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Druid announces Education and Community Programme

Druid returns to live theatre this September and October with DruidGregory, a Galway 2020 Commission. As part of an extensive rural tour, Druid is delighted to introduce an Education and Community programme which will engage with schools and communities throughout the county, making the work of two great Galway playwrights accessible to audiences of all ages. The Education and Community programme includes a special Lady Gregory bookmark for every primary school student in Galway, secondary school performances of Tom Murphy and Noel O’Donoghue’s On the Outside and free education packs and resources.

Eugene McCabe RIP

Druid is saddened to hear of the passing of acclaimed Irish author and playwright, Eugene McCabe.

Eugene captured the essence of life in his beloved Monaghan and told important stories about the Irish border and the troubles. Druid’s Artistic Director, Garry Hynes said ‘Having worked with Eugene McCabe back in the 1980’s at the Abbey Theatre, I was so glad to have worked with him again on Druid’s production of King of the Castle in 2017. Most especially, I was just glad to have known this extraordinary man. He was one of our greats.’

Our thoughts are with his beloved Margot, Ruth, Marcus, Patrick, Stephen, and Eugene’s extended family and friends.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

Seán Stafford RIP

Druid is saddened to hear of the passing of Seán Stafford. Seán was a much loved member of the Galway theatre community. Both he and Máire and their work with An Taibhdhearc was an inspiration to Druid. Our thoughts are with Maelíosa, a former Artistic Director of Druid, Ruairí, Fionnuala, Órfhlaith and Conall, and to Seán’s extended family and friends

Is boichtide go mór aos amharclannaíochta Éireann bás Sheáin. Is cás lenár gcroí a imeacht. Leaba i meac na Naomh go raibh aige.

Colm Ó Briain RIP

Druid is saddened to hear of the passing of Colm Ó Briain, former director of the Arts Council. Druid's Artistic Director, Garry Hynes, said, "The Arts Council’s recognition of the need for a regional arts policy, under the new leadership of Colm Ó Briain in 1975, was fortunate for a young Druid company just starting out. I think of Colm with the utmost respect and admiration. His contribution to Irish culture over his long and varied career has been immense. My sincerest sympathies to Muireann, Seóna, Aisling and all his extended family."