held its annual National Volunteer Conference in Sligo – the European capital of volunteering for 2017 – this weekend (3-5th March, 2017). Hundreds of volunteers travelled from all over Ireland to attend the conference involving keynote speaker John Davis, Professor of Childhood Inclusion at University of Edinburgh; to participate in workshops and exchange ideas […]

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 […]

Co. Offaly Students Winners At Make-A-Wish Ireland’s Annual “Kids4WishKids” Schools Entrepreneurship Awards

The Kids for Wish Kids Schools Entrepreneurship Awards 2016/17 celebrated the innovation, creativity and passion shown by this year’s students in their fundraising initiatives. The awards ceremony, which took place on Friday 3rdMarch 2017, at Peter Mark College, Dublin 2, congratulated the worthy winners: Sacred Heart School, Tullamore, Co. Offaly; Gonzaga College, Dublin; Scoil Mhuire […]

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 […]

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