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Upcoming events

18
Sep
2019
Just to Be Sure (Blayney Film Club)

18 September 2019 7:30 pm

Just to Be Sure (Blayney Film Club)

BLAYNEY FILM @ ÍONTAS PRESENT

JUST TO BE SURE

Presented with the support of the French Embassy and the Institut Français.

When Erwin, a bomb disposal expert in his mid-forties, accidentally discovers that his father is not his biological father his world is turned upside down.  As well as tracing his dad he has to juggle his daughters unplanned pregnancy and his aspiring relationship with the sparky local veterinarian Anna, whom, it turns out may or may not be his sister!

Director: Carine Tardieu. Main characters: François Damiens, Cécile de France

Just to Be Sure is the kind of intelligent and rather artful French comedy that doesn’t come around so often nowadays. Tardieu juggles lots of heavy issues with a supremely light touch, making us laugh about what would normally be a series of tragic events…
-Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
 
maintaining a tone of witty naturalism that accommodates some touching moments as well as the broader humor….
-Denis Harvey, Variety
 
…a heart-warming comedy that throws a small batch of fantastic lines at us in every scene, which did not fail to hit home in the cinema of the Théâtre Croisette (Cannes).
- Bénédicte Prot CineEuropa


Tickets €7
Membership seaon tickets are available for all four screenings €25.  Call 042 975 3401 to become a BF@I Club Member.

7.30pm followed by reception (tea/coffee) in The Well.

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19
Sep
2019
Dr Jack

19 September 2019 10:00 am

Dr Jack
Inspired by the photography of JJ Clarke, Dr Jack is the delightful tale of a friendship between nine-year-old Lily and her neighbour Dr Jack, her chance find of his trove of old photographs and the world of wonder that opens when time collapses propelling Lily through a magical doorway into Dublin of the early 20th century. This beautiful evocation of JJ Clarke's world was inspired by conversations and workshops with children now and with people who remember Dr Clarke when they were children 60 and 70 years ago. 

Suitable for audiences of all ages

10am & 8.30pm performances

This event form part of the Theatre Artist in Residence programme for County Monaghan 2019 and is supported by The Arts Council, the Creative Ireland Programme and Monaghan County Council in partnership with Iontas Arts Centre, the Back To Castleblayney festival and The Garage Theatre







20
Sep
2019
The Streets of JJ Clarke

20 September 2019 5:00 pm

The Streets of JJ Clarke
THE STREETS OF JJ CLARKE
Site Specific Theatre Event Supported By The Arts Council

Date: Fri 20th Sept  Time: From 5pm – 8.30pm 
Free Event 
Location: York Street, Barneys Green, Market House

On Culture Night the streets of Castleblayney will come to life as the community celebrates the life and legacy of one of the town's greatest artists, the photographer JJ Clarke.  A number of sites will be reimagined by artists, actors and everyone of all ages who cares to join in.  Old photographs of Castleblayney will come to life as people go to catch a train or trade wares in the local Market House goat auction.   No pressure, but feel free to dress up in Edwardian era clothes (optional).  Above all feel free to have a good time. Performances at Lower Commons, Barney's Green and Market House, starting every 25 minutes, so just drop along! All events free. Conceived and directed by Declan Gorman (County Monaghan Theatre-Artist-in Residence).

These events form part of the Theatre Artist in Residence programme for County Monaghan 2019 and are supported by The Arts Council, the Creative Ireland Programme, Culture Night and Monaghan County Council in partnership with Iontas Arts Centre, Back To Castleblayney festival and The Garage Theatre.

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20
Sep
2019
Susan McCann

20 September 2019 8:00 pm

Susan McCann
International Award winning Susan McCann has never left been far away from the spotlight for most of the last 50 years. String of Diamonds was one of her major hit records, originally released in 1994 and selling over half a million albums. The forthcoming show in the Iontas Theatre will be a unique opportunity for you to hear Susan in fine voice performing a string of her greatest hit songs - ‘The Old Man on the Poarch’ ‘Penny Arcade’ ‘Big Tom is Still the King’ ‘When the Sun says Goodbye to the Mountains’ ’Broken Speed and of course her precious String of Diamonds medleys.

Friday 20th Sept, 2019

Tickets €25


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20
Sep
2019
Culture Night @ Scouts Hall

20 September 2019 8:00 pm

Culture Night @ Scouts Hall
CULTURE NIGHT @ SCOUTS HALL

From 8pm, FREE ENTRY

Íontas will round off the JJ Clarke celebrations with a very special Culture Night Miscellany in the Scouts Hall from 8pm just opposite JJ Clarkes family home! Expect a night of storytelling, music, recitals and craic at this family friendly and free gathering.  Featuring local artists and other guest performers the lineup will be announced in early September.

Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Creative Ireland Programme in partnership with Monaghan County Council.







21
Sep
2019
The Bon Jovi Story

21 September 2019 8:00 pm

The Bon Jovi Story
The Bon Jovi Story details the band’s history from their breakthrough album Slippery When Wet up to their present day inclusion into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. The story is told through live performances of their most poignant and iconic songs, coupled with a series of video montages, and costume/ set changes which replicate the band’s best loved concerts.
 
BON JOVI’S MANAGER LIKES US!!!
On Jan 13th 2019, Patti, wife of Paul Korzilius, manager to Bon Jovi, messaged us via FB to say “the show looks amazing and sounds incredible. Even Paul was fooled by the vocals. Amazing talent!
 
What the fans from recent shows said:
 
“Fantastic show from start to finish..vocals and music were outstanding... had a brilliant eve and certainly will go to see these guys again..surpassed all our expectations.”
 
“absolutely brilliant. My voice was gone at the end of the night from singing along.”
 
“...brilliant from start to finish.”


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26
Sep
2019
One Day

26 September 2019 8:00 pm

One Day
Occupy Galway, the Afghan War, Arsenal, and a house in Cork.

Starring Shane Connolly, Oneday is a look at a single day's news and a meditation on the link between power and knowledge. Probing and frenetic, the show examines our unraveling and chaotic relationship with social media, news outlets and the media in general. It is s a timely piece; a wake for our shared understanding of what's happening in the world today. 
 
Three years in the making, a director, an actor, and a drummer attempt to encapsulate a day that was reported in over 3 million articles worldwide. Can a performer, a drummer, and a writer return us to the reality that inspires the news or is this reality lost forever once an event has passed us by?
 
The show received four stars from the Irish Times, describing it as “an absorbing experiment, both arch and obsessional”. It was nominated for best performance and best production at Dublin Fringe where it was first staged in September 2019. The show is co-produced by Walsh’s longtime collaborators, Pan Pan Theatre.
 
Richard Walsh has been making theatre for over a decade. His work is principally interested in oral culture, speech patterns and performance. Walsh uses theatre to explore the complexity of ideology, and the points where ideology begins to crumble as a clearly defined entity.

€14/12

Tickets onsale July 5th

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27
Sep
2019
Readers Evening: New Voices in Irish Writing

27 September 2019 7:30 pm

Readers Evening: New Voices in Irish Writing
Featuring Sinead Gleeson, Mike McCormack, Elaine Feeney & Ian Maleney and Martina Devlin.

Monaghan County Libraries in partnership with Iontas Arts and Blayney Blades invite you to our Readers Evening event - to promote and celebrate the joy of reading and the authors who fill our days and nights with colour, characters and challenge. If you are an avid reader, an aspiring writer or interested in current affairs then book your ticket for this gathering of minds. We are thrilled to welcome a number of new voices in Irish writing who will share their stories of contemporary writing. We are looking forward to welcoming you to County Monaghan, itself a literary hub for this insightful, thought provoking and relaxing event, but be warned tickets are limited, so get yours today.

FREE ENTRY

Registration from 7pm with light refreshments. The event will start at 7.30pm.

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28
Sep
2019
Joxer Daly Esq

28 September 2019 8:00 pm

Joxer Daly Esq
'From the 1913 Lock Out, to the Rising - and the events of O'Casey's classic The Plough and the Stars - to the birth of a new divided Nationalism, in Juno and The Paycock, we see it all through the eyes of a survivor like no other.  Joxer Daly is an ordinary person trying to navigate the difficult waters of what was Dublin in the period leading up to the birth of a Republic.'
Starring legendary comic actor Phelim Drew, this show is unmissable.
 
Mail on Sunday - 4 stars
 
'Phelim Drew's powerhouse performance as the wild-eyed, shambling figure - Sunday Independent
 
Phelim Drew is convincing as Joxer – the archetypal, gravelly Dub - Sunday Times
 
Phelim Drew is perfect for the part. He is every inch a Joxer, - Irish Independent
 
this play adds lustre to the O'Casey canon - NoMoreWorkHorse

On sale Friday 7th June, 10am

Tickets €18 / 16

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29
Sep
2019
Goldilocks & The Three Bears

29 September 2019 2:30 pm

Goldilocks & The Three Bears
Sing-along with Goldilocks and The Three Bears For the first time ever, the much loved Fairy-tale comes to the stage in an unforgettable live stage production of song and laughter. 

Sunday 29th Sept, 2.30pm 

Tickets €12

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29
Sep
2019
No Borders

29 September 2019 8:00 pm

No Borders

This programme has a series of musical performances and historical talks aimed at encouraging understanding of our shared history and encouraging the expression of that creatively through music, talk and discussion.  In a time of impending BREXIT, now more than ever it is important for us to reach out and extend the hand of enduring friendship to our diaspora in Leeds and other parts of the U.K.  Traditional Irish music is a source of connection, of continuity in a time of change and a shared experience that communities can come together in an atmosphere of shared joy and cooperation.  This event is all about allowing young people from different cultural and musical backgrounds to learn from each other and collaborate in performing together over a weekend music and cultural festival.  This will culminate in a final concert with young performing musicians members of Ulster Scots, Drumlin and Traditional Musicians from Leeds U.K. in a collaborative piece of music together with their tutors and renowned guest musicians from the locality.

 

Legacy:  These workshops, sessions, recital and concert will be filmed and digitally recorded during this weekend and made available as an educational resource and legacy to celebrate the connective nature of music among our different communities and diaspora.


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04
Oct
2019
3 Hail Mary's

04 October 2019 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 4th & Saturday 5th October

Doors 8pm
Tickets €25 / €22


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05
Oct
2019
3 Hail Mary's

05 October 2019 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 4th & Saturday 5th October

Doors 8pm
Tickets €25 / €22


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09
Oct
2019
Shoplifters

09 October 2019 7:30 pm

Shoplifters

BLAYNEY FILM @ ÍONTAS PRESENT

SHOPLIFTERS

Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2018, Hirokazu Koreeda’s new film Shoplifters is a subtle and moving drama about the forces holding a struggling family together. Osamu (Lily Franky), his wife Nobuyu (Sakura Andô) and grandma Hatsue (Kirin Kiki) head the Shibatas, a family living just above the poverty line. When Osamu and his son Shota (Kairi Jyo) take in what appear to be an abandoned little girl, Yuri (Miyu Sasaki), the seams of this brittle and unconventional family begin to unravel.

Tickets €7
Membership seaon tickets are available for all four screenings €25.   Call 042 975 3401 to become a BF@I Club Member.

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10
Oct
2019
Now Thats What I Call Country Music - The Roadshow

10 October 2019 8:00 pm

Now Thats What I Call Country Music - The Roadshow
Now That's What I Call Country Music – The Roadshow
 
Featuring 20 songs from the hit compilation album 'Now That’s What I Call Country Music' and featuring the six-piece virtuoso country band The Wagon Wheelers.

This is a journey through the last 100 years of country music where the audience get to pick which songs are played via a giant wagon wheel of fortune - a spinning songbook featuring the country classics from the ‘Now’ compilation.
There will be full audience participation each night where the audience ‘write’ a song with the band drawing on their personal experiences which they share on the night.

This is a laugh out loud, feel good gig with a history of the country song thrown in. The audience will be dancing in the aisles, shedding a tear in tender moments and will leave with a song (that they have co - written) in their hearts. Now That’s What I Call Country Music!
 
The producer Ian Brown was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award in 2007 for co - writing the world wide number one hit ‘I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker’ and co - wrote the lead song in the long running musical and album series Dreamboats and Petticoats .He has also written  songs for  Fisherman’s Friends, Show Of Hands, Tom Baxter, Jason Donovan, D Side, Pixie Lott, Graham Gouldman, Henry Priestman, Simon Webbe, Drumsound & Bassline Smith and Don Diablo.
 
He is co producer of the new British movie ‘Fisherman’s Friends’ which is out on March  15th 2019.  He  is music consultant for   the new country music film ‘Wild Rose’ starring Jessie Buckley and Julie Walters, which is released on April 19th 2019.

Thursday 10th Oct, 8pm
Tickets €25

Tickets on sale Friday 14th June 10am

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11
Oct
2019
Caught in the Act

11 October 2019 8:00 pm

Caught in the Act
Award winning Comedian, Conal Gallen is bringing his brand new Comedy Play, "Caught In The Act", to theatres across Ireland this Autumn. Conal and his son Rory Gallen have teamed up once again and come up with a rib splittingly, fast paced outrageous comedy that will have you laughing out loud.
 
"Caught In The Act"  is a laugh a minute comedy play "filled to the hoozle" with laughter and craic with a bit of mystery thrown in for good measure! In true Conal Gallen fashion there is always a few surprises thrown in – most of the time the cast get the biggest surprise of all!
 
Conal has kept the well loved Bridie, Willie, Dick, Betty and the infamous Father "Big Mad Micky" O'Reilly and added a few new faces with a certain je ne sais quoi!
 
Three actors playing the part of 9 characters, a hilariously funny plot, a night of laughter and craic no to be missed!
Starring: Conal Gallen, Paddy McMenamin, Jack Quinn
 
Age Recommendation 16+


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16
Oct
2019
Loserville - OLSS

16 October 2019 8:00 pm

Loserville - OLSS
Loserville, the smash-hit musical from London's West End, takes geek to a whole new rock-pop level. It's 1971 and the misfit computer geek, Michael Dork, and his friends are about to change the world. It's just that no one knows it yet. Michael's also discovered a girl, Holly, a prospect (almost) as exciting as his love of binary. If only he had the courage to talk to her! Perhaps things haven't changed that much after all! You would never expect that the geeks would have inherited the world. But they did! Loserville gives us the seventies with a cast of characters that are totally recognizable and a score that's entirely contemporary. Featuring an electric pop-rock score the cast from Our Lady's Secondary School are looking forward to rocking out in a high-octane, no-holds-barred feel-great musical.

Tickets €15
On sale from Sept 30th


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17
Oct
2019
Loserville - OLSS

17 October 2019 8:00 pm

Loserville - OLSS
Loserville, the smash-hit musical from London's West End, takes geek to a whole new rock-pop level. It's 1971 and the misfit computer geek, Michael Dork, and his friends are about to change the world. It's just that no one knows it yet. Michael's also discovered a girl, Holly, a prospect (almost) as exciting as his love of binary. If only he had the courage to talk to her! Perhaps things haven't changed that much after all! You would never expect that the geeks would have inherited the world. But they did! Loserville gives us the seventies with a cast of characters that are totally recognizable and a score that's entirely contemporary. Featuring an electric pop-rock score the cast from Our Lady's Secondary School are looking forward to rocking out in a high-octane, no-holds-barred feel-great musical.

Tickets €15
On sale from Sept 30th


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18
Oct
2019
Loserville - OLSS

18 October 2019 8:00 pm

Loserville - OLSS
Loserville, the smash-hit musical from London's West End, takes geek to a whole new rock-pop level. It's 1971 and the misfit computer geek, Michael Dork, and his friends are about to change the world. It's just that no one knows it yet. Michael's also discovered a girl, Holly, a prospect (almost) as exciting as his love of binary. If only he had the courage to talk to her! Perhaps things haven't changed that much after all! You would never expect that the geeks would have inherited the world. But they did! Loserville gives us the seventies with a cast of characters that are totally recognizable and a score that's entirely contemporary. Featuring an electric pop-rock score the cast from Our Lady's Secondary School are looking forward to rocking out in a high-octane, no-holds-barred feel-great musical.

Tickets €15
On sale from Sept 30th


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27
Oct
2019
Gentle On My Mind - The Glen Campbell Story

27 October 2019 8:00 pm

Gentle On My Mind - The Glen Campbell Story

J and C Promotions Presents

Gentle on My Mind

‘The Glen Campbell Story’

From the Promotions Company that brought you the Highly Acclaimed Carpenters Story Starring Kim Dickinson and such well known Country Acts as The Three Amigos.

J and C Promotions is Proud to Present ‘Gentle on My Mind, The Glen Campbell Story’, Starring Master Guitarist and Well-Known Country Music Personality, Ciarán Rosney with his 5 Piece Band, Featuring such Well Known Musicians as Billy Burgoyne (ex-Daniel o Donnell) and Fiddle Player extraordinaire Denise Boyle.

 The Show will take you on a Truly Amazing Journey with some of Glen Campbells Best known hits, From Rhinestone Cowboy to Wichita Lineman and unique to this show will be Ciaran’s unrivalled interpretation of Glens Guitar Plating Abilities.

The show will also include state of yhe art Video Projection with tasteful lighting and a Full Live Music Experience.

Tickets €25


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01
Nov
2019
Tom Crean - Antartic Explorer

01 November 2019 8:00 pm

Tom Crean - Antartic Explorer
Tom Crean, the intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this dramatic and humorous solo performance by Aidan Dooley.
 
Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s Antarctic explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive the three famous expeditions: Discovery, (1901 – 1904); Terra Nova (1910 – 1913); and Endurance (1914 - 1916).
 
Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against all the elements of the Antarctic, his 36 mile, solitary trek to base camp during the Terra Nova expedition to rescue his comrades Teddy Evans and William Lashly has been described by Antarctic historians as “the finest feat of individual heroism from the entire age of exploration”. He was subsequently awarded the Albert Medal for his bravery.
 
This multi-award winning show has now played critically acclaimed sell-out performances throughout Ireland, USA, Australia, Europe and the UK.
 
“a remarkable and uplifting piece of theatre, gives everything and asks nothing.”
Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent Dublin
 
“This magnificent revelation of a fascinating character simply compels a standing ovation”
Gerry Colgan, The Irish Times Dublin
 
“You will go to then end of the earth to find theatre this rewarding
Murray Bramwell, The Australian
 
An unparalleled  portrayal
Gina Bellafante New York Times
 
www.tomcreanshow.co.uk 

Friday 1st November 2019, 8pm
Tickets €19 / 17

On sale Friday 14th June from 10am

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02
Nov
2019
Defending the Caveman

02 November 2019 8:00 pm

Defending the Caveman

Have you ever wondered why men can't multitask, or why women can’t change a tyre? Wonder no more as the longest running one-person show in Broadway and Las Vegas history, Rob Becker’s “Defending the Caveman” is here to challenge and demystify the differences between the sexes.

Starring the “hysterically funny” stand-up comedian, Tom O’Mahony, the Oliver Award winning show, Defending the Caveman has won the hearts of millions across the globe and now tours Ireland for the first time.

Using psychology, sociology and plain old observational comedy, Defending the Caveman highlights the battle of the sexes – the stereotypical and yet, undisputedly true differences between men and women. Why do men greet each other with insults? Why does it take women so long to get ready? Why can’t men talk about their feelings… And why does it seem that women can’t stop?  Defending the Caveman has become a peacemaker and a celebration of differences between the sexes.


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07
Nov
2019
IDA

07 November 2019 7:30 pm

IDA

BLAYNEY FILM @ ÍONTAS PRESENT

IDA

A young postulant about to take her vows in post-war communist Poland takes a journey to meet her only surviving relative. Through her encounter with her unorthodox aunt and her brief affair with a passionate musician, she is forced to ponder what life she may want to lead in future.
Award winning film by acclaimed Polish director, Pawel Pawlikowski.

Tickets €7
Membership seaon tickets are available for all four screenings €25. Call 042 975 3401 to become a BF@I Club Member.


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09
Nov
2019
An Evening With Johnny McEvoy

09 November 2019 8:00 pm

An Evening With Johnny McEvoy

Johnny McEvoy has always been highly acclaimed for his excellent shows and his recent nationwide concert tour received a huge response from his legion of fans.

This nostalgic evening of 'Song and Story' features many of Johnny's Hit Songs, including Muirsin Durkan-Boston Burglar-Those Brown Eyes-Long Long Before Your Time etc. plus songs from his new album. His songs are haunting, evocative and beautifully presented, with many in the folk and ballad style.

Johnny McEvoy has been one of the most enduring and talented singer/songwriters in these islands over the past 50 years. His concert performance is second to none with songs beautifully delivered in truly artistic fashion with story-telling of the finest order.

This a full evening with Johnny McEvoy. No support.

Saturday November 9th 8pm.

Tickets €30 available at Íontas Box Office (042 9753400) and online www.iontascastleblayney.ie

www.tomkellypromotions.com


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10
Nov
2019
Bosco - Once Upon A Time Tour

10 November 2019 2:30 pm

Bosco - Once Upon A Time Tour
Bosco is Bosco, not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky, lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-year-old who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls.
After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you'll see why Bosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation.

Enjoy the enchanted story of Sleeping Beauty where an evil Fairy-Knight filled with jealousy tries to harm Beauty but luckily she has very good fairy friends. With its brilliant array of characters, lots of fun and excitement through this completely interactive live experience with the absolute magic of Puppet Theatre.

Sun 10th Nov, 2.30pm
Tickets €12 or €40 Family of Four

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15
Nov
2019
NOISES OFF By Farney Players

15 November 2019 8:00 pm

NOISES OFF By Farney Players
Farney Players celebrate 10 years on the boards this year with Micheal Frayn's 'Noises Off'. 

The play takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high risk adventure. This play -within-a -play captures a touring theatre troupe's production of 'Nothing On' a farce in 3 three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening night, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. The play gives us a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from fluffed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage farce which will leave you rolling in the aisles.

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16
Nov
2019
NOISES OFF By Farney Players

16 November 2019 8:00 pm

NOISES OFF By Farney Players
Farney Players celebrate 10 years on the boards this year with Micheal Frayn's 'Noises Off'. 

The play takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high risk adventure. This play -within-a -play captures a touring theatre troupe's production of 'Nothing On' a farce in 3 three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening night, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. The play gives us a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from fluffed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage farce which will leave you rolling in the aisles.

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23
Nov
2019
Preab Meadar @ Tin Church

23 November 2019 8:00 pm

Preab Meadar @ Tin Church
Iontas Arts and Preab Meadar presents ‘Rhythm and Rhyme’, an extraordinary traditional music performance of toe tingling dance songs, that will have your feet twitching and lips humming. This event will take place in the stunning Tin Church, Laragh just outside Castleblayney.
 
Veteran traditional music innovators, Lorcán Mac Mathúna and Daire Bracken, combine with sean nós dancers, Liam Scanlonn and Caoimhe Ní Mhaolagáin, to create a mesmerising conversation of rhythm; between voice and fiddle, and traditional dance.
 
Based on Lorcán and Daire’s  “stunning and incredible” collection of dance-songs, Preab Meadar; and combining with specially choreographed dance steps; this performance presents a truly unique combination of vocal, instrumental, and dance traditions.
 
Preab Meadar is music of newly defined tune rhythms, in new ‘complex-time signatures’. It is based on the poetic meters of ‘strict-time-syllabic poetry’ from a medieval Gaelic tradition known as the ‘Dán Díreach’. From this ancient and mysterious source, a new tradition of electrifying rhythms has been created.  
 
Intrigued? Well wait till you see and hear it! Drawing on inspiration from old and contemporary traditions, and from village dance celebrations which were once common all over Europe; Rhythm and Rhyme will give you a visual feast of toe tingling dance songs that will have your feet twitching and lips humming.

Tickets €15

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29
Nov
2019
Nobody puts Bernie in a Corner!

29 November 2019 8:00 pm

Nobody puts Bernie in a Corner!

Join Bernie Jones on her crazy “Dirty Dancing” themed hen party and get ready to meet her madcap family and friends while you have “The Time Of Your Life!”

Bernie is a single mother to her stroppy teenage daughter and from her living room runs an ironing service called “Let’s Get Steaming.”

When Bernie’s long-suffering driving instructor pops the question she reluctantly agrees and sets the date!

Will she make it down the aisle or will she discover her real-life Johnny Castle?

This high energy, hilariously funny comedy show features 90’s disco classics and some iconic songs from Dirty Dancing!

If you’re crazy for Swayze and fancy a bit of salsa in your Karaoke, then join Bernie Jones for a wild night of fun and laughter and let’s get this party started!

TIckets €21

Fri 29th Nov 2019


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07
Dec
2019
Jim McHugh Album Launch

07 December 2019 8:00 pm

Jim McHugh Album Launch
MY NUCLEAR RADIO ALBUM LAUNCH

Local singer songwriter, Jim McHugh will take to the Iontas stage for his 'My Nuclear Radio' album launch. This show will include a full band line up and will blast out the recent singles 'Marjorie', 'Avenue Road' and 'Everything's Cool', all for which have received repeated national radio play and rave reviews.


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11
Dec
2019
Heart Of Winter

11 December 2019 10:00 am

Heart Of Winter
Christmas is coming and Sally can't sleep – it's far too hot! The weather has gone topsy-turvy. No-one can remember the last time it snowed, or even rained, and her father can't sell any of his umbrellas. To help her sleep Dad reads her a story about the last snowflake.

That night Sally has a dream that changes everything – a mysterious silver spark transforms her bedroom into a glistening, white field where she meets the glowing heart of Winter.

Heart of Winter is Lyngo's magical new musical show which warmly celebrates family, friendship and the good fortune of finding the winter we really need and want…with the precious festive offering of lots of fluffy snow!
 
AGES 3+
€5 (Teachers free)
10am & 12pm shows
For School Group Bookings Call 042 9753401

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12
Dec
2019
Woman At War

12 December 2019 7:30 pm

Woman At War

BLAYNEY FILM @ ÍONTAS PRESENT

WOMAN AT WAR

Halla is a music teacher who leads a quiet, routine life.  She is also a covert environmentalist who disrupts the operations of an aluminium plant  in the Icelandic highlands by committing acts of industrial sabotage.  
When she receives an update on a long forgotten adoption application, she must choose between her activism and her dream of becoming a mother…

Tickets €7
Membership seaon tickets are available for all four screenings €25. Call 042 975 3401 to become a BF@I Club Member

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18
Dec
2019
ABBA FOREVER

18 December 2019 8:00 pm

ABBA FOREVER

THE SMASH HIT SHOW “ABBA FOREVER”

The Christmas Show Is Coming to Íontas!

“ABBA FOREVER” The Christmas Show, return to Iontas, Castleblayney on Wednesday 18 December. Tickets are now on sale at the box office 042 975 3400 and online at www.iontascastleblayney.ie

It is one of the years’ most popular shows around Ireland and we keep getting requests for it, so here goes!

After sell out tours of this Spanish based Abba show, around Ireland for the past 11 years, Abba fans have been asking for it!

SO “ MAMMA MIA here we go, MY MY how can we resist them” Europe’s very top ABBA show, ABBA FOREVER!

Tickets are on sale NOW !

It’s always party time when ABBA comes to town but when it’s the Christmas Show, then that’s a real excuse to let your hair down! This happy sing-a-long event is pure escapism. It celebrates ABBA’S MUSIC with a loud and proud production and terrific audio visuals of ABBA’S seminal moments on the GIANT screen!

It’s the perfect way to start your Christmas celebrations! Bring your special Christmas Party along (Small or Large) and you will have a ball!!

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Their music is the most played on radio stations around the world and the musical based on their life is still packing Theatres from Waterloo (Pardon the pun!) to Timbuktu

MAMMA MIA WAS A HUGH CINEMA HIT AND ABBA STILL ROLLS ON!

It has played to full houses all over Ireland during tours here!

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Abba Forever was formed and is lead by Dennis Scally, a London born musician who has been at the top of the music game for many years.

For 15 years, while based in Los Angles, he was the musical director for The Supremes and toured the world with them. He moved back to Europe 14 years ago and formed ABBA FOREVER.

A virtuoso keyboard player, he really shines at all the great ABBA keyboard parts.

Lead Guitar is Rae Daniel, also from London. Rae has played with various bands and shows down through the years including the London “Mamma Mia” Show.

A feature of the ABBA FOREVER show is Dennis and Rae swapping lightning fast, guitar and keyboard licks, live on stage.

On lead vocals are Lucinda O’Connell and Marie O’Hara. Both girls came through their school and teenage lives starring in Musicals. Lucinda starred in “Jesus Christ Superstar” as Mary Magdalene and Marie appeared in touring productions of “Grease” “Phantom of the Opera” and lots more.

You will not hear better ABBA Voice anywhere. Both girls have Irish family connections and love touring here to catch up with relatives!

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, Dancin Queen and MANY MANY more!

Every favourite is here. Not to be missed.

The finest ABBA voices you will ever hear!

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

You’ll be rockin’ in the isles!!!


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06
Jan
2020
Snow White - The Panto

06 January 2020 7:30 pm

Snow White - The Panto
This coming January, Íontas Theatre teams up with Born2Perform Stage School to bring you timeless classic ‘SNOW WHITE’ - OH YES IT IS!

These shows will run over 6 days & nights, so don’t delay buy your tickets today!

Tickets: €16

Evening Shows 7.30pm, Monday 6th - Saturday 11th January
School Shows 10am, Tuesday 7th - Friday 10th January

For school & group bookings contact Iontas Arts office on 042 9753401


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07
Jan
2020
Snow White - The Panto

07 January 2020 7:30 pm

Snow White - The Panto
This coming January, Íontas Theatre teams up with Born2Perform Stage School to bring you timeless classic ‘SNOW WHITE’ - OH YES IT IS!

These shows will run over 6 days & nights, so don’t delay buy your tickets today!

Tickets: €16

Evening Shows 7.30pm, Monday 6th - Saturday 11th January
School Shows 10am, Tuesday 7th - Friday 10th January

For school & group bookings contact Iontas Arts office on 042 9753401


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08
Jan
2020
Snow White - The Panto

08 January 2020 7:30 pm

Snow White - The Panto
This coming January, Íontas Theatre teams up with Born2Perform Stage School to bring you timeless classic ‘SNOW WHITE’ - OH YES IT IS!

These shows will run over 6 days & nights, so don’t delay buy your tickets today!

Tickets: €16

Evening Shows 7.30pm, Monday 6th - Saturday 11th January
School Shows 10am, Tuesday 7th - Friday 10th January

For school & group bookings contact Iontas Arts office on 042 9753401


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09
Jan
2020
Snow White - The Panto

09 January 2020 7:30 pm

Snow White - The Panto
This coming January, Íontas Theatre teams up with Born2Perform Stage School to bring you timeless classic ‘SNOW WHITE’ - OH YES IT IS!

These shows will run over 6 days & nights, so don’t delay buy your tickets today!

Tickets: €16

Evening Shows 7.30pm, Monday 6th - Saturday 11th January
School Shows 10am, Tuesday 7th - Friday 10th January

For school & group bookings contact Iontas Arts office on 042 9753401


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10
Jan
2020
Snow White - The Panto

10 January 2020 7:30 pm

Snow White - The Panto
This coming January, Íontas Theatre teams up with Born2Perform Stage School to bring you timeless classic ‘SNOW WHITE’ - OH YES IT IS!

These shows will run over 6 days & nights, so don’t delay buy your tickets today!

Tickets: €16

Evening Shows 7.30pm, Monday 6th - Saturday 11th January
School Shows 10am, Tuesday 7th - Friday 10th January

For school & group bookings contact Iontas Arts office on 042 9753401


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11
Jan
2020
Snow White - The Panto

11 January 2020 7:30 pm

Snow White - The Panto
This coming January, Íontas Theatre teams up with Born2Perform Stage School to bring you timeless classic ‘SNOW WHITE’ - OH YES IT IS!

These shows will run over 6 days & nights, so don’t delay buy your tickets today!

Tickets: €16

Evening Shows 7.30pm, Monday 6th - Saturday 11th January
School Shows 10am, Tuesday 7th - Friday 10th January

For school & group bookings contact Iontas Arts office on 042 9753401


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18
Jan
2020
The Fureys

18 January 2020 8:00 pm

The Fureys
Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘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 return on Saturday 18th January 2020.
                                   
The FUREYS have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 42 years, audiences that have included former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Former Irish President Mary McAleese and the late Pope John Paul while Tony Blair has publicly stated his favourite peace song of all time is the FUREYS “Green Fields of France” and President Michael D Higgins attended their last concert in National Concert Hall.
 
The oldest of the brothers, Eddie Furey left home in 1966 and travelled to Scotland at the time of the great folk revival where he shared accommodation with then unknown folk singers Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Alex Campbell. In 1969 with his brother Finbar, he was the special guest for the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem throughout the USA and Canada. In 1971 he moved to mainland Europe where he toured for seven years. Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics has credited Eddie with teaching him his first chords on guitar when they met up in the North East of England while Dave was still a teenager.

Tickets on sale from Friday 7th June, 10am

Tickets €31

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02
Feb
2020
Derek Ryan Concert

02 February 2020 8:00 pm

Derek Ryan Concert
Irish country sensation Derek Ryan’s road to stardom is set to continue with his biggest concert tour yet. Following on from the phenomenal success of his recent TEN tour, Derek Ryan returns with a brand new concert show for 2020. 
 
Derek and his fantastic band (now rated as Ireland’s leading country band) are back on the road to perform many of Derek’s classic hits from ‘Hold On To Your Hat’ ‘Down On Your Uppers’ and ‘God’s Plan’.
 
Continuing to propel to new heights, Derek Ryan has firmly cemented his position at the top table of Irish Country’s elite with his brand of original, self-penned material and country classics.
 
The Carlow man is a multi-recipient of awards for his performances and songwriting including the Sunday World accolade for ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Songwriter of the Year’. But Derek, being at the forefront of this new wave of young Irish country stars, continues to remain ever loyal to his worldwide army of fans.
 
Show time: 8pm

Tickets €31


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21
Mar
2020
Neil Delamere

21 March 2020 8:00 pm

Neil Delamere
END OF WATCH
 
Fresh from a sell-out tour, star of BBC’s the Blame Game, Fighting Talk and the Newsquiz Neil Delamere returns to Iontas Arts Centre with a brand new show.
Time waits for no man, especially one trying to buy a watch. Things always get complicated.
 
“You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic at the Fringe. *****” The Scotsman
 
“One lean, mean, comedy, killing machine. *****.” The Herald

Saturday 21st March, 8pm
€25

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