West-End smash hit Footloose the Musical comes to The Royal Castlebar

Fri, Oct 17, 2008

The producers of the smash hit musical based on the electrifying Kevin Bacon film are thrilled to bring Footloose The Musical to the Royal Castlebar Theatre and Event Centre as part of a major 2008 tour. Hot on the heels of two triumphant West End seasons and three hugely successful UK tours, the show cut loose and onto the stage in August to kick off the UK and Ireland tour as public demand for the show continues to grow.

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The legendery Chieftains return to Castlebar

Fri, Oct 10, 2008

The Royal Castlebar Theatre and Event Centre are delighted to present a performance by music legends The Chieftains on Friday October 24.

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The Magic Starts Here!

Fri, Oct 10, 2008

Roll up, Roll up! RoolaBoola 2008, the Linenhall Arts Centre’s fun-packed 11th annual arts festival for young people, is on its way with a packed programme of quality shows, events and workshops, as set out in all its glory in the pulsating RoolaBoola brochure (available from the Linenhall, or on the new-look Linenhall website www.thelinenhall.com )

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We Should be Dead next up

Fri, Oct 10, 2008

Next Saturday night October 18 sees the poptastic, hooktastic, girl/boy-tastic. Fun loving, floor-filling, indie-rock bubblegum pop! Of the brilliant Limerick group We Should Be Dead perform live at Bar Ritz (Mulroys Bar) Castlebar. Award nominations, heavy press reviews, and a must see live status are just some of the accolades this irish boy/girl four piece have achieved. Since exploding onto the music scene in 2007. The band’s debut single “Forget Romance Let”s Dance! Made a huge impact on its release in November 2007, landing at number three in the Irish download charts, with the promo video being one of the most requested on popular irish music channels. The bands debut album was released this Feburary in Ireland to critical acclaim. Upon the release of the second single “I Fell In Love With You”, the band were invited to play at Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club, where many hailed them as the highlight of the week.

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Lecture series begins at National Museum

Fri, Oct 10, 2008

Christmas Food Fair

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Book launch and reading at Custom House studios

Fri, Oct 10, 2008

Custom House Studios with Westport Arts Festival 2008 are hosting a book launch and reading from the new poetry collection Points West by Gerald Dawe at the Creel Restaurant Westport Quay on Thursday October 9 2008 at 8pm. Guest Speaker on the evening Thomas Kilroy.

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The Táin by Louis le Brocquy at Ballina Arts Centre

Fri, Oct 10, 2008

Throughout the month of October, Ballina Arts Centre will host The Táin, an exhibition by Louis le Brocquy, selected works from the Niland Collection, on loan from The Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo.

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Plenty of highlights coming up at the Linenhall

Fri, Oct 10, 2008

Faulkner and Daly bring some top trad back to the Linenhall

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Your Christmas party at Hotel Newport

Fri, Oct 10, 2008

Looking for a new exciting venue for your Christmas outing? Give us a call and see what everyone is talking about. At Hotel Newport we pride ourselves on great food in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. This year’s package is obviously customer friendly with dinner and wine packages, included at only €47 per person. So if you’re the organiser and know that Yule Tide celebrations allow for greater scope, bring your party to the Abbey Suite at Hotel Newport.

With tantalising menus in the cosy setting of Hotel Newport, with fabulous personal service under the supervision of general manager Caroline Canny. The hotel’s head chef Paul Moran’s Christmas menu can be adapted to suit you or your group. Dance the night away in the Abbey Suite to the fabulous Galway based band Amazing Apples who are resident at the hotel for the festive season. The group played at Hotel Newport and Westport over the summer and have built a fabulous reputation locally and around the country. Mixing old and new styles, they are the perfect Christmas party band and stay on to enjoy late music afterwards.

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Shayne Ward brings the X-mas Factor to Castlebar

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

The Royal Castlebar Theatre and Event Centre is delighted to announce that Shayne Ward will return for a concert on December 29. Shayne had the privilege of being the first major act to perform in the brand new, state of the art venue. Just one short month after that extremely successful appearance, another show can be confirmed for the hugely popular X-Factor winner.

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Walter Mitty brings the house down at Bar Ritz

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

The Finbar Hoban Presents event kicked off last Saturday night week with local Castlebar group Inverter bringing their own style of covers from ‘Born To be Wild’ to ‘Play That Funky Music White Boy’. Second on the bill on the night were The Rumours , with their influences drawn from such legendary bands as The Jam, The Stranglers, and the band’s excellent single ‘Keep it Going’ kept the crowd wanting more!

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Help create some Roolaboola magic

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

RoolaBoola, the Linenhall annual arts festival for children, is nearly on us again. RoolaBoola is one of the country’s finest arts events for children, catering to almost 6,000 children and their families each year. There are a number of ways in which you can help out. RoolaBoola is looking for adult volunteers to assist with marshalling duties at the night-time lakeside fireworks spectacle Lough Lannagh Lights, taking place on the evening of Monday October 27 (bank holiday) as part of this year’s RoolaBoola Children’s Arts Festival. The festival will need volunteers for a maximum of two hours on the night, and also for an induction meeting on Thursday October 16 at 8pm in the Linenhall Theatre. It is very important that you let organisers know your names in advance of the meeting, so if you are interested, contact the Linenhall as soon as possible.

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