Top civic honour for Limerick actor Myles Breen

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Myles Breen, pictured with his mother Bridie, is to be given a civic reception. Picture: Adrian Butler
ONE of the city’s best-known actors is to be given Limerick’s highest civic honour next week.

ONE of the city’s best-known actors is to be given Limerick’s highest civic honour next week.

Myles Breen, pictured above with his mother Bridie, is being afforded a civic reception at the council chamber in Dooradoyle by Mayor Liam Galvin.

This is in recognition of his contribution to the arts and theatre in Limerick, and for being a wonderful ambassador for the city over the years, a council spokesperson said.

On top of this, Myles – a former Limerick Person of the Month winner – was named Best Actor at Origin’s first Irish theatre festival in New York.

The reception starts at 6pm on Wednesday, December 16. It was Fine Gael councillor Daniel Butler who proposed Myles for a civic reception at the last council meeting. He also saw a motion to afford a reception to Bottom Dog Theatre Company - of which Breen is a founder member - passed.

Bottom Dog will also be recognised on the night for its “contribution to the arts in Limerick, serving as cultural ambassadors for Limerick both here and abroad and for their awards success at Origin’s First Irish Theatre Festival in New York”.