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New this year

CONNECT CAFÉ

Saturday 3 August / 11am - 2pm

Memory Lane Antique

Hosted by Offaly Local Development Company.

 

Join us for a cuppa and a chat to boost your wellbeing. Whether you choose to mingle with our friendly facilitators, or find a quiet corner to converse, it’s up to you. All ages welcome!

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BACK TO BANBA HALL

Monday 5 August / 7.30pm

Banba Hall 

Step back in time for an evening of Irish

music and song in the unique setting of Birr’s

forgotten Banba Hall! Featuring singers Ann

Hogan and Julie Shanley with pianist Sophie

Ward, violinist Philip Dodd and guitarist Nick

Ward. Semi outdoors, dress warmly.

 

€18 including booking fee

Booking is essential

BOOK LAUNCH - THE ERIN STORY

Wednesday 7 August / 7.30pm

Doolys Hotel

The Erin Story by John Molloy and Shay Garvey.

Compiled and edited by Anthony Dargan, it covers the history of Jackpot Ltd, Erin Peat Products Ltd and Erin Horticulture Ltd of Derrinlough, Birr from the years 1960 - 2010.

WB YEATS IN STORY & SONG

 Thursday 8 August / 1.05pm

St Brendan's Church of Ireland, Oxmantown Mall

Join us for an hour-long programme of stories from Yeats’ life narrated by Denise Leahy as Maud Gonne, interspersed with enchanting and much-loved Yeats poems set to music by Anna Skrine.

 

Free event. No booking required.

Donations welcome.

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DRINK & DRAW

Thursday 8 August / 8pm

Craughwell's, Castle Street

Reconnect with your inner artist! Enjoy colouring in some pictures, drawing patterns, cartoons or whatever you desire. Strictly over 18s / no prior skills needed.

 

€5 entry fee at the door with proceeds going towards the Irish Cancer Society.

THE OFFBEAT ENSEMBLE

Sunday 11 August / 2.30pm

Craughwell's, Castle Street

Sit back and enjoy this performance of popular musical and film favourites. The Ensemble is a late-starter adult string orchestra based on the northside of Dublin whose aim is to give everyone the chance to learn music in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. They will be joined by special guests Birr’s Ann Hogan and Sophie Ward.

 

FREE, no booking required

- Donations in aid of Dóchas Offaly Cancer Support Group.

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