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Upcoming events

14
Aug
2018
BRICK FLICKS WORKSHOP

14 August 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

BRICK FLICKS WORKSHOP
Learn how to make your own Lego movie in this hands-on taster workshop with Createschool.ie.

Our Brick Flicks stop motion workshops make LEGO mini figures come alive! All you need to bring is your favourite Lego character to cast as the star of your own legendary adventure.
The workshop involves plenty of hands on learning, combined with some simple demonstrations. Participants work in small groups to create a set, plan and film a short scene for your very own stop motion movie. When the idea has been agreed they will then film, edit, and record audio for the awesome mini-movie using iPads.

The final masterpieces will then be available on our YouTube channel for you to share with friends and family!

For the benefit of all participants please note that this workshop is strictly suitable for ages 8yrs+ and is limited to 20 places per workshop.

There are 2 workshops planned.  10am and 1.30pm

Tickets are €20 per participant.

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14
Sep
2018
Tommy Tiernan

14 September 2018 8:00 pm

Tommy Tiernan
Aiken Promotions present
 

Tommy Tiernan
A Work in Progress Tour
 
Come along and see Tommy working hard on getting his new show together in a host of intimate venue’s across the country.
It promises to be jam packed with unmannerly notions, chaotic flights of fancy and joyful talking. Get up close and personal
with one of the worlds most respected comedians.
 
“Brilliant & life-affirming. Tommy Tiernan actually makes you proud to be Irish”
The Irish Independent
 
“A feral philosopher king…Tommy Tiernan affects the timeless wisdom of a sage as he stalks his stage.”
The Scotsman

Tickets onsale 10am Thursdy 5th July 
€25


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15
Sep
2018
THE 4 OF US

15 September 2018 8:00 pm

THE 4 OF US
** RESCHEDULED FROM 14TH APRIL. TICKETS FOR THAT PERFORMANCE STILL VALID **

The 4 Of Us
15th Sept
Tickets €15

“Never before have I been to a gig where the atmosphere has been so electric.” 

Irish News, live review
 
The 4 Of Us are one of the most acclaimed bands in Ireland, having been a steadfast part of Irish music history for over 25 years.
 
Blending contemporary roots with rock, the award-winning band is fronted by brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy from the border town of Newry in Northern Ireland.
 
Their truly unique sound has garnered a large and loyal fan base and an enviable catalogue of timeless songs, including six Top 20 Irish charting albums and several hit singles. Regulars on Irish radio playlists, their music has also been featured extensively on American, UK, and Irish TV soundtracks.
 
The 4 Of Us shot to early fame towards the end of 1989 with their debut Songs for the Tempted, which featured the massive hits Mary and Drag My Bad Name Down. The follow- up Man Alive made Q magazine's prestigious Top 50 Albums of 1992 and included the UK Top 30 song She Hits Me.
 
Sugar Island, their latest critically acclaimed album, explores the Murphy brothers' early years growing up in a border town during the height of the troubles in Northern Ireland.
As singer Brendan recalls: “It was a dark time for sure, but as kids we still managed to have a lot of fun. Everyone who lived through that time has their own stories to tell; we thought we’d share some of ours.”
 
This concert will see the brothers in an up-tempo acoustic setting - expect some beautiful songs, both new and old, stunning interplay and great stories from the road.

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16
Sep
2018
Humpty Dumpty's Big Eggventure

16 September 2018 8:00 pm

Humpty Dumpty's Big Eggventure

Humpty Dumpty's Big Eggventure returns to the Iontas stage in this wonderful live interactive all singing and dancing production. Humpty is going on a big adventure to climb the highest wall in the Kingdom, but needs your help!

Sing along, solve puzzles and meet lots of famous children’s characters along the way including, ‘The Three Little Pigs’, ‘Little Bo Peep’ and all the animals on ‘Old MacDonald’s Farm’ plus many more! With amazing costumes, dazzling stage sets and a host of colourful characters to bring you on the journey of a lifetime. When Humpty climbs the highest wall in the Kingdom, who knows what might happen next.

Tickets €12


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20
Sep
2018
Weighing In

20 September 2018 8:00 pm

Weighing In

Dolmen Productions present

WEIGHING-IN

A Play by Ger Gallagher

Starring:  Isobel Mahon (Glenroe, The Clinic) and Rose Henderson (Fair City, Father Ted)

Weighing-In is a fast paced comedy play about life, love and dieting - and how we all need to adjust the scales to find the right balance.

This topical play deals with the modern obsession of dieting. Set in the Easi-Slim diet club we meet the highly driven Pam (Isobel Mahon) and the motherly Breda (Rose Henderson). Both attend the weekly clinic for the weigh-in and strike up an unlikely friendship.

Easi-Slim’s recent new member - upwardly mobile Pam McGowan has cruised into town in her soft top sports car.  Pam has reached her target weight and has only signed up to maintain, and brag about the four stone she’s lost. Breda has diligently attended the Easi-Slim meetings but just can’t manage to win the battle of the bulge– until Pam comes along to power-walk her into shape.

Breda becomes a disciple of the high-priestess of low-carbs and is bowled over by just how fabulous Pam’s jet-set lifestyle really is.  With her low-calorie intake and rigorous exercise regime, Pam certainly lives life in the fasting lane.  In fact, the only part of Pam that weighs too much is her over-bloated ego.  Breda’s gushing admiration for her new diet guru buddy only serves to make Pam all the more condescending and insufferable. However, when Pam’s mask begins to slip, Breda is reminded that things aren’t always what they appear to be. Sometimes, you already have the life you wished for.

‘Pacey, tender and packed with laughs, Weighing-In is a calorie-free treat’. Eithne Shortall, Sunday Times

‘No flab on this weighty drama.’ Chris Wasser. The Herald

‘Infectiously enjoyable’. Michael Moffatt. Irish Mail on Sunday

‘An entertaining piece that will leave a smile on your face’. The Red Curtain Review

Tickets €20/18

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22
Sep
2018
BACK TO CASTLEBLAYNEY

22 September 2018 8:00 pm

BACK TO CASTLEBLAYNEY
'BACK TO CASTLEBLAYNEY'

IONTAS Presents 'BACK TO CASTLEBLAYNEY' a special night of music and chat in celebration of Country and Irish and the significant part played by communities & businesses in and around Castleblayney to nurture iconic talent such as Big Tom & The Mainliners, Susan McCann, Philomena Belgey and Gloria to name but a few.

Sat 22nd Sept, Show starts at 8pm (Doors 7.30pm) 
Tickets €20


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27
Sep
2018
Magpies on the Pylon

27 September 2018 8:00 pm

Magpies on the Pylon
Traveller Wagon Wheel Theatre Present

MAGPIES ON THE PYLON
Magpies on the Pylon is set in a tiny bedroom belonging to Jim, a Traveller father who struggles to cope with the suicide of his 23-year-old son. After his son’s death, Jim has become isolated from other family members and is misusing alcohol.
 
The audience accompanies Jim on an emotional roller-coaster ride as he articulates loving memories of his son, his fears for the well-being of his other three children, the turmoil that has developed in his relationship with his wife, his anger at God, and his agonising questions about whether there was something he could have done to prevent his son’s death. This one-man play is written and performed by well-known actor and playwright Michael Collins.
 
OTHER PLAYS BY MICHAEL COLLINS
 
“It’s a Cultural Thing or Is It” which he has spent the past 10 years performing in venues in Ireland and in the UK this play received a five-star review in the Irish Times when staged as part of the 2005 Dublin Fringe festival.
 
Mobile” Looks at the dilemma of a Traveller man who is matched off to fight another Traveller to settle a family dispute. The fellow who he is to fight is not only his cousin but they are also married to two sisters. The play explores some of the issue of internal fighting within the Traveller community through eyes of Peter one of the combatants who is faced with the dilemma ‘will I won’t I’ fight. Performed in Dublin, Cork, Belfast
 
“Worlds Apart Same Difference” had a successful run in the Project Arts Centre. It looked at intermarriage between a Traveller woman and a black man.

This event is free of charge. Contact Iontas Box Office to reserve your seat. 042 9753401.







04
Oct
2018
Michael Harding

04 October 2018 8:00 pm

Michael Harding
Michael Harding: On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist

Join best-selling writer and raconteur Michael Harding as he reads from his latest memoir, ruminates on the difference between psychotherapy and religion, and relates the story of his pilgrimage to Skellig Michael, in his ongoing search for meaning.

“Harding’s latest attempt to find meaning in life is searingly honest, funny and self-deprecating” The Irish Times

“a spell-binding and powerful book about the human condition, the narratives we weave around the self, and the ultimate bliss of living in the present moment.” Books.ie

Tickets €18

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05
Oct
2018
Further Ted

05 October 2018 8:00 am

Further Ted

Further Ted is a show that brings two of the most memorable characters from Father Ted together for a night of stand-up and musical comedy and a chance to compete in a "Lovely Girls" competition. You don't have to be a girl to enter and the winner gets a romantic candle lit night in for one, a luxury cruise in a boat of your own making and a full set of bespoke rubber gloves.

Joe Rooney (Father Damo) and Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove) are renowned stand-up comedians with a unique take on Irish society. Expect improvised audience interaction and musical comedy. The comical duo are stalwarts of the Irish comedy scene who never fail to put on a unique and hilarious night of comedy. 

“If they don’t get their own TV show at the end of the run, there is something very wrong with the world” The Scotsman


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06
Oct
2018
The Legend of Luke Kelly

06 October 2018 8:00 pm

The Legend of Luke Kelly
The Legend Of Luke Kelly 
Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend.
 
Dublin singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh was raised on Irish music and has been singing Irish folk songs since he was three years old. His performances capture the depth and passion of the great man he was so heavily influenced by.

Over the past sixteen years he has amazed audiences as far away as Australia and continues to perform to sold out shows in prominent Irish venues such as Vicar Street & The Cork Opera House, 
with the regular attendance of Luke Kelly's family. Chris released his own album of original material "Voice Of The People" in 2011 and shortly afterwards performed with The Dubliners for two weeks on their German tour.

He is joined on stage by Joe Finn (Uilleann pipes/Flute/Whistles/Fiddle), Hilary Kavanagh (singer/songwriter/bass player) & Michael Howard (Guitarist / Singer/songwriter)
  
Tickets €22 / €20



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07
Oct
2018
Donna Taggart

07 October 2018 8:00 pm

Donna Taggart
Following her astonishing International success with ‘Jealous of the Angels’ which has now achieved Multi-Platinum status with well in excess of 100 Million streams Donna Taggart is delighted to announce an Autumn 2018 Concert Tour in Ireland. 

Just back from the USA after touring with legendary singer/songwriter Phil Coulter Donna’s distinctive emotional singing style has drawn comparisons with the likes of Eva Cassidy, Mary Black and Alison Krauss.

Although Donna has only recently gained international recognition she is making up for lost time. Her debut Irish and UK Tour in 2017 enthralled audiences and has established her as one of Ireland’s top Live Female performers.

Tickets €26
 

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12
Oct
2018
From the Cradle to the Grave - A Dave Allen Storyline

12 October 2018 8:00 pm

From the Cradle to the Grave - A Dave Allen Storyline

Newry-born actor and writer Kieran Cunningham has taken his love of Irish comedy legend Dave Allen to its ultimate extent, packing theatres up and down the length & breath of the UK from the Manchester Royal Exchange to London's Phoenix Theatre, including the legendary Edinburgh Festival all sell out shows. No stranger to your TV screens from soaps to films, he now takes his one man show “From The Cradle To The Grave” a Dave Allen Storyline, on his Irish Tour and appearing at Iontas Theatre, Castleblayney on Saturday 12th October.

Tickets €16 (including €1 booking admin fee)

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18
Oct
2018
The Playboy of the Western World

18 October 2018 8:00 pm

The Playboy of the Western World
Castleblayney Players present this classic Irish play from the early 20th century.

A young man, Christy, who has been walking the roads for days, arrives in a strange pub and attempts to be a hero to the locals and a prospective husband to Pegeen by boasting that he has killed his tyrant father. There is much humour as Pegeen’s fiancée and a local widow get involved in the romance, and there are twists and turns as Christy’s story of murder unfolds.

Tickets from €8 - €15


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19
Oct
2018
The Playboy of the Western World

19 October 2018 8:00 pm

The Playboy of the Western World
Castleblayney Players present this classic Irish play from the early 20th century.

A young man, Christy, who has been walking the roads for days, arrives in a strange pub and attempts to be a hero to the locals and a prospective husband to Pegeen by boasting that he has killed his tyrant father. There is much humour as Pegeen’s fiancée and a local widow get involved in the romance, and there are twists and turns as Christy’s story of murder unfolds.

Tickets from €8 - €15


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20
Oct
2018
The Playboy of the Western World

20 October 2018 8:00 pm

The Playboy of the Western World
Castleblayney Players present this classic Irish play from the early 20th century.

A young man, Christy, who has been walking the roads for days, arrives in a strange pub and attempts to be a hero to the locals and a prospective husband to Pegeen by boasting that he has killed his tyrant father. There is much humour as Pegeen’s fiancée and a local widow get involved in the romance, and there are twists and turns as Christy’s story of murder unfolds.

Tickets from €8 - €15


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26
Oct
2018
Dirtbirds

26 October 2018 8:00 pm

Dirtbirds
If making the school lunches, doing the jaysus homework and dodging the guards because your NCT is out by two years is sending you over the edge, you are not alone. Come and join the Dirtbirds as they navigate the stresses and strains of modern life in their brand new  comedy show ‘Dirtbirds’ self-help tour’. This rip roaring two hours of comedy gold is a unique blend of hilarious sketch comedy and stand up. Brand new characters take to the stage along with some of the well-known favourites. Don’t miss this side-splitting show from the queens of sketch comedy.

“Their comedy is based on observing normal-life situations and turning them into
very intelligent quips, sketches and stories.” The Independent
 
“Sinead and Sue identify a gap in comedy that women can relate to, they are passionate mothers themselves and have first hand experience of life’s challenges.” The Independent
 
“Irish comedy duo's hilarious tips from the town beauty tutorial will have you in stitches” The Sun

Tickets €18/16

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02
Nov
2018
3 Hail Mary's

02 November 2018 8:00 pm

3 Hail Mary's
After spending over 10 years together in the same nursing home it’s time for Mary O’Neill, Mary O’ Neill and Mary O’ Brien to bid farewell to one another.  It might be their last day in each other’s company but they decide to celebrate it in style!  From nostalgia to comedy and even a few sing-songs it’s going to be on hell of a hooley!!!  This rip-roaring Irish comedy is written by Tommy Marren – writer of ‘It’s the Real McCoy’ and ‘Nobody’s Talking To Me’ – and is a must-see!!  You might not be on your knees praying but with these 3 Hail Mary’s you’ll definitely be on your knees laughing!

BOOK NOW!

Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd November
Doors 8pm
Tickets €22 / €20



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03
Nov
2018
3 Hail Mary's

03 November 2018 8:00 pm

3 Hail Mary's
After spending over 10 years together in the same nursing home it’s time for Mary O’Neill, Mary O’ Neill and Mary O’ Brien to bid farewell to one another.  It might be their last day in each other’s company but they decide to celebrate it in style!  From nostalgia to comedy and even a few sing-songs it’s going to be on hell of a hooley!!!  This rip-roaring Irish comedy is written by Tommy Marren – writer of ‘It’s the Real McCoy’ and ‘Nobody’s Talking To Me’ – and is a must-see!!  You might not be on your knees praying but with these 3 Hail Mary’s you’ll definitely be on your knees laughing!

BOOK NOW!

Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd November
Doors 8pm
Tickets €22 / €20



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23
Nov
2018
Off Your Trolley by Conal Gallen

23 November 2018 8:00 pm

Off Your Trolley by Conal Gallen

Award winning Comedian, Conal Gallen is bringing his brand new Comedy Play, “Off Your Trolley”, to theatres across Ireland this Autumn. Father and son team, Conal and Rory Gallen have written their 4th Comedy Play, and it is, without doubt, their funniest comedy play ever!

“Off Your Trolley” is a rip-roaring, laugh a minute tale of life in a hospital ward! It’s packed with craic, confusion and constant laughter!” Where the story leads? Nobody knows! Not even the other actors some nights, as in true Conal Gallen style he likes to throw in some new lines just to keep them on their toes!

So why not Join Bridie, Willie, Dick, Betty and the infamous Father “Big Mad Micky” O’Reilly as they show us hospital life, as it has never been seen before. They’ll have you “in stitches” from start to finish!

You’d have to be completely “offyourtrolley” to miss this hilarious brand new comedy play from the cream of Irish comedy! It certainly proves that “Laughter is still the best medicine”!

Starring: Conal Gallen, Paddy McMenamin, Jack Quinn

Age Recommendation 16+


Tickets €26 (including €1 booking admin fee)


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24
Nov
2018
Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

24 November 2018 8:00 pm

Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Tickets €25 - Early bird price €23

Zac Global Promotions, bring Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to Iontas Theatre
 
Following a sold-out run at the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin, this fast-paced, energetic production paying tribute to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons returns for a nationwide tour. Putting their charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Sherry’, and ‘Oh What A Night’ the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why The Four Seasons sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
  
With slick choreography, charm, charisma, brilliant audience participation, and amazing live vocals, it’s clear to see why Frankie’s Guys are receiving standing ovations up and down the country.


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25
Nov
2018
Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

25 November 2018 8:00 pm

Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Tickets €25 - Early bird price €23

Zac Global Promotions, bring Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to Iontas Theatre
 
Following a sold-out run at the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin, this fast-paced, energetic production paying tribute to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons returns for a nationwide tour. Putting their charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Sherry’, and ‘Oh What A Night’ the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why The Four Seasons sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
  
With slick choreography, charm, charisma, brilliant audience participation, and amazing live vocals, it’s clear to see why Frankie’s Guys are receiving standing ovations up and down the country.


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