Athlone audiences are in for a festive treat as Athlone Film Club bring Frank Capra’s unmissable classic, It’s a Wonderful Life to the big screen in the Dean Crowe Theatre on Tuesday December 10 at 8pm.
This moving and beautifully told film is a true masterpiece of cinema. A tale of rivalry and despair at the age of 30, the story finds George Bailey in turmoil, having been framed by his arch rival and torn between his own desires and aspirations, but struggling to always do the right thing. This inner conflict proves too much for Bailey, who sees drastic measures as the only option. In classic Hollywood style, Heaven sends a guardian angel to remind him how worthwhile his life has been and to treasure the good times when the going gets tough.
One of Ballinasloe’s most iconic bars opens its doors once again this week after a notable year of absence from the town.
The Auld Sod is locate in the heart of Ballinasloe on Dunlo Street and has been a haven of entertainment, sport, and good pints over its 70 year history. The bar has been a landmark in the community, and was recently acquired by Anthony Kilcar and Michael Drayne. Both business partners intend to return the bar to its original rustic feel - recreating that old world atmosphere in both surrounding and comfort.
It’s that time of year again - the days are getting shorter; the nights are getting colder, and you’re inundated with a Christmas to-do list as long as your arm. It won’t be long before everything in the house is dripping with tinsel and the pine needles are prickling your toes. Yes, Christmas is definitely just around the corner!
As festive fever begins to set in, on December 15 Mullingar Arts Centre gets into the spirit by welcoming the Christmas Crooners to the stage. Ideal for the whole family, indulge in this night of nostalgia and get in the mood for the Christmas period.