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Penny Royal Tea - Nivarna Tribute

Sat 18 June

Joe Lees Tullamore


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Summer Camp - School of Rock

Mon 16 to Fri 27 July – REGISTRATION BY 2ND JULY

Birr Theatre and Arts Centre

Info: Calling all rock stars! The 13th Annual School of Rock, facilitated by Darragh Molloy, is now enrolling. This course will give intensive training in writing and performing your own and other well-known songs. It will also provide training in various aspects of the music business including copyright, publishing, the recording process, voice training and instrument tuition. Anyone interested in participating should have at least a basic knowledge of an instrument (guitar, drums, bass, voice). All participants must complete a Registration Form which is available from Box Office. To Guarantee Your Place – Registration is due by Monday 2 July 5pm. Age 14 – 19yrs.

Cost: : €80 each; 2 siblings €75 each; 3 siblings €70 each

Contact: : or 057 9122911

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Birr Comedy Weekend

Fri 29 June to Sun 1 July

Birr Co. Offaly

Info: Headline acts and much more! Keep up to date with announcements on The Chestnut Facebook page or Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Cost: Check online for details

Contact: or

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Summer Camps - Aidan's Art Academy

Mucklagh Community Centre - 14 – 18: August 10am - 2:30pm

Ages: 6-12

Info: Facilitated by Aidan Byrne. Craft activities: Mosaics, 3d sculpture, Clay Modelling, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Colour exercises, fun games.

Cost: €75 with discount for siblings

Contact: Aidan 087 1375415 or

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Summer Camp - Starcamp

Mon 2 – Fri July 6

Mon 13 – Fri Aug 17

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Info: : Each day, children get to experience the perfect balance of singing, dancing and acting with camp games & activities, arts & crafts, kids news reporting, fun masterclasses and so much more. STARCAMP Summer Camps are renowned for their core ethos of building children’s self-esteem and confidence (and the children love the little surprises thrown in throughout the week too).

Contact: Book direct at: 021-4377900 or

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Summer Camp - Midland Drama Schools

2 – 6 July

Tullamore Rugby Club

Info: Performing Arts Camp in Dance Drama and Song

Junior Camp 3-7 yrs old – 9.30am – 3pm daily (€65)

Senior Camp 8 – 16yrs – 9.30am – 4pm daily (€75)

Contact: or call 087 2924719

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Summer Camp - Shockwaves 4-16 yrs

23 – 27 July @ 10am – 1.30pm

Rhode Community Centre

Info: Hip Hop, Jazz, Arts & Crafts, Musical Theatre, Singing, Drama

Contact: Sharon on 089 2275725 Limited spaces

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Castlepalooza Music & Arts Festival

Fri 3 Aug to Sunday 5 Aug

Charleville Castle Tullamore

Info: Castlepalooza is a three day Music & arts festival, held in one of Ireland’s most stunning festival locations; Charleville Castle, Tullamore Co. Offaly. Located in a medieval castle nestled in amongst Ireland’s oldest primordial oak woods, its atmosphere is like no other. Castlepalooza is renowned for putting on a unique boutique festival bringing together an eclectic mix of homegrown and international music acts; top comedians; energising workshops and above all – unrivalled festival fun.

Cost: €49 - €149

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