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Longford Summer Festival 2015

Summer is to be celebrated in style in Longford this year with the ‘Longford Summer Festival’ showcasing a wealth of top quality food, fashion, gardening and artisan exhibitors.

Connolly Barracks

3rd July to 5th July 2015

Taking place in the grounds of Connolly Barracks, lower Main Street, Longford, this three day summer festival will kick off on the Friday evening at 8pm with music by the ‘The High Kings’ . This phenomenal Irish Folk band who have been wowing audiences all over the world with their incredible versatility and multi-instrumentalist skills since 2008. Tickets for the show cost €20, and will be available shortly from www.entertainment.ie and at the gate.

Saturday and Sunday daytime showcases Food, Fashion, Gardening and Artisan stalls from all around the country. There will be dedicated sections for a ‘Garden and Plant Fair’, Food Festival exhibitors, a ‘Fashion District’ with boutique fashion shows, crafts and art exhibitors, and a dedicated childrens entertainment area with 2 shows daily. Cookery demonstrations will be given on both Saturday and Sunday by professional chefs Louise Lennox and Gary O Hanlon. Musical entertainment will be provided by local talents Celtic Chique and Kat Mahon as well as others. Tickets for the daytime events cost €5 for adults /€3 seniors and children under 12, and is payable on the gate.

Evening entertainment begins at 8pm each evening, with a great line up of country music stars, including Nathan Carter who is sure to draw crowds of adoring fans on Saturday evening and Sunday evening giving space to some of Irelands finest female music stars, Sharon Shannon, Frances Black and Mary Coughlan. Full bar facilities available on site.

So come along and celebrate summer in style. Full details on each days programme is available on the dedicated website www.longfordsummerfestival.com so keep checking in for regular updates. Application forms for those wishing to exhibit/participate in the event are also available on the website.

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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