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 […]

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 […]

Offaly Ladies Football

Offaly u14 Ladies The u14 girls, having topped their group with wins over Wexford, Longford and Westmeath, now advance to a Leinster Semi final against Kildare on Thursday at 7pm in Hawkfield, Kildare Offaly u16 Ladies The Offaly u16 Ladies had a comprehensive win over Westmeath in the last round of the Leinster u16 Championship last Saturday in Moate. […]

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 […]

Offaly Teens Finalists Of Youth Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017

Claire Hutchinson (17) & Gabrielle Mooney (15), The Acorn Project, Edenderry, Co. Offaly were finalists of the Foróige Youth Entrepreneur of the Year award 2017 with their business Nifty Dog Collars.   The event took place in the Mansion House Dublin and the fourteen finalists managing seven start-up businesses pitched their products to a panel […]

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 […]

Ireland’s Food Entrepreneur Competition

April 14th is the last chance for transition year students for secondary school students to enter the GIY and Cully & Sully ‘Give Peas A Chance’ food entrepreneur competition.   Students are invited to take part in the ‘Give Peas A Chance’ competition, which combines food growing and entrepreneurship in order to engage and inspire […]

Taoiseach Enda Kenny Officially Launches CQMS’17

CQMS’17 is Ireland’s Construction and Quarry Machinery Show and it takes place in Molloy’s Quarry, Tinnycross, Tullamore, Co Offaly on April 21st and 22nd 2017.  This demonstrative bi-annual show, supported by the Construction Industry Federation and AIB is a hub of innovation and new technology covering 100,000 square meters with 200 exhibitors, 8,000 expected visitors, […]

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