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An  exhibition of new and recent paintings by Frank O’Sullivan will run for the month of May.  All are welcome.

An exhibition of wood and light pieces created by Conor Cleary will run for the month of June.

A showcase of work by the students of Kilmallock College of Further Education will run from Monday 26th June to Monday 3rd July


Saturday 6th May @ 8pm

George Murphy in concert
On Saturday 6th May @ 8pm, Friars’ Gate welcomes George Murphy in concert.  George performs folk songs from Ireland, England, Scotland and the USA made famous by the Dubliners, Peggy Seeger and Ewan Mc Coll.   George exploded onto the Irish music scene after his memorable appearances on the RTE Television show “You’re a Star”. Just out of secondary school at the age of 17 he very quickly took over the Irish music scene. He signed to Sony Ireland and his debut album ‘Dreamed A Dream’ went to No.1 in the Irish charts. The album eventually went on to gain triple Platinum status. George had made a big impact with insiders on the Irish Music scene, Phil Coulter was quoted as saying that George “Is the most exciting vocal find in Ireland”, The late Ronnie Drew was quoted saying “A voice beyond his years.
Tickets €15

Thursday 11th, Friday 12th, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May @ 7pm

   The County Limerick Youth Theatre present the national premiere of  Agóid by Caitríona Ní

   Mhurchú..  A play about protest in a post-Trumpian society.  Commissioned by Youth Theatre Ireland in partnership with Axis Ballymun.  Supported by The Community Foundation For Ireland.

   Little Lyts present The Elves and the Shoemaker adapted by Betsy Walsh
   Dyna Lyts present Talking with Angels by Neil Duffield

Thursday 11th May @ 7pm

Little Lyts  

Dyna Lyts   

Friday 12th May @ 7pm
Dyna Lyts
County Lyts

Saturday 13th May @ 7pm
Little Lyts
County Lyts

Tickets €5
Sunday 14th May @ 7.30pm

KNOCKLONG Community Hall – County Lyts present Agóid.­­­­­­­­­­­­­


Wednesday 17th May @ 8pm

A United Kingdom   ( 111 mins/ Cert: 12A)

The hubbub surrounding an African prince’s marriage to an Englishwoman, just as South Africa was enacting its apartheid laws to separate blacks and whites, becomes both a rousing love story and a triumphant call to justice.  Presented in association with Access Cinema. 

Tickets €7


Friday 19th May @ 8pm
Ivan Ilić in concert
Featuring the work of composers such as Beethoven, Haydn, Chopin
Ivan is a concert pianist who was born in Belgrade, educated in California and now, after studying at the conservatory in Paris, is based in France.
An exquisitely poised and expressive rendering…spellbinding.  BBC Music Magazine (UK)
Tickets €12/€10                      Friends 2 for 1


Tuesday 23rd May @ 12pm – Part of access>CINEMA’s May Film Tour happening during the Bealtaine Festival.

12 Angry Men           1857/92 mins/Cert:G
On a hot summer’s day, a jury of 12 men is sent to begin deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of an 18-year-old Latino accused of killing his father.

Admission Free


Thursday 25th May @ 8pm
Torch Players, Limerick present Bookworms by Bernard Farrell
Bookworms is a sharp and hilarious examination of contemporary Ireland set in a Book Club at the height of the recession. 
Tickets €15/€12    



Saturday 27thMay @ 8pm
The Morning After The Life Before by Ann Blake.  Performed by Ann Blake and Lucia Smyth
On a groggy Sunday morning, May 24th 2015, as 62% of Ireland is #hungoverforequality, Ann gets a text from her brother which brings the reality of a new Ireland into sharp focus. “How’s the morning after the life before?”  A personal tale and experience of Ireland before and after the referendum on Marriage Equality.
Tickets €12/€10          Duration 80 Min       

Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd June @ 8pm
CallBack theatre present the world premiere of JANEY DILLIS (Queen of the wild inter…ior) by John Sheehy.  Performed by Cora Fenton.  

Her name is Janey Dillis.  This is the house of Janey Dillis.   Janey hasn’t left her house in 25 years. No one has set foot inside her house in 20 years.  Janey deals with her predicament through her wild imagination and is prone to fantastical flights of fantasy that reveal much of her inner self and the wider world that has caused her to become trapped. 

Running time 1 hour.  Supported by Limerick Arts Office and Friars’ Gate Theatre​

Tickets €12/€10

Wednesday 7th June @ 7.30pm
Footsteps Youth Theatre present The Leaving by Tom Swift
A group of friends search for answers as they relive the night of their end-of-school debs party, while navigating a drink fuelled mess of mistakes, misunderstandings and murder.
Footsteps Youth Theatre is a joint initiative between Foróige and Friars’ Gate and is proudly a member of Youth Theatre Ireland.
Tickets €5

Friday 9th June @ 8pm  (Rescheduled Date)

Theatre Makers present, by kind permission of the Kelly family The Tayman, the Tomcat and Others

The stories of Eamon Kelly, the Seanachaí as told by Jack Healy.

Come and hear Jack Healy bring to life a compendium of Eamon Kelly’s most comic and colourful characters.  Carpentry, drink, hat-wearing, emigration and devilment weave their way through these marvellous stories. We hear about runaway fillies, Ned Connors, who was “fierce for the drink”, Bridgie and her curious request to the carpenter, the three-in-a-bed escapade of the Tayman, and Mick the Fiddler with his adventures in New York.  Runnung Time – 65 mins.
Tickets €12/€10



Wednesday 14th June @ 8pm


Dir: Barry Jenkins    USA            2016            110 mins                     Cert: 15A

Barry Jenkins’ vital portrait of a South Florida youth revisits the character at three stages in his life, offering rich insights into the contemporary African-American experience.  Presented in association with Access Cinema.

Academy Awards, USA, 2017 – Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Adapted Screenplay.  Golden Globes, 2017 – Best Picture

Tickets €7



Friday 16th June @ 8pm
Honest Arts present Punt.  Performed by Pius McGrath.
Punt follows one man on his journey into addiction, following him on the slippery slope to rock bottom after a lifetime of small bets, race meetings, online gauntlets, high stakes card games and all the unspoken underbelly that goes with a life of ‘investing’ in chance.  Running Time: 75mins
Tickets €12/€10                   Friends 2 for 1

Friday 23rd June @ 8pm

Veronica McSwiney in Concert
Join internationally acclaimed pianist Veronica McSwiney as she takes to the stage to present a programme of  wonderful music featuring composers such as Mozart, Debussy, beloved Irish composer John Field plus many more.  This beautiful programme of much loved and some less familiar pieces spanning several centuries has something for everyone.  Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the artistry and talent of this acclaimed performer.

Tickets €15/€12


Social Media Workshops with Sandra Quinn commencing Tuesday 16th May.

Book Club – Wednesday 24th May @ 7pm – The Constant Soldier by William Ryan.
New members welcome.