Athlone Castle and Visitor Centre reopens following temporary closure

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Athlone Castle and Visitor Centre reopens on Monday, June 29, following a temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Da 5 Bloods - a wake up call and great entertainment

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

WELL THIS is a treat. A new Spike Lee movie on Netflix. The titular five bloods are a group of Black GIs who return to Vietnam to take back the remains of their commanding officer, Stormin’ Norman, and the gold they buried with him years ago.

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One Tribe seeks to expand creative community in local environs

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

After much deliberation, One Tribe, the unique creative collaboration of the Dean Crowe Theatre, St Hilda’s and RehabCare adult day services, have announced that they will be hosting a live production this calendar year.

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Tuar Ard to host Robert Mizzell’s Nashville Songbook

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Rescheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 22, Tuar Ard Arts Centre will host Robert Mizzell’s Nashville Songbook, a musical and visual walk through country music spanning 50 years.

Featuring all of your favourite songs in one live evening of entertainment, the cast includes Robert Mizzell, Richard Mizzell (Robert’s father), The Country Kings, Matt Leavy and Noreen Rabbette.

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The Dubliners in story and song at Roscommon Arts Centre

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

All For me Grog’, a celebration in story and songs of The Dubliners, originally due to take place on Friday, March 20, in Roscommon Arts Centre, has been rescheduled to Friday, September 11.

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What to watch before we go back to the cinemas

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

CINEMAS RE-OPENING on July 20 - ahead of the original re-opening date of August 10 - is good news, but in the meantime, Netflix remains our ‘home cinema’. Here are my recommendations for this week’s watching.

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Take It To Another Limit summer drive-in concert

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

A date for your diary on July 4 as Take It To The Limit hosts Ireland’s inaugural drive-in concert.

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The Fureys announce Roscommon Arts Centre autumn date

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

As the phased pathway to post lockdown life continues, Irish folk group, The Fureys have announced a live autumn date in the Roscommon Arts Centre.

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Roscommon Arts Centre launches children’s portraiture initiative

Thu, May 21, 2020

Roscommon Arts Centre is working on brightening up Circular Road with a new exhibition of self-portraits by children planned for the doors and windows of the centre this June.

'This is Me' is an open invitation to children from pre-school to sixth year students to draw a picture of themselves for an ever-changing exhibition throughout June as part of Roscommon’s Crinniú na nÓg celebration which takes place on Saturday, June 13.

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‘United As One’ project raises significant frontline funds

Thu, May 21, 2020

Athlone singer/songwriter, Shaun Fox, this week expressed his immense gratitude to all those who contributed towards the raising of significant funds to be afforded to the hospital frontline fight against COVID-19.

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From Mars to Connemara...these movies have it all

Thu, May 21, 2020

LOCKDOWN IS being eased but we are far from out of lockdown yet, so here are some more film recommendations to - available on Netflix - to get you through the coming evenings.

The Martian: Before Matt Damon was on lockdown in Dalkey he was stuck on Mars for a few years. Personally I’d rather be left on Mars for three years alone than lockdown surrounded by the majority of Dalkey residents for a few weeks but that's neither here nor there. This is an incredibly fun film that can be watched by the whole family. Featuring a big cast of great actors and a brilliant soundtrack, this was not given the credit it deserved when it came out, especially as it was a real return to form for Ridley Scott.

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Tuar Ard Arts Manager affords gratitude to Arts Centre patrons

Thu, May 14, 2020

Tuar Ard Manager, Donna Gilligan, has afforded her gratitude to patrons of the popular arts centre in Moate as the detrimental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic resultS in a number of live entertainment postponements and cancellations.

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