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Secrets of Offaly - Meeting House

The Secrets of Offaly Meeting House is a unique marriage of music, performance and installation by artists Maeve Stone, Tom Lane and Rory Grubb. The project was created in association with the community of Clara and Clara Musical Society and is funded under the per cent for art scheme. The poster below gives dates of performances and installation viewing times

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Can your business tap into the Offaly Film Industry?

Film can bring business worth tens of thousands to an area, with production companies using hotels, catering companies, taxis and restaurants; for instance the recent TV pilot in Charleville Castle saw 130 cast and crew come to Tullamore for 6 days using a wide range of services from local petrol stations to hotels and restaurants. The FilmOffaly Vendor Card will give local services the opportunity to tap directly into that industry for extra business.  FilmOffaly is the first port of call for film productions looking for locations and services in Offaly. Businesses who offer a reasonable discount for their services and partner with the FilmOffaly Vendor Card,  will be in a prime position to gain the film industry’s attention. 

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Open Invitation to Exhibit in the Council Atrium

Offaly County Council is opening up its atrium to become a greater focal point of community and cultural activity by inviting applications from community groups, arts organisations, schools and artists to make an application to use the space.

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Culture Night Offaly 2016 - Funding Closed

Following the great success of Culture Night Offaly 2015, the Arts Office is looking for venues, artists, community groups and performers interested in being included for this year’s selection.  Friday 16thSeptember marks Culture Night 2016 in what is hoped will be the biggest programme of events yet.With performances as varied as a children’s puppet show to a flash mob of traditional music, original and innovative ideas for this year’s programme are sought.

Apply by email to arts@offalycoco.ie (please keep size to a minimum as large files maybe stopped by our spam filter - under 2MB please)

The closing date for applicants is Thursday 21st April @ 4pm.

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FilmOffaly FilmBase 2016 Award [CLOSED]

CLOSED  - We have been inundated with requests about our 2016 Award.  Which is great so here it is... The Award is now open. Check out the link below for full details and forms. Deadline is Friday 3rd March 2016 @ 3pm. GOOD LUCK to everyone.

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Secrets Of Offaly Exhibition Assembly

The exhibition is opened from the 4th – 26th February, the launch of which takes place in Aras an Chontae Tullamore on Thurs 4th Feb at 6.30pm and all are welcome to attend. For more information please visit http://www.offaly.ie/eng/Services/Arts_and_Culture/News_Events/Exhibitions/ or Offaly Arts Facebook page.

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Offaly Arts Grants 2016 [CLOSED]

CLOSED Offaly County Council has now opened its application process for the Arts Acts Grants scheme 2016. In 2016, the scheme’s focus is the development of arts on the theme of the commemorative year. Artists, arts organisations, schools, drama & musical groups, town bands, voluntary community groups (not festivals) are all eligible to apply. Follow this link for more details

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Silent Journeys Kinnitty Castle Screening

There will be a special screening of Silent Journeys the documentary chronicling the life and work of silent movies legend Rex Ingram in Kinnitty Castle Friday November 13th at 7:30pm

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Kinnitty's 'Silent Journeys' Documentary Screening at Offline Film Fest

Following months of collaboration and one amazing day in Kinnitty last August, the people of Kinnitty and theatre maker Ciarán Taylor will come together once more to premiere a documentary of their project “Silent Journeys” which will be screened as part of Offline Film Festival on Saturday Oct 10th at 5pm in Birr Theatre and Arts Centre.

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Silent Journeys by Ciaran Taylor A Public Art Project

The SECRETS OF OFFALY public art project reveals its second hidden facet on Sunday August 23rd in the village of Kinnitty. Theatre maker Ciaran Taylor has been working with local residents to bring their Hollywood hero Rex Ingram-Hitchcock back to the village in a series of silent scenes inspired from his famous 1920's movies

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An Artist's Response to the Offaly Scientist John Joly

Commissioned as part of the Secrets of Offaly public art project (other projects are underway in Clara and Kinnitty), artist Amanda Rice will present an interactive public art work in the Village of Clonbullogue, Offaly on Monday August 10th at 1.30pm, which focuses on one particular aspect of John Joly’s research on the Indonesian volcano of Krakatoa which first erupted in 1883. The project will be launched by Dr Ciaran Reilly of NUI Maynooth and all are welcome.

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Seeking Film Locations in Offaly

We are always looking for all sorts of filming locations in Offaly, we add them to our growing locations database. If you own a house, land, forest, business, factory or school that you would not mind being used in a future film we would be delighted to hear from you.

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OBSERVING OFFALY AS THE CENTURY OF OUR NATION TURNS

Acclaimed photographer Veronica Nicholson has been commissioned by Offaly County Council to document the county during 2015/2016. She will create 200 images which will be published in a large photo book and culminate in an exhibition of some of the images click here to read more.