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Druid's Garry Hynes to inspire Galway businesswomen

Wednesday, 23rd February, 2011 12:13pm

FOUNDER of Druid Theatre Garry Hynes will be the guest speaker at the annual candle-lighting ceremony and dinner of BPW (Business and Professional Women's Club) Galway.

The candle lighting celebrates the fellowship between all BPW members around the world and is held in each club worldwide, in February of each year.

BPW Galway is a growing club and its members are dedicated to promoting its aims, which are to share, educate and give a voice.

This year's event will be held in the Salthill Hotel on Monday, February 28. Guest speaker Garry Hynes founded Druid Theatre in 1975 and has worked as its Artistic Director from 1975 to 1991, and from 1995 to date. From 1991 to 1994 she was Artistic Director of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.

Born in Ballaghadereen, Co Roscommon, Garry moved to Galway with her family in 1965. In 1971 she started an Arts Degree (History & English) in University College, Galway, now NUI Galway. Upon leaving college in 1975, Garry founded Druid Theatre with Marie Mullen and Mick Lally.

Garry has also worked with The Abbey and Gate Theatres and internationally with The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Royal Court (UK), and with Second Stage, Signature Theater and Manhattan Theater Club in New York; and with The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

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