‘The Old Triangle: A Celebration for the benefit of the Irish Penal Reform Trust’

Organised and hosted by the IPRT :

We are delighted to announce a very special event, our biggest yet – 

The Old Triangle: A Celebration for the benefit of the Irish Penal Reform Trust’ – which takes place on Sunday 26th Feb, 2012 at 8pm in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin 1.

 ‘The Old Triangle: A Celebration for the benefit of the Irish Penal Reform Trust’

IPRT Patron and poet Paula Meehan and poet Theo Dorgan are hosting an evening to draw attention to the work of the IPRT. Many of the artists taking part in this celebration have worked in prisons, and we hope the event will highlight the important role the arts and artists have to play in the life of our prisons – while being a memorable evening’s entertainment for everyone.

The featured musicians and writers, all of whom are waiving fees for the night, are:

Christy Moore

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

Peter Sheridan

Karan Casey and Niall Vallely

Tony Curtis

Shaz Oye

Noel Shine & Mary Greene

Leanne O’Sullivan

Jimmy Kelly and friends

The artist Eddie Cahill, introduced by Brian Maguire, will speak about and show images of his work. There will also be a very special guest of honour on the night. We are also very grateful for the financial support of Poetry Ireland.

Writing about the event, Paula Meehan says:

“We are all aware that there is a huge debate going on in Ireland right now about what kind of civil society we should be striving for. Artists are as much part of the debate as anyone, and conscious of the need to make this debate as inclusive and wide-ranging as possible. We hope that this event will provide a forum where all stakeholders will have an opportunity to reflect together on how we as a society intend to provide for the welfare, including the educational welfare, of prisoners.”


We hope that you will consider attending, and perhaps bring a number of friends with you. Tickets which cost €20 (standard) and €40 (premium) can be booked by calling the Abbey Theatre box office on +353 (0)1 87 87 222. (The Box Office is open Mon – Sat from 10.30am to 7pm.)  or can be booked online at http://www.abbeytheatre.ie/whats_on/event/the_old_triangle_irish_penal_reform_trust/

We look forward to the pleasure of your company on what will, we are sure, be a memorable event.

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