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YOUR VISIT

BOOKINGS The Theatre Royal accepts bookings in person, by phone or online. All ticket prices include €1 transaction fee as laid down by Theatre Royal. PHONE: 051 874 402 IN PERSON: Payment is accepted by cash, cheque, laser, debit or credit card. ONLINE: You can book your tickets online 24 hours a day at www.theatreroyal.ie – you can also select your seat from an interactive map.

BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS Tuesday to Friday: 10am – 4pm (10am – 8pm on performance days) S aturday: 12pm – 4pm (to 8pm on performance days)  Sundays and Bank Holidays: Box Office opens one hour before the performance for ticket collection.

CONCESSIONS Concessions for OAP’s, Students, Unwaged, and children are available for some productions. The availability, amount discounted, and production applicable to is decided on by each individual producer and not the Theatre Royal. Where family tickets are available the group must consist of two adults and two children. I.D. for all concessions will be requested at time of booking or at time of collection. WIT students are entitled to a special WIT price on most shows on presentation of their card.

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DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS Group bookings are available for shows at the Theatre Royal. Contact the Box Office for further information. Groups of 10 or more are entitled to at least 10% discount, depending on the production.

ACCESS The Theatre Royal is an accessible venue with ramp access, loop induction, wheelchair seats and adapted toilets. We would ask wheelchair users to book directly with the box office rather than online to ensure that we accommodate you appropriately. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.

REFUNDS AND EXCHANGE The Theatre Royal can issue Refunds to customers under the following policy • A refund can be made no later than close of business, 4pm, on the day before the event • A refund will be made in the form of credit for Theatre Royal events • No refund can be issued on the day of the event or following an event

THEATRE ROYAL BAR Why not relax and enjoy a pre-show drink. Select wines, soft drinks, bottled beers, tea and coffee are available from 7pm on performance evenings (Unless the event is advertised as a session). You can also pre-order your interval drink before the show which will be ready for collection in the vestibule at the interval.

THEATRE ROYAL CAFE Open all week for homemade treats and the finest view on The Mall.

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JUNE JULY AUG / SEP 4

TRIBUTE

THE MAGIC OF THE BEATLES

THUR 1ST

P6

SCHOOLS

LYNGO PRESENTS ODYSSEY

TUE 6TH

P6

CELEBRATION A NIGHT FOR BILLY

FRI 9

P7

MUSIC

MOYA BRENNAN

SAT 10TH

MUSIC

KÍLA

THUR 15

TRIBUTE

THE BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK

FRI 16TH

P8

MUSIC

LEONARD COHEN MASS

SAT 17

P 10

PLAY

A TASTE OF BECKETT: FOOTFALLS & KRAPP’S LAST TAPE

PREVIEW WED 21ST, THUR 22ND, FRI 23RD, THUR 29TH, FRI 30TH

TOUR

HISTORICAL THEATRE TOUR

THUR 22ND @ 6 PM

P 13

TRIBUTE

THE KATE BUSH SONGBOOK

SAT 24TH

P 10

TOUR

HISTORICAL THEATRE TOUR

SAT 1ST @ 6 PM

PLAY

A TASTE OF BECKETT: FOOTFALLS & KRAPP’S LAST TAPE

P 11 THUR 6 , FRI 7 , THUR 13TH, THUR 20TH & FRI 21ST

MUSIC

BRIAN KENNEDY

SAT 1ST

P 12

TRIBUTE

THE JOHN MC CORMACK SONGBOOK

SAT 8

P 12

COMEDY

JASON BYRNE

FRI 14TH

MUSIC

SHARON SHANNON

SAT 15

TOUR

HISTORICAL THEATRE TOUR

FRI 21ST @ 6 PM

P 13

MUSIC

COUNTRY CLASSICS

SAT 22ND

P 15

MUSIC

THE FOUR OF US

FRI 28TH

P 15

MUSIC

ELEANOR MC EVOY

SAT 29

P 16

COMEDY

THE FATHER TED EXPERIENCE

FRI 4

COMEDY

KARL SPAIN

SAT 5TH

FAMILY

LITTLE RED KETTLE: THE ISLAND OF LOST CHILDREN WED 9 – SAT 12

PLAY

THE COLLECTOR

THUR 17TH – SAT 19TH

P 20

TOUR

HISTORICAL THEATRE TOUR

FRI 18TH @ 6 PM

P 13

MUSIC

JOHN PRINE & STURGILL SIMPSON

TUE 22ND

MUSICAL

IGNITE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS IN THE HEIGHTS

FRI 25 & SAT 26

FAMILY

HAIRY MACLARY

SUN 27TH

P 22

MUSIC

NATHAN CARTER

THUR 31ST AUGUST & FRI 1ST SEPTEMBER

P 24

CLASSICAL

DAVID MARTIN: THE SINGING SOLDIER

SAT 2ND SEPTEMBER

P 24

TH

P7 P8

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P 13

TH

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P 14 P 14

TH

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P 16

TH

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EVENTS AT A GLANCE

P 11

TH

P 19 TH

P 18

P 20 TH

P 22


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Date: Thur 1st June Time: 8pm Price: €22/€20 conc

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Date: Tue 6th June Time: 11am Price: €8, group of 5 or more €7 each

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THE MAGIC OF THE BEATLES 1966 saw Lennon and McCartney come of age as songwriters with the Beatles’ eleventh EP, ‘Yesterday’ and seventh studio album ‘Revolver’ both topping the charts. Taking you from the Beatles’ Mop Top roots to the psychedelia of Sgt Pepper and beyond. From Love Me Do to Let It Be. Fantastic costumes, brilliant vocals and incredible musicianship Come Together in a lavish Magical Musical trip back to Yesterday.

LYNGO PRESENTS ODYSSEY Odyssey is the mother of all stories, the ultimate source of myths and legends full of epic battles,  floating islands, one-eyed giants,  angry Gods and powerful magic. Follow Cbeebie’s Patrick Lynch as he launches Ulysses and his companions on thrilling ride across the magical world of ancient Greece to show you that no matter how far you roam, there’s no place like Homer.


A NIGHT FOR BILLY A SPECIAL night of music, song, comedy and theatre in memory of the late WLRfm broadcaster Billy McCarthy. ‘A Night for Billy’ will be a “not to be missed” event featuring some of Waterford’s top performers on stage together for one night only to celebrate Billy’s memory and also raise funds for deserving local charity, the Holy Ghost Residential Home.

MOYA BRENNAN

(VOICE OF CLANNAD) Moya has developed an individuality which has already shown itself in her expanding body of work. When an artist’s career can often be measured in months, hers spans decades. The power of her whispered tones and the beauty of her music touch the soul. Gently, yet persistently, her songs and her music are redefining Irish music. With her band Clannad they took the Irish language and its melodies to places that it had never been before.

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Date: Fri 9th June Time: 8pm Price: €20 stalls & dress circle, €16 gods

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Date: Sat 10th June Time: 8pm Price: €26/€23

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Date: Fri 16th June Time: 8pm Price: €23.50/€21.50

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JUNE

KÍLA Kíla’s unique and ever evolving sound, while rooted in tradition, is inspired by a myriad of influences from all around the world. Sometimes described as contemporary Irish world music, Kíla fuse Gaelic lyrics and Irish folk with differing musical backgrounds of traditional, classical and rock. The result is always a fresh blend of freewheeling instrumentals, furious jigs, and primal rhythms that transcend the traditional boundaries of Irish music.

THE BILLY JOEL

SONGBOOK

Following his highly-acclaimed reunion concerts in the USA with Billy Joel’s original touring band, Elio Pace delivers this sensational tour celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel. Featuring favourites such as Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to experience The Billy Joel Songbook in this electrifying concert performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent 6 piece band.


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Date: Sat 17th June Time: 8pm Price: €18/€16

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Date: Sat 24th June Time: 8pm Price: €22

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LEONARD COHEN MASS

BETWEEN YOUR LOVE & MINE Last summer, writer John MacKenna began work on a requiem for theatre, in memory of young friends and in honour of those who mourn them. This requiem was inspired, in particular, by Leonard Cohen’s hopefilled lines. In late October 2016, just two weeks before his death, Leonard approved the final draft of Between Your Love and Mine.

THE KATE BUSH

SONGBOOK

‘The Kate Bush Song Book’, celebrates Kate’s genius. This is a unique show featuring Mandy Watson’s sublime vocals and Michael Mayell’s intricate arrangements on the piano. They keep her legacy alive and win critical acclaim wherever they perform. It’s no wonder Kate Bush is consistently ranked as the most influential female singer/ songwriter of modern times. 


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A TASTE OF BECKETT

FOOTFALLS & KRAPP’S LAST TAPE This summer the Theatre Royal produces two short masterpieces by one of Ireland’s greatest writers, Samuel Beckett. Enjoy an early bird meal or after theatre dinner in one of the many fine eateries and experience a taste of Beckett (45mins). Footfalls, performed by Waterford actress Carrie Crowley, is a moving and poetic distillation of the relationship of a mother and daughter evoked by two voices as a figure paces back and forth on a darkened stage. Krapp’s Last Tape, performed by Irish actor and writer Arthur Riordan, is a moving and beautiful evocation of human failure and despair and is Beckett’s great study in loneliness and isolation. A man sits in what passes as a study, his only company an old reel to reel tape recorder where he listens to recordings of his younger self and prepares to record what may well be his last tape. The plays will be directed by Ben Barnes, Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal.

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Date: Preview Wed 21st, Thur 22nd, Fri 23rd, Thur 29th, Fri 30th June. Thur 6th, Fri 7th, Thur 13th, Thur 20th & Fri 21st July. Time: 8pm Price: Preview Wed 21st June: €12 Thur 22nd, Fri 23rd, Thur 29th, Fri 30th June.

Thur 6th, Fri 7th, Thur 13th, Thur 20th & Fri 21st July. €17 + €15 conc Earlybird offer €15/€13 ends 14th June Combine Historical Tour & Show: €21 Thur 22nd June & Fri 21st July

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Date: Sat 8th July Time: 8pm Price: €22 / €20

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BRIAN KENNEDY Internationally celebrated, multitalented singer, songwriter, interpreter, novelist, & coach on The Voice of Ireland. Lead performer with Riverdance on Broadway. Shared the stage with Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Buckley, John Lee Hooker, Boy George, Sting & even Richard Gere! In 2014 he goes from strength to strength with his tribute album to Joni Mitchell ‘A love letter to Joni’, seeing him ‘live’ is the only way to experience that voice!

THE JOHN MC CORMACK SONGBOOK Acclaimed Irish Tenor Ross Scanlon and Pianist David O’Shea bring their sell out tribute show ‘The John McCormack Songbook’, to the Theatre Royal. This night of music honours the great Irish singer and performer with some of the most iconic songs and stories linked to McCormack’s life and career. Come hear classics such as ‘I Hear you Calling Me’, ‘Macushla’, ‘Angels Guard Thee’, and many more favourites.


HISTORICAL TOURS

Join us for a HISTORICAL TOUR of the Theatre Royal. Allow our guide take you on a charmed and informative tour of the exquisite Victorian theatre taking in the performance history of the venue. Tours start @ 6pm and take 45 minutes on the following dates:

Combine a historical tour and a show on either of the above dates – special package prices available.

Thur 22nd June Sat 1st July Fri 21st July Fri 18th August Cost: â‚Ź7 per person / Children under 12 free / 10% discount for groups 10+


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Date: Fri 14th July Time: 8pm Price: €21

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Earlybird offer €26/€24 ends 16th June

JULY

Special Eye Entertainment presents the star of ‘Wild Things’ (SKY1) and ‘Jason Byrne’s Snaptastic Show’ (TV3) Laugh in the face of another Irish Summer with ‘The Outright King Of Live Comedy’ Jason Byrne. Jason is performing a small number of intimate shows at some of his favourite Irish venues. Don’t miss the chance to see ‘A Comedy God’ in action.

SHARON SHANNON

Date: Sat 15th July Time: 8pm Price: €28 / €26

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JASON BYRNE

Sharon Shannon is an Irish Musician who has been on the scene for over twenty years. You can’t help but smile when she performs. Accordion-extraordinaire and parttime member of The Waterboys. Sharon’s unique style reflects many musical influences including cajun, Scottish, reggae and of course traditional Irish folk.


COUNTRY CLASSICS A wonderful evening of classic Country & Irish music from some of our country greats. Join our host and compere the genial BBC radio presenter and country star Hugo Duncan (The Tall Men) as he brings his mini country festival to town. Special guests include: Louise Morrissey; Country Stalwart Paddy O’Brien and completing the line-up is Frankie McBride and the Barry Doyle Trio will provide musical backing.

THE FOUR OF US THE 4 OF US bring their critically acclaimed acoustic show to Theatre Royal showcasing songs from their forthcoming new album SUGAR ISLAND, as well as songs from their extensive back catalogue. From their first anthem MARY through to the UK-charting SHE HITS ME the band has notched up over two decades of radio hits and six top 20 charting albums. Don’t miss this rare chance to catch them live.

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Date: Sat 22nd July Time: 8pm Price: €24

MU

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Date: Fri 28th July Time: 8pm Price: €21

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ELEANOR MC EVOY

Date: Sat 29th July Time: 8pm Price: €21 Earlybird offer €19 ends 10th June

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Date: Fri 4th August Time: 8pm Price: €18 MAY CONTAIN ADULT CONTENT

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JULY / AUGUST

Naked Music is the title of Eleanor McEvoy’s new album, recorded alone in the studio to create an intimate collection of her music at its most raw - one instrument, one voice, performed live. Best known for her songs Sophie, Harbour, The Secret of Living and of course Only A Woman’s Heart, Eleanor’s new album features exclusive artwork by the famed painter Chris Gollon.

THE FATHER TED EXPERIENCE The Father Ted Experience featuring Joe Rooney & The Afters playing music inspired and featured from the hit tv show (My Lovely Horse, Songs of Love, Fr Ted theme, Ghost Town, My Lovely Mayo Mammy) as well as some holy party hits. Plus full comedy set from Joe Rooney (Fr Damo, Killinaskully) & Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove, Naked Camera).


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Date: Wed 9th – Sat 12th August Time: 7.30pm Price: €16 / €14 conc Family ticket: 2 adults & 2 children €50, any additional ticket €12.50

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LITTLE RED KETTLE

THE ISLAND OF LOST CHILDREN Looking for something special to enjoy with your children this August…. then look no further! Little Red Kettle is delighted to announce that it has gone into rehearsals for an amazing new play from Ireland’s leading children’s theatre company. The play flings a bunch of contemporary children into a roller coaster adventure on an island inhabited by 400 year old children! With macabre masks, dangerous puppets, sword fights, a new language and incredible performances from some of the best child actors you’re ever likely to see.


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KARL SPAIN Karl Spain has been a comedian for sixteen years. Spain has used his comedic talent to both entertain and fight ISIS. By not attending this show you will make your decision on which side of the battle you are on. Spain himself knows the wrong side of the law from penalty points to late returns at the library. But now he puts all that behind him and travels to the Waterford to parade his comedy wares.

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GROUND FLOOR THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

THE COLLECTOR

Date: Thur 17th – Sat 19th August Time: 8pm Price: €17 / €15 Combine Historical Tour & Show: €21 Fri 18th August

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Date: Tue 22nd August Time: 8pm Price: €51

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The Collector produced by Central Arts in association with Andrew Holden. Based on the classic novel by John Fowles, The Collector is a story of possession, obsession and love. A piece of theatre that captures your subconscious and possesses you. You will leave the theatre questioning your morals; the judgements of what you hold dear and close to your heart.

JOHN PRINE & STURGILL SIMPSON Aiken Promotions is proud to present a very unique double-bill of two of country music’s true originals playing together in very intimate venues. John Prine is one of the pioneering singer-songwriters of his generation. On this gig he will be accompanied by Sturgill Simpson, a younger generation singer who offers his own unique take on country, soul and rock and roll songwriting.


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Date: Wed 23rd – Sat 26th August Time: 8pm Price: €19

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Date: Sun 27th August Time: 3pm Price: €11 or Family of 4 for €35 Earlybird offer €30 family of 4 ends 1st August

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IGNITE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

IN THE HEIGHTS

Waterford’s Ignite Productions bring you the chance to see this fabulous musical. Before there was Hamilton, there was In the Heights, the first Tony Award-winning musical from LinManuel Miranda. This musical revolves around the lives of the residents of Washington Heights, a predominantly Dominican-American neighbourhood in New York City. Their lives along with their struggles, hardships and triumphs are interwoven to form an elaborate and elegant tapestry of the neighbourhood.

HAIRY MACLARY Following a Sell-Out run at the Fringe 2010, a UK Tour in 2011 and the Christmas season at the Sydney Opera House, Hairy Maclary and his friends are springing off the page once again this summer. Featuring many of the characters from the books like Hercules Morse, Bottomley Potts, Schnitzel von Krumm. Music, singing and several of your favourite Hairy Maclary stories, this show is a must for the whole family.


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Date: Sat 2nd September Time: 8pm Price: €20

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NATHAN CARTER After three chart topping albums, Nathan Carter will be letting fans sample plenty of new material (Most of it self-penned) from the album and promises to deliver the Full Monty of shows on this. This promises to be a night to remember with Carter’s terrific band and special guest on this summer’s night in Waterford.

DAVE MARTIN

THE SINGING SOLDIER Dundalk Classical Tenor David Martin is focussing on a solo career. In 1999, having won the Tenor Solo and the Joseph O’Mara Memorial Cup for Operatic Aria in Dublin, he began his studies at the Leinster College of Music and Drama. He also completed Il Corso Di Canto E Perfezionamento Lirico in Italy, led by the world famous Ugo Benelli, who said ‘David has a remarkable sound, and a fantastic vocal range’.

AUGUST / SEPTEMBER


YOUR DREAM WEDDING The beautifully elegant vestibule at the Theatre Royal is available as a venue for civil wedding ceremonies in Waterford. If you are looking for an unusual wedding venue steeped in heritage then this is the setting for you. For further information please visit our website or contact the Theatre Manager on: +353 (0) 51 853626 maryboland@theatreroyal.ie


Theatre Royal greatly appreciates and wishes to thank the following businesses and individuals for choosing to support our recently re-vitalised Friends Scheme. A rich and vibrant arts culture is at the heart of the development of our city and region and becoming involved in our Friends Scheme enables you to support that cultural development while enjoying the benefits associated.

Druids Wine Bar & Restaurant

Donal & Clare Brazil Ronan Brazil Thomas & Cait Caulfield Eva Counihan Marie Dennehy Kieran Dwyer Tom O’Brien

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THEATRE ROYAL FRIENDS

Monica Leech Barry Monaghan Redmond O Donoghue Constance Sheridan Stephanie Taheny Nora & Jack Widger John & Phyllis Caulfield


THEATRE ROYAL TEAM ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Ben Barnes

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Nora Widger

MANAGER

Mary Boland

ADMINISTRATOR

Kelly Power

ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR

Michelle Ivory

ACCOUNTANT TECHNICIAN

Sharon Sutton

MARKETING EXECUTIVE

Sheila Quinn

MARKETING ASSISTANTS

Jonathan Walsh Rebekka Tomal

BOX OFFICE SUPERVISOR

Anouschka Detournay

BOX OFFICE TEAM

Deirdre Jordan, Gerard Howard, Michelle Ivory

TECHNICAL MANAGER

Dermot Quinn

TECHNICAL TEAM

Paul McDonald, Michael Smullen Frank Sarsfield, Sean O’Sullivan, Andrew Cusack

FRONT OF HOUSE SUPERVISOR

Dennis Murphy

FRONT OF HOUSE TEAM

Anthony Mahon, Helena Walsh, Jamie Power, Tia Quinn, Annette Cusack, Fergal Sandison, Molly Sutton, Daniel Coady, Elizabeth Mc Grath, Michelle Ivory, Natalie Martin, Stephanie Furlong, Patsy Meade

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Anne Marie Caulfield, Orm Kenny, Bill Halley, Cllr John Cummins, Ann Power, Mai Walsh, Cllr Jason Murphy

BROCHURE COVER & DESIGN

Rebekka Tomal

THEATRE ROYAL TEAM

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Congratulations from Tom Murran and all the team. We are delighted to be associated with the Theatre Royal and wish them every success.

Wyse House, Adelphi Quay,Waterford. |T: 051 874 909 | F: 051 879 194 | DX: 44036Waterford |W: www.poc.ie Principal: Thomas Murran BCL, LLM Solicitors: Claire Ryan BCL, LLM, LCOI | Orm Kenny BA, MBA | Paul Murran BA(Int) Consultant: Marie Dennehy BCL Dublin Office: 24-26 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin 7.


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