ALâ Community Workshops invite you to the following presentation:

Lynch Family Tragedy

Town Hall, Galway Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May at 8.30 pm.

 Community Workshops presentation Lynch Family Tradegy
Ever wondered where the phrase ‘lynched’ comes from? Based on the recorded versions of events involving the 15th century Galway Mayor, James Lynch and his son Walter, ALa’s performance unravels the legend by asking a series of ‘ what if’s ‘ in relation to a murder, a riot and an execution !
“Is a man so troubled by his own notion of justice, his notion of fair play, his idea that someone must be made accountable that he will do whatever it takes to implement the Law.  Or is he so vane so unyielding, so stubborn that his wishes must be carried out regardless of natural Law.  Is it the might of a leader or sheer stupidity that we see this play today unfolding? All base emotions are dealt with here Jealousy, Angry, Deceit and the high moral ground that we all like to be winners”.

Tickets €9 / €7 Concession

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Blue Drum Activist Summer Camp 2017

Power of networked practice

Glencree, Co. Wicklow

Saturday & Sunday, June 17/18 June 2017

Activity Camp Knockree
The aim of the Camp in 2017 is to build bridges and connections because we know that the experience of one can be of help to the other.  Are you embedded activists/artists who are working deeply with the ecologies of people and place to shape new inter-connectivity.

The Camp has 4 parts:

Inspiration:  International Community Arts Festival (TBC).

Facilitated process (3 hours) to imagine what networked practice could look like.

-Cluster Workshops

  • Creativity and agency in work for environmental justice.
  • Creativity and agency in work with public participation networks (PPNs).
  • Creativity and agency in urban and rural community regeneration.

-Facilitated process (3 hours) that will deliver a Culture Contact Charter for 2017/2018

This is a creative camp for activists, artists & especially for YOUR local group!

When & Where

Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Glencree, Co Wicklow

Suggested contribution towards costs are: 40 Euro waged, 20 Euro unwaged (incl. children),
1 Euro Asylum Seekers. This includes the accommodation for 1 night in a shared room and vegetarian food.

Brilliant childcare available (please let us know in advance).


Places are limited, please register now:

With any questions just contact Ed or Eleanor at or 087 2334931

ALâ Theatre for Change 

Theatre of the Oppressed Facilitation Skills Training

Every Thursday 7:30 to 9pm

Diocesan Pastoral Centre,

Árus de Brún,

Newtownsmith, Galway

To register please email or 0857345877