Friars Gate

Friars' Gate
Theatre & Arts
Kilmallock. Co. Limerick
Tel 063 98727
Email-friarsgate@eircom.net
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Stone an exhibition of stonework by John Goggin runs for the month of December.  All are welcome.


Wednesday 30th January @ 8pm
The Lady and the Unicorn written and presented by Carol O’Neill


A fun filled hour long multimedia art talk inspired by European Celtic mythology with over 30 artists and artworks celebrated including:
* W.B. Yeats & Lady Jane Wilde's Irish folklore writings.
* Mythological sculptures throughout Europe.
* The Children of Lir sculptures & the 1916 Rising.
* Hollywood`s depictions of ancient Celtic myths.
* Surrealist painters & the Celtic myth influences.
* Dragon & Unicorn art depicted from medieval times to present day.
* 15th century French tapestries and Icelandic troll art at the Venice Biennale.
* Music, Film, writings, paintings, sculptures and architecture are all celebrated.
Tickets €8


Friday 25th January @ 8pm
Brigid Clery written and performed by Eve O’Mahony


This one woman show describes the life and events which led to the death of Brigid Cleary, the last woman to be burned in Ireland. She is accused of being a changeling and is ultimately burned to death at the hands of her husband in Tipperary in 1895.  The character of Brigid is the main narrator throughout the performance but her story is also told by a host of other characters.   She tells the bittersweet story of her life as a successful business woman living in a patriarchal society and the details which lead to her tragic death. This moving play brings forth a whole slew of issues - issues of inequality, tradition and superstition, progression and ignorance, group mentality and individual steadfastness, independence and interdependence and the role of women in early 20th century rural Ireland society. Tickets €12 Running Time – 50 minutes Friends 2 for 1


What Is On In The Theatre
Wednesday 16th January @ 8pm Two Days, One Night  (15A)  95 mins
Saturday 2nd  February @ 8pm Seán Keane in concert


How to Write A Life: Memoir Writing Course with Sheila Quealy. 8 Weeks €100
Commencing on Wednesday 30th January

Monthly Saturday Morning Creative Workshops commencing 26th January.




Children’s Pop Choir with Lisa Finn

commencing Tuesday 15th Jan
Junior Choir ( 5 - 10 years) 5pm - 6pm
Senior Choir ( 11- 17 years) 6pm - 7pm
Fee €100


Backstage Academy Drama Workshops commencing - Wednesday 9th January - 4.30 - 5.30pm (7 - 12 years)


Book Club – Wednesday 30th January @ 7pm – Reading The Milkman by Anna Burns.
Wednesday 27th February @ 7pm – A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne. 
Wednesday 27th March @ 7pm - Educated, by Tara Westover
Wednesday 24th April @ 7pm - Normal People by Sally Rooney
Wednesday 29th May @ 7pm -The Only Story by Julian Barnes
New members welcome.

 
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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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