Events and Benefits

Upcoming events and benefits for Aisling.

20th Anniversary Aisling Comedy Gig at the Union Chapel , Islington, Sunday May 25th

HOORAY! Aisling is proud to present its TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY comedy spectacular on Sunday May 25th.
Featuring a truly startling line-up of comic talent, including Aisling patron Ardal O'Hanlon, Dara O'Briain, Ed Bryne and many, many more, the night is sure to be an absolute blast.  
Full details, including the killer line up, can be found on the Union Chapel site:   

Aisling Gig Reviewed in Evening Standard


London's Evening Standard gave the recent Aisling benefit gig a great review - with especial praise for our patron (saint) Ardal O'Hanlon. The review was published in the paper and on their website (scan of the newspaper article above).

O'Hanlon's stand-up is as original and offbeat as ever, says Bruce Dessau

Aisling Comedy Night - Bloomsbury Theatre Feb 3rd

Aisling has a great line-up lined-up for this years comedy benefit:
 As always our patron Ardal O'Hanlon will be mastering the ceremonies with Milton Jones 'the funniest man on the telly', hilarious actor/comedian Brendan Dempsey making his return to Aisling, something different from 'genuinely alternative' comedian Sara Pascoe and very talented Drogheda native writer actor and performer Yasmine Akram all working for free for the Aisling cause making this one of our best ever comedy shows with something for everyone.

Aisling Comedy Benefit Night - Sun 12th February 7.30pm - BOOK NOW!

This is the 14th annual charity fundraiser organised by the Aisling Project's patron Ardal O'Hanlon and Noel Faulkner of the Comedy Café in Shoreditch. Ardal will be the host for the evening with the superb line-up of Ed ByrneAndrew Maxwell and Ian Stone on hand to provide a great night's entertainment. Sun 12th Feb at the Bloomsbury Theatre, Euston

Tricycle Theatre Presents The Absence of Women 13 Sept - 8 Oct


The Absence of Women is a funny and poignant play about the journey of two ordinary and lonely Belfast men. It’s a tale of life and its endless possibilities, missed opportunities and how one man’s choice, in one instant, can alter the path of his life forever.

UK Premiere - Men of Arlington, Tricycle Theatre Kilburn, Sept 25th


Awarded Best Irish Documentary by Dublin Film Critics Circle at Dublin International Film Festival 2011.

Nominated ‘Best Factual Single’ at Celtic Media Festival 2011.

Father Ted Charity Auction

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Fr Dick Byrne Song for Europe.jpg

Hat Trick Productions who are the producers of the Father Ted television series have very generously donated to us a rare and wonderful piece of memorabilia from the award winning show. This is your opportunity to own a piece of tv history.

Craic-ing night of comedy for Aisling


A craic-ing night of comedy was had by all on 12 December at the
Bloomsbury Ballroom, in London's West End. Vince Power's stylish art
deco venue was host to the best line-up of Irish comedy talent since
Dave Allan and Des O'Connor played a double header at the London
Palladiium in 1972.
The picture (by Malcolm McNally) shows Ardal O'Hanlon, patron and
tireless supporter of Aisling, with Aisling coordinator Alex McDonnell,
sharp-witted comedian Deirdre O'Kane, wacky musical funnyman Dave

Aisling comedy show - 12th December Bloomsbury Ballroom


All Irish comedy extravaganza for Aisling - Appearing in this year’s Aisling comedy benefit is a top of the range line-up of Irish comedy talent brought together by Aisling patron Ardal O’Hanlon.

Tommy Tiernan
Ardal O’Hanlon
Dave O’Doherty
Ian Coppinger

….are all working for free to support the work of Aisling

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