Frank Shouldice author of Grandpa the Sniper in Áras Inis Gluaire this Saturday 25th June starting at 8pm We are delighted to welcome Frank with his fascinating story of his Ballaghadereen born grandfather, a 1916 volunteer, sniper and much more ...
Fibin presents @Mac Piarsais i bPictiúir /Pearse in Pictures
Pearse in Pictures is a striking account of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising
Fíbín presents “Mac Piarais i bPictiúir” written and devised by Harry McGee (Political Editor Irish Times) and Dara McGee. “Mac Piarais i bPictiúir” is a striking reimagination of Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising. The insurrection led by a small group of idealists resulted in a heavy defeat with all the leaders executed. However, it was the spark that lit the bonfire, that culminated in independent Ireland.
The performance focuses on five leading figures of the Rising with a dramatic unexpected twist at the end. “Mac Piarais i bPictiúir” is the story of the 1916 Rising across 6 days and told through key characters. The story is illustrated live by artist Dara McGee with musical accompaniment in between the chapters of the story, narrated in both Irish and English
AN BÉAL BINN BEAG
This is the 3rd year that we are running An Béal Binn and this year it has a focus on the centenary of the 1916 Rising. We are delighted to welcome author Frank Shouldice, whose ancestors were firmly rooted in Mayo and whose roots were firmly, rebelliously, republican. It is the individual stories of historically peripheral figures that have been given a platform in this centenary year which has made the celebrations so fascinating for so many and there are few narratives as interesting as that of the two Ballaghadereen brothers, Frank and Jack Shouldice.
We are delighted to be joined on the night by Cleite, an exceptional Creative Writing group, based in Erris.
Déanfar comóradh freisin ar roinnt de na príomh-charachtair lárnacha ón Éirí Amach, agus beidh léiriú de Pearse in Pictures ó Fíbín, comhlacht drámaíochta as Gaillimh, a bhfuil an iomad gradam bainte amach acu le roinnt mhaith blianta. Sa léiriú seo tá amharc-ealaíon, ceol agus scéalaíocht ó dhuine des na cleachtóirí is nuálaí in Éirinn.
There is a wonderful, Erris inspired, exhibition, Precipice, by Amelia Stein, Aosdána member, that is the topic of a talk by the artist and Dr. Peadar McArdle.
The weekend events start with a fabulous documentary on the humpback whale.
THURSDAY 23RD JUNE TO SATURDAY 25TH JUNE
Campaí trí mhéan na gaeilge Summer Camp through Irish
4ú—8ú Iúil / 4th—8th July (3-6 Bhlian d’aois) 10-2pm
11ú—15ú Iúil / 11th—15th July (4+ Bhliain d’aois) 10-3pm Lán le spraoí agus siamsaíocht