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Deserved tributes after closure of Lambert Puppet Theatre

It was appropriate that the many tributes after the confirmation of the closure of the Lambert Puppet Theatre in Dublin were led by President Michael D Higgins, who said that it had `enriched Irish society.'

The Monkstown institution, which suffered a serious arson attack three years ago, was home to arguably the two best loved children's programmes in RTE's history, Wanderly Wagon and Bosco.

As we reported yesterday, the sad decision to sell off the building after more than four decades was taken as a result of a range of financial pressures.

However, there are plans for the business to continue as a touring company and there will be hopes that further generations of youngsters can enjoy the enduring appeal of the Lambert puppets.

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