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 […]

Carthy Challenges PwC Leader On Tax Scams At Panama Papers Inquiry

The Panama Papers inquiry in the European Parliament held a hearing in Brussels looking at the role of lawyers, bankers and accountants in facilitating tax avoidance, tax evasion and money laundering. Sinn Féin MEP and inquiry committee member Matt Carthy challenged PriceWaterhouse Coopers Global Tax Policy Leader Prof Stef van Weeghel on the conflict of […]

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 […]

Jack L Comes To Birr With His Brand New Show “Magic Days”

One of our national treasures, the great Jack L, comes to Birr on Saturday 4 February when he plays his rescheduled gig at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre. He’s back with his brilliant band and another knock-out show, Magic Days. With an all new, self-penned album Jack promises to deliver a spectacular event with some […]

Big Band Route 66 To Perform In Birr

Route 66, the North Kildare based 16 piece big band, will bring their brilliant Live in Concert show to Birr Theatre & Arts Centre for the first time this March.   This unique show on Saturday 25 March will take the audience on a musical trip from the 1940s right up to the present day […]

Wellness Coach Alison Canavan Wants To Get Tipperary Growing

Wellness Coach Alison Canavan is calling on people across to the country to get growing their own food in 2017. Alison has teamed up with GIY and Energia for the ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ initiative which offers community and voluntary organisations the opportunity to apply to the €70,000 pool of funding which will enable groups […]

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