Date Published: 19-May-2011
Druid’s current production of The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh kicked off in Roscommon last January, and in the 15 weeks since, the cast and crew have clocked up 10,000 miles, 1,150 bed nights and cracked around 600 eggs.
On Sunday June 26, the tour will touch down on the island of Inis Meáin for two performances (1.30pm and 8.30pm) where the play will be performed for the first time. This will be the final stop after a major five-month US and Irish tour and the company say it’s bound to be a highlight.
Tickets for the Inis Meáin performances went on sale to residents of the Aran Islands last month and a very limited number will go on sale to the general public next Monday, May 23 from 10am.
Druid’s Marketing and Development Manager Sinead McPhillips says that Druid has “already been inundated with requests for tickets and we anticipate that demand will far exceed the supply available.
Regrettably this situation is beyond our control and we would like to thank everyone in advance for their support of our Inis Meáin visit and hope that everyone will be able to soak up the atmosphere on the day”.
Druid’s June visit to Inis Meáin will mark the company’s eighth visit to the island since their first visit in 1982 with The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge. Druid last visited in 2005 with DruidSynge.
The cast and crew of The Cripple of Inishmaan have just finished a six-week run on the west coast of America and this week will visit Philadelphia and take in two more stops in Charleston, South Carolina and New Haven, Connecticut before heading for home.
The show will return to Galway’s Town Hall Theatre from June 22 – 24 and tickets ranging from €12 – €25 are available from the Town Hall on 091 569 777 or online at www.tht.ie
Meanwhile, tickets for Inis Meáin are only available by phone through Druid on 091 500233 Monday – Friday, 10 am – 6pm.
They cost €20 and €16 concession and a booking fee of €1 will apply to each ticket. There is no online booking available and a limit of two tickets per person will apply to each booking.
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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.