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 […]

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 […]

Business in the Community Ireland Reveals Top Companies Contributed €396,303 and 1958 volunteer hours to Charities and Community Groups in Tipperary in 2016

The companies who made an impact in Tipperary: Abbott Ireland, Bank of Ireland,. Boots Retail (Irl) Ltd., Bord na Mona, BT Ireland, Cook Medical, Dawn Meats Group, Gas Networks Ireland, Intel Ireland, KBC Bank Ireland, KPMG, Marks & Spencer Ireland Ltd, MSD, Musgrave, Roadbridge, RTÉ, Tesco Ireland, Three.   The Business Impact Map which can […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Contributors To Citizens Assembly Expose A Fatal Lack Of Fairness – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described a decision by the Chairperson of the Citizens Assembly, Justice Mary Laffoy, to allow presentations from two explicitly pro-abortion organisations as deeply misguided and regrettable. Deputy McGrath was speaking as the Assembly prepares to hear contributions from spokespersons representing The Guttmacher Institute as well as BPAS, the British Pregnancy […]

200 Jobs For Kilenny And Waterford

Kilkenny, Ireland-Based Studio to Create 140 Jobs and develop Animated Children’s and Family Television Entertainment, for Multiplatform Global Distribution Significantly bolstering animation production in Ireland, Mercury Filmworks, one of Canada’s most prolific independent animation studios, has joined forces with acclaimed Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon to create an all-new 2D-focused animation studio in Ireland, Lighthouse […]

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