Premier of new Bond film in aid of Ballina Arts Centre

Fri, Oct 24, 2008

The latest James Bond movie Quantum of Solace will premiere in Ballina on Friday October 31, to help raise funds for the new Ballina Arts Centre development. Following the show, attendees will be invited to enjoy a complementary martini (shaken not stirred) at Brennans Bar where an entire evening of Bond themed entertainment is planned.

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Charity Rock Ball a resounding success

Fri, Oct 17, 2008

Finbar Hoban presents .... Castlebars first Charity Rock Ball was a resounding success in Mulroys Bar Ritz on Saturday October 11. In asociation with Karen Conway’s current fundraising for CARI (Children at Risk in Ireland) Finbar Hoban expertly organised a night of musical brilliance with local bands Hot Rock, Mother Black Cap (a little venture away for Kneel Before Zod) and Curlisduane.

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RoolaBoola Children’s Arts Festival is here

Fri, Oct 17, 2008

It’s here! RoolaBoola 2008, the Linenhall Arts Centre’s fun-packed 11th annual arts fest for young people is under way, culminating in a breathlessly brilliant bank holiday weekend of fun and frolics from October 25 to 27. So come along and join in with the magic!

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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 )

For this year’s RoolaBoola, some of the finest of international children’s theatre will be appearing at the Linenhall Arts Centre, with NIE’s brave and uplifting story of wartime displacement The End of Everything Ever, La Società della Civetta’s charming sensory eco-show Droplets, Lyngo Theatre’s captivating retelling of Hansel and Gretel, and Shona Reppe’s magical puppetry in Olga Volt. And that’s far from all! Cahoots NI presents a fantastical flea circus experience, The Flea Pit, musicians Emer Mayock and Robbie Harris open up the world of Traditional music in The Session, Tom Meskell’s The Ant Farm presents a strange and mysterious world of wonder, while Fables, Tales and Tattlers gives a hilarious new take on the world of fairy tales.

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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.

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