Boil Water Notices Issued For Precautionary Reasons

Following the advice of the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Offaly County Council, have issued Boil Water Notices for precautionary reasons on the Banagher Public Water Supply, the Birr Public Water Supply and the Dunkerrin Public Water Supply. This is due to detection of E.coli and Total Coliforms following routine water quality sampling. In the interest […]

Cancer Survivor On 300-mile Cross Country Trek For Charity

 Redhead300, a charity fundraising walk in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, will see a Derry duo take on a 300 mile walk from Derry to Crosshaven, Co. Cork this summer. The challenge is the brainchild of Fergal Barr who will be joined by cancer survivor Keith Adair on the two week walk. The pair […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Tipperary

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 […]

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