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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.  

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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


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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
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Time: 18th October 2018
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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
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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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