Date Published: 25-May-2011
“A fantastic night’s entertainment, Mayo style,” is the promise when Westport’s St Patrick’s Drama Group visits Galway’s Town Hall Theatre on Thursday next, June 2 with Widows Paradise, a three-act comedy written by Belfast writer Sam Cree.
This farce is set in the 1960s in a luxury caravan in the countryside.
Widower Harry Bradshaw, his friend Ernie and son Alan are enjoying a quiet fishing break at their caravan, when their peace is shattered by the arrival of five women who are on an ‘girls’ only’ holiday weekend. Add to all of this, the long estranged husband of one of the women and a widowed farmer and the plot thickens. What was supposed to be a scene of peace and tranquillity turns into a riotous clash of the sexes, each with their own story to tell!
Widows Paradise has already sold out for seven nights in Westport and also enjoyed a night at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar.
The cast of five women and five men, and the backstage crew are looking forward to visiting Galway with the show which has been directed by Liz Browne and produced by Rosaleen Heraty.
St Patrick’s Drama Group is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1964 in Westport and is still enjoying success nearly 50 years later.
“ We love to travel with our productions when possible and have had made very memorable trips to Dublin, London and even America. This means so much to our group in Westport. The group would not be still performing, after nearly 50 years, without the most valued support and encouragement of all our audiences near and far” says Liz Browne.
Widows Peak will be in the Town Hall Theatre, next Thursday June 2 at 8pm. Tickets costing €15/€12.50 from the venue, tht.ie or 091-569777.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.