Cancer Survivor On 300-mile Cross Country Trek For Charity

 Redhead300, a charity fundraising walk in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, will see a Derry duo take on a 300 mile walk from Derry to Crosshaven, Co. Cork this summer. The challenge is the brainchild of Fergal Barr who will be joined by cancer survivor Keith Adair on the two week walk. The pair […]

New Cottage Market for Laois

20 Cottage Markets are set to open in towns across the country this year as a result of the ‘Cottage Market’ initiative unveiled by GIY and supported by Ulster Bank and The Ireland Funds.   Last month community groups from across the country were invited to apply to the initiative for funding in order to […]

Filmmakers Wanted For Offline Film Festival 2016 57 Hour Filmmaking Challenge

Take your first step on the road to The Oscars and get involved in the 57 Hour Filmmaking Challenge at the 2016 OFFline Film Festival, which runs from Wednesday October 12th to Sunday October 16th in Birr, Co Offaly and the surrounding region.   Teams of filmmakers will register on Thursday 13th, then will shoot […]

Attention Playwrights! SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival seeks new works

SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival, which is dedicated to new Irish plays, is looking for new works.   Taking place across Birr, Co. Offaly from Sunday 3 July- Saturday 9 July, playwrights (both established and emerging) are invited to submit original 15 minute plays on the themeChanges.   Plays will be chosen, by the selection panel […]

OFFline Film Festival 2013 is still Open For Submissions.

OFFline Film Festival 2013 is still Open For Submissions. The first deadline is for SHORT FILMS on 30th of August. A whopping €1500 worth of equipment rental goes to first place and the runner up gets €500 in equipment rental. ALL the films participating are going to be screened to the public on the final day of […]

Get Your Shorts Out for the Chance to Win €1000 with Offline Film Festiva

Get Your Shorts Out for the Chance to Win €1000 with Offline Film Festival OFFline Film Festival has just announced a new strand to their dynamic festival. Alongside the (in)famous short filmmaking challenge, the festival will now be hosting a competition for short films made in the last two years. The shortlisted films will be […]

Small Business leads the way as the first 32 county #SMEcommunity tweet-up takes place in Birr

If Ireland is looking for a demonstration of phenomenal growth and positivity it doesn’t have to look much further than the Twitter group known as #SMEcommunity. What started a mere 8 months ago with a single tweet between two Irish business people, has now grown into an offline gathering incorporating all 32 counties which will […]

Birr & District Motor Club make €45,903.53 for Laois Alzheimer’s Society

This year saw the Birr & District Motor Club run its annual Car Rally in Co Laois. The Rally which was held on the 27th February was based in the splendid surroundings of the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.   The Route took in Stages in the Rathdowney & Ballacolla Areas with Servicing taking place in the Retail […]

Portlaoise Rugby Club News

This Weekend Results : Home Team Score Away Team Score Portlaoise 3rd’s 42 Ardee 3rd’s 9 Wicklow 2nd’s 15 Portlaoise 2nd’s 10 West Offaly Lions 17 Portlaoise 1st’s 24 This Weeks Matches Sunday 10th April: Portlaoise 1st’s team are playing away to Longford in the 2nd round of the Provincial Towns Plate . Match starts […]