Happy New Year 2011

Best Wishes to all our friends

Dublin Xmas Trip 2010

Our Dublin Trip

We travelled to Dublin on December 8th to do some Christmas shopping and enjoy a few days in Wynns Hotel. We braved the snow and ice and were very careful to look out for one another. I am glad to report that the two day trip was most enjoyable and accident free.

On our first night, after an early dinner at our hotel, we went to a play in the Gate Theatre. The play was an adaptation by Alan Stanford of “Jane Eyre” written by Charlotte Brontë over a hundred and sixty years ago. Jane Eyre( played by Andrea Corr of music group The Corrs) is a woman, who despite a troubled past, struggles as best she can with life’s challenges. She falls in love with Mr. Rochester, played by Stephen Brennan, which indeed presents its own difficulties. But things work out in the end and it’s a wonderful story, beautifully acted and I would really recommend it to all.

On our second night we went to the new theatre, the Grand Canal Theatre. It’s a magnificent theatre with wonderful facilities and stage management. Here we saw the musical “Scrooge”, the title role being played by the legendary Tommy Steele. The whole production had come over from the London Palladium. It’s a wonderfully warm family story, with great sets and costumes and fantastic musical airs and spectacular dance throughout the show. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all of us and was the highlight of our trip.
We returned home the following day to resume our normal lives!

Bridie Loughman