New Play 'Our National Games' : Benefit night for IPSC - 4th June

04/06/2008 - 20:00
04/06/2008 - 22:00

Event: Opening run of new play: 'Our National Games' by Gerard Humphreys
Date: Wednesday 4th June 08

Time: 8pm

Where: Axis theatre, Ballymun, Dublin

Tickets: €15 / €12

The Axis Theatre has kindly donated the proceeds from the Wednesday 4th of June showing of their new play, ‘Our National Games’ to the IPSC.

If you buy a ticket for this thought provoking new play from writer Gerard Humphreys, 50% of the door takings on the night will be donated to the IPSC.

Please note that the assigned benefit night is the 4th of June (only) and we would urge everybody who would like to attend this great piece of entertaining theatre to do so on that night. You get to help a good cause while you’re at it!

To buy tickets please contact Ronan on 086 4082535 or Freda on 086 1260359 or the IPSC office on Dame St. at 01 6770253

You can email events [at] ipsc.ie or recruitment [at] ipsc.ie also to reserve a ticket.

We may also deliver tickets in the Dublin/Kildare area, depending on distance and amount booked.

Alternatively, contact the Box office of the Axis Theatre on 01 8832100 or email info [at] axis-ballymun.ie.
If you are booking over the Axis box office, can you please mention the IPSC when booking. Thanks.

www.ipsc.ie

Our National Games

Our National Games is a play of betrayal of ideals, aspirations and people.

What would you do if you were asked to choose between losing your career and participating in an injustice? That's the question asked in Our National Games - play about the betrayal of ideals, aspirations and people.

This striking new play brings to life the events surrounding one of the most high profile and dramatic moments in Irish history - The Arms Crisis.

In 1969 police attacks on civil rights activists in the North of Ireland caused major disturbances that threatened to engulf the Republic. Irish Army officer, Captain James Kelly, was catapulted into the limelight in 1970 when charged with illegally importing arms to Ireland for use in the defence of working class nationalist areas in the North. The event led to what became known as The Arms Crisis.

Our National Games explores the concept of political and military leadership, loyalty to past principles and the survival of the State as the key players, Minister Charles Haughey and Captain James Kelly, were put on trial.

Did this failure of decisive leadership partly shaped the history of the 30 years which followed, condemning another generation of young Irish people to violence and emigration?

A debate with guest speakers will be held after the performance

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Getting to Axis Theatre:

Parking (9.00am to 6.00pm)

Ballymun has plenty of daytime parking options. With on-street parking available on Shangan Road, and parking available in the car park outside the An Garda Síochána Station. For the best advice on where to park you car, contact axis reception on (01) 883 2100.

Underground Parking (Available from 6.00pm)
Directions from City Centre
Keep in the right lane of traffic on the Ballymun Road to allow you to make a U-turn before the Ballymun Plaza Hotel (you will see the axis signpost!). Drive down the main street, keeping in the left lane. You will pass Supervalu on your right. Take the next left after the Civic Centre/Motor Tax Office. Follow the small road right around, driving down the ramp into the car park. Press the intercom should you need assistance.

Directions from M50

Keep in the left lane of traffic on the Ballymun Road to allow you to pass the Ballymun Plaza Hotel on your left and Supervalu on your right. Take the next left after the Civic Centre/Motor Tax Office. Follow the small road right around, driving down the ramp into the car park. Press the intercom should you need assistance.

Getting to Axis by bus:

Axis is served by buses 4, 13, 13A, 17A, 46X, 58X, 103, 104 & 220.

The bus stop for northbound routes from the city centre is located outside the Ballymun Shopping Centre, just after Supervalu on the left side of Ballymun’s main street. On exiting the bus cross the road at the lights, axis is located between the new Civic Offices (containing the Motor Tax Office and the new Heath Centre) and the new Ballymun Plaza Hotel.

For more bus route and timetable information please call Dublin bus on (01) 873 4222 or log on to www.dublinbus.ie.

Related Link: http://www.ipsc.ie