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Eclipsed (Mephisto Theatre Company)

It has been 21 years since its premiere but Patricia Burke Brogan’s Eclipsed has lost none of its power, as the fine new production from Mephisto Theatre Company, currently running at the Town Hall, amply demonstrates. It is also fitting that the play should be getting a major new production in the same year that the Magdalenes have finally got official State recognition via the McAleese Report and the Government decision to grant them compensation. In ways the play’s journey has paralleled that of the Magdalenes; Eclipsed was one of the very first works to alert the world to their story and its periodic revivals in the intervening years, both here and abroad, helped keep that story in the public eye.

Eclipsed and the world of the Magdalen Laundry

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GALWAY THEATREGOERS are in for a treat next week with a new staging of Patricia Burke Brogan’s Eclipsed from Mephisto Theatre Company.

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IT IS now more than 20 years since Patricia Burke Brogan’s powerful play, Eclipsed, received its premiere in Galway from Punchbag Theatre Company.

Revisiting Eclipsed with Margaret O’Sullivan

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IT IS now more than 20 years since Patricia Burke Brogan’s powerful play, Eclipsed, received its premiere in Galway from Punchbag Theatre Company.

Eclipsed and the world of the Magdalene Laundries

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THE DIFFERING reactions to the Magdalene Laundries over the years have been mirrored in the responses to Patricia Burke Brogan’s Eclipsed, which will have a staged reading in Galway next week.

Vigil for Galway Magdalene women

A memorial vigil in honour of the women who were in the Mercy Magdalene Laundry in Galway city takes place this Sunday.

Don’t let Magdalene statue go the way of Padraic O Conaire, warns Boston professor

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Galway City Council decided this past week to remove a statue memorializing the women who lived, worked and, in some cases, died at the Sisters of Mercy Magdalene laundry in the city. Dedicated in March 2009, the Mick Wilkins statue was commissioned by the same city councilors who now seek to remove it. It is located at the corner of Forster Street and Bothár Breandan O Eithir, standing in full public view close to where the laundry institution once stood.

Three new books from Galway publisher

THE GALWAY based publisher Wordonthestreet, is getting set to launch its three latest publications - two poetry collections and a book of short stories.

Poetry book showcase at Sheridan’s Wine Bar

THE 2009 Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase takes place at Sheridan’s Wine Bar, 14-16 Church Yard Street, on Friday February 6 at 8pm.

Ulick O’Connor and Siobhán Armstrong for the Forge at Gort festival

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THE WRITER Ulick O’Connor and the internationally-acclaimed harpist Siobhán Armstrong will headline the second Forge at Gort literature festival, on March 27 and 28.


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