The show goes on at the Briery Gap

June 21st, 2016 11:55 AM

By Kieran O'Mahony

Pat O'Connell, Lorraine Lynch, Michael Sheridan, Alan Kiely, Martin Coughlan, Ann Dunne, Patrick Bergin, Noel O'Driscoll and Liz Barry outside The Briery Gap last weekend. (Photo: John Delea)

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DESPITE the fire that engulfed the Briery Gap building in Macroom at the end of last month, the show is most definitely going on.

This was highlighted at the launch of the venue’s Cinema Programme in the Castle Hotel on Monday night, which will be the venue for the immediate future. 

‘Thanks to the speedy and generous help from our community, the Briery Gap Theatre is looking forward to a new future. Out of the ashes of the recent fire, we have taken heart and energy from your goodwill and support,’ said a statement on the website.

‘So Briery Gap events will be taking place in alternative venues locally,’ the committee added.

‘While it will take time to restore the theatre back to its previous state, Briery Gap and its community has always risen to the challenge of change. While this sad event will mean moving to different venues for a period of time, there is no doubt that with the help of the community, Cork County Council and the Blarney Macroom Municipal District, the Briery Gap will be back to serve the people, drama groups, artists and performers of this wonderful area and beyond with an exciting and full programme of events into the future.’

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