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Galway audiences should see rare stage production of The Quiet Man

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One of the most remarkable theatrical performances of the summer in the west was the Abbey Acts’ production of The Quiet Man, held in the unusual location of a goods shed at an abandoned railway station. However, it provided the catalyst for a string of performances which captured the imagination of Quiet Man fans and drama afficionados and saw the production being brought this weekend to An Taibhdhearc in Galway

Castletown again as Ballyglunin station hosts dramatic production of The Quiet Man

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Ballyglunin will be transported back 50 years this month when a stage production of The Quiet Man will be performed at the iconic railway station which featured in the famous film.

The school under the railway bridge

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Apart from the profound influence that teachers had on their young students at Crumlin National School, Ballyglunin, Co Galway, the passing trains on the old Claremorris-Limerick line told them all the time of day, and the seasons of the year. The old school was located practically under the railway bridge. The train passed only yards from the classrooms. “We would wave out at the trains passing....” recalls Phil Forde, who stared school there when she was three years old in 1935. “There would be extra trains during the beet campaign. The beet would all go to the station in the horse and cart, and there would be about 20 wagons after the steam engine.”


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