Ed “Shearing” Comes To Tullamore Show!

  The buzz of the shears was heard at Agri Aware’s stand at the Tullamore Show last Sunday (August 13th 2017) as Celebrity Chef Edward Hayden mastered his first ever attempt at sheep shearing! Edward was on hand to officially open Agri Aware’s CAP exhibit at the Tullamore Show on Sunday, 13 August 2017. The exhibit was […]

Laois and Offaly See Worrying Fall In Uptake Of Life-Saving Cancer Vaccine

The dramatic fall in the uptake of a cancer-preventing vaccine requires urgent action for it to be addressed, the newly-formed HPV Vaccination Alliance has said. The Laois/Offaly region has seen a steep drop in uptake of the HPV vaccine, which protects against the strains of Human Papilloma Virus which cause seven in ten cases of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tipperary Ladies Football team announced

Tipperary Ladies Football will play Offaly in the Lidl National Football League Semi Final in Clane GAA, Co. Kildare on Sunday, April 16th at 12.30pm. The Tipperary team is as follows – 1 Lauren Fitzpatrick, Ballymacarbry 2 Bríd Condon, Aherlow 3 Siobhan Condon, Aherlow 4 Elaine Kelly, Cappawhite 5 Maria Curley, Templemore 6 Samantha Lambert, […]

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 […]

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