Offaly Independent | Entertainment | Roundup Headlines Latest from the online edition en-gb Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:47:31 +0000 Copyright (C) 2014 Celtic Media Group 77 Offaly Independent | Entertainment | Roundup Headlines Offaly man gets hair cut on ABC show Jimmy Kimmel Live! Offaly man Diarmuid Higgins got a buzz cut live on Jimmy Kimmel this week!

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Photo exhibition on Carrolls for Birr's Masonic Hall A photographic exhibition that’s the result of a 14 year investigation into the history of the Carrolls goes on show at Birr’s Masonic Hall on Friday.

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Short films to be screened in Daingean this week The best of recent Irish short films, including 'Runner’ by local filmmaker Paddy Slattery, will be screened in Daingean this Thursday.

Bi-lingual screenings will take place in Seery’s on Thursday, July 31 from 7pm and admission is free.

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Line up for Sam Keeley's next movie gets even better Tullamore actor Sam Keeley is co-starring with some greats in his next movie.

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Foundation14 to be bigger and better Last year Tullamore’s Foundation13 arts programme held 45 events in twelve venues in Tullamore town centre. This year Foundation14 - now an official arts festival - is planning to be even bigger and better.

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Nationwide to focus on Offaly singer Pete Kennedy Offaly singer-songwriter Pete Kennedy will feature on RTE's Nationwide tonight (Wednesday).

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Gaza awareness event planned for Tullamore pub An event to raise awareness for the people of Gaza and Palestine featuring local acts and poets is planned for Tullamore pub Joe Lee’s this Friday, July 25.

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Sam Keeley to star opposite Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller Not to be confused with the Jon Favreau film of the same name that’s currently in Irish cinemas, the Weinstein Company film Sam is to star in will be directed by ‘August: Osage County’ director John Wells.

He’ll be playing the part of young chef David to Cooper’s Adam, a partied out chef who comes back from Paris to redeem himself with a new restaurant.

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Tullamore funnyman hoping to take Edinburgh by storm Thirty-year-old Shane Hughes from Tullamore explained that he “can’t really tell lies or jokes” in the same breath as outlining plans to to perform his show ‘Over the Influence’ in Edinburgh next month as part of the city’s renowned comedy festival.

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Edenderry's take on the Garth Brooks debacle! Some of Edenderry's finest have penned a song in the wake of the debacle that means country music star Garth Brooks is unlikely to play his planned five concerts in Dublin's Croke Park.

'Bun' and 'Pacman454' wrote the parody of Brooks' song 'Friends in Low Places', while Edenderry's own 'Elvis' Greg Traynor got in on the act performing the vocals.

]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:09:00 +0100 Entertainment
Tullamore woman moved by tragedy organises charity event Tullamore business woman Dee Gallagher of Studio One hair salon was so moved by a recent tragedy that resulted in the death of a four-year-old boy that she’s arranged a fundraising family fun day for next month to support the cause.

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Moneygall celebrates its American links with weekend-long festival Moneygall American festival will kick off in style today (Friday, July 4), with a fireworks display in the GAA Grounds and a performance by the Irish Garth Brooks Experience in the American style ‘Big Red Barn’ at St Flannan’s Park.

Today is also the day the nearby Barack Obama Plaza, just off the M7, will be officially opened.

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Edenderry student organises one day music festival A brainstorming session in February has led to a transition year student at St Mary’s Secondary School in Edenderry organising a one day music event - Cabin Fever - this Saturday.

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Mrs Brown's Boys...with added strawberries and champagne If you’ve been looking forward to ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys: D’Movie’, you’re going to love what Tullamore Lions Club has arranged.

The club has organised a charity first night viewing in Tullamore cinema on June 27, with a red carpet viewing in Tullamore cinema only taking place after a strawberries and champagne reception in the Bridge House Hotel at 8pm on the same evening.

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Classical Sunday a family fundraiser for Birr Special Olympian Conor Next Sunday, June 22, Birr Theatre and Arts Centre will host a very special family afternoon, bringing all the family together for an hour of classical music for the young and not-so-young.

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Charleville Castle hosts 'Facefest' Organisers are putting the final tweaks to a fundraising festival at Charleville Castle that was borne of a desire to meet up with friends in real life rather than online.

‘Facefest’, which will raise money for Charleville Castle, takes place on June 21 next. Performers will play from noon until midnight on the day, with camping that night free to ticket holders.

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Six more acts announced for Castlepalooza Another six acts have today (Tuesday) been confirmed for Castlepalooza.

The six new names will join 68 acts already announced for the festival that takes place at Charleville Castle over the August bank holiday weekend.

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Three Ladies and a Suitcase If opera is your thing, organisers say you should book tickets immediately for ‘Three Ladies and a Suitcase’ at Birr Theatre on June 14 next.

If it’s not, they say you should do the same and “allow yourself to be delightfully surprised”.

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Singing priest Fr Ray to feature in Mucklagh concert line-up A month ago Banagher priest Fr Pierre Pepper won a local Strictly Come Dancing fundraising event. Now Mucklagh has plans to match that, with singing priest sensation Fr Ray Kelly part of the line-up for a concert to raise funds for a community centre that’s under construction.

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WIN: Get your Shake on at ShakeFest 2014 On Saturday 31st of May 2014 Shakefest will take place at Charleville Castle, Tullamore from 12pm. All proceeds will be going towards Charleville Castle Restoration Fund. Overnight camping tickets are available.

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Family fantasy tale 'Losha' comes to Birr Theatre Losha is the name of the family fantasy tale that’s set for Birr Theatre and Arts Centre on Saturday, May 24. 

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Don Baker for Birr Theatre Local fans of Don Baker are in for a treat, as the singer songwriter has included a date at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre on his tour list.

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'Facefest' set for Charleville Castle With social media becoming ever more important in our lives, organisers behind a festival set for Tullamore next month are hoping friends will leave down their phones and laptops and catch up with each other in real life.

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Jiggin' and reelin' for a good cause Do you ever find yourself in a pickle, not sure whether to spend your hard earned cash on a night out or a good cause?

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The Riptide Movement reaches Tullamore They've been described as "the most defiant young band in aeons" by Hot Press and "magnificent and raw" by the Irish Times. Right now The Riptide Movement is getting lots of attention thanks in part to Amy Huberman starring in the video for their latest single "All Works Out". With or without Huberman the band have got the goods however, and this Saturday you can see just how good they are when they perform in Hugh Lynch's in Tullamore.

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