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Fun and farce from Mayo drama group at Town Hall Theatre

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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.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing to picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city this evening.

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – cuts which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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