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Nenagh Arts Centre - Press Release

May 201308th


Nenagh Arts Centre - Press Release

Luke Kelly’s legendary life in Nenagh Arts Centre
‘The Legend of Luke Kelly’ show has amazed audiences over the past seven years, following sell-out performances in prominent Irish venues with the regular attendance of the Kelly family. On Saturday the 18th of May the show comes to Nenagh Arts Centre.

Popularity has seen the band touring abroad even as far away as Australia. Lead singer, Chris Kavanagh bears a remarkable resemblance to Luke while his singing talents capture the depth and passion of the great man. He is joined on stage by accomplished musicians who all consider it an honour to bring Luke's memory to the stage in the ultimate tribute to the King of balladeers.

This show is a fitting tribute to Kelly and brings the style and intimacy of his stage performances to life for a new audience.
‘The Legend Of Luke Kelly’ brings the magic alive on Saturday, 18th May at 8 p.m. at Nenagh Arts Centre. Admission is €20. Tickets from 067 34400 or online at

Liam Lawton for Nenagh Concert
Liam Lawton brings his extra special show to Nenagh Arts Centre on the 25th May.
In the twenty years since he began composing and performing, Lawton has secured a niche with his own brand of sacred and inspirational music, which has become repertoire for choirs and soloists throughout the world. He has recorded fourteen collections to date with a number of them achieving platinum status. Liam’s works have been narrated by such greats as Gregory Peck, Frank McCourt, Joan Cusack, John Malkovich and Mick Lally.
Liam’s second book ‘The Hope Prayer’ became a best seller in 2011 in Ireland. Recently he performed at the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin before a live audience of 75,000 people and a televised audience of 200 million.

The show in Nenagh is selling fast, so patrons are advised to book early. The concert is sponsored by Costello Oil and takes place at 8 p.m. on  Saturday, 25th May. Admission is €20. Tickets from 067 34400 or online at

Palme D’or winner ‘Amour’ screens in Nenagh this Thursday
‘Amour’ is the Cannes award-winning French-language  film written and directed by the Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. The films screens at Nenagh Arts Centre on Thursday 9th May.

The story focuses on an elderly couple, Anne and Georges, who are retired music teachers with a daughter who lives abroad. Anne suffers a stroke which paralyses her on one side of her body. The film goes on to detail the struggle the couple have in remaining together while the matter of Anne’s illness becomes a core issue in their lives.

Riva and Trintignant are stalwarts of European cinema. Riva, famous for her role in ‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’ in the 1950’s, was at 85 years of age the oldest person to be nominated in the Best Actress category in this years Oscars for ‘Amour’. Trintignant had the lead in the ‘60’s art-house classic ‘A Man and a Woman’, which at the time was the most successful French film ever and has also been the star in Bertolucci’s ‘The Conformist’ (1970) and Kieslowski’s ‘Three Colours Red’ (1994)

‘Amour’ is already regarded as being director Michael Haneke’s best work. He is already well known for his notable films ‘The White Ribbon’ and ‘Funny Games’.

The film screens at 8 p.m. on this Thursday 9th May in the Arts Centre on Banba Square. Tickets are €7 on the door or online at

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