EVENTS

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Christmas Carol Concert

Sun 1 Dec @ 7pm

Church of Assumption, Tullamore

Info: A festive carol service featuring 10 parish choirs.

Cost: €10 under 14’s free. Tickets available on the door.

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Film@BirrTheatre - Capernaum

Tues 3 Dec@ 8pm

Birr Theatre & Arts CentreInfo: Director Nadine Labaki’s (Caramel), Capernaum is a powerful drama, chronicling the beleaguered life of 12-year-old Zain (Al Rafeea). Overcome with anger, when his 11-year-old sister is married off, Zain escapes from his parents and begins a journey that leads to him filing a lawsuit against his parents for giving birth to him. Capernaum stunningly portrays Zain’s anger, determination and courage.Cost: €5 (Friends €3)

Contact: www.birrtheatre.com or 057 91 22911

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Climate Change Exhibition Launch

Thurs 5 Dec @ 7pm

Birr Theatre and Arts Centre

Info: The 12th Annual Common Ground Exhibition. Official launch by Caelan Bristow , Eco Architect.

Cost: Free

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Conal Gallen Caught in the Act

Fri 6 Dec @ 8pm

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info: Award winning Comedian, Conal Gallen is bringing his brand new Comedy Play, to theatres across Ireland. “Caught In The Act” is a laugh a minute comedy play “filled to the hoozle” with laughter and craic with a bit of mystery thrown in for good measure! In true Conal Gallen fashion there is always a few surprises thrown in – most of the time the cast get the biggest surprise of all!

Cost: €26

Contact: www.birrtheatre.com or 057 91 22911

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Mount Briscoe Fair

Sun 8 Dec @ 11.00am - 4.00pm

Mount Briscoe, Daingean (R35 N729)

Info: Annual Christmas Fair at Mount Briscoe. Visiting artisan crafters will be exhibiting also including renowned basket maker Kathleen McCormick, blacksmith Nine Iron Crafts, weaver Seamus Kirwan, Needle Maestro Anne Payne and much loved local bee keeper John Donoghue. If you are crafty and would like to exhibit please do get in touch. There will be a full range of Briscoe's Festive Foods and custom handcrafted wood accessories.

Contact: www.mountbriscoe.ie

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ABBA Forever

Sun 8 Dec @ 8pm

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info; Europe’s’ most popular ABBA show and we keep getting requests for their return. After fantastic SELL OUT show for the past 11 years across Ireland, we had no hesitation in inviting them back!!Cost: €23/21

Contact: www.birrtheatre.com or 057 91 22911

EVENTS Calendar

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Nathan Carter

Sun 15 Dec

Tullamore Court Hotel

Cost: €30 05793 46666

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Yvonne O'toole - A Winter's Night

Sun 15 Dec @ 8.00pm

Kinnitty Castle Hotel

Info: Yvonne will be accompanied by two of the country's most fabulously talented musicians, Irish Harpist - Elaine Hogan & pianist - Dr. Michael O'Brien.

Performing a selection of magical Christmas classics, romantic Irish ballads, long-loved classical masterpieces, providing her own arrangement of contemporary pop culture, this is promised to be an experience that will provide a sense of magic on 'A Winter's Night'.

Cost: €22.50 – www.eventbrite.ie

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Santa's Fairytale Christmas

Sat 21 Dec 11am & 1pm

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info: It's Christmas Eve at the North Pole. Santa and his reindeer are getting ready to begin their magical journey around the world but when some fairy tale villains show up to spoil the fun, things don’t quite go according to plan! Thankfully, Santa has some heroic fairytale friends to help him out but he needs your help too! Join in the fun and find out what happens in this totally tinsel adventure that’s sure to put the Ho, Ho, Ho in your holidays and remind you there’s room for everyone on Santa’s “nice” list! Suitable for little ones aged 3+; Duration: 55 minutes (no intermission).

Cost: €12

Contact: www.birrtheatre.com or 057 91 22911

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George Murphy and The Rising Sons

Support From The Wrafters

Sat 28 Dec

Tullamore Court Hotel

Info: Steeped in the tradition and folklore of Ireland’s greatest folk legends, George shot to fame overnight as a contestant of You’re a Star and a number one album produced by Phil Coulter, his brilliant version of Raglan Road was matched only by the great Luke Kelly.

Cost: €22.50 Available from Reception 057 9346666

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Bosco Magical Garden and Sleeping Beauty

Sun 5 Jan @ 2pm

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info: After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you’ll see why Bosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation. Enjoy the enchanted story of Sleeping Beauty where an evil Fairy-Night filled with jealousy try’s to harm Beauty but luckily she has very good fairy friends. With its brilliant array of Characters, lots of fun and excitement through this completely interactive live experience with the absolute magic of Puppet Theatre

Cost: €11 (4 tickets for €39) Duration 75 mins no interval

Contact: www.birrtheatre.com or 057 91 22911

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Christy Dignam and Joe Jewell

Some Songs and Stories

Thurs 9 Jan @ 8pm

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info: Aslan's extraordinary singer and frontman Christy Dignam and his lifelong friend and co-founder of Aslan, songwriter/guitarist Joe Jewell perform together in this intimate acoustic show featuring the main hit songs of Aslan; Crazy World and This Is. The duo will also perform some very special cover songs by other artists such as David Bowie and Pink Floyd that inspired the duo throughout their rock n roll career with Aslan.

Cost: €25

Contact: www.birrtheatre.com or 057 91 22911

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Film@BirrTheatre - Balloon

Tues 14 Jan @ 8pm

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info: East Germany 1979. The Strelzyk and Wetzel families want to escape the strict Cold War regime under which they live, and experience a world of freedom. They come up with a daring plan…Based on true events, Michael Herbig’s thrilling drama recreates the incredible story of how two families planned to flee to the West in a homemade hot-air balloon.

Cost: €5 (Friends €3)

Contact: www.birrtheatre.com or 057 91 22911

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The Furey's

Thurs 16 Jan @ 8pm

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info; Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs I will love you, When you were sweet 16, The Green Fields of France, Red Rose café, From Clare to Here, Leaving Nancy, Steal Away.

The FUREYS have been entertaining audiences worldwide for over four decades, Including presidents, prime ministers and Pop John Paul II.

Cost: €30

Contact: www.birrtheatre.com or 057 91 22911

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Tullamore Club Sessions :- The High Seas

Fri 31 Jan @ 8pm

Rugby Club Tullamore

Info: The High Seas are a new trio made up of musicians Caitlín Nic Gabhann (concertina, dance), Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddles) and Cathal Ó Curráin (vocals, bouzouki, fiddle) and they have just released their first self-titled album.The band skilfully weave together the colourful strands of Irish music, song and dance into a tapestry of tradition, giving a sonic performance that is both playful and profound, ethereal and brooding.

Cost: €15. 086 1677330.