The Cripple of Inishmaan

The Cripple of Inishmaan

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The Cripple of Inishmaan BOOKING INFO & TOUR DATES  24th, 25th and 31st March & Saturday 1st  April 2017 Tickets €12 General Admmision €8 OAP & children   To purchase tickets TELEPHONE the Athenaeum on 053 92 39585 TEXT Helen on 087 2637178 EMAIL:  enniscorthyathenaeum1892@gmail.com A dark comedy by Martin McDonagh who links the story to the real life filming of the documentary Man of Aran. The play is set on the small Aran Islands community of Inishmaan off the Western Coast of Ireland in 1934, where the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew's arrival in neighbouring Inishmore to make a documentary about life on the islands. "Cripple" Billy Claven, eager to escape the gossip, poverty and boredom of Inishmaan, vies for a part in the film,…
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National Inventory of Architectural Heritage’s Building of the month June 2016

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Building of the Month - June 2016 The Athenæum, Castle Street, ENNISCORTHY Td., Enniscorthy, County Wexford A meeting held on Wednesday 4th February 1891 set in motion plans for one of the most important public buildings in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, a building intended for the cultural improvement of the town and its people but which found itself as an accidental centre of revolution in the early twentieth century. The venue for the meeting was the market house in Market Square and, addressing an audience of clergymen, dignitaries and local businessmen, Reverend William Fortune (1848-1925) expressed the need for 'a new town hall for Enniscorthy' where young Catholic men could assemble and apply themselves to the arts, literature and science.  Fortune is reported to have said that 'a good reading room is…
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The Athenaeum in ‘BROOKLYN’

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  The Irish premiere of 'Brooklyn' at the Riverside Park Hotel delighted the audience of eager locals many of whom starred as extras in the production.  Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson did not attend but the man who meant most was Enniscorthy’s own, Colm Toibin, who was warmly received and commended for the adaptation of his best-selling novel, ‘Brooklyn’. The event was hosted by Wexford County Council who thanked the Minister for his help in bringing the movie Slaneyside, and the Minister, in turn, thanked the Council for putting on a marvellous show.  He thanked the people of the town for accommodating and facilitating the film crew and the actors for a week that will go down in the Annals of Enniscorthy.   [caption id="attachment_503" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Davis's Mill Accounts…
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