Pat Shortt, Hey! – 13 March: Pat Shortt will be in the Arklow Bay Hotel, Co Wicklow with his latest stage show Hey!. This show will provide a different take on modern life that only the unique mind of Pat Shortt could have created. Pat Shortt started out in comedy after he left art college. He joined up with Jon Kenny and together they created the D’Unbelievables. As a solo artist, Pat’s first show was a sell-out. Tickets cost €31.20 and are available on Ticketmaster. For tickets and more information see www.patshortt.com.
Remembering Leen – until 15 March: Jeroen Vandommele presents a celebration of the art and life’s work of his mother Leen Vandommele. The exhibition will be held in the KAVA Courthouse, Kinvara, Co Galway, and will run from 1pm to 5pm every day until 15 March. Leen was a woman of many talents; an artist, poet, singer, musician, writer and most importantly a mother. This exhibition is a tribute to a special talent. For more information see www.kava.ie.
Aon Mullingar Half Marathon – 17 March: The Aon Mullingar Marathon is a gold-standard half-marathon and is a race that appeals to both beginners and elite runners. It was named as one of the 21 best road running races in Ireland in 2019. It is run on a flat course through the beautiful Mullingar countryside and along the Royal Canal Greenway. The race HQ, car parks, start and finish lines are all within 200 metres of each other. Entry costs €40. For more information see www.mullingarhalfmarathon.com.
Environmental Film Festival – 18 March: This is a free event run by the County Carlow Environmental Network (CCEN). This is the CCEN’s first Environmental Film Festival being held at the Visual Carlow. The CCEN aim to empower citizens of Carlow to take action in tackling climate change. The films were selected for their uplifting, solution-focused themes and are suitable for all ages. Following the screening the CCEN will lead a conversation proposing practical alternative choices we can make in our daily lives to tackle the impact of fast fashion. For tickets and more information see www.visualcarlow.ie.
Misbehaviour – 13 March: Directed by Philippa Lowthorpe, this comedy-drama stars Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha and Jessie Buckley. Misbehaviour follows the events of the 1970 Miss World competition. The Women’s Liberation Movement targeted the pageant for a now-famous protest, when they invaded the stage during the live broadcast. When the show resumed, the winner was not the Swedish favourite, but Miss Grenada, the first black woman to be crowned Miss World. In a matter of hours, a global audience had witnessed the patriarchy driven from the stage and the western ideal of beauty turned on its head.
Galway: Ballinasloe, Shearwater Hotel, 15th March, (4.30-7.30pm), Michael Collins, (7.45-10) Andy Feery (10-12) Michael Collins
Mayo: Claremorris, McWilliam Park,15th March, Brendan Magee, 14th March, Richie Remo, 15th March, Mike Denver, 21st March, John Glenn & The Mainliners
Kildare: Celbridge, Celbridge Manor Hotel, 13th March, Robert Mizzell & Liam Mannering & Maria, 14th March, Limelite & Gerry Guthrie, 15th March (2pm) Philip English
Kilkenny: Slieverue, The Rhu Glenn, 14th March, Jimmy Buckley, 17th March, Jimmy Clooney & Michelle Murphy
Kilkenny: Pilltown, Pilltown GAA complex, 15th March, Teddy Barry
Westmeath: Moate, The Well, 12th March, Declan Aungier,14th March, Johnny Brady, 15th March, John McIntyre & Brass Roots, 16th March, The Conquerors, 17th March, Michael Collins & Muriel O’Connor & Fran Curry
Cork: Mallow, The Hazel Tree, 13th March, Ciaran Rosney
Cork: Glanmire, Vienna Woods, 18th March, Michelle Murphy
Kerry: Castleisland, Riverisland Hotel, 20th March, Fundraiser for Air Ambulance with Mike Condon
Kerry: Tralee, Kerins O’Rahily’s, 18th March, Peter Burke
Kerry: Castleisland, Riverisland Hotel, 15th March, Mike Condon, 20th March, Fundraiser for Air Ambulance with Mike Condon
Limerick: Kilmallock, Bulgaden Castle, 18th March, Teddy & Cathal Barry
Limerick: Adare, Woodlands House Hotel, 15th March, Ciarán Rosney
Tipperary: Roscrea, Racket Hall, 28th March, Michael English
Cavan: Cavan, Hotel Kilmore, 14th March, Robert Mizzell
Donegal: Bundoran, Allingham Arms, 14th March, Mike Denver
Down: Newry, Mourne Country, 14th March, Jim Devine
Tyrone: Moy, The Ryandale, 14th March, Declan Nerney
Tyrone: Omagh, The Silverbirch, 13th March, Jimmy Buckley