16 Aug 2022

Briefly Up Close

Foil Arms & Hog

Foil Arms & Hog

Hole in the Wall is known for its wide variety of entertainment and this weekend goes another step, this time into comedy. With backgrounds in standup Foil Arms and Hog have had five consecutive years of sell-out runs at Edinburgh, they’ve a TV script commission from BBC3 and had a twelve week comedy radio slot on 98fm.

With the Electric Picnic behind them and mid Dublin Fringe Festival the “Powerhouse of sketch comedy” Foil Arms & Hog are at Hole in the Wall on Saturday night. Support is from Matt Lacey of Gap Yah.

Fly Me to the Moon

The Watergate Theatre this Friday hosts GBL Productions take on Fly Me To The Moon. The rip-roaring black comedy was written by Marie Jones who previously penned Stones in his Pockets, Dancing Shoes-The George Best Story. This latest show tells of two women struggling in today’s tough economic climate. It starts at 8pm and tickets cost €18/15.

Quiz Night

Get three friends together and head for Ryan’s Bar if you’re looking for a challenging and fun night out this week. Monday night from 9pm that venue hosts a quiz night in aid of FID Gambia which has a lot of support locally. Teams of four cost €20.


Kilkenny Musical Society has an information night this Friday from 8pm for current and new members. O’Faolain’s on John Street hosts the gathering which will see the crew chatting about their 2014 production. Michael Collins A Musical Drama is the latest to be tackled by the group and Friday’s meet will outline audition information, workshop details and more.

Drink & Draw

The social gathering Drink and Draw has changed home. The fortnightly meet-up last night (Tuesday) set up stall in Brewery Corner on Parliament Street. It’s pretty simple to get involved, show up with your drawing gear, set yourself up with a drink and get chatting to others. Get to it on Sept 24.

2 Tuff Yokes

Kilkenny man Pat Hayes teams up with Derek Veal for their 2 Tuff Yokes routine at the Watergate Theatre on Monday. Following sell-out shows for their Irish tour earlier this year the duo entertain an adult audiences with their humorous songs and unique brand of comedy accompanied by live musicians. The show’s at 8pm and tickets cost €15/12.

Town of Books

Lots of family fun in Graiguenamangh this weekend with the Town of Books Festival. It’ll be launched on Friday at 7pm at Abbey Hall and from then various activities will be rolled out across Saturday and Sunday. Both days will boast book sellers in every available spot from 10am to 6pm enhanced by history tours, childrens’ workshops, author readings and on Sunday the Michaelmas Fair & Artisan Food & Craft Market returns as part of the fun.


If you want to include information in Up Close & Personal or the Gig Guide you can phone 086-8628626, email: or leave a note All items must be forwarded by 6pm on Sunday to be considered for inclusion.

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