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48th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival

Turn back time in the beautiful Georgian heritage town of Birr at the 48th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival and revel in its contemporary culture with a dynamic range of vintage and modern events.

Birr, County Offaly

29th July to 5th August 2016

The all-inclusive programme includes a fantastic opening parade, an artisan food and craft market, an Olde Time Traditional Fair, busking competition, antique and fine arts fair, donkey derby, free children's events, live music, sporting and literary events, pub entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display which will light up the skies above the town.

The Arts play a central role with an exciting visual arts trail, theatre performances, film screenings, and pop-up studios and a range of mixed media workshops for both children and adults transforming previously vacant spaces into creative hubs.

With annual favourites and new events, vintage flavour and modern entertainment for all, Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival promises to be a dynamic and vibrant event celebrating the town's unique heritage and culture. It inspires participation and enjoyment in all those who come out and sample the varied programme of events in the wonderful setting of Birr

Macra Na Feirme One Act Drama Festival
Offaly Macra Na Feirme are delighted to play host to this years All Ireland Drama where 6 teams will take to the stage to compete for this very prestigious title within Macra. This competition introduces members to the exciting world of drama and theatre, and helps to
Time: 28th April at 7:30 pm to 29th April 2018
8 Strings 2 a bow – Elizabeth Cooney & Gerard Peregriene
Join two of Ireland’s premier string players for an exciting evening of virtuosity! Come hear dazzling works by composers such as Ravel, Handel, Martinu, Vivaldi and Piazzolla, among others. This is a rare opportunity to hear these wonderful works performed live
Time: 26th April 2018 at 8:00 pm


Tullamore Amateur Dramatic Society presents The Cripple of Inishmaan
This production of "The Cripple of Inishmaan" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH
Time: 24th April at 8:30 pm to 27th April 2018
Film@BirrTheatre – Call me by your name
It’s 1983, and 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) is living in picturesque northern Italy with his family. It’s a carefree life of great food, classical music and casual summer romances. Everything changes with the arrival of Oliver (Armie Hammer), a summer intern for Elio’s
Time: 24th April 2018 at 8:00 pm


Tullamore Amateur Dramatic Society presents The Cripple of Inishmaan
This production of "The Cripple of Inishmaan" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH
Time: 24th April at 8:30 pm to 27th April 2018
Tullamore Amateur Dramatic Society presents The Cripple of Inishmaan
This production of "The Cripple of Inishmaan" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH
Time: 24th April at 8:30 pm to 27th April 2018
Fourth Wall Theatre Group presents DA
DA is a very funny, but rather tender play by Hugh Leonard which is set in Dublin after the burial of Charlie’s (Joe Murphy) father. His savaging “best friend” Oliver (Eamon Delaney) calls by, prompting the appearance of Da (Kevin Lalor-Fitzpatrick).
Time: 21st April 2018 at 8:00 pm
Dirt Birds
Dirt Birds internet sensation are landing in Offaly for one night only! Don’t miss this hilarious, laugh a minute comedy show. Catch Dublin north siders Carmel and Debs as they chat about life, love and the ever changing size of Kim Kardashian’s arse.
Time: 20th April 2018 at 8:00 pm


Fleadh Cheoil Uíbh Fhailí Launch
Fleadh Cheoil events held by West Offaly Comhaltas 2018. Events 25th – 27th see facebook for details. All competitions take place on Sat & Sun April 28 and 29 from 10am
Time: 20th April 2018 at 7:30 pm
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