Sunday 4 December 2016

Theatre reopens after seven years of fundraising

Published 13/06/2015 | 02:30

Michael Ring and Noel Kavanagh at Westport Town Hall Theatre
Michael Ring and Noel Kavanagh at Westport Town Hall Theatre

It took seven years of planning and fundraising, but yesterday Westport Town Hall Theatre officially reopened.

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The new €3m town hall and cultural centre has been described as a "major boost" for the Co Mayo town.

The centre, which was closed in 2008, reopened its doors to the public after almost €1m was collected locally.

Tourism and Sport Minister Michael Ring said that the revamped centre will attract new visitors to the town.

"It is a major boost for Westport and comes as a result of a partnership between the local authority, Fáilte Ireland and rural support initiatives as well as a major effort from the community," Mr Ring said.

The community group behind the project was chaired by Noel Kavanagh of the SuperValu Group.

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