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Sharon Shannon
Multi-platinum, award winning musician, Sharon Shannon has music at her fingertips....literally! The world renowned accordionist has made the much-maligned accordion 'cool'. This is Sharon’s first performance in Birr Theatre.
Time: 9th January 2016 at 8:00 pm
Des Bishop: Grey Matters
The fantasy of everlasting youth dyed with Des’s last purchase of Just for Menover a year ago!! Now he is embracing the Grey and letting the wisdom of his years inspire his stand up.
Time: 14th January 2016 at 8:00 pm
One Duck Theatre Company Present The Poor Little Boy with No Arms
€ 16/14
Time: 7th February 2016 at 8:00 pm
Romanza
€25/23
Time: 14th February 2016
Duke Special & Guests
€18.50
Time: 17th April 2016 at 8:00 pm
Marshland (La Isla Minima)
€5/€3 But 5 films get 6th FREE!
Time: 2nd February 2016 at 8:00 pm
The Irish Game & Country Fair Fine Food Festival
The Irish Game & Country Fair Fine Food Festival is part of the Great Game Fairs of Ireland brand which also includes the Irish Game Fair at Shanes Castle, Antrim and the Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine.
Time: 27th August to 28th August 2016
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.
Time: 29th July to 5th August 2016


School Of Rock Gig
Following their two week intensive training under the guidance of Brendan Keeley, the School of Rock - Class of 2016 will lift the roof at a gig you won’t forget! Don’t miss your chance to see the musicians of the future and be assured the future of rock music in the midlands is
Time: 29th July 2016 at 7:00 pm


48th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival
A fantastic week long celebration of Birr’s history and culture with a jam-packed programme of events – Festival Parade, Street Performers, Theatre, Dance, Film, Sports events, Gig Rig, Fireworks, Artisan Food and Craft Market, Antique & Fine Art Fair, Visual Arts Trail and lots
Time: 29th July to 5th August 2016
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.
Time: 29th July to 5th August 2016


48th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival
A fantastic week long celebration of Birr’s history and culture with a jam-packed programme of events – Festival Parade, Street Performers, Theatre, Dance, Film, Sports events, Gig Rig, Fireworks, Artisan Food and Craft Market, Antique & Fine Art Fair, Visual Arts Trail and lots
Time: 29th July to 5th August 2016
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.
Time: 29th July to 5th August 2016


48th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival
A fantastic week long celebration of Birr’s history and culture with a jam-packed programme of events – Festival Parade, Street Performers, Theatre, Dance, Film, Sports events, Gig Rig, Fireworks, Artisan Food and Craft Market, Antique & Fine Art Fair, Visual Arts Trail and lots
Time: 29th July to 5th August 2016
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.
Time: 29th July to 5th August 2016


48th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival
A fantastic week long celebration of Birr’s history and culture with a jam-packed programme of events – Festival Parade, Street Performers, Theatre, Dance, Film, Sports events, Gig Rig, Fireworks, Artisan Food and Craft Market, Antique & Fine Art Fair, Visual Arts Trail and lots
Time: 29th July to 5th August 2016
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.
Time: 29th July to 5th August 2016


48th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival
A fantastic week long celebration of Birr’s history and culture with a jam-packed programme of events – Festival Parade, Street Performers, Theatre, Dance, Film, Sports events, Gig Rig, Fireworks, Artisan Food and Craft Market, Antique & Fine Art Fair, Visual Arts Trail and lots
Time: 29th July to 5th August 2016
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.
Time: 29th July to 5th August 2016


48th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival
A fantastic week long celebration of Birr’s history and culture with a jam-packed programme of events – Festival Parade, Street Performers, Theatre, Dance, Film, Sports events, Gig Rig, Fireworks, Artisan Food and Craft Market, Antique & Fine Art Fair, Visual Arts Trail and lots
Time: 29th July to 5th August 2016
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.
Time: 29th July to 5th August 2016


48th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival
A fantastic week long celebration of Birr’s history and culture with a jam-packed programme of events – Festival Parade, Street Performers, Theatre, Dance, Film, Sports events, Gig Rig, Fireworks, Artisan Food and Craft Market, Antique & Fine Art Fair, Visual Arts Trail and lots
Time: 29th July to 5th August 2016
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.
Time: 29th July to 5th August 2016


48th Annual Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival
A fantastic week long celebration of Birr’s history and culture with a jam-packed programme of events – Festival Parade, Street Performers, Theatre, Dance, Film, Sports events, Gig Rig, Fireworks, Artisan Food and Craft Market, Antique & Fine Art Fair, Visual Arts Trail and lots
Time: 29th July to 5th August 2016
Simon & Garfunkel - Through The Years
Performed By Bookends
Time: 18th February 2016 at 8:00 pm


Dunkerrin Parish History Society' – 'Patrick Sarsfield- The forgotten man of Irish history'
By Professor Liam Irwin
Time: 18th February 2016 at 8:15 pm
The Forgotten Kingdom

Time: 23rd February 2016 at 8:00 pm
Augusta Special Golf Competition
Time: 7th April to 10th April 2016
Augusta Special Golf Competition
Time: 7th April to 10th April 2016


PwC Players present Jack and the Beanstalk
After a two year gap, 2016 sees the return of the PwC Players to Birr with Jack & the Beanstalk, following its winter run in London and Birmingham UK. Jack and the Beanstalk tells the classic story of a young man who becomes a hero to save his family, his young love, and
Time: 8th April 2016 at 7:00 pm
Augusta Special Golf Competition
Time: 7th April to 10th April 2016


Saxophone Showcase
Bob Batty will be presenting a saxophone showcase at Hineys pub . He will play several numbers solo to demonstrate members of the saxophone family.
Time: 9th April 2016 at 8:00 pm
Edenderry Historical Society – ‘Exploring 1916: a Midlands perspective’
Time: 19th February 2016 at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The 1916 Rising - Its Legacy in Rhode and North Offaly
Admission €3. All welcome.
Time: 4th February 2016 at 8:00 pm
Queen Of Ireland

Time: 1st March 2016 at 8:00 pm
In The Courtyard (Dans La Cours)

Time: 8th March 2016 at 8:00 pm
A Night Of TV Comedy Stars

Time: 12th March 2016 at 8:00 pm
Oxmantown Singers - Songs For Your Pleasure
Junior Ensemble with Solo Seniors
Time: 13th March 2016 at 4:30 pm
Birr Comhaltas Annual Concert

Time: 20th March 2016 at 8:00 pm


OFFALY100 Commemoration & Concert
Time: 20th March 2016


Johnny McEvoy Live
Johnny McEvoy's first big break came in late 1966 when he recorded "Mursheen Durkin," an old ballad from the west of Ireland. It topped the charts at Number 1 for three consecutive weeks.
Time: 20th March 2016 at 8:30 pm
The Club Sessions
It will be a night of two acts with Niamh Parsons (singer) accompanied by Graham Dunne (guitar) Followed byTommy Keane (uilleann pipes), Jacqueline McCarthy (concertina) and Mick Conneely (fiddle and bouzouki)
Time: 11th March 2016 at 8:00 pm
Film@BirrTheatre -Tangerines (Mandariinid)
Set during the brutal 1992 Georgian-Abkhazian conflict, Zaza Urushadze's anti-war story roots inself in the neutral viewpoint of elderly EstonianIvo (Lembit Ulfsak).
Time: 22nd March 2016 at 8:00 pm
The Three Amigos Live
The Three Amigos – Jimmy Buckley, Robert Mizzell and Patrick Feeney – are back! The Amigos stage show is still regarded as one of the most exciting ever seen on the live circuit in Ireland.
Time: 23rd March 2016 at 7:00 pm
The Legend of Luke Kelly
Celebrating 100 years of the Easter Rising - The Legend of Luke Kelly - Chris Kavanagh and his balladeers paying tribute to the greatest folk artist of the 20th century. 'A beautiful blast from a beautiful past' - Eamon Dunphy
Time: 26th March 2016 at 8:00 pm
Smash Hits Easter Gig
Smash Hits! are a unique, entertaining tribute to the golden era of early 90s dance, pop and R‘n’B.
Time: 27th March 2016 at 9:00 pm
Film@BirrTheatre-The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?)
When Val (Regina Casé) left her home to work thousands of miles away as a live-in housekeeper for Fabinho (Michel Joelsas) in Sao Paulo, she carried the guilt of leaving her young daughter Jessica behind with relatives.
Time: 29th March 2016 at 8:00 pm
A Night with the Stars
Your favourite Irish entertainers including Roly Daniels. Mick Flavin, Gloria, Lee Matthews, Richie Kavanagh, John Hogan, Joe McCaul and Simon Casey and many more.
Time: 11th April 2016 at 8:00 pm
Taxi Tehran Film@BirrTheatre
Winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale, Panahi’s latest is perhaps his most playful film yet. Riffing on the narrative structure pioneered in Kiarostami’s 10, it’s mostly set and entirely shot from inside a car: a taxi of sorts, with Panahi playing himself as an affable
Time: 12th April 2016 at 8:00 pm


'9 to 5 - The Musical'
Based on the 1981 film of the same name the show tells the story of three ladies who work in a city office in a time before computers and mobile phones when women were still second class citizens in the workplace.
Time: 12th April at 8:00 pm to 16th April 2016
'9 to 5 - The Musical'
Based on the 1981 film of the same name the show tells the story of three ladies who work in a city office in a time before computers and mobile phones when women were still second class citizens in the workplace.
Time: 12th April at 8:00 pm to 16th April 2016
'9 to 5 - The Musical'
Based on the 1981 film of the same name the show tells the story of three ladies who work in a city office in a time before computers and mobile phones when women were still second class citizens in the workplace.
Time: 12th April at 8:00 pm to 16th April 2016


Sisters of the Rising
It's 1936, DeValera commemorates the heroes of 1916 with pomp and ceremony. But some are forgotten. Disillusioned by her sister's omission, Josie O'Farrell is compelled to tell her story. Easter Monday 1916, a determined young Josie and her sister Gillian join the march at
Time: 16th April 2016 at 8:00 pm
Mia Madre (My Mother)Film@BirrTheatre
Margherita (Margherita Buy), a director, is halfway through shooting a social-realist film about protesting factory workers. Divorced from the father of her teenage daughter and somewhat distracted by managing the actors on her film set – she's romantically entangled with one,
Time: 19th April 2016 at 8:00 pm
Birr Stage Guild present Sowing the Wind
Playing their part in the 1916 commemoration programme with a theatrical presentation called ‘Sowing the Wind’. The production sets out to give a flavour of life in Birr and in the country generally in the early years of the 20th century and culminates in the actual events of
Time: 21st April at 8:00 pm to 23rd April 2016
Birr Stage Guild present Sowing the Wind
Playing their part in the 1916 commemoration programme with a theatrical presentation called ‘Sowing the Wind’. The production sets out to give a flavour of life in Birr and in the country generally in the early years of the 20th century and culminates in the actual events of
Time: 21st April at 8:00 pm to 23rd April 2016


Just Some Songs at Twilight
An Entertainment based on the Life and Songs of James Lynam Molloy (composer of Love’s Old Sweet Song ) Devised by Val O’Donnell and performed by Seán O hEarcáin (tenor) and Val O’Donnell (piano). The Entertainment will include a number of Molloy songs that may not
Time: 22nd April 2016 at 8:00 pm
Offaly Youth Theatre presents New Productions
Offaly Youth Theatre’s end of year showcase. Audiences will be treated to two new plays; Hello by the Edenderry branch and Hopeless by Birr members. Also being screened is a film titled “The Other Book Cover.” Not to be missed.
Time: 24th April 2016 at 3:00 pm
My Skinny Sister (Min Lilla Syster)
Katja is a talented figure skater and is always busy with school or training. At home she receives almost all of her parents’ attention. Her younger sister Stella barely gets a look in. Stella admires her sister and tries hard to emulate her. The two girls get on well as a rule, but
Time: 26th April 2016 at 8:00 pm


T.A.D.S. present John B. Keane's ‘Big Maggie’
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. Contact: http://www.tullamoredrama.ie/Videos/Big-Maggie.html
Time: 26th April at 8:30 pm to 29th April 2016
T.A.D.S. present John B. Keane's ‘Big Maggie’
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. Contact: http://www.tullamoredrama.ie/Videos/Big-Maggie.html
Time: 26th April at 8:30 pm to 29th April 2016
T.A.D.S. present John B. Keane's ‘Big Maggie’
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. Contact: http://www.tullamoredrama.ie/Videos/Big-Maggie.html
Time: 26th April at 8:30 pm to 29th April 2016


Faithful Rising
This landmark documentary, presented by Tullamore-born historian Dr. Paul Rouse (UCD), tells the stories of two Offaly men who took part in The 1916 Rising, Peadar Bracken from Tullamore and Éamonn Bulfin from Birr. Faithful Rising uses previously unseen family archive
Time: 29th April 2016 at 8:00 pm
Offaly Fleadh 2016
Fleadh Cheoil Uíbh Fhailí 2016, hosted by Offaly Comhaltas takes place from the 1st-8th of May. Several of the Comhaltas Branches in Offaly will be hosting events during this time and it promises to be an action-packed week of music, song and dance to suit all tastes and ages.
Time: 1st May to 8th May 2016
Offaly Fleadh 2016
Fleadh Cheoil Uíbh Fhailí 2016, hosted by Offaly Comhaltas takes place from the 1st-8th of May. Several of the Comhaltas Branches in Offaly will be hosting events during this time and it promises to be an action-packed week of music, song and dance to suit all tastes and ages.
Time: 1st May to 8th May 2016


99 Homes Film@BirrTheatre
99 Homes is a searing, impeccably acted indictment of capitalism, especially as it functions in present-day American real estate. The film focuses on Florida construction worker Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield), who has fallen irretrievably behind on his mortgage payments due to
Time: 3rd May 2016 at 8:00 pm
Offaly Fleadh 2016
Fleadh Cheoil Uíbh Fhailí 2016, hosted by Offaly Comhaltas takes place from the 1st-8th of May. Several of the Comhaltas Branches in Offaly will be hosting events during this time and it promises to be an action-packed week of music, song and dance to suit all tastes and ages.
Time: 1st May to 8th May 2016


Tullamore Gramophone Society Concert
The program will include a mixture of Trios, Duos and Solo pieces by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy and Kreisler plus a few others.
Time: 7th May 2016 at 8:00 pm


The Matchmaker
Based on the novella “Letters of a County Matchmaker” by John B Keane the production stars television favourite Mary McEvoy known for her roles as Biddie in the long running RTE series Glenroe and actor/comedian Jon Kenny who was part of D’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt.
Time: 7th May 2016 at 8:00 pm
The Grump Film@BirrTheatre
The Grump (Antti Litja) is a stubborn, sour-faced old farmer with a rose-tinted view of the past. After a bad fall, he is forced to move from his family farm to the city home of his career-focused daughter-in-law. Struggling to exist in this new world, the old man seems to do
Time: 10th May 2016 at 8:00 pm
The Club Sessions featuring Frankie Gavin, Noel Hill & more
The Club Sessions returns with yet another fantastic line up of traditional Irish musicians. On this outing audiences will be treated to the virtuosic music of internationally acclaimed fiddle player Frankie Gavin and master of the concertina Noel Hill who will be exquisitely
Time: 13th May 2016 at 8:00 pm


Reflective Creations Exhibition
Entitled Reflective Creations, the three artists /craft workers have each created a response to different decades of development in fashion and art over the past one hundred years.
Time: 11th May to 3rd June 2016
Edwin Sammon vs Cancer
Offaly native Edwin Sammon has established himself as one of the most popular comedians in the country over the last few years, his unpredictable and crowd pleasing style saw him win the Tedfest Golden Toilet Duck award in 2011 and led to him supporting the likes of Jason
Time: 14th May 2016 at 8:00 pm


Reflective Creations Exhibition
Entitled Reflective Creations, the three artists /craft workers have each created a response to different decades of development in fashion and art over the past one hundred years.
Time: 11th May to 3rd June 2016
Finbar Furey Live
After a very exciting few years, Finbar grabbed the Number1 spot in the Irish Charts last September with the beautifully written ‘Last Great Love Song’. Written by Dublin man Gerry Fleming, this was the winning song from RTE series, THE HIT.
Time: 15th May 2016 at 8:00 pm


Reflective Creations Exhibition
Entitled Reflective Creations, the three artists /craft workers have each created a response to different decades of development in fashion and art over the past one hundred years.
Time: 11th May to 3rd June 2016
A Walk in the Woods Film@BirrTheatre
After two decades of living in the UK, renowned travel writer Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) returns to America with his English wife Cathy (Emma Thompson). In an attempt to find a way to reconnect with his homeland, he impulsively decides to hike the Appalachian Trail, a
Time: 17th May 2016 at 8:00 pm


Reflective Creations Exhibition
Entitled Reflective Creations, the three artists /craft workers have each created a response to different decades of development in fashion and art over the past one hundred years.
Time: 11th May to 3rd June 2016
The Big Fellow
A play by Declan Gorman based on Frank O'Connor's biography of Michael Collins. Original Music by Colin Blakey. Developed with support from the Abbey Theatre, Declan Gorman’s new drama is a non-stop, edge-of-your-seat adventure, laced with humour, scenes of daring and
Time: 19th May 2016 at 8:00 pm


Reflective Creations Exhibition
Entitled Reflective Creations, the three artists /craft workers have each created a response to different decades of development in fashion and art over the past one hundred years.
Time: 11th May to 3rd June 2016
The Tale of the Ancient Lights
School tour event: The Tale of the Ancient Lights is Riuchi’s award-winning one-man show inspired by Asian art; a fusion of circus, dance, magic and technology. A search for destiny in Asian Legend told through the use of modern LED Technology. This poignant story is told
Time: 23rd May 2016 at 11:00 am


Reflective Creations Exhibition
Entitled Reflective Creations, the three artists /craft workers have each created a response to different decades of development in fashion and art over the past one hundred years.
Time: 11th May to 3rd June 2016
Brooklyn Film@BirrTheatre
Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) moves from 1950s Ireland to Brooklyn, NY where there are better opportunities for her future. As Eilis adjusts to her new life, she finds love with handsome Italian-American Tony. But when a family tragedy sees her return to Ireland, she attracts
Time: 24th May 2016 at 8:00 pm


Reflective Creations Exhibition
Entitled Reflective Creations, the three artists /craft workers have each created a response to different decades of development in fashion and art over the past one hundred years.
Time: 11th May to 3rd June 2016
Shake Celebration
Shake Fest has been an annual celebration of World Cultures. Taking place in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Shake is dedicated to promoting international dance & culture. This year Shake line-up includes a special screening of the
Time: 28th May 2016 at 7:00 pm


Voices Rising
What would MacDonagh, Pearse, Yeats or Lady Gregory have us talking about today? We’re asking the question – Do words still matter? Can artists still inspire and guide us? Join us and celebrate Ireland’s ancient and noble traditions of poetry and storytelling… by dragging
Time: 28th May 2016 at 8:00 pm


Story Time in Lithuanian – read by Lithuanian Group

Time: 28th May 2016 at 11:00 am to 11:30 am


Reflective Creations Exhibition
Entitled Reflective Creations, the three artists /craft workers have each created a response to different decades of development in fashion and art over the past one hundred years.
Time: 11th May to 3rd June 2016
Leinster Comhaltas 1916/2016 Concert
Champion Comhaltas musicians singers and dancers representing all CCE Leinster branches will perform songs, dance and poetry in recognition of thegrowth of the irish nation in the 100 years since Easter 1916.
Time: 29th May 2016 at 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm


One Night in Vienna with Vladimir
Vladimir is delighted to announce the return of his warmly received classical show 'One Night In Vienna'. Join him as he plays some of the most beautiful classical melodies from the Romantic era of The Strauss Family this May for a select number of performances.
Time: 29th May 2016 at 8:00 pm


Reflective Creations Exhibition
Entitled Reflective Creations, the three artists /craft workers have each created a response to different decades of development in fashion and art over the past one hundred years.
Time: 11th May to 3rd June 2016
Carol Film@BirrTheatre
In New York in the early 1950s, Therese Belivet, is working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol Aird, an alluring woman trapped in a failing marriage. As an immediate connection sparks between them, the innocence of
Time: 31st May 2016 at 8:00 pm


Reflective Creations Exhibition
Entitled Reflective Creations, the three artists /craft workers have each created a response to different decades of development in fashion and art over the past one hundred years.
Time: 11th May to 3rd June 2016
Reflective Creations Exhibition
Entitled Reflective Creations, the three artists /craft workers have each created a response to different decades of development in fashion and art over the past one hundred years.
Time: 11th May to 3rd June 2016
Reflective Creations Exhibition
Entitled Reflective Creations, the three artists /craft workers have each created a response to different decades of development in fashion and art over the past one hundred years.
Time: 11th May to 3rd June 2016


Anderson
Be entertained by Finglas born singer songwriter Daniel Anderson
Time: 3rd June 2016 at 9:00 pm
Film@birrtheatre: Room

Time: 7th June 2016 at 8:00 pm


Room Film@BirrTheatre
Five-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his mother Ma (Brie Larson) live in Room and it is the only existence that Jack has ever known. But when they manage to escape from the prison in which they have been held for several years, they struggle to adjust with returning
Time: 7th June 2016 at 8:00 pm
The Curious Adventures of Pinocchio
Lyngo Theatre Presents
Time: 8th June 2016 at 11:15 am
Susannah de Wrixon with strings attached . . .

Time: 11th June 2016 at 8:00 pm


A CONTINUING JOURNEY
The latest in the series of centenary inspired exhibitions continues at Aras an Chontae Tullamore, this time with local artists providing an artistic response to the centenary.
Time: 9th June to 15th July 2016
Film@birrtheatre The Danish Girl
Time: 14th June 2016


A CONTINUING JOURNEY
The latest in the series of centenary inspired exhibitions continues at Aras an Chontae Tullamore, this time with local artists providing an artistic response to the centenary.
Time: 9th June to 15th July 2016
Talisman Theatre Company Puss In Boots The Musical

Time: 15th June 2016 at 10:30 am


A CONTINUING JOURNEY
The latest in the series of centenary inspired exhibitions continues at Aras an Chontae Tullamore, this time with local artists providing an artistic response to the centenary.
Time: 9th June to 15th July 2016
The Six Marys
This one-woman-show is a comical yet poignant look at life, from childhood in the 1950s, to the present day. It draws very much on the influence of religion as taught by the nuns - preparing young Irish Catholic schoolgirls to imitate the virtues of the Virgin Mary.
Time: 17th June 2016 at 8:00 pm


A CONTINUING JOURNEY
The latest in the series of centenary inspired exhibitions continues at Aras an Chontae Tullamore, this time with local artists providing an artistic response to the centenary.
Time: 9th June to 15th July 2016
West End Battle of the Musicals
Ten teams of eight people perform extracts from popular musicals. The participants are well know personalities from the Birr area that have come together to raise funds for the Birr GAA.
Time: 10th June 2016 at 8:30 pm


A CONTINUING JOURNEY
The latest in the series of centenary inspired exhibitions continues at Aras an Chontae Tullamore, this time with local artists providing an artistic response to the centenary.
Time: 9th June to 15th July 2016
Baker Rose
Don Baker Legendary Irish singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player has teamed up with emerging unique vocalist & songwriter, Clara Rose to create an unforgettable show featuring their own music and collaborations from their new album, 'Baker Rose'.
Time: 1st July 2016 at 8:00 pm


A CONTINUING JOURNEY
The latest in the series of centenary inspired exhibitions continues at Aras an Chontae Tullamore, this time with local artists providing an artistic response to the centenary.
Time: 9th June to 15th July 2016


Castlepalooza
They say the best things come in small packages, well, if you come to Castlepalooza you’ll see just how true that is! We’d like to welcome you to the wooded wonderland that is Charleville Castle where we promise you great music; merriment; magic; madness and mind-blowing
Time: 1st July to 3rd July 2016
Tullamore Academy Chamber Choir
The Academy Chamber Choir has been chosen to represent Ireland in July at the Interationaler Chorwettbewerb - a prestigious choral competition held every two years in Miltenberg Germany. Only six choirs from around the world have been chosen to represent
Time: 24th June 2016 at 7:30 pm


A CONTINUING JOURNEY
The latest in the series of centenary inspired exhibitions continues at Aras an Chontae Tullamore, this time with local artists providing an artistic response to the centenary.
Time: 9th June to 15th July 2016
Hart Male Choir
The Hart Male Voice Choir fromed in 1975 and has enjoyed 40 years of national and international sucess as one of the UKs leading male voice choirs. Chairman Eamonn hails from Clara and has long dreamed to bring his Choir home. Now, Eamonn has fulfilled that dream
Time: 19th June 2016


A CONTINUING JOURNEY
The latest in the series of centenary inspired exhibitions continues at Aras an Chontae Tullamore, this time with local artists providing an artistic response to the centenary.
Time: 9th June to 15th July 2016
A CONTINUING JOURNEY
The latest in the series of centenary inspired exhibitions continues at Aras an Chontae Tullamore, this time with local artists providing an artistic response to the centenary.
Time: 9th June to 15th July 2016
A CONTINUING JOURNEY
The latest in the series of centenary inspired exhibitions continues at Aras an Chontae Tullamore, this time with local artists providing an artistic response to the centenary.
Time: 9th June to 15th July 2016


Castlepalooza
They say the best things come in small packages, well, if you come to Castlepalooza you’ll see just how true that is! We’d like to welcome you to the wooded wonderland that is Charleville Castle where we promise you great music; merriment; magic; madness and mind-blowing
Time: 1st July to 3rd July 2016
A CONTINUING JOURNEY
The latest in the series of centenary inspired exhibitions continues at Aras an Chontae Tullamore, this time with local artists providing an artistic response to the centenary.
Time: 9th June to 15th July 2016


Castlepalooza
They say the best things come in small packages, well, if you come to Castlepalooza you’ll see just how true that is! We’d like to welcome you to the wooded wonderland that is Charleville Castle where we promise you great music; merriment; magic; madness and mind-blowing
Time: 1st July to 3rd July 2016


Obama Country Fest 2016
See Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Declan Nerney, Trudi Lalor, Adrian Ryan, Barry Kirwan, Keelan, Pat Costello, Pete Kennedy and Olivia Douglas live at the midlands biggest outdoor country music festival.
Time: 3rd July 2016 at 12:30 pm
A CONTINUING JOURNEY
The latest in the series of centenary inspired exhibitions continues at Aras an Chontae Tullamore, this time with local artists providing an artistic response to the centenary.
Time: 9th June to 15th July 2016


Lough Boora Fairy Fun
Bord na Móna and The Irish Fairy Door Company, are delighted to announce the return of the Summer’s biggest family event to raise funds for Barretstown children’s charity. Children will have an opportunity to participate in a wide range of fairy themed activities
Time: 9th July 2016 at 12:30 pm
A CONTINUING JOURNEY
The latest in the series of centenary inspired exhibitions continues at Aras an Chontae Tullamore, this time with local artists providing an artistic response to the centenary.
Time: 9th June to 15th July 2016


A Chance to Dance: Summer Dance Camp for Children with Special Needs
An opportunity for children with special needs age 6 - 12 years to spend time with Mia King, an experienced professional dance artist who will lead in creative dance and movement, providing outlets and stimuli, expressing feelings of joy and togetherness. (12 max)
Time: 11th July at 10:00 am to 14th July 2016 at 1:00 pm
A CONTINUING JOURNEY
The latest in the series of centenary inspired exhibitions continues at Aras an Chontae Tullamore, this time with local artists providing an artistic response to the centenary.
Time: 9th June to 15th July 2016


A Chance to Dance: Summer Dance Camp for Children with Special Needs
An opportunity for children with special needs age 6 - 12 years to spend time with Mia King, an experienced professional dance artist who will lead in creative dance and movement, providing outlets and stimuli, expressing feelings of joy and togetherness. (12 max)
Time: 11th July at 10:00 am to 14th July 2016 at 1:00 pm
A CONTINUING JOURNEY
The latest in the series of centenary inspired exhibitions continues at Aras an Chontae Tullamore, this time with local artists providing an artistic response to the centenary.
Time: 9th June to 15th July 2016


A Chance to Dance: Summer Dance Camp for Children with Special Needs
An opportunity for children with special needs age 6 - 12 years to spend time with Mia King, an experienced professional dance artist who will lead in creative dance and movement, providing outlets and stimuli, expressing feelings of joy and togetherness. (12 max)
Time: 11th July at 10:00 am to 14th July 2016 at 1:00 pm
A CONTINUING JOURNEY
The latest in the series of centenary inspired exhibitions continues at Aras an Chontae Tullamore, this time with local artists providing an artistic response to the centenary.
Time: 9th June to 15th July 2016


The Conjuring
Coordinated by TY students at St Brendan’s Community School to fill a void of activity for young people during the summer months. Supported by Offaly Youth Bank, Offaly Local Development Company and Birr Theatre & Arts Centre.
Time: 14th July 2016 at 8:00 pm


A Chance to Dance: Summer Dance Camp for Children with Special Needs
An opportunity for children with special needs age 6 - 12 years to spend time with Mia King, an experienced professional dance artist who will lead in creative dance and movement, providing outlets and stimuli, expressing feelings of joy and togetherness. (12 max)
Time: 11th July at 10:00 am to 14th July 2016 at 1:00 pm
Frankie Gavin & De Dannan
The band’s repertoire includes their trademark sets of lively, sometimes furious jigs and reels. This 21st century line-up infuses the band’s inherited music with a bewildering range of influences – from gypsy jazz to contemporary pop music, and from mainstream European
Time: 3rd September 2016 at 8:00 pm
Tullamore Musical Society Sweeney Todd Launch
Sweeney Todd will be TMS’ 2017 showcase. A launch and information night will take place in the Court for anyone who wants to take up a new hobby join Tullamore Musical Society this year! It's a great way to meet new people and a fantastic way to spend the winter nights.
Time: 6th September 2016 at 7:30 pm
The Successful TD - City Theatre Dublin
Written by John B. Keane. Adapted for stage by Jon Kenny, Mary McEvoy and Michael Scott from Keane's novellas "The Successful TD and An Irish Minister of State”. One of your own – a vote for Tull is a vote for yourself!
Time: 9th September 2016 at 8:00 pm
Conversation Before A Hanging
A rehearsed reading of a play by Mary Kenny/ Produced by Bryn Coldrick and directed by Richard Ball. William Joyce was the last man to be hanged for treason by the British Crown.
Time: 18th September 2016 at 7:00 pm


Andrew Finn Magill
Andrew Finn Magill is a leading fiddler in a new generation of music.
Time: 18th September 2016
Culture Night Offaly 2016
From sounds of The Jam to African reggae, from jazz to trad, from drama to comedy all free for you. Some events require booking.
Time: 16th September 2016
Hail, Caesar!
Set during the autumn years of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Hail, Caesar!, the latest comedy from renowned directors Joel and Ethan Coen, follows a single day in the life of studio ‘fixer’ Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), as he attempts to track down his lead actor Baird Whitlock
Time: 20th September 2016 at 8:00 pm
Revisiting Dublin Mean Time
Music Network is delighted to present a wonderful new collaboration involving some of the finest Irish and Scottish traditional musicians. Dancer Colin Dunne will be joined by Tola Custy, Maeve Gilchrist and David Power for a performance of an exciting newly commissioned work.
Time: 22nd September 2016 at 8:25 pm
Launch of 100 Years 100 Faces
A Century Exhibition by participants and facilitators of Anam Beo Offaly’s Arts, Health & Wellbeing Programme. A curated exhibit of portraits, quilts, lilting and reflections. Funded under Offaly County Council’s Century Programme, Dublin Mid Leinster HSE, Arts Council and
Time: 23rd September 2016 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


The Club Sessions - Seámus Begley & Tim Edey
Seámus Begley, a household name in traditional Irish music, joined on the night by virtuoso Tim Edey, with whom he has an electric musical partnership. As has been the format for the majority of Club Sessions outings the main act shall be preceded by a younger musician.
Time: 23rd September 2016 at 8:00 pm
Scene of the Rhyme
Spoken word, comedy, live acoustic music. MC: Richard Brennan
Time: 30th September 2016 at 9:30 am
Observing Offaly
Since June 2015, acclaimed photographer Veronica Nicholson has been travelling the length and breadth of Offaly taking photographs of people and places for a commission from Offaly County Council.
Time: 24th November 2016 at 7:00 pm
Hullabaloo Childrens Arts Festival
The Festival will take place during the mid-term break Wednesday 2 - Saturday 5 November 2016 in Birr, Clara and Edenderry
Time: 2nd November to 5th November 2016
Wild Wreath & Festive Food Fair
Time: 11th December 2016
OFFline Film Festival
Fill five fun autumnal days in the Irish midlands at the OFFline Film Festival, where you can view, discuss and share your love for all things film.
Time: 12th October to 16th October 2016
A Bigger Splash

Time: 4th October 2016 at 8:00 pm
Irish Chamber Orchestra The Magic Of The Movies

Time: 7th October 2016 at 8:00 pm
Marguerite

Time: 18th October 2016 at 8:00 pm
Further Ted
Joe Rooney, Patrick Mc Donnell, Michael Redmond
Time: 21st October 2016 at 8:00 pm
Dermot Byrne Steve Cooney & Trevor Hutchinson
Time: 22nd October 2016 at 8:00 pm
Louder Than Bombs

Time: 25th October 2016 at 8:00 pm
Fred & Alice

Time: 28th October 2016 at 8:00 pm
Taste of Offaly
Taste of Offaly is a Free Event hosted by Bank of Ireland to promote local business. You are all invited to come along and see the best of talent that Tullamore has to offer. All are Welcome so do go along and support our local business.
Time: 6th November 2016 at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Pat Shortt Hows Tings?
Time: 12th November 2016 at 8:00 pm
Fergus Costello - Tell Me Lies Horse
Time: 18th November 2016 at 8:00 pm


The Club Sessions
Dermot Byrne (accordion) Steve Cooney (guitar) and Trevor Hutchinson (double bass) Also guesting Conor Connolly (accordian) and Andrea Palandri (fiddle). Contact: Tickets 087 2661822
Time: 18th November 2016 at 8:00 pm
TWO Brothers - Vladimir & Anton

Time: 25th November 2016 at 8:00 pm
Des Bishop Grey Matters
Time: 26th November 2016 at 8:00 pm
The Shakespeare Sessions
The King Lear Session Reboot / The Romeo & Juliet Session / The Hamlet Session / The Merchant Session
Time: 28th November 2016 at 8:00 pm
The Shakespeare Sessions
The King Lear Session Reboot / The Romeo & Juliet Session / The Hamlet Session / The Merchant Session
Time: 29th November 2016 at 8:00 pm
Tony Christie and Big Band in Concert
Come and enjoy Tony Christie in concert with his Big Band and listen to all his classic hits including Amarillo. Contact: www.tullamorecourthotel.ie
Time: 17th November 2016 at 8:00 pm
Love And War: Words And Music From The Western Front
Tullamore Gramophone Society presents a performance centered around the love story of Eric Appleby and Phyllis Kelly who met in 1915 at a dance in Athlone. It is partly based on the book "Love Letters from the Front" (Edited by Jean Kelly: published in 2000) a collection of
Time: 20th November 2016 at 8:00 pm
The Commune (Kollektivet)
Professionals Anna, Eric and 14-year-old daughter Freya inherit Eric’s huge family home. Unable to cover running costs of the expansive villa and reluctant to sell, they decide to create a commune in the upmarket area of 1970’s Copenhagen.
Time: 6th December 2016 at 8:00 pm
Christmas Parade – Clara Town Band
This year would have been the 40th anniversary of the Christmas Parade which was held annually in Clara for many years. Bertie is organising a special event this year with music from 11am and then the parade at 1pm.
Time: 10th December 2016 at 1:00 pm


Handel’s Messiah Performance
A complete performance of Handel’s Messiah by the Guinness Choir from Dublin (100 singers) and a 20 piece orchestra with soloists Sinead Campbell Wallace (Soprano), Tanya Sewell (Alto), Eamonn Mulhall (Tenor) and John Molloy (Bass).
Time: 10th December 2016 at 7:30 pm
My Name is Emily
The debut feature from Irish writer¬director Simon Fitzmaurice is a spirited coming¬of-age story that traces the journey of a strong willed young woman as she weathers loss, upheaval, and rebirth. My Name is Emily will resonate with the young and young at heart alike.
Time: 13th December 2016 at 8:00 pm
Frosty The Snowman
Frosty the Snowman is a jolly, happy soul made of snow with an old magician's hat that brings him to life on stage! Frosty and his friends have great fun until they realise Frosty is threatened by the warm sun.
Time: 15th December 2016
Christmas Dance Show - Callanan School of Dance
Birr Theatre is delighted to host The Callanan School of Irish Dancing for it’s annual Christmas Dance Show. Dancers, from tiny tots to seniors, will perform a selection of dances in a variety of styles, showcasing our unique Irish dance heritage.
Time: 17th December 2016
A Musical Morning with Mercy Primary School Choir
Christmas Carols and Music from the choir of Mercy Primary School, Birr
Time: 20th December 2016 at 11:00 am


Christmas Carols as Gaeilge
Gael Scoil Eadan Doire will sing Christmas carols.
Time: 20th December 2016 at 10:15 am


The Christmas Country Concert Tour
The Christmas Country Concert Tour is coming to Tullamore. FEATURING:- Philomena Begley Ray Lynam Dominic Kirwan Louise Morrissey Cliona Hagan Barry Kirwan Stacey Breen and Sarah Murphy
Time: 20th December 2016 at 8:00 pm
Polar Express Screening
An inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who
Time: 21st December 2016
Christmas Classics ...for lunch!
Lunchtime Concert with Rachel Goode (soprano) & Dylan Rooney (baritone). A concert of classic and seasonal song, bringing you the true Christmas spirit.
Time: 22nd December 2016 at 1:05 pm
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