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The Bridge of Tears/Droichead na nDeor

Friday September 23, 2022
- Friday December 30, 2022
The Bridge of Tears is an immersive exhibition sharing the experiences of people who have made Donegal their home, and those who have left to find new homes.
Show Date & Time:
September 23, 2022, 6:00pm
December 30, 2022, 3:30pm
Offical Opening:
Admission:

FREE ADMISSION

Opening Times & Special Info:
Opening hours 9.30 – 3.30 PM Monday to Friday.

Enter the space between hope and experience, listen to the waves as they rock the small boat where you and your fellow travellers sit, waiting to glimpse the far shore. Look around at the photographs and memories of the immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers who have made Donegal their own new home. Experience the resonances of Ireland’s own stories of emigration away from this island to other far shores.

Devised and curated by Eve Li, The Bridge of Tears is an immersive experience, with stories, photographs and recipes shared by those who have made Donegal their home, as well as from those who have left Ireland to find a life somewhere new. In sharing these stories, we hope to learn about each other, create connections and build lasting relationships.

Open to the public on Culture Night, Fri 23 September and runs until the end of 2022. The installation is situated in the upper foyer of An Grianán Theatre. Opening hours 9.30 – 3.30 PM Monday to Friday.

Please contact Eve Li for additional information and group visits by schools and community groups by email.

NB: please note that there is some very strong language used in the audio recordings.

Blog: Eve Li on the Bridge of Tears exhibition

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COVID UPDATE 5 AUG 2021

Our box office is now currently open for in person and phone enquiries from 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Our cafe has now reopened for indoor and outdoor dining. Opening hours are 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

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There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.

 

In Person

Call in to our Box Office during opening hours: 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

On days we have an evening show the box office will be open from 6pm to 8pm.

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays unless there is a show in which case the box office will be open for two hours before the performance.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.

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Tickets may be exchanged for a credit voucher (minus the cost of any booking fees).

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Credit vouchers remain valid for one year from date of issue.

 

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  • The management reserve the right to refuse admission and to alter the cast of a production due to unforseen circumstances.
  • For safety reasons, buggies or carrycots are not permitted in the auditorium.
  • Cameras or recording devices are not permitted in the auditorium.
  • NB: Mobile phones and pagers must be switched off during performances.
 

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