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20 April 2011

Information about The Cripple of Inishmaan on Inis Meáin (Sunday June 26, 2011)

Inis Meain Photo 1 2011

On Sunday June 26, 2011, The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh will touch down on the island of Inis Meáin, off the west coast of Galway, for the final stop after a major 5 month US & Irish tour. We are delighted to be presenting the final performances on the island of Inis Meáin itself where the play will be performed for the first time ever. Prior to the Inis Meáin dates, the show will also run at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway city from June 22 – 24. To book tickets for the Galway dates, click here.

Details about booking tickets and travelling to Inis Meáin can be found below. For more information about the Aran Islands, click here.

For more information about The Cripple of Inishmaan tour, click here.

Performance Times

Venue: Halla Naomh Eoin, Inis Meáin
Date: Sunday, June 26, 2011
Times: 1.30pm & 8.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including one 15 minute interval

The performances will finish approximately at 4pm and 11pm respectively.

Booking Tickets

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets went on sale to residents of the Aran Islands at 10am on April 26 and a limited number of tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10am on May 23. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions of Sale in advance of your ticket purchase.

Ticket Prices: €20 and €16 concession (unwaged, students and senior citizens)

Telephone Booking: Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm via the Druid office on +353 91 500233 (There is no online booking available). A booking fee of €1 will apply to each ticket.

Due to the limited capacity and the significant interest in these performances, we anticipate that tickets will sell out quickly and that demand will far exceed the supply available. Regrettably this situation is beyond our control and we would like to thank everyone in advance for your support of our Inis Meáin visit.

  • Between April 26th and May 22nd, tickets will only be sold to residents of the Aran Islands. A current address and contact number on the Aran Islands must be provided in order to secure tickets.
  • Tickets booked over the phone must be secured with a credit card at the time of booking (a laser card facility is not available). We will also have a system in place to facilitate cash payments if necessary.
  • Tickets will be available for collection at the hall 45 minutes before each performance and will only be posted out in exceptional circumstances.
  • A limited number of tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10.00am on Monday May 23rd. Tickets will only be available by phone through the Druid office on +353 91 500233. There is no online booking available.

Druid and Inis Meáin

Our June visit to Inis Meáin will mark Druid’s seventh visit to the island since our first visit in 1982 with The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge. We last visited in 2005 with DruidSynge and are very much looking forward to returning on June 26. Other Druid productions which have toured to Inis Meáin include The Wood of the Whispering by M.J. Molloy (1983); The Hostage by Brendan Behan (1987); Lover’s Meeting by Louis D’Alton (1990); The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh (1996); The Playboy of the Western World by J.M. Synge (2004) and DruidSynge (2005).

Getting to Inis Meáin

To travel to Inis Meáin, you will need to travel to Galway first and from there you can travel by ferry or by plane.

Travel by Ferry

Aran Island Ferries operate a ferry service to Inis Meáin from Rossaveal, a port 23 miles west of Galway City centre. A bus departs Galway city one hour prior to the ferry departure time. It is also possible to drive to Rossaveal (journey time is approximately 50 mins) and you can park at the port and get the ferry over. The ferry crossing takes approximately 45 minutes. Full details are available on the Aran Island Ferries website.

Sailings from Rossaveal to Inis Meáin: 10.30am & 6.30pm
Sailings from Inis Meáin to Rossaveal: 08.00am & 4.30pm

Travel by Plane

Aer Arann Islands operates daily flights to Inis Meáin from Connemara Airport which lies 19 miles west of Galway city. The flight time is approximately 10 minutes. A bus service is available from Galway city to Connemara airport. For more information you can check the Frequently Asked Questions section on the Aer Arann Islands site.

Flights from Connemara Airport to Inis Meáin: 09.00am & 4.30pm
Flights from Inis Meáin to Connemara Airport: 09.15am, 10.45am & 4.45pm

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