Offaly Independent | Entertainment | Roundup Headlines Latest from the online edition en-gb Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:36:21 +0000 Copyright (C) 2015 Celtic Media Group 77 Offaly Independent | Entertainment | Roundup Headlines 'The Furlongs' to be launched by GAA president in Tullamore this week A book on the history of the renowned Furlong family from Tullamore written by fellow Tullamore man Pat Nolan will be officially launched by GAA president Liam O’Neill this Friday.

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Birr women the focus of new stage play A new play about the lives of Mary Rosse and Mary Ward is to be staged at Birr Theatre and Arts Centre on September 7 next.

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Offaly Culture Night details revealed Offaly Culture Night highlights will include puppet theatre, comedy and music, it has been revealed.

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Irish Game and County Fair in Birr this weekend Just when you thought you'd seen the last of the Viking raids in Ireland, they're back. But this time, they're welcome!

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Birr man in Trivago ad band You've probably heard the catchy song used on Trivago's latest ad, but did you know one of the band members is from Birr?

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Clonmacnoise summer school details revealed The second annual Clonmacnoise Summer School will take place at Cluain Ciaran, Clonmacnoise, from Friday, August 22 to Sunday, August 24 next.

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Summer music for 5 Offaly venues A programme of concerts for Tullamore, Geashill, Durrow and Birr as well as St Ann’s Church on Dawson Street in Dublin has been planned for next week.

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Strictly Come Dancing...Goes Country! The cancellation of Garth Brooks’ concerts left many locals disappointed. It looks like the country music genre will put a smile on Tullamore faces after all however, by raising funds for the town’s Christmas lights.

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Clara musician planning motor neurone disease fundraiser Recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, well-known Clara musician Catch Berry is planning a fundraiser for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association later this month.

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'Ailleacht' exhibition to open in Aras an Chontae Local artist Siobhan McCormack is the woman behind an exhibition set for Aras an Chontae next week.

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Sile Seoige to judge best dressed at Kilbeggan this weekend The style will be turned on at Kilbeggan this weekend.

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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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Annual barbecue to be held in Ballycommon on Sunday afternoon The fifth annual barbecue at the bridge will be hosted by the Ballycommon Canal Renewal Group this Sunday, August 3, in Ballycommon.

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'Bubbles for Ciaran’ family day to be held this weekend Prizes up for grabs at a 'Bubbles for Ciaran’ family fun day fundraiser in Tullamore this Sunday will be worth about €5,500 according to organiser Deirdre Gallagher.

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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.

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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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