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Limited tickets for Druid’s June trip to Inis Meáin

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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.

For more information about the production see www.druid.ie or ollow

Druid on Facebook www.druid.ie/facebook and Twitter www.druid.ie/twitter.

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Galway has country’s largest population of young people

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Galway has a population of young people which is more than twice the national average.

According to information gathered by the Central Statistics Office, Galway’s population of 20 to 24 year olds is more than twice the national average.

The number of 25-34 year olds in Galway is also more than the norm nationally, with the two main colleges thought to be the main reason.

However immigration in Galway is much higher than in other areas at 19.4 percent, compared to the national average of 12 percent.

 

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Call for direct donations to city charity shops

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.

It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.

However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.

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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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