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Festival Francais de Portarlington

Fancy a visit to the Paris of the Midlands? If so, make the trip during the Portarlington French Festival, or as you should say in the spirit of proceedings, Festival Francais de Portarlington.

Portarlington

7th July to 10th July 2017

Fancy a visit to the Paris of the Midlands? If so, make the trip during the Portarlington French Festival, or as you should say in the spirit of proceedings, Festival Francais de Portarlington.

During the 17th century, this market town was a place where French, as opposed to Irish or English, was spoken, thanks to an influx of French Huguenot refugees. Their legacy lives on in beautiful Huguenot style homes and landmarks like St Paul's French Church, Arlington House, Lea Castle and Emo Court House.

The festival is an excuse for everyone in the town to contract French fever. Irish and French standards hang everywhere and the World Snail Eating Competition separates the brave from the bewildered. With arts, theatre, street entertainment, music, dance, and sports, there's something to everyone's tastes...even if you're not a fan of l'escargot.

Celebrate the strange and wonderful history of Portarlington. You'll be left thinking je ne regrette rien, promise.  

HULLABALOO! OFFALY'S CHILDREN'S ART FESTIVAL
This joyous artistic shout-out to children from 2 to 12 years old.The 4-day festival programme includes fun-filled workshops in music, crafts, dance, theatre and storytelling along with live entertainment across four magic and memorable days.
Time: 28th October to 31st October 2018


Joey Telescope – Birr Stage Guild
This highly innovative and original theatre piece tells of the present-day activities of a teenage boy, who, through his obsession with his enchanted telescope accesses, not just the night sky above, but also sees into the past.
Time: 26th October at 8:00 pm to 28th October 2018
HULLABALOO! OFFALY'S CHILDREN'S ART FESTIVAL
This joyous artistic shout-out to children from 2 to 12 years old.The 4-day festival programme includes fun-filled workshops in music, crafts, dance, theatre and storytelling along with live entertainment across four magic and memorable days.
Time: 28th October to 31st October 2018
Joey Telescope – Birr Stage Guild
This highly innovative and original theatre piece tells of the present-day activities of a teenage boy, who, through his obsession with his enchanted telescope accesses, not just the night sky above, but also sees into the past.
Time: 26th October at 8:00 pm to 28th October 2018
Mend & Makedo Theatre Company presents - The Mental
This is the third play in John MacKenna's Barrow Trilogy (Lucinda Sly in 2014; Corner Boys in 2016). The Mental is a heartwarming, beautiful and life enhancing play about one man's courage, love and belief.
Time: 20th October 2018 at 8:00 pm
National Women in Enterprise Day
The Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) of Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath will be jointly hosting an event to mark the day in the Backstage Theatre, Farneyhoogan, Longford.
Time: 18th October 2018
The Bronte Sisters – No Coward Soul
Lecture by Fidlema Mahon MA English, NUI Maynooth. To celebrate the lives of the Bronte sisters, nineteenth century literary family and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Emily Bronte
Time: 17th October 2018 at 6:30 pm
Center Parcs recruitment information days
Center Parcs announced that it will host two public recruitment information days for prospective employees..
Time: 12th October at 10:00 am to 13th October 2018 at 4:00 pm
Taste of the Lakelands Food Festival
Third annual festival, which is always a great day out for all the family.
Time: 6th October to 7th October 2018
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