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Goldsmith International Literary Festival 2016 returns for 32nd year

Thu, May 26, 2016

The 32nd Goldsmith International Literary Festival was launched last Thursday evening at Ballymahon Community Library. The festival, which is the third longest-running festival of its type, will take place as usual over the June bank holiday. Founded 32 years ago to celebrate the literary genius of Oliver Goldsmith and to promote Goldsmith Country as a tourist attraction, it has over the years explored many aspects of Goldsmith’s life and work. A huge variety of renowned critics, politicians, poets, commentators, and academics have by turns stimulated, informed, and amused audiences over the past three decades

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It’s all happening at The Snug Bar this weekend

Thu, May 26, 2016

The weekend's entertainment at The Snug Bar kicks off on Thursday evening, May 26, with solo artist Adrian Hyney from 9.30pm.

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Date night at The Prince Bar

Thu, May 26, 2016

The Prince Bar date nights that take place at the end of every month provide the ideal opportunity for couples to enjoy a great night out in Athlone.

Get wined and dined with a complimentary cocktail on arrival and a three-course dinner in the Prince Bar or Corvus restaurant. Following your meal, the Prince Bar will have live music from 10.30pm. Unwind in a relaxing atmosphere while enjoying some refreshing beers and cocktails. The night continues with free entry to the Midlands top nightclub, Karma Athlone.

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The extraordinary life of Fr James McDyer

Thu, May 19, 2016

An Grianán Theatre, Donegal presents I Would Walk These Fields Again at Roscommon Arts Centre this Thursday, May 19 at 8pm. The play is based on the extraordinary life of Father James McDyer, a revolutionary Christian communist who arrived in the parish of Glencolmcille in County Donegal in 1951.

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Outside Mullingar opens in Athlone Little Theatre

Thu, May 19, 2016

The national premiere of Outside Mullingar, by Irish-American John Patrick Shanley, will take place in Athlone Little Theatre this Sunday May 22, and will run until the following Saturday, May 28.

Shanley is the author of more than 23 plays, including Doubt: A Parable which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as the 2005 Tony Award for Best Play.

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Capturing the energy of Uisneach

Thu, May 19, 2016

Tuar Ard Arts Centre is pleased to welcome Uisneach - an exhibition by local artist Sheila Martin.

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Live sport, music, great atmosphere - the ingredients for a mighty weekend at The Snug

Thu, May 19, 2016

The Snug Bar has a mammoth line-up of live sport and music for you to feast on this coming weekend.

It all kicks off on Thursday, May 19, with Jock providing the live entertainment from 9.30pm.

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Féile na Tuaithe - bringing the museum to life

Thu, May 12, 2016

Féile na Tuaithe - Turlough Park, one of the biggest free family festivals in the west, is returning to the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life outside Castlebar, Co Mayo, on Saturday and Sunday May 21 and 22, from 12 noon to 5pm.

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Irish premiere of Outside Mullingar set for Athlone Little Theatre

Thu, May 12, 2016

The national premiere of Outside Mullingar, by Irish-American John Patrick Shanley will take place in Athlone Little Theatre on Sunday May 22, and will run until the following Saturday, May 28.

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Live music all weekend long at The Snug Bar

Thu, May 12, 2016

Thank Crunchie the weekend has almost landed, and what better way to spend your hard-earned free time than chilling and listening to great live music at The Snug Bar.

New bands and old are on the menu this week at The Snug - so why not open your ears to some different sounds to bring on that summer vibe?

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It’s all country at the Shearwater Ballinasloe

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe in association with Seamus Gallagher is inviting you to join them for ‘Country and Social Dancing’, a line-up of weekend events featuring the who’s who of the Irish country music scene, taking place throughout May and early June.

There are a host of big names lined up as the Shearwater aims to turn Ballinasloe into the country music capital of Ireland.

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Centenary commemorative exhibition ‘The People The Land’ at Luan Gallery

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Athlone’s Luan Gallery is currently presenting its second specially scheduled centenary exhibition: ‘The People The Land’.

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