HUMANITY DICK, a hit show of the 2016 Galway Fringe Festival about the colourful life and times of Galway MP, humanitarian, and serial duelist Richard Martin, comes to the Aran Islands.
Humanity Dick: A Tale of Beasts and Bullets, written and performed by Seán Leonard, will be performed in Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr, on Friday August 4. It has also been confirmed for the Clifden Arts Festival.
Richard 'Humanity Dick' Martin (1754 - 1834 ) was landlord of Connemara, a celebrity duellist, founder of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a cuckolded husband, a bankrupt, and an exile. He was feared and jeered in equal measure, but always held his honour and the welfare of animals, no matter the cost. As Martin, Seán recounts scenes from a life of deadly duels, contrary cousins, wayward wives, financial failure, parliamentary persistence and, famously, a donkey in a courthouse.
For tickets see www.araseanna.ie or 099 - 75150.