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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Concession ticket?

A concession ticket is a reduced price ticket that may be available to the following:

Children (18 years and under), student card holders, senior citizens (65 years and over only with identification).

Many of our shows have concessions available, and they must be requested at time of booking.

Concessions not requested at the time of booking cannot be allocated later. Proof of eligibility will be required when collecting tickets. Please note that not all shows have concessions available, as they are at the discretion of the promoter of the event.

Do I need a ticket for young children?

Yes. For health, safety and comfort reasons, we recommend that all children 2years and over require a ticket to enjoy a show in Iontas Theatre.

Do you provide Wheelchair access?

Yes. We do reserve a certain number of seats in the front ground floor row specially for Wheelchair access and customers with mobility, hearing and sight issues.

If you require one of these seats for any of the above reasons, it is imperative to mention to the Box Office staff at time of booking.

Can I reserve tickets?

No, unfortunately Iontas Theatre cannot reserve tickets.

Is there a Booking Fee?

At present, there is a €1 booking administration fee on all ticket purchases. This is included as part of the advertised price

The booking fee goes toward covering the administration costs that Iontas Theatre incurs in the process of selling a ticket, such as credit card processing fees, bank charges, box office staffing and agent/administration fees.

What payment methods does Iontas Theatre accept?

Tickets can be purchased by cash, cheque and credit or debit card. If you are paying by cheque, please make crossed cheques payable to Iontas Theatre.

The credit and debit cards accepted for payments are Visa, MasterCard and Laser over the telephone, in person and online.

Does the Box Office provide cash back?

We regret that our Box Office does not provide cash back services.

Can I get a refund or exchange tickets for another show?

Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded, unless a performance has been cancelled. Please note that events are subject to change.

Why are my contact details requested when purchasing a ticket and what do you do with that information?

When you book a ticket at Iontas Theatre, your personal information will be held in our database for the purposes of contacting you regarding an event should we need to. Your information will not be disclosed to any third parties.

You will be asked if you want to be included in our Mailing List. If you agree, we will send you the Iontas Theatre weekly E-Newsletter to the email address that you have given us.

On occasion, we may send you information on special offers or competitions for shows that may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive information from us, please tell us at the time of booking.

Iontas Theatre also operates a fortnightly text message service, whereby subscribers will have the option to 'Opt Out'.

How do I book tickets online?

To buy a ticket, you will need to select a particular show and a price level, if there is more than one. After that, you will be required to enter the amount of tickets you want to purchase.

You will have the option to choose your own seats or the best available. If you have an account with Iontas Theatre, you will be asked to login.

If you do not have an account, the system will ask you to set one up.

Enter your credit card details (payment by Visa or MasterCard only) and select the "Buy tickets" button.

You will be offered the option of printing your own Print at Home ticket or alternatively you can opt for picking your ticket up from the Box Office.

You will then receive an email confirming your booking. Please print this document and bring it to Iontas Theare, if you are collecting your tickets at Box Office.

Please note that, for security reasons, we do not store your credit card details in our system.

What is the validity of a Gift Voucher?

Iontas Theatre gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase.

Whereby a show is sold out at time of redemption of a gift voucher, a customer may choose to redeem their voucher against an alternative show.

Can a Gift Voucher be redeemed for cash?

No, gift vouchers are transferrable, but cannot be redeemed for cash. 

Is there parking at Iontas Theatre?

Yes, there is ample parking towards the front & back of Iontas Theatre. However, on busy nights, we would urge customers to arrive early to events.

What time is the Bar open in Iontas Theatre?

The bar is open from 7pm-12.30am on show nights.

Can I bring food or drink into the theatre?

No food is permitted in the auditorium.

Drink is permitted in plastic glasses, which are available at the bar. No glasses or glass bottles are permitted in the theatre. 

 

Directions

 From Dublin

  • Take the M1 motorway northbound (signposted Balbriggan, Belfast).

  • Leave the M1 at Exit 14 Ardee, then at roundabout take the 1st exit for Ardee onto the link road.

  • Follow signs for Castleblayney / Derry N2 northbound.

  • Follow this road for approximately 20 miles to Castleblayney. Take 3rd exit at roundabout to Castleblayney.

  • Take 3rd exit at roundabout to Castleblayney.

  • When entering the town you will come to a T junction, turn left. Then take the first exit at the roundabout (Shercock road).

  • Take the first road on the left hand side (opposite St Marys Hospital).

  • Íontas is the 2nd building on the left hand side (yellow building).

 

From Belfast

  • Follow signs for M1 southbound from Belfast City / Belfast Airport.

  • After approx 10 miles follow signs to Dublin via A1. You will bypass Hillsborough, Banbridge and Newry to Dundalk (A1 becomes N1 when you cross the border). Continue forward onto the N1. At roundabout take the 1st exit onto the N1.

  • At roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the M1.

  • Leave the M1 at Exit 17 for Dundalk. Then at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the N53 (signposted N53 Castleblayney, Dundalk (Town Centre)).

  • At roundabout take the 1st exit onto the N53. Continue forward on the N53 for approx 14 km to end of road.

  • Turn right onto the N2 (signposted Derry, Monaghan).

  • When entering Castleblayney town you will come to a T junction, turn left. Then take the first exit at the roundabout (Shercock road).

  • Take the first road on the left hand side (opposite St Marys Hospital).

  • Íontas is the 2nd building on the left hand side. (yellow building).

 

Castleblayney Trust

The Castleblayney Trust for Homeless, Needy and Unemployed began as a two person adhoc committee on October 7, 1987. Its purpose was to provide emergency accommodation for a homeless 76 year old asthmatic man and a more permanent home for a severely battered wife and her four young children.

At the time, there was already well established St Vincent de Paul Society and a Social Services Committee for the elderly. It soon became apparent that there were many and varied needs which were not being met by either body.

In 1993, it was decided to form a legally constituted Trust with seven Trustees form Business, Service and Voluntary Sectors. In 2000, the Trust was approved as a Social Housing group, and employed two full time workers with the aid of HSE funding of €72,000 per year.


Services

Castleblayney Trust for Homeless, Needy & Unemployed provides a vital accommodation service within the local community, owning and maintaining a variety of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats and houses, as well as a café, and renting them to those eligible at an affordable rate.

The Staff at Castleblayney Trust offer assistance to tenants in filling out forms and applying for Social Welfare Payments.

We also offer a holiday service, a holiday home in Bundoran, at an affordable rate of €180.00 per week or €30.00 per night.


Contact Details

Co-Ordinator:

Melissa Cole

042 9753431

Care & Settlement Officer: 

Paul McGinn

042 9753431

Email Address:

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Mission

Castleblayney Trust consists of six voluntary Trustees who work with Homeless,
Needy and Unemployed people to improve their care, support, rehabilitation,
Accommodation and employment opportunities.


Values

We believe in the ability of people to be agents of their own development, and we pledge ourselves to support that development with empathy, compassion, hospitality and mutuality. We hold ourselves accountable to all those we serve, to those who support us and to the wider Community.

In all our dealings we strive “to love tenderly, to act justly and to walk humbly with our God” (Micah 6:8).


Aims

Aim 1:

To provide temporary accommodation for those who are genuinely homeless.

Aim 2:

Attend to the genuine needs of all who present themselves without prejudging or labeling while making preferential option for those whom society rates badly in so far as resources allow.

Aim 3:

To foster links with and pursue a collaborative approach with other voluntary community and statutory agencies.

Aim 4:

To effectively, efficiently and economically manage the affairs of the Trust and be accountable for all.

Aim 5:

To create, within the limits of our resources job opportunities for the long-term unemployed in conjunction with Íontas and Muckno Community Services.

Aim 6:

To upgrade and maintain accommodation and service of the highest quality and standards.

Aim 7:

To ensure that all health and safety policies and procedures are maintained and monitored.

Aim 8:

To actively engage people in lobbying against inequality, oppression, exploitation, discrimination and injustice of all kinds.



Milestones for the Castleblayney Trust:

1987

“Services to Homeless” Committee.

1989

Diamond Designs Women’s Co-Op.

1990

“Services to Homeless, Needy and Unemployed”.

Purchased Shalom.

1991

Home and Money Management Classes.

1992

Provided 2 mobile homes for barred husband and older men.

1993

Established the Trustee.

Won Lakelands Enterprise Award.

Provided 2 mortgages for two families to purchase their own home.

Purchased old building for renovation.

1994

Opened 5 fully furnished flats.

Set up Craft/Heritage/Coffee Shop.

Started Counselling Service.

Employed part-time Co-ordinator of women programmes.

1995

Converted shed to home bakery.

Set up Blayney Blades Women’s Group.

1996/7

Began studying and planning Resource Centre.

Funding applications, site surveys, drains etc.

Purchased mobile home for Bundoran to provide affordable holidays for families.

1998/9

Purchased and reconstructed building to provide Community Crèche.

Millennium Plan.

Cookery Classes for children after school.

Opened Community Crèche.

2000

Approved as Social Housing Body.

Acquired and reconstructed building to provide pre-school.

Sponsored 5 full time workers on Job Initiative.

2001

Purchased and renovated house to provide 3 flats.

Purchased 4 units for Social Housing.

Became a member of Monaghan County Council Housing Forum.

2002

Purchased 6 units for Social Housing and one Freehold House.

Major reconstruction of one house.

Erected fire escape at Market Square.

Employed Care & Settlement Officer.

2003

Wooden floors and PVC Bathrooms in 4 houses.

Resettlement of 3 men from Alms Houses.

Accommodation to 2 Nigerian students.

Building of Resource Centre.

2004

Borrowed half a million euro to donate to Resource Centre.

Renovation of 3 houses.

Older and Bolder Service established.

2005/6

Íontas Resource Centre Opened.

Community Crèche and pre-school relocated to Íontas and properties sold.

Service agreement reviewed with HSE.

Forty-Two people accommodated.

2007/8

Nine Tenants moved on.

Major redecoration of house units and for new fire regulation on all units.

Renegotiation of Loan from N.I.B. to Ulster Community Investment Trust.

Problems associated with Rent and ESB arrears; Anti-social behaviour; illness and instability of some tenants.

Forty-six people accommodated.

Increased administrative demands from HSE.

2009/10

Bad Debts continue to be a problem, mainly due to Habitual Residency Rule.

HSE withdrew all grant funding.

UCIT Loan repayments were re-negotiated and reduced from €6,364 to €4,137 per month.

41 people accommodated in 2009 and 38 in 2010.

 

 




 


The images featured in our gallery are by the artist: Pauline Garavan.

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Menu

Gallery Cafe

Open Monday - Friday
Hot Food:   9am - 2pm
Light Refreshments:   2pm - 4.30pm


Award winning Íontas

 

Light Refreshments

Muffins / Pastries

€ 1.50

Scones / Wheaten Bread (served with jam and butter)

€ 1.20

Sausage Roll

Large - € 1.00

Small - € 0.60

Soup and Roll / 2 slices of bread

€ 3.00

Salad - Selection available at counter

Large - € 6.50

Small - € 4.50

Íontas Breakfast Specials

(Served until 12.30pm)

Large

2 bacon, 2 sausages, egg, tomato, mushroom

€ 7.00

Small

bacon, sausage, egg, tomato, mushroom

€ 5.50

 

(Both small and large fry includes Tea/Coffee and Toast)

Individual Bacon / Sausage / Egg

€ 0.70

Scrambled Egg on Toast

€ 2.50

Breakfast Roll (bacon, sausage and egg)

€ 3.50

Light Breakfast

 

Cereal, Croissant or Fruit Salad (small) 

€1.00

 

 

Specials – For Full time Students

(Available 12.-2pm)

Sandwiches and Panini / Wrap (3 fillings)

€ 3.00

Half Dinner

€ 3.50

Soup and Roll / 2 Slices of Wheaten Bread

€ 2.00

Curry / Gravy Chip

€ 2.00

Portion of Wedges / Chips

€ 1.50

 

 

Lunches

(served 12.30pm – 2pm)

Lunch

€ 8.00

Take Away Lunch

€ 8.00

Lunch & Dessert

€ 9.50

Lunch & Soup

€ 9.00

Omelettes ham, cheese and mushroom

€ 4.00

Extra Side Salad available

€ 0.50

Fruit Salad

€ 2.00

Chips (Portion)

Large - € 2.00

Small - €1.00

Gravy / Curry Chip

€ 3.00

 

Pensioners Lunch

Main Course and Tea/ Coffee

 € 7.00

All beef cooked on the premises is of Irish Origin

 

 

Sandwiches / Rolls

BLT Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato

€ 3.50

Ham or Chicken Salad

(Ham / Chicken and Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Mayonnaise / Coleslaw)

€ 3.50

Club Sandwich

(Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo & Chicken)

€ 3.50

Or choose from our selection at the Salad Bar

Toasted Sandwiches are extra € 0.50

 

 

Paninis / Wraps

3 Fillings (1 meat and 2 salad)

€ 3.50

Each extra filling is an additional

€ 0.50

 

 

Hot Beverages

Tea

Pot for 1

€ 1.20

 

Pot for 2

€ 1.80

 

Large Pot

€ 2.50

Coffee

Regular

€ 1.90

 

Large

€ 2.20

 

Latte, Milky or Cappuccino

€ 2.20

     

Cold Beverages

Bottled Water or Minerals

€ 1.30

Glass of Milk / Orange Juice

€ 1.00

 

 

Kids Corner

Kids Dinner

€ 2.00

Sausages or Chicken Goujons

€ 2.00

Soup & Roll / 2 slices of wheaten bread

€ 2.00

Above served with optional potato & veg / chips

 

Iontas can help you with all your catering requirements


All Events Catered For

Parties, Celebrations, Weddings, Funeral refreshments, Conference breakfasts / lunches.

Deliveries available on request

Telephone: 042 9753400

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Web: www.iontascastleblayney.ie

 

 

 

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