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The Pillar House Celebrates 60 Years

Evelyn, Godfrey & Cathal Gibbons

It’s with great pride that we celebrate 60 years since Godfrey & Evelyn Gibbons bought The Pillar House and opened in September 1958. In that time there’s been many changes both inside and outside the building but the Gibbons ownership has remained constant.

To celebrate we would like to invite you to a night of Celebration, we hope that we will have lots of current and previous customers and staff to celebrate with us on Saturday 10th November from 9pm.

Dónal Clancy – Friday 13th July

Donal Clancy

Dónal Clancy is regarded as one of Ireland’s finest guitarists. He is the son of the world renowned singer Liam Clancy of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and has since the death of his father focused his attention on the family repertoire of songs that he grew up with, while keeping the Clancy tradition alive with his solo performances.

Mad Craic Comedy

Mad  Craic Comedy comes to Ballinasloe – Friday 25th May 9pm

Mad Craic Comedy

Stephen Ryan

Stephen is the winner of the 2016 Forbidden Fruit Comedy Competition, Runner up in the Tedfest Competition, a finalist in the Irish Comedian of the Year Competition and a two time finalist in the prestigious Chortle Student Comedy Competition. This Limerick comedian has performed at numerous festivals throughout Ireland and the UK including Edinburgh, Latitude, Forbidden Fruit, Tedfest, Charlie Chaplin Film Festival amongst others and is a regular on the Irish comedy circuit. He is recognisable from the Mario Rosenstock Show, the Rubberbandits guides, Fair City as well as Lidl and Irish Pharmacy Union ads. ‘This composed Irishman has a charming way with words, elegantly tricksy wordplay liberally peppering his set.’

Sean Gorman
Sean Gorman is a musically comedian from Ballina Co.Mayo but he is original from the kingdom of Gormania which has been lost to time do to the new world order and the illuminati but that is a long story. His comedy career all started in 2010 when he moved to Dublin to start a thrash metal band but somehow got roped into comedy. Now seven years he is living in Galway and playing comedy clubs around Ireland and open mics where sometime he has been taken off stage by dry lads. He has supported many big comedy names such as that funny guy every town has and the king of Saudi Arabia from well…Saudi Arabia . When he is not on stage he does a spot of busking to support his many addiction problems.
John O’Hare
John O’Hare has performed at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival, Edinburgh Fringe and Cork Comedy Festival. He has supported the likes of Phil Jupitus, Terry Alderton, Dave McSavage, Tom Rhodes and Tom Stade.   He has toured with Al Lubel and has performed throughout Europe with the Good The Bad The Irish Tour. He won Comedian of the Galway Fringe in 2016. Semi Finalist Irish Comedian of the Year 2017 and Show Me The Funny Finalist 2017. Despite being completely and utterly class John remains a humble performer

 

Ross McCarthy

Ross first took up the mic in 2015 and has gone from strength to strength ever since. A regular on the Galway Comedy Scene, Ross has shared the stage with Joe Rooney, Dave McSavage, Pat McDonnell, John Colleary, & Katherine Lynch. Ross has also performed in many prestigious comedy events including Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Galway Fringe Festival, and the finals of both Show Me the Funny, and Forbidden Fruit Comedy Talent Search in 2017.

With a combination of witty observations, sarcastic rants & Irish charm, Ross is fast becoming one of the most exciting prospects in Irish Comedy.

 

Cormac Begley & Rushad Eggleston

Cormac Begley & Rushad Eggleston

Rushad Eggleston is an improvisational cellist, singer, legend, clown, goblin, cello-shredder and acrobat. He is regarded as one of the leading cellists of his generation and is an innovator who has expanded the soundscape and popularity of the cello in recent years. In 2002 his self-titled Compass Records release with Fiddlers 4 was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Cormac Begley is bass, baritone, treble and picollo concertina player from west-Kerry. His recent debut album has recieved widespread acclaim, ammassing 9 five star reviews to date and has been described an ‘earthy delight’ (Irish Times, ★ ★ ★ ★★), ‘Superb’ (Folking, ★ ★ ★ ★★) and ‘Spectacular’ (Irish Echo).

Following a recent sold out show in Dublin’s National Concert Hall, Rushad and Cormac embark on a nationwide tour. This is a new and exciting duet not to be missed!

Ticket Price:
15 euros

Videos of Rushad and Cormac:

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Video of Cormac:

Ruby Dukes – Saturday 27th January

Ruby Dukes

We’re delighted to have Ruby Dukes play their first gig in The Pillar House, this coming Saturday night.

Don’t miss it, a great covers band members which include Ballinasloe’s own Ronan O’Healy.

Coffee Anyone ?

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Lavazza Coffee Loyalty Scheme

Join our Lavazza Coffee Loyalty Scheme, 9 coffees and get the 10th free, applies to coffee bought in-house or for take-away. Why not try a shot of some of our superior “Teissiere” flavoured syrups or coffees made with rice, almond, soya or oat milk.

Dirty Dancing – Pop Up Cinema Night with Live Music

Dirty Dancing

New Pop-Up Cinema with Live Music

Slua Events, a new cultural organisation in Ballinasloe has been established with the aim of providing alternative social outlets for people in the locality.   To this end Slua Events led by Alice Kavanagh & Mike Casey was launched on 28th December in The Pillar House with the first Pop-Up Cinema night showing Love Actually followed by live music with local singer/songwriter Kevin “Herm” Connolly.

The next event is happening on Friday 12th January in The Pillar House with the screening of “Dirty Dancing” followed by live music to “Pacifica” who we believe will reproduce the soundtrack from the film. A glass of Prosecco is available to all guests and a tailor made Tapas menu is available to enjoy while watching the movie.

This is a great departure for Ballinasloe and hats off to “Slua Events” for filling a niche on the town’s social calendar. Admission is €10 and bookings for tables can be made by calling The Pillar House at 090 96 43939

TRAD FOR CHARITY !

The Pillar House is hosting “Trad for Charity” on Saturday 6th January at 6pm

The line-up includes:

Patsy, Hanly, Mick Conneely & Alan Kelly  ~  Johnny Johnston & Friends ~ Pléaráca ~  The Tully Brothers ~ Maureen Browne & Teresa Tierney  ~ Vera Craughwell, Tom Madden & Friends ~ Garbally College Trad Players  and more.

It’ll be a great evening of entertainment – music, song, dance & craic and all proceeds will be divided between two local worthy causes

1:   The Patient Comfort Fund, The Oncology Unit in Portiuncula Hospital

2:  The Special Needs Unit in Garbally College. Admission on the evening is only €5 and there will be a raffle on the evening for lots of prizes.

Please support this Trad for Charity evening !

Christmas Party – Now taking bookings

Contact us now at 090 96 43939 for Christmas Party Bookings.   Our special Christmas Menu is available to see at

www.thepillarhouse.ie/menu-card

 

 

 

Sold Out – Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill

No Surprise, delighted to announce that Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill on Wednesday 8th November is sold-out. So excited for this, know it’s going to be great !