This week at the Ardhowen Theatre, Paddy Cullivan tells an incredible story in ‘The Murder of Michael Collins’ on Friday, September 23 at 8pm, delving into the events of the fateful day in Béal na mBlath, Co. Cork on August 22, 1922 that saw Collins ambushed and killed.

With many twists and turns, ‘The Murder of Michael Collins’ is a fascinating rollercoaster ride through a turbulent period of Irish history.

To music now, and Clubsound, Ireland’s premier comedy showband, return to the Ardhowen on Saturday, September 24 at 8pm.

The members of the band are all gifted musicians, be it at playing a Glen Miller medley, a traditional Folk song such as ‘Mary From Dungloe’, or their tribute to ‘the super Bs’ – The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and The Bee Gees.

Clubsound are still going strong and enjoying life after 50 years of being on the road. The current line-up features George Jones, David McKnight, Barry Woods, Alan McCartney and Jimmy Black.

Continuing the Ardhowen’s film programme, Fermanagh Film Club presents ‘Dear Comrades’ on Wednesday, September 28 at 8pm. The veteran Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky delivers a riveting account of a little-known event in Soviet history.

In 1962, Novocherkassk was rocked by a workers’ strike that turned ugly, violent and tragic. Deservedly winning the Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, ‘Dear Comrades!’ is one of the most impressive and important films of 2021. This film is presented in Russian, with subtitles, and is Certificate 15.

From drama on the big screen to comedy on the small, and Kevin McAleer’s hilariously boring Uncle Colm persona in ‘Derry Girls’ has drawn a whole new wave of followers to his live shows, discovering what his legions of regular fans have been feasting on for years – his legendary command of language, timing and delivery remains razor-sharp, and his timeless brand of pure balderdash is funnier than ever.

Just a few seats remain available for Kevin McAleer on Thursday, September 29 at 8pm.

Returning to music, and Enniskillen-born singer/songwriter Annie Falconer performs her album, ‘Hole In My Soul’, in the Ardhowen Gallery Bar on Friday, September 30 at 9pm.

Annie is an accomplished singer-songwriter and pianist, and cites her influences as Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell. Note that Gallery Bar events are suitable for 18+ years only.

For the full pull programme of events at the theatre, see its website at