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Damien Dempsey - NO FORCE ON EARTH TOUR 2016

Ireland's preeminent singer songwriter Damien Dempsey is bringing a very special solo set to some very special venues in Ireland this November and December.

Backstage Theatre, Longford

20th November 2016

He has recorded a unique album, "No Force On Earth," as a celebration and commemoration of the Easter uprising of 1916 that saw the birth of the Irish Republic. In his homeland Damien is held in the highest regard by peers and audiences and as well as a string of number 1 albums he has a haul of Meteor Awards.

Damien is already known for his searing live shows with his band after several tours across the UK however the close up intensity of his acoustic performance has, until now, only been a pleasure that Irish audiences have witnessed.

This is a one off opportunity to see Damien in an intimate setting sharing his story of this centenary year. An opportunity to hear the man regarded by many as the next wave of Irish musical heritage. Amongst the tracks he wrote himself for the album, some are classic covers of the period, is Black Bank Folk… "About my great aunt Jenny(or Jinny as she was known)" says Damien. Aunt Jinny, a woman at the heart of the uprising and who's story must be heard.

Damien will launch a new studio album in 2017 and return to touring with his band in the meantime this is your chance to hear a very personal performance of this album along with some of Damien's finest tunes….

MUNDY JELLY LEGS 21
Time: 29th October 2017 at 8:00 pm


Launch of Head Full of Dreams by St Mary’s Secondary School
Offaly County Council is pleased to host a unique and fun exhibition called Head Full of Dreams by the students of St Mary’s Secondary School, Edenderry. The students have worked maticuously to create spectacular and extremely imaginative hats of all shapes sizes,
Time: 19th October at 2:30 pm to 6th November 2017
Lecture by Valerie Moffat, National Gallery
The World of JB Yeats
Time: 26th October 2017 at 6:30 pm


Launch of Head Full of Dreams by St Mary’s Secondary School
Offaly County Council is pleased to host a unique and fun exhibition called Head Full of Dreams by the students of St Mary’s Secondary School, Edenderry. The students have worked maticuously to create spectacular and extremely imaginative hats of all shapes sizes,
Time: 19th October at 2:30 pm to 6th November 2017
film@birrtheatre THE ODYSSEY (L'Odyssée)
Time: 24th October 2017 at 8:00 pm


Film@BirrTheatre – L’Odyssée
French Summer 1946. Jacques-Yves Cousteau is living a seemingly paradisiac life in the Mediterranean together with his family. But Cousteau never finds himself in a state of happiness: the entrepreneurial go-getter lives and breathes maritime adventure.
Time: 24th October 2017 at 8:00 pm


Tullamore Amateur Dramatic Society presents 2 One Act Plays
Enjoy two one act plays - "What’s for Pudding?" by David Tristram & "Babysitting Calvin" by John H. Newmeir. In ‘What’s for Pudding’ Jack and Mary are preparing themselves for yet another stultifyingly boring night in, when the doorbell rings unexpectedly.
Time: 23rd October at 8:00 pm to 25th October 2017


Launch of Head Full of Dreams by St Mary’s Secondary School
Offaly County Council is pleased to host a unique and fun exhibition called Head Full of Dreams by the students of St Mary’s Secondary School, Edenderry. The students have worked maticuously to create spectacular and extremely imaginative hats of all shapes sizes,
Time: 19th October at 2:30 pm to 6th November 2017
Tullamore Amateur Dramatic Society presents 2 One Act Plays
Enjoy two one act plays - "What’s for Pudding?" by David Tristram & "Babysitting Calvin" by John H. Newmeir. In ‘What’s for Pudding’ Jack and Mary are preparing themselves for yet another stultifyingly boring night in, when the doorbell rings unexpectedly.
Time: 23rd October at 8:00 pm to 25th October 2017


Launch of Head Full of Dreams by St Mary’s Secondary School
Offaly County Council is pleased to host a unique and fun exhibition called Head Full of Dreams by the students of St Mary’s Secondary School, Edenderry. The students have worked maticuously to create spectacular and extremely imaginative hats of all shapes sizes,
Time: 19th October at 2:30 pm to 6th November 2017
Tullamore Amateur Dramatic Society presents 2 One Act Plays
Enjoy two one act plays - "What’s for Pudding?" by David Tristram & "Babysitting Calvin" by John H. Newmeir. In ‘What’s for Pudding’ Jack and Mary are preparing themselves for yet another stultifyingly boring night in, when the doorbell rings unexpectedly.
Time: 23rd October at 8:00 pm to 25th October 2017


Launch of Head Full of Dreams by St Mary’s Secondary School
Offaly County Council is pleased to host a unique and fun exhibition called Head Full of Dreams by the students of St Mary’s Secondary School, Edenderry. The students have worked maticuously to create spectacular and extremely imaginative hats of all shapes sizes,
Time: 19th October at 2:30 pm to 6th November 2017
Aonghus McAnally Celebrating the songs of Christie Hennessy
Time: 22nd October 2017 at 8:00 pm


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Time: 22nd October 2017 at 8:00 pm


Launch of Head Full of Dreams by St Mary’s Secondary School
Offaly County Council is pleased to host a unique and fun exhibition called Head Full of Dreams by the students of St Mary’s Secondary School, Edenderry. The students have worked maticuously to create spectacular and extremely imaginative hats of all shapes sizes,
Time: 19th October at 2:30 pm to 6th November 2017
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The 4 of Us

Time: 20th October 2017 at 9:00 pm


Launch of Head Full of Dreams by St Mary’s Secondary School
Offaly County Council is pleased to host a unique and fun exhibition called Head Full of Dreams by the students of St Mary’s Secondary School, Edenderry. The students have worked maticuously to create spectacular and extremely imaginative hats of all shapes sizes,
Time: 19th October at 2:30 pm to 6th November 2017
Launch of Head Full of Dreams by St Mary’s Secondary School
Offaly County Council is pleased to host a unique and fun exhibition called Head Full of Dreams by the students of St Mary’s Secondary School, Edenderry. The students have worked maticuously to create spectacular and extremely imaginative hats of all shapes sizes,
Time: 19th October at 2:30 pm to 6th November 2017


Simon Casey, Diarmuid Guinan & Joe Wynne in Concert
Including special guests Les Beaux Chanteurs & Muiriosa Singers. Proceeds to St Catherine’s & Oncology Ward, Tullamore Hospital
Time: 19th October 2017 at 8:00 pm
Launch of Head Full of Dreams by St Mary’s Secondary School
Offaly County Council is pleased to host a unique and fun exhibition called Head Full of Dreams by the students of St Mary’s Secondary School, Edenderry. The students have worked maticuously to create spectacular and extremely imaginative hats of all shapes sizes,
Time: 19th October at 2:30 pm to 6th November 2017
Joint Local Area Plan for Portarlington Consultation
Laois and Offaly Local Authorities are commencing the preparation of a joint Local Area Plan for Portarlington.
Time: 18th October 2017 at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
film@BirrTheatre: A Man Called Ove
Time: 17th October 2017 at 8:00 pm


Sonic Pollinators Concert by Karen Power
Performance by Ireland’s Quiet Music Ensemble with Karen Power is the culmination of a 6 month project Sonic Pollinators exploring Offaly and its pollinators through music/sound, employing their unique skills as improvisers, listeners and interpreters as they shift between
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Chris Wood
Renowned folk singer Chris Wood is to play at Leap Castle. In 2009, the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards recognised Wood as ‘Folk Singer of the Year’.
Time: 14th October 2017 at 9:00 pm


OFFline Film Festival
Get thyself to Birr for the 8th annual OFFline Film Festival. Qulaity Irish and International Film screenings, screenings for schools, workshops, family-friendly screenings, our ever-popular 57 Hour Filmmaking Challenge and lots, LOTS more!
Time: 11th October to 15th October 2017
OFFline Film Festival
Get thyself to Birr for the 8th annual OFFline Film Festival. Qulaity Irish and International Film screenings, screenings for schools, workshops, family-friendly screenings, our ever-popular 57 Hour Filmmaking Challenge and lots, LOTS more!
Time: 11th October to 15th October 2017
An evening with Mary Coughlan
Time: 8th October 2017 at 8:00 pm
The Salesman
Time: 3rd October 2017 at 8:00 pm
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