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7-10 July 2022

Our festival is dedicated to new Irish plays —

the writing of them, the development and nurturing of them.

2022 call for plays coming soon! 

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Playwrights

Every year, we invite 3 playwrights to come to Birr for a week of mentorship with Eugene O'Brien and a rehearsed reading of their work by professional actors.

Birr
Festivals
Collective

The coming together of Birr's five festivals to strengthen our town's position as an attractive and accessible cultural destination

People Playing Djembe
The Flock

Spectacular
Vernacular

We are proud to support Faoin Spéir/In The Open, a curated programme of multidisciplinary inclusive arts events in Offaly