Garry Hynes receives Galway Chamber President's Award
Galway Chamber's President's Award recognises an individual who has made a contribution to the business life of Galway that is outstanding in every way
21 November 2022
We're thrilled to share the news that our Artistic Director Garry Hynes has received the President's Award from Galway Chamber at their 2022 Business Awards.
Dermot Nolan, President of Galway Chamber said, 'The purpose of the Galway Chamber President’s Award, supported by PwC Ireland, is to recognise an individual who has made a contribution to the business life of Galway that is outstanding in every way. There are few people who meet that description more fittingly than Garry Hynes. Look at all that she has accomplished over the course of her breath-taking career, a career that has made such an immense contribution to the Irish and international cultural landscape. Her work with Druid has not just put Galway on the theatre map but made it a vital theatrical destination of renown.'
Dermot Nolan continued, 'It is thanks to the leadership, artistic flair and business achievements of Garry Hynes that we have such a thriving dramatical presence in Galway which rightly attracts visitors from all over the world. It is impossible to truly evaluate the impact this has had on our local economy but it would be fair to say it has helped bring tens of millions in revenue to our local economy over the years.'
In her acceptance speech, Garry Hynes spoke of the inextricable link between Druid and Galway, and how Galway and the West of Ireland have been at the centre of Druid's work from the very beginning. She also said, 'Just as the Corrib continues to animate the life of this city that we are all so proud to live and work in, so I hope Druid continues to animate the life of Galway.'