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Aisling Childrens Arts Festival

Albert Einstein once said that “Creativity is contagious, pass it on!” And that is exactly what the Aisling Children's Arts Festival strives to do.

Longford

23rd October to 29th October 2016

Now in its 19th year Aisling continues to be the best fun in Longford for children of all ages. Our aim has always been to enhance children’s creativity and self-esteem through the medium of the arts. Through magical theatre, creative workshops and a host of artistic activities we endeavour to capture the imagination of our young audience. We hope this year's jam packed festival with the theme of “ A Better World” will engage all those who participate in it. We greatly appreciate the support we receive from our sponsors and all those who help make the festival possible, especially our friends at Backstage Theatre and BYT

View programme of events here

Hill of Uisneach
The lighting of the Uisneach beacon fire was the signal for igniting fires on many hills across the whole island creating a unique ‘fire eye’ with Uisneach being the pupil. This heralded the coming of summer.
Time: 2nd December 2028
Legend of Luke Kelly
Performed by Chris Kavanagh and friends
Time: 30th December 2017 at 8:00 pm
The Dublin Legends

Time: 29th December 2017 at 8:00 pm
Foster & Allen

Time: 27th December 2017 at 8:00 pm
District Live
Indie band
Time: 26th December 2017 at 9:00 pm
Christmas Lunchtime Concert with Tullamore Gramaphone Society
A selection of Christmas classical favourites with Austin Brennan
Time: 19th December 2017 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm


The Christmas Country Concert Tour

Time: 19th December 2017 at 8:00 pm
Eimear Quinn A Christmas Concert
Listen.... you could hear a pin drop. Such was the reaction when Ryan Tubridy invited Eimear to sing 'O Holy Night' on his radio show in the run up to Christmas. Eimear's version of this ever-popular carol has since become synonymous with the season.
Time: 15th December 2017 at 8:00 pm
Film@BirrTheatre – Frantz
Francois Ozons romantic drama, set in post WW1 Germany centres on a grieving woman, Anna, who finds a young Frenchman, Adrien, laying flowers at the grave of her fiancé.
Time: 12th December 2017 at 8:00 pm
Aslan
Aslan live with special guests “The Four of Us”
Time: 9th December 2017 at 8:00 pm


TADS presents:- Whats for Pudding & Babysitting Calvin
TADs present a double bill of One Act Plays both directed by Sonya Cuddy. 'What's for Pudding' concerns a quiet night in for a suburban couple which rapidly takes a dysfunctional left turn upon the arrival of some not wholly welcome visitors, while in 'Babysitting Calvin' a
Time: 8th December at 8:00 pm to 10th December 2017


Rudolph Saves Christmas (The Musical)
Several showings...on Dec 6th, 10th & 11th Back by popular demand! This clever twist on the timeless story is a merry mix of music and magic and tells the tale of a young Rudolph who runs away to the North Pole wilderness.
Time: 6th December to 11th December 2017
TADS presents:- Whats for Pudding & Babysitting Calvin
TADs present a double bill of One Act Plays both directed by Sonya Cuddy. 'What's for Pudding' concerns a quiet night in for a suburban couple which rapidly takes a dysfunctional left turn upon the arrival of some not wholly welcome visitors, while in 'Babysitting Calvin' a
Time: 8th December at 8:00 pm to 10th December 2017


SS2017 Exhibition Launch
Offaly’s Arts in Health and Wellbeing organisation launches a new exhibition at the Midlands Regional Hospital.
Time: 8th December 2017 at 11:00 am


Birr Young Voices
A concert of choral and seasonal song from Birr's newest children's choir! With guests Dylan Rooney (baritone) and Breffni Fitzpatrick (soprano). Set up by Birr Festival of Music & Voice, in partnership with Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath, Birr Young Voices’ beautiful
Time: 8th December 2017 at 8:00 pm


Rudolph Saves Christmas (The Musical)
Several showings...on Dec 6th, 10th & 11th Back by popular demand! This clever twist on the timeless story is a merry mix of music and magic and tells the tale of a young Rudolph who runs away to the North Pole wilderness.
Time: 6th December to 11th December 2017
TADS presents:- Whats for Pudding & Babysitting Calvin
TADs present a double bill of One Act Plays both directed by Sonya Cuddy. 'What's for Pudding' concerns a quiet night in for a suburban couple which rapidly takes a dysfunctional left turn upon the arrival of some not wholly welcome visitors, while in 'Babysitting Calvin' a
Time: 8th December at 8:00 pm to 10th December 2017


Rudolph Saves Christmas (The Musical)
Several showings...on Dec 6th, 10th & 11th Back by popular demand! This clever twist on the timeless story is a merry mix of music and magic and tells the tale of a young Rudolph who runs away to the North Pole wilderness.
Time: 6th December to 11th December 2017
Film Club – “Joyeux Noel”
Showing a film about Christmas in WW1
Time: 7th December 2017 at 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm


Aonghas McAnnally celebrating Christy Fennessy

Time: 7th December 2017 at 8:00 pm


Rudolph Saves Christmas (The Musical)
Several showings...on Dec 6th, 10th & 11th Back by popular demand! This clever twist on the timeless story is a merry mix of music and magic and tells the tale of a young Rudolph who runs away to the North Pole wilderness.
Time: 6th December to 11th December 2017
Rudolph Saves Christmas (The Musical)
Several showings...on Dec 6th, 10th & 11th Back by popular demand! This clever twist on the timeless story is a merry mix of music and magic and tells the tale of a young Rudolph who runs away to the North Pole wilderness.
Time: 6th December to 11th December 2017
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