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19
Oct
2017
LOVERS - Castleblayney Players

19 October 2017 8:00 pm

LOVERS - Castleblayney Players
Castleblayney Players Present

LOVERS
By Brian Friel

Tickets €14 / 12 / 8


“LOVERS” by Brian Friel, written in 1967, is a play in two parts and is comic and bittersweet. “Winners” tells the story of two young lovers, and “Losers” is a play about an older couple. Both plays look at the nature of love and the choices people in love make.

Castleblayney Players are performing “Lovers” in Iontas Theatre prior to bringing the play to the Henri Maurin Theatre in Marseillan, France. As part of the Town Twinning programme Marseillan Cultural Committee have invited the group to do two performances in their local theatre.


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20
Oct
2017
LOVERS - Castleblayney Players

20 October 2017 8:00 pm

LOVERS - Castleblayney Players
Castleblayney Players Present

LOVERS
By Brian Friel

Tickets €14 / 12 / 8


“LOVERS” by Brian Friel, written in 1967, is a play in two parts and is comic and bittersweet. “Winners” tells the story of two young lovers, and “Losers” is a play about an older couple. Both plays look at the nature of love and the choices people in love make.

Castleblayney Players are performing “Lovers” in Iontas Theatre prior to bringing the play to the Henri Maurin Theatre in Marseillan, France. As part of the Town Twinning programme Marseillan Cultural Committee have invited the group to do two performances in their local theatre.


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21
Oct
2017
LOVERS - Castleblayney Players

21 October 2017 8:00 pm

LOVERS - Castleblayney Players
Castleblayney Players Present

LOVERS
By Brian Friel

Tickets €14 / 12 / 8


“LOVERS” by Brian Friel, written in 1967, is a play in two parts and is comic and bittersweet. “Winners” tells the story of two young lovers, and “Losers” is a play about an older couple. Both plays look at the nature of love and the choices people in love make.

Castleblayney Players are performing “Lovers” in Iontas Theatre prior to bringing the play to the Henri Maurin Theatre in Marseillan, France. As part of the Town Twinning programme Marseillan Cultural Committee have invited the group to do two performances in their local theatre.


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25
Oct
2017
TRADOODLE FESTIVAL - MOXIE

25 October 2017 10:00 am

TRADOODLE FESTIVAL - MOXIE

MOXIE

For school bookings please contact ailbhe@iontascastleblayney.ie or call 042 9753401. Limited capacity.

Hold on to your seats, it’s MOXIE! Moxie are an innovative, highly charged, and irresistible young band at the forefront of new traditional music.

MOXIE will bring young audiences on an unforgettable musical journey. Fast becoming a festival favourite internationally, MOXIE have built a reputation for their high energy live performances, brimming with youthful vitality.









26
Oct
2017
TRADOODLE FESTIVAL - THE FAR FIELD

26 October 2017 10:00 am

TRADOODLE FESTIVAL - THE FAR FIELD
THE FAR FIELD

10am & 12pm.

For school bookings contact ailbhe@iontascastleblayney.ie or call 042 9753401. Limited capacity.

The Far Field is an irresistibly joyful musical tale for young audiences infused with Irish traditional music, puppetry and folklore.

One Summer day in the little hills of Co. Monaghan, Lonán the farmer discovers a magical whistle hidden in a hare’s nest. Suspecting that it belongs to the fairy folk who live at the edge of his farm, Lonán decides that the whistle should be returned to its rightful owners. Join Lonán on his quest filled with magical traditional music, puppetry, and storytelling to the enchanted ‘Far Field’.








26
Oct
2017
MARY AND ME

26 October 2017 8:00 pm

MARY AND ME
Pat Talbot Productions Present

MARY AND ME

Tickets €15/13


Written & Performed by Irene Kelleher

Directed by Belinda Wild

 

**Bobby Award Nominated show**- Brighton Fringe 2017

 

Inspired by a true story. Ireland, 1986 and a fifteen year old girl dies giving birth at a grotto. An original and sometimes humorous imagining of a young woman’s search for understanding in a conversation with the statue of the Virgin Mary.

 

"Despite the dark subject matter, this superbly crafted piece wasn't maudlin.”

“A moving and important tragedy.”

THE ARGUS- BRIGHTON ★★★★★

 

*Although inspired by a true story, this is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places and events are the product of the playwright's imagination.


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29
Oct
2017
AONGHUS MCANALLY - Celebrating Christie Hennessey

29 October 2017 8:00 pm

AONGHUS MCANALLY - Celebrating Christie Hennessey

AONGHUS MCANALLY - CELEBRATING CHRISTIE HENNESSY 
The Platinum Collection

Tickets €23/21 (Concession)


Renowned entertainer recreates the iconic sound of his close friend in a touching tribute to one of Ireland’s greatest singer-songwriters

After a sell-out tour last Autumn RTÉ personality, Aonghus McAnally, takes his “Celebrating Christie Hennessy – The Platinum Collection” show on a nationwide tour. One of Ireland’s most beloved singer-songwriters, Christie Hennessy delighted audiences at home and abroad until his tragic and untimely death in 2007, aged just 62. 
In this all-new show, celebrated entertainer Aonghus McAnally brings the Hennessy songbook to life with his uncanny recreation of his close friend Christie’s voice and guitar playing. Featuring all his best loved hits – Messenger Boy, Jealous Heart, Don’t Forget Your Shovel, If You Were To Fall, All The Lies That You Told Me, and the iconic Roll Back The Clouds – this magical evening showcases the storytelling brilliance of Christie Hennessy with 22 of his greatest songs.

Inhabiting the role of Christie is particularly poignant for Aonghus as the two were such close friends – Aonghus even delivered the eulogy at Christie’s funeral. Speaking about the show,
Aonghus said, “It’s a genuine privilege to share Christie’s incredible music with audiences around the country, and an honour to be part of keeping his spirit alive. Music fans want one more Christie gig, and to be able to recreate that magic for them is one of the most special feelings I’ve ever had on stage. Having played Christie before, maybe the greatest compliment I’ve ever received as a performer was when Christie’s wife Gill came to me after the show in tears, saying it’s like having Christie back again.”


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02
Nov
2017
THE MURPHYS

02 November 2017 8:00 pm

THE MURPHYS
THE MURPHYS

Tickets €16

“The Streets of Promise” Tour

The award winning family who penned the iTunes #1 Country Album "Breaking Ground".

Featuring their huge hits "Streets of Promise", "My Connemara Marble Ring", "The Man Who Loved Me First", and "The Empty Room". Their debut original album "Breaking Ground” went to #1, not once but twice in the iTunes Country Album Charts. The first single from the album "The Man Who Loved Me First”, a co-write with Derek Ryan went to #1 in the iTunes Country Single Charts.

They are now bringing their hits live to the stage. This is a concert for pure Country Music Lovers.

This show is cabaret style with unallocated seating.



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04
Nov
2017
HOW'S YOUR FATHER? - Starring Conal Gallen.

04 November 2017 8:00 pm

HOW'S YOUR FATHER? - Starring Conal Gallen.

HOW'S YOUR FATHER

Starring Conal Gallen

"How's Your Father?" is a non-stop, laugh a minute riot of craic, confusion and constant laughter!
It's the hilarious brand new comedy play from the cream of Irish comedy!

Father and son team, Conal and Rory Gallen have written probably their funniest comedy play to date! A B&B! A Landlady! A Priest! A Jockey! A Mystery!

Bridie Murphy opens Bridie's Boutique B&B, much to her husband Willie's bewilderment!
"This is a B&B which has to be seen to be believed!! - Tripadvisor"

With their young, confused neighbour, Dick, having some family problems, Bridie steps in to help! There's only one thing for it! Bring in the Priest!

Which only serves to make things even more confusing!! Its a side-splitting tale of love, deceit, mystery, bad food and a bit of "How's Your Father" thrown in for good measure!

Age Recommendation 16+

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10
Nov
2017
IT'S WINE O'CLOCK

10 November 2017 8:00 pm

IT'S WINE O'CLOCK
Nuala and Noleen proudly present

'IT'S WINE O'CLOCK'

Adm. €16

Grab your hat and come along to the craziest wedding of the year! The show centres around Vera, the farmers wife who is so excited as her only son Seamus is getting married! Everyone is cordially invited to watch the shenanigans which unfold on this special day. With the Winebulance providing the drink, the band 'Keep er Lit' keeping everyone on the dance floor. Not to mention the other special guests, the farmers -Pat and Eamon the Bridesmaids, the Yummy Mummies, the Grannies, and of course Nuala and Noleen always looking for love. This production has proved to be a rip roaring, laugh out loud, feel good tonic. 

Tick tock, It's Wine O'Clock!



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11
Nov
2017
TURNING MAMMY

11 November 2017 8:00 pm

TURNING MAMMY
TURNING MAMMY
Tickets €18/16 (concession)

Beezneez Theatre Company, one of Ireland’s most popular touring companies, visit Iontas with the hugely successful John McDwyer comedy (with a few serious bits), Turning Mammy.  Castleblaney audiences will be familiar with McDwyer’s work from Unforgiven, Lovely Leitrim and An Ordinary Man. Now on its third national tour, Turning Mammy has won the hearts of audiences all over Ireland with its mix of madness and melancholy as we follow the lives of sisters, Mary and Martha and their lovelorn neighbour, Ambrose as they seek love and contentment while none search in the right place.  Featuring Eileen Murphy, Valerie Traynor and Peadar Conway and directed by the author, Turning Mammy has had audiences laughing and crying for over two years and is an evening of joyous theatre which should not be missed



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12
Nov
2017
SNOW WHITE AND BOSCO'S GARDEN

12 November 2017 2:30 pm

SNOW WHITE AND BOSCO'S GARDEN

PAULA LAMBERT PUPPET THEATRE PRESENTS
SNOW WHITE AND BOSCO'S GARDEN

SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UP TO AGE 10

Join us for this beautiful production of Cinderella filled with puppets, colourful sets and exquisite lighting. Still a firm favourite with children and adults alike, Bosco will make a nostalgic appearance in the show. With lots of interactive fun, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see Bosco live! From its earliest beginning the Lambert family has been involved with RTÉ TV, working the hugely popular series Wanderly Wagon featuring the late Eugene Lambert and Judge. Paula Lambert was the Bosco voice on TV for seventeen years and indeed Bosco is still a firm favourite with the younger children and will make a nostalgic appearance in the opening part of the show.

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17
Nov
2017
FUNNY MONEY - Farney Players

17 November 2017 8:00 pm

FUNNY MONEY - Farney Players
Farney Players present
FUNNY MONEY

Tickets €14/12

What would you do if you picked up the wrong briefcase on your way home from the office? Take it the police, of course. But what if the briefcase contained nearly a million pounds in used banknotes? Well, what Henry Perkins did - ! Suffice to say that Henry’s wife ends up with a nervous breakdown, Henry ends up with his best friend’s wife, and a drug dealer ends up with Henry’s briefcase. There are also two policemen and a taxi driver whose lives will never be the same again. Farney Players once again prove that laughter is the best medicine.


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18
Nov
2017
FUNNY MONEY - Farney Players

18 November 2017 8:00 pm

FUNNY MONEY - Farney Players
Farney Players present
FUNNY MONEY

Tickets €14/12

What would you do if you picked up the wrong briefcase on your way home from the office? Take it the police, of course. But what if the briefcase contained nearly a million pounds in used banknotes? Well, what Henry Perkins did - ! Suffice to say that Henry’s wife ends up with a nervous breakdown, Henry ends up with his best friend’s wife, and a drug dealer ends up with Henry’s briefcase. There are also two policemen and a taxi driver whose lives will never be the same again. Farney Players once again prove that laughter is the best medicine.


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23
Nov
2017
CHRISTY MOORE SOLD OUT

23 November 2017 8:00 pm

CHRISTY MOORE SOLD OUT

CHRISTY MOORE


Tickets €40.


We are delighted to announce that one of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever seen, Christy Moore performs in Íontas Theatre, Castleblayney for the very first time this November. 
Get your tickets early before they are all snapped up!


Please Note that our Box Office is closed from 6pm Friday 4th August until 9am Tuesday morning. However, you can still purchase tickets online over the Bank Holiday weekend.


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24
Nov
2017
CHRISTY MOORE SOLD OUT

24 November 2017 8:00 pm

CHRISTY MOORE SOLD OUT

CHRISTY MOORE


Tickets €40.


We are delighted to announce that one of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever seen, Christy Moore performs in Íontas Theatre, Castleblayney for the very first time this November. 
Get your tickets early before they are all snapped up!


Please Note that our Box Office is closed from 6pm Friday 4th August until 9am Tuesday morning. However, you can still purchase tickets online over the Bank Holiday weekend.


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25
Nov
2017
PHIL COULTER

25 November 2017 8:00 pm

PHIL COULTER
PHIL COULTER - PURE GOLD.

Tickets €27/25

“Pure Gold” was how a U.S. Critic recently described a Phil Coulter show.  It struck a chord with the man himself.  “It seemed to tick a lot of boxes” said Phil, so he hi-jacked the title for his new show and album.

Phil’s long career as a songwriter, producer and recording artiste has been recognised over the years with so many gold discs that the theme is totally appropriate.

Very few in the music business can boast of having chart entries in every decade since the sixties.  Even fewer can match the range of Phil’s output – from Eurovision winners to folk classics, from tender ballads to sporting anthems, from Luke Kelly to Elvis Presley!

His new show, Pure Gold, will feature Phil’s personal favourites as he trawls through his 50 years of creativity.   A he says himself, “It will be a different and interesting collection – some of the big hits alongside some that I thought should have been hits!   Some songs that meant a lot to my bank manager as well as some that simply meant a lot to me”

Pure Gold will tour the country extensively, North and South, throughout November and December.   An original retrospective on the work of one of our  finest, it’s a show for every lover of good music.


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03
Dec
2017
HANSEL & GRETEL

03 December 2017 2:30 pm

HANSEL & GRETEL
Lyngo Theatre presents

HANSEL & GRETEL

Suitable for children 4+

Tickets: €7 / €25 (family of 4)

A musical theatre version of this classic brother and sister tale of adventure and magic where we’ll have you humming along throughout and cheering as the witch slides down into our flaming oven.

Is hunger stronger than love? In this story it seems to be as the poor woodsman’s empty stomach goes to his head, he gives in to the bony step-mother and they leave Hansel and Gretel in the forest, not just once but twice and the second time there won’t be any moonstones to follow back home. Instead they follow their noses to the sugary heart of the forest where the witches are waiting. Hansel and Gretel’s musical journey takes them from a house with empty cupboards and a step-mother who doesn’t like children to a house made of sweets and someone who just loves children – on toast! 

Lyngo serve up a musical theatre treat with their own special recipe of multi-roled performances, captivating songs and beautiful imagery.




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07
Dec
2017
ABBA FOREVER

07 December 2017 8:00 pm

ABBA FOREVER
Tommy Swarbrigg presents
ABBA FOREVER

Tickets €21/19

“ABBA FOREVER” The Christmas Show, comes to Iontas for the very first time on Thursday 7th December. The show has been touring Ireland in December for the past 8 years to sell-out audiences. This is one of the best loved shows ever and demand for tickets will be bit, so get them FAST!!

From “Waterloo (Again)” to “Dancing Queen” Expect a dazzling, fantastic performance including the most iconic hits, Mamma Mia, S.O.S, Money, Money Money, The Winner Takes All, Gimme Gimme, Gimme and many MANY more!

Every favourite is here. This is an unmissable show and the very best Christmas Party night you will find ANYWHERE!!!

Get your glad rags on, brush up on the lyrics, don the dancing boots and come to the best party in town!


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08
Dec
2017
EIMEAR QUINN

08 December 2017 8:00 pm

EIMEAR QUINN

EIMEAR QUINN

Tickets €22/20

Listen.... you could hear a pin drop. Such was the reaction when Ryan Tubridy invited Eimear to sing 'O Holy Night' on his radio show in the run up to Christmas. Eimear's version of this ever-popular carol has since become synonymous with the season.

In this intimate a spiritual night, Eimear will bring her own special rendition of Christmas songs and carols to Iontas for a memorable musical experience where her ethereal voice will blend beautifully with String Quartet & Guitar. Allow yourself to sit back and let the hustle and bustle fade away. The Christmas season begins right here, so let your spirit be moved!

A beautiful woman with a cherub’s voice that floats in an ethereal cloud of it’s own making- The Sunday Independent


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13
Jan
2018
THE FUREYS

13 January 2018 8:00 pm

THE FUREYS
THE FUREYS

Tickets €26

As part of their 40th Anniversary tour, Irish Legends the FUREYS return for another great night of Music, songs and stories.
 
Hear them sing their timeless classics including ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields of France’, ‘The old man’, ‘Red rose café’, ‘From Clare to here’, ‘Her father didn’t like me anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal away’ etc plus songs from their new CD ‘The Times they are a changing’
           
Their emotive songs stir many emotions….tears and laughter, sadness and joy.
 
http://www.thefureys.com/


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19
Jan
2018
DECLAN NEARNEY

19 January 2018 8:00 pm

DECLAN NEARNEY
DECLAN NEARNEY

Tickets €25


Declan Nerney is an Irish singer of the Country and Irish genre. Born in the town of Drumlish in County Longford he started at the age of 16 in local band the "The Hi-Lows". His big break came with his autobiographical song "The Marquee in Drumlish".
 
He has a huge following and charts on a regular basis not only in Ireland but in Scotland and England and his recordings are sought worldwide. His work has extensive airplay on stations that feature the Country and Irish genre.



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26
Jan
2018
SHARON SHANNON

26 January 2018 8:00 pm

SHARON SHANNON
SHARON SHANNON

Tickets €22


Sharon Shannon the button accordion player from Co Clare,Ireland has recorded and toured with a who's who of the Irish and Global Music Industry, including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine ,Steve Earle, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss and Shane MacGowan.
 
Her 12 studio recorded albums to date have all been very different and groundbreaking mixing traditional Irish with reggae, country, Native American, bluegrass, rap, dance, African, French Canadian. The genre-defying star has had multi-platinum album sales and has had several number one albums, singles and DVDs in her home country. Her album Galway Girl went 4 times platinum in Ireland with the title track winning her the Meteor award two years running for the most downloaded song.
 
Sharon grew up in a rural community and was part of a family that all play musical instruments and traditional Irish music. However, her career took a massive upward trajectory when in the late 80s she was asked to joined the seminal rock band The Waterboys. Her first show with that band to an audience of 50,000, was the on main stage at perhaps the most well-known music festival on earth-Glastonbury. Her subsequent debut album was released worldwide and was to become the biggest selling record by a traditional artiste in Ireland.
 
She has entertained US Presidents Clinton at the White House and Obama in Dublin and Irish Presidents Robinson and MacAleese on presidential visits to Poland and Australia respectively. She recently accompanied Irish president Michael D. Higgins on his official tour of China Among the many awards she has received including Hot Press and Meteor Awards, she also celebrates being the youngest ever recipient of the Meteor Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
Sharon is also a passionate animal lover and does a lot of voluntary work and fundraising for various animal rescues. In March 2017, Sharon released her 10th studio album Sacred Earth. A ground breaking album once again from Sharon. Produced by Justin Adams, this album mixes Irish music with African and blues and features celebrated African Musicians Abass Dodoo and Seikou Keita as well as special guests including Finbar Furey and Alyra Rose.
 
A vegetarian for many years, Sharon recently adopted the vegan diet and has launched a vegan brand called’ Sharon Shannons Garden of Vegan’. This was spearheaded by a vegan food truck which will be seen at over 30 Festivals in Ireland and the UK during 2017.
 
www.sharonshannon.com


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27
Jan
2018
PAT SHORTT - How's Tings?

27 January 2018 8:00 pm

PAT SHORTT - How's Tings?

PAT SHORTT How's Tings?

Adm €29.

Fresh from the success of his award-winning show, Selfie (“Dangerously funny.” - onstageblog.com, New York) Pat Shortt returns with a brand new show called How’s Tings? In a night of music and mayhem, Ireland’s most popular comedian explores all sorts of tings. Big tings and little tings. Personal tings and tings that are not so personal. Important international tings and tings that only affect the parish. In Shortt, it’s a funny show about tings.



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24
Mar
2018
NEIL DELAMERE - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner

24 March 2018 8:00 pm

NEIL DELAMERE - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pensioner
NEIL DELAMERE

Tickets €25


One day Neil’s dad asked him to help deliver the Meals on Wheels. He agreed.  Little did they know that their lives would never be the same again. 
Except for the bits of their lives that didn’t change.
“You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe." ***** The Scotsman
“One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine. *****.” The Herald



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