Friars Gate

Friars' Gate
Theatre & Arts
Kilmallock. Co. Limerick
Tel 063 98727
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An  exhibition of new and recent paintings by Frank O’Sullivan will run for the month of May.  All are welcome.

Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd June @ 8pm

CallBack theatre present the world premiere of JANEY DILLIS (
Queen of the wild inter...ior) by John Sheehy.  Performed by Cora Fenton. 

Her name is Janey Dillis.  This is the house of Janey Dillis.  Janey hasn't left her house in 25 years. No one has set foot inside her house in 20 years.  Janey deals with her predicament through her wild imagination and is prone to fantastical flights of fantasy that reveal much of her inner self and the wider world that has caused her to become trapped.

Running time 1 hour.  Supported by Limerick Arts Office and Friars' Gate Theatre​

Tickets €12/€10

Saturday 27th May @ 8pm

Gúna Nua presents The Morning After The Life Before by Ann Blake.  Performed by Ann Blake and Lucia Smyth

On a groggy Sunday morning, May 24th 2015, as 62% of Ireland is #hungoverforequality, Ann gets a text from her brother which brings the reality of a new Ireland into sharp focus. "How's the morning after the life before?"  A personal tale and experience of Ireland before and after the referendum on Marriage Equality on May 22nd 2015, The Morning After The Life Before explores and attempts to answer the question in the text message.
Tickets €12/€10          Running time 60 minutes.    



What Is On In The Theatre
Friday 7th April @ 8pm Ger Wolfe in Concert
Friday 28th April @ 8pm Up the Hill Jackie, a new play by Áine Ryan       Postponed Due to Illness
Saturday 6th May @ 8pm George Murphy in concert Cancelled due to unforseen circumstances
Sunday 14th May @ 7.30pm - Knocklong Community Hall – Agóid
The County Limerick Youth Theatre are pleased to present Agóid by Caitríona Ní Mhurchú 
Tuesday 23rd May @ 12pm – Part of access CINEMA's May Film Tour Bealtaine Festival. 12 ANGRY MEN
Footsteps Youth Theatre present The Leaving by Tom Swift
Friday 9th June @ 8pm  (Rescheduled Date) The Tayman, the Tomcat and Others
Friday 16th June @ 8pm Honest Arts present Punt
Friday 23rd June @ 8pm Veronica McSwiney in Concert
Wednesday 18th October @ 11am & Monday 13th November  @ 11am Ger Carey Live


Book Club – Wednesday 27th September @ 7pm - Tatty by Christine Dwyer Hickey.
                    Wednesday 25th October @ 7pm - The Rosie Project  by Graeme Simsion  
                    Wednesday 29th November @ 7pm - Nothing on Earth by  Conor O’Callagha

New members welcome.

Social Media Course 
We will be hosting a Social Media course over three evening in May, on Wednesday 17th, Tuesday 23rd and Tuesday 30th May from 7 – 9pm. 
Experienced journalist, editor and social media manager Sandra Quinn will be delivering this unique and engaging course.  The programme will cover Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs, websites, Pinterest, email mailing lists, scheduling posts for the most advantageous times and much more.   It is perfect for the business people who are online, but not getting enough value from their interactions or for those who are wanting to use the online world to boost their physical street presence.   At the end of the course, you will know how to communicate effectively and professionally online, what mediums work best for your business and how to translate Likes, Shares, Comments or Retweets into footfall or tangible sales.  
Fee €50 per person including take home materials and online support services afterwards.  The non refundable €25 (50%) deposit can be paid through Friars’ Gate.  Numbers are limited so please contact us at Friars’ Gate to book your spot.  For more info about the course contact Sandra on or 086 3645786.


Rehearsals in Friars’ Gate Theatre, Kilmallock.

Sunday 7th May

Little Lyts: 11am - 1pm

DynaLyts: 1.30pm - 3.30pm

CoLYT: Workshop  1-3pm break 3-4pm Full run through all cast 4-7pm

Tuesday 9th May CoLYT: rehearsal upstairs 6.30-8.30pm

Dress rehearsal Little Lyts: 4-6pm

Dress rehearsal dynaLyts 6 - 8.30pm

Wednesday 10th May Dress Rehearsal County LYTs 6-9pm

Thursday 11th May 7pm performance DynaLyts and Little Lyts (actors arrive at 5.30pm)

Friday 12th May – DynaLyts and County LYTs Performance 7pm (actors arrive 6.00pm)

CoLYT: Warm up workshop with playwright 7pm - 7.40pm

Saturday 13th May – Little Lyts and County LYTs Performance 7pm  (actors arrive 6.00pm)

Performance in Knocklong Community Hall

Sunday 14th May – County LYTs Performance 7.30pm in Knocklong Community Hall  (actors arrive 6.00pm) as part of the Knocklong History Weekend

CAST PARTY: 6.30 - 8.30pm Tuesday 16th May: for all members and parents!
AGM: Parents 6.30 -7.30pm
FILM SHOWING: 7.30pm parents and members
8.15pm Bake sale and refreshments

We are fundraising: Please bring spot prizes for the performances and cakes for the bake sale!!
Fiona Quinn
Director of Education and Outreach
Friars' Gate Theatre
(0)86 824 6915

County Limerick Youth Theatre was shown on RTE's Nationwide.   Link to 

The NYCI toolkit 8 Steps to Inclusive Youth Work includes Friars' Gate Youth Theatre work as a best practice case study download it here



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Spring term DATES 2017

Community and Educational Outreach Programme in association with Limerick City and County Council and Dormant Account Fund
Actively Retired Drama Programme
Transition Year Drama Studies Programme
National School Drama Awareness Programme
Inclusive Drama Group
Contact Friars’ Gate for details.

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