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Friars' Gate
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Kilmallock. Co. Limerick
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An exhibition of paintings by Frank Bouchier, Seamus Casey, Keith Fawcett, Tom Beckett and Kieran Irwin, members of Limerick Art Society will run for the month of April.  All are welcome.


Wednesday 4th May @ 12pm – Part of access>CINEMA's May Film Tour happening during the Bealtaine Festival.

A Walk in the Woods

Dir: Ken Kwapis USA 2015 104 mins Cert: 15A

Starring: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson

After two decades of living in the UK, renowned travel writer Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) returns to America with his English wife Cathy (Emma Thompson).  In an attempt to find a way to reconnect with his homeland, he impulsively decides to hike the Appalachian Trail, a trek of over 2,000 miles stretching from Maine to Georgia.  With Cathy protesting against the idea of Bill doing the trip solo, an out-of -the-blue call from old friend Katz (Nick Nolte), offering to accompany him, seems like the perfect solution.  But as their journey unfolds, this odd couple realise that they may have underestimated the scale of the adventure they have undertaken.  Based on Bill Bryson’s best-selling 1998 memoir, A Walk in the Woods is a gentle comedy that combines breath-taking scenery with the charming chemistry of its two veteran stars, who are clearly enjoying themselves.

“...a gentle examination of friendship and man’s relationship with himself, others and nature; although these ideas are part of the scenery, with knock-about humour the

main event.”  - Eye for Film

Admission Free

Saturday 7th May @ 8pm
Mend & Makedo Theatre Co. presents Corner Boys.  Written by John MacKenna.  Directed by Marian Brophy
Following their acclaimed sell out tour with Lucinda Sly, Mend & Makedo Theatre Co return with Corner Boys. The time is 1963. The place is an Irish village. For the two young women working in the local drapery shop the visit of John F Kennedy is all important but for the corner boys the concerns are different – women, money and darker doings fill their lives. John MacKenna’s play met with rave reviews when first staged ten years ago. This powerful play exposes the light and dark of Irish life in the sixties – the carnivals; the sodalities; the humour and the desperation. The play is intended for an over-16 audience. Warning: contains strong language.
Cast includes: Amy Kellett, Fiona Kelly, Eugene McCarthy, Tom McGrath, Blaise Reid
“A wonderful piece of work – catches that time and that way of life perfectly”
RTE Radio 1
“A powerful, funny play with a dark twist in the gripping tale.” The Nationalist
Tickets €12/€10 

What Is On In The Theatre
Monday 14th March @ 10am Ger Carey presents Talk to the Wall
Saturday 19th March @ 8pm The New Theatre presents Madame de Markievicz on Trial by Ann Matthews
Saturday 2nd April @ 8pm Red Hurley in Concert
Friday 8th April @ 8pm Patrick O ‘Sullivan in Concert
Sat 7th May @ 8pm Mend & Makedo Theatre Co. presents Corner Boys.  Written by John MacKenna.  Directed by Marian Brophy. 
Saturday 14th May @ 8pm The Kilkennys in Concert
Thursday 19th May @ 8pm ARSEHAMMERS & BONFIRE NIGHT
Thursday 26th May @ 8pm Torch Players, Limerick present The Cripple of Innismann by Martin McDonagh
Saturday 18th June @ 8pm Elle Marie O’Dwyer in Concert

Book Club – Monday 23rd May @ 7pm.           Reading the short story Sunday in the Park by Bel Kaufman

                   New members welcome.


Arts & Crafts with Jane Howe – recommences Thursday 7th April – 6 Week Course.  4 – 5pm.  Fee €50.  All materials included. 


Drama for Children with Maria O'Neill
Youth Theatre Workshop with Maeve McGrath  
Art Classes for Adults with Robert Ryan


Community and Educational Outreach Programme in association with Limerick City and County Council.

Footsteps Youth Theatre
Actively Retired Drama Programme
Transition Year Drama Studies Programme
National School Drama Awareness Programme
Side by Side Integration Programme
Contact Friars’ Gate for details.

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