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Gordon Bennet Irish Classic Run

Gordon Bennett is more than just an expression of surprise; he was an American millionaire, the owner of the New York Herald, and a racer of fast cars. He sponsored a race - the Gordon Bennett cup - a precursor to the first Grand Prix at Le Mans.

2nd June to 5th June 2017

The Gordon Bennett Cup was held annually between 1900 and 1905, and in 1903 made its way to Ireland, as racing wasn't then permitted in Great Britain. 

The location for the race was much debated, with Laois (then called Queen's County) a frontrunner alongside Kildare. Kildare won out, but Laois remembers Gordon Bennett and his need for speed with the Gordon Bennett Vintage Rally. In fact, British racing green was co-opted by Britain as a nod to Ireland's shamrock green because of the country's role in bringing racing to the union.

This rally brings together vintage car aficionados for one weekend only, so whether you want to poodle along in your Daimler or buff your Jag for a speedy nip around the midlands countryside, you'll have a wonderful time channeling your inner Dick Dastardly or Penelope Pitstop.  

film@birrtheatre - Certain Women
Time: 28th November 2017 at 8:00 pm


The Shakespeare Sessions
Romeo & Juliet, King Lear, MacBeth & The Merchant of Venice
Time: 27th November to 28th November 2017
The Shakespeare Sessions
Romeo & Juliet, King Lear, MacBeth & The Merchant of Venice
Time: 27th November to 28th November 2017
Pat Shortt - Hows Tings?
Time: 25th November 2017 at 8:00 pm
The 4 of Us
Time: 24th November 2017 at 8:00 pm
Annual Offaly Heritage Seminar

Time: 18th November 2017 at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
100 More Like These
Performed By Stephen Jones (Red Rock/ Love Hate)
Time: 17th November 2017 at 8:00 pm
PHIL COULTER
Time: 11th November 2017 at 8:00 pm
Hullabaloo! Offaly’s Children’s Arts Festival
Hullabaloo! is in the air! We’re back with 4 mega days of commotion, thrills and adventures. Be amazed! Be suprised! But, most of all with your best vim and vigour, be there! Special workshops and live performances for all the family.
Time: 1st November to 4th 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
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