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Tuesday, 5th September 2017

Laugh out Louth comedy festival – stand up for mental health

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Drogheda is to host what the organisers claim is the first ever comedy festival to be held in County Louth.

With all profits going to the Samaritans the festival, it’s called Laugh Out Louth 2017, will feature a stellar line-up of comedians who will literally be standing up for mental health.

#LOLCOmedyFest is about raising awareness of Mental Health Issues (especially male mental health) through comedy and discussion.

Running from October 13th-15th October it will be taking place in three venues - Droichead Arts Centre, McPhails Bar and the Little Duke Theatre.

Comedians taking part include: Deirdre O'Kane, Eleanor Tiernan, Joe Rooney, Collum McDonnell, Eric Lalor, Emma Doran and the ever-popular many, many more!

Get ready to laugh your socks off - for a great cause!

Friday, October 13 at 8 PM - 11 PM - McPhails Bar Laurence Street.

Laugh Out Louth Opening Night fun in McPhails with a fantastic line up:

  • John Sheehan (MC)
  • Teresa Cahill
  • Brian Gallagher
  • Lisa Casey
  • Comedy Shenanigans
  • John Kelly
  • Jen Hatton
  • Emma Doran - Headliner

Saturday, October 14 at 2 PM - 4 PM - The Little Duke Theatre - Drogheda School of Performing Arts

 An afternoon of family friendly entertainment. Kelly Kierans and team will be on hand to make sure the whole family have a fun afternoon with comedy by Alex Byrne too. 

Sunday, October 15 at 8 PM - 10 PM - Droichead Arts Centre

Join Deirdre O'Kane, Eleanor Tiernan, Joe Rooney, Eric Lalor and MC (and local boy) Micheal Kierans, in the final event of the Festival weekend.

Tickets, €15 (conc - €10), are  available here:,

All profits in aid of the Samaritans. 

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