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October Fair Week Music

Another year already and the October Fair is upon us, we’ve a jam-packed week of music, so after  you’ve bought your horse, tie him up and join us for a bit of craic and a laugh !   For all details of what’s happening during the week go to   http://ballinasloeoctoberfair.com/events/entertainment-guide/

Saturday 1st October:               Chris Nash

Sunday 2nd October:                Too Tall Paul

Monday 3rd October:                Live Music 6.30pm

Friday 7th October                     Tug of War Finals on Society Street:      Geagan Pagans

Saturday 8th October:               Country Fair Night:       The Gamblers

Sunday 9th October:                  Family Day, Dog Show, French Market – Pillar House Trad Session at 6pm

The Pillar House Folk Club Welcomes Eleanor Shanley

Eleanor Shanley

Eleanor Shanley’s most recent album “Forever Young” features twelve beautifully arranged and performed tracks in Eleanor’s inimitable style accompanied by some of her musicians friends, including Paul Kelly (mandolin & fiddle, Eamonn De Barra (keys and whistle), Martin Brunsden (double bass), Jim Higgins (drums) and Frankie Lane (dobro & backing vocals)

Eleanor, whose career has spanned over 20 years, still possesses a voice as pure and lyrical as the first day she stepped in front of a microphone with De Danann in 1990.

Renowned for her unique interpretation of Irish and Roots songs, Eleanor Shanley has been at the top of her profession since her first appearance with De Danann.  She recorded two critically acclaimed albums with them ‘A Jacket of Batteries’ and ‘Half Set in Harlem’.  While a member of De Danann she also toured Europe, Australia, China, Japan and the USA as well as taking part in several tours of Ireland.

Eleanor has worked with many great musicians through the years and recorded with everyone from Ronnie Drew, De Danann, The Dubliners, Sharon Shannon, Donal Lunny, to U2 and too many more both at home & internationally to mention here.

Kieran Goss returns to the Pillar House

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Tickets are now on sale for Kieran Goss with special guest  Annie Kinsella, Friday 15th July at 9pm

Buy yours now at www.thepillarhouse.ie  / tel: 090 96 43939

Summer Trad Sessions


Summer Trad Sessions, Thursday Night 9pm

We are delighted to announce the start of our Summer Trad Session on Thursday nights from 9pm, admission, of course is free and we extend a warm welcome to all musicians, dancers & singers.  A great foot thumping night of great Irish music is guaranteed

can’t guarantee Robbie Henshaw will be joining us, but you’d never know who you might meet !




Freddie White – Friday 17th June 2016

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Freddie White – the maestro of quality music

Tickets:  €20 now on sale.    Book On-Line at www.thepillarhouse.ie or Tel: 090 96 43939.

Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. Whether interpreting songs by his favourite writers, such as Randy Newman, Tom Waits, John Hiatt and Guy Clark, or performing his own classy compositions, Freddie’s live performances are nothing short of legendary.

Freddie has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970’s and his albums continue to sell well, amongst his loyal and new-found fan base.

Born in Cobh, County Cork into a musical family, by age thirteen Freddie was playing in school bands and by seventeen playing professionally. At nineteen, he moved to London, where he busked in subways, and developed his unique voice and guitar style.

Waterways Ireland Smart Cards Available


We are now an agent for Waterways Ireland Smart Cards

Smarts Cards are used to operate locks and service blocks on the navigations.  The units on each card can be used to purchase services as follows:

Lock Passage 1 Unit
Pump Out 2 Units
Shower 2 Units
Chemical Toilet 2 Units
Washing Machine 5 Units
Tumble Dryer 5 Units
2Kwh Electricity 1 Unit

10 Unit Smart Card:       €6.35

20 Unit Smart Card:      €2.70

Folk Club Dates for Summer

Tickets For Summer Dates Now Available

Freddie White

Friday 17th June

 Kieran Goss

Friday 15th July

 Mary Coughlan

Friday 12th August




Seán Keane

Séan Keane

There are a limited number of Tickets still available for SEÁN KEANE on Friday 20th May.   Book on-line at http://thepillarhouse.ie/buy-tickets-online/   or Tel:  090 96 43939


Folk Club Summer Dates

Tickets for Seán Keane, Freddie White & Kieran Goss Now on Sale

Seán Keane – Friday 20th May

Freddie White – Friday 17th June

Kieran Goss with Annie Kinsella – Friday 15th July

Tickets are €20 and are now on sale on-line (.75c per ticket charge) for these gigs in an “up close and personal” venue.

The Return of Jack L

Jack L Returns to The Pillar House Folk Club

After a superb night late last year we are honoured to welcome Jack L back to The Pillar House next Month, Friday 11th March at 9pm.  Our small intimate venue which seats just 80 people offers that truly “up close & personal” experience


Tickets are €20 and are available by calling 090 96 43939 or booking on-line at www.thepillarhouse.ie