Dermot Bolger brings ‘Finding A Voice' to the
National Museum of Ireland-Country Life.
As part of the 2016 Decade of Centenaries Public Engagement Programme, novelist, playwright and poet, Dermot Bolger is Writer in Residence at the National Museum of Ireland. The residency is a collaborative project between the National Museum of Ireland and Poetry Ireland. Finding A Voice: Dermot Bolger Writer in Residence aims to engage a wide range of audiences in themes and object histories that form the core of the Museums centenary exhibition ‘Proclaiming A Republic: The 1916 Rising'.
Performance: ‘'Hairy Jaysus''
Sun 14th Aug: 2-3pm. Adults
One of the most tragic figures killed during the Easter Rising was the pacifist, feminist and socialist Francis Sheehy Skeffington, who suffered a summary execution by a deranged British Officer. The award-winning playwright and actor, Donal O'Kelly - one of Ireland's most acclaimed theatre practitioners - has crafted a new one man 50 minute play, ‘'Hairy Jaysus'', which examines Francis Sheehy Skeffington's legacy as viewed through the eyes of a Dublin street beggar today. This event is a rare opportunity for an Irish audience to see O'Kelly's performance of ‘'Hairy Jaysus'', which opened in New York in April 2016. Booking required: 094 9031751/ email@example.com
Writing the Past: An Afternoon in Conversation with Dermot Bolger & Donal O'Kelly.
Sun 14th Aug. 3.45-4.45pm. Adults.
A reading of Dermot Bolger's poem, The Stolen Future - about those children who lost their lives during the Rising. Bolger will then interview Donal O'Kelly about his career as a writer deeply engaged with social and historical issues and themes. This will grow into a general discussion with the audience about the process of writing about the past, while making it resonate with modern day life. Booking required: 094 9031751/ firstname.lastname@example.org