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Live Music in the Square, Banagher – Friday 13th

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Michaela Keenaghan preforming ‘Wuthering Heights’

There will be a treat of homegrown live music in the square, Banagher on Friday 13th May.

Come along and join the fun from 7pm to 10pm.

All Welcome!

 

 

Performers include:

Little White Lies
1st & 2nd years Coláiste Na Sionna, Banagher
Michaela Keenaghan
Comhaltas
Emmet Cox

MC for the evening:  Tadhg Cox

Aine Cox accompanied by Tadhg Cox

Aine Cox accompanied by Tadhg Cox

Charlotte Bronte’s 200th – Guest Readers and Soloists

To celebrate ‘The Miscellany for Charlotte’ we were honoured to have a selection of guest readers and performers:

MISCELLANY FOR CHARLOTTE PROGRAMME

A welcome by The Reverend Patrick Towers and the Reverend Kenneth Kearon, Bishop of Limerick, Killaloe & Clonfert

Reader : Olivia Murray The Rocky Road to the Altar
Soloist : Josephine Martin Ode to Joy ( Beethoven )

Reader : Frances Browner Reader I Married Him
Soloist : Michaela Keenaghan Wuthering Heights

Reader : Cora Stronge Smith When thou sleepest, lulled in night (Charlotte Brontë)
Reader : James Scully Arthur’s Return to Banagher
Soloist : Josephine Martin Oft in the Stilly Night (Thomas Moore)

Reader : Eileen Casey Flow
Soloist : Áine Cox The Town I Left Behind

Soloist : Michaela Keenaghan The Cherished Children of 1916.

Festival Launch: George Smith
Unveiling of churchyard plaque – Reverend Kenneth Kearon, Bishop of Limerick, Killaloe & Clonfert
Laying of wreath on Arthurs Bells Memorial – Nicola DalyUnveiling of Charlotte’s Way plaque and Charlotte’s Way Celebration

 

Charlotte Bronte’s 200th Birthday

This wonderful evening commenced with  ‘A Miscellany for Charlotte‘ in St. Paul’s Church. There was a selection of readings, music and song related to the great novelist and her husband Arthur Bell Nicholls of Banagher.  Immediately afterwards ‘Charlotte’s Birthday Celebrations’, was held on the grounds of Charlotte’s Way, (formerly Hill House).

Here are some images of this very special event.

Charlotte Brontë 200 Celebrations

As part of the second That Beats Banagher Festival  an evening to celebrate Charlotte Bronte’s 200th birthday will be held on Thursday 21st April.

The evening commences at 7p.m. with ‘A Miscellany for Charlotte‘ in St. Paul’s Church. This will be a selection of readings, music and song related to the great novelist and her husband Arthur Bell Nicholls of Banagher.  Immediately afterwards ‘Charlotte’s Birthday Celebrations’, will be held on the grounds of Charlotte’s Way, (formerly Hill House).

Admission to this event is strictly limited and by ticket only. Tickets are free.
Bookings can be made online at HERE or by calling to the Offaly Local Development  Company offices upstairs in Crank House on Main Street.
For further information contact  Aileen at 087 943 0489  or Roisin at 087 812 4986.
An opportunity to make a donation supporting That Beats Banagher Festival will arise during the evening. The main festival will take place from Friday to Sunday,  13th – 15th May.
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The Festival 2015 – Thursday

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OPENING EVENT THURSDAY 9TH JULY 6.30 P.M.

TROLLOPE FESTIVAL : OPENING EVENT : THURSDAY 9TH JULY 6.30 P.M.

A talk by Stephen Ferguson on the history of the Post Office in Ireland with particular reference to Anthony Trollope will be take place in Crank House on Thursday 9th July at 6.30 p.m.

This is the opening event in the inaugural That Beats Banagher festival which will be followed by the opening of an exhibition on Banagher in the Time of Anthony Trollope, 1841 – 44. High tea will then be served in the adjoining courtyard from 8 p.m.

Stephen Ferguson is Assistant Secretary of An Post and Curator of the G.P.O. museum.

He has written numerous books on the history of the postal service including a volume onthe Irish post box, an item forever associated with Anthony Trollope.

All Welcome

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