Category: Exhibition

Heritage Walk

On Saturday, several notable locals will lead a short field trip to places associated with Anthony Trollope and Charlotte Brontë, the two great Victorian writers associated with Banagher.

The meeting point for this event is outside Charlotte’s Way Guesthouse at the top of the Hill, Banagher at 5.30p.m. After visiting St.Paul’s Church participants will move by car to look at the four Napoleonic fortifications built in the early Nineteenth Century to defend Banagher Bridge against the anticipated arrival of French invaders. These include Fort Eliza, the Bridge Barracks, the Martello Tower and Cromwell’s Castle.

World War One Exhibition and Talk

An exhibition entitled Banagher’s War Dead & Banagher in 1914 – 18, curated by Caitríona O’Meara and Doreen McGouran will be on display in the Long Room, in Crank House, over the weekend.

On Saturday afternoon at 3p.m. Steven Callaghan, local historian and authority on Birr’s military history and graveyards, will deliver an illustrated talk in Crank House. Steven’s talk will focus on Banagher’s experience in the First World War.

Offaly Crafty Art and Craft Exhibition

‘Connecting with Nature’ – Art and Craft Exhibition by Offaly Crafty at Crank House, Banagher, 9th to 17th July 2015.

An exhibition of art and craft by members of Offaly Crafty will form one of the attractions at the inaugural ‘That Beats Banagher Festival’. The exhibition takes place in Crank House from Thursday 9th to Friday 17th July. The theme of the exhibition recognises the marvellous nature of the surrounding environment through a selection of visual art and locally produced craft pieces. The exhibition will be formally launched by Mr. Stephen Ferguson, Assistant Secretary of An Post and Curator of the G.P.O. museum, as part of the official opening of the festival at 6.30 pm on Thursday 9th July.

Ms. Rosemarie Langtry, honorary secretary of Offaly Crafty, says “Eleven of our members have come together to produce this exhibition. We are delighted to have this opportunity to showcase examples of our work”. Rosemarie added that Offaly Crafty members appreciate the support of the organisers of the festival in Banagher, andwe wish all involved with the inaugural running of That Beats Banagher Festival every success. The exhibition is open to the public from 10am to 5pm weekdays and from 12 noon to 6pm at the weekend.

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