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Newry Town Hall gets the Doughty treatment from (PSI)Production Services Ireland

Newry Town Hall gets the Doughty treatment from (PSI)Production Services Ireland
Newry Town Hall gets the Doughty treatment from (PSI)Production Services Ireland

Ireland – Newry Town Hall in Ireland has undergone a dramatic refurbishment to make the venue more usable for the entertainment industry. Newry District and Mourne Council brought consultant John Gallagher from Lumiere Productions on board to specify the technical facilities in the venue, with Doughty Engineering's Irish and Northern Irish distributor Production Services Ireland (PSI) being awarded the specialist theatrical install.

Brian Reilly, director, PSI said: "As part of this prestigious project to transform this historic venue into a space that works well for hosting entertainment events, we were enlisted to supply Newry Town Hall with all its theatrical requirements including lighting, dimming and flying system as well as IWBs and facility panels from Doughty. Working with Peter Tweed, PSI's service and install manager, we took the outline from the consultant and the dimmer count and designed some facility panels with the Doughty team and produced technical drawings for the design."

Dan Phillips, project sales co-ordinator, Doughty added: "Brian supplied us with the design for the system which we then used to produce some technical drawings to enable PSI to get sign off from their client. Virtually all the kit we supplied to PSI for this job was bespoke. In fact with the facility panels, Brian asked if we could pre-wire these in the warehouse to reduce the time on site with the termination teams as time-scales for the project were tight."

The result of the refurbishment is a slick looking venue which has been brought up to future standards for touring theatre and television productions. Brian concluded: "PSI is very proud of the Newry facility and our client Eoin McCartan is very happy with the finished results. We have a long history of working with Doughty's team and have become the Doughty go-to across Ireland and Northern Ireland. Mike and the entire team are always a delight to work with."

2nd February 2018

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