The play, which explores the intense family dynamics and alcohol misuse issues that can develop in the wake of a suicide, will be performed on Wed., 25th January, at the Abbey Arts Centre in Ballyshannon and on Thurs., 26th January, at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny.
Both performances are free of charge and will start at 7 p.m. Each will end with a question-and-answer session attended by a representative from a suicide prevention organisation.
“Magpies on the Pylon” is being brought to Donegal by Donegal Travellers Project as part of the Peace III-supported Respecting & Connecting Communities (R&CC) Project and by North West Alcohol Forum as part of the EU INTERREG IVA-supported Time IVA Change Project.
“We are delighted to be bringing this play to Donegal, as these are issues that affect the Traveller and settled communities,” said Annmarie Keogh and Kathleen McGinley, Positive Relationships Officers for the R&CC Project. “We would encourage Travellers to come along, as suicide is seven times higher within the Traveller community.”
“It’s good to see this play being performed in Donegal,” said Adrian Loughrey, Community Mobilisation Officer for the Time IVA Change Project. “We hope it can help in bringing these very serious issues into the mainstream and encouraging those who need support to get it.”
More information is available by ringing Donegal Travellers Project on (074) 912 9281 or North West Alcohol Forum on (074) 912 5596.
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