Paraic Breathnach’s new show at Roscommon Arts Centre

Straight Outta Connemara - a new show by Paraic Breathnach - will show at Roscommon Arts Centre on July 14.

Paraic Breathnach is the quintessential 'man from the west' who has ploughed a unique furrow in popular art through his role as a founder of Macnas and on his TG4 show, Soiscéal Pháraic.

Probably best known as Jacksie from Killinascully, Breathnach comes from a long line of storytellers. Brought up in south Connemara, he was immersed in the Seanachie tradition at an early age and he uses the traditional format to tell modern stories, tales, and yarns about growing up in the West.

The stories continue after he leaves Connemara and tries to cope with the real world of sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, and escalators.

From broke and hungry in a Galway bedsit to living it up with cocktails and canapés on a deck in San Francisco, Breathnach’s storytelling will lead the audience on a cosán dearg of detours, diversions, and devilment, visiting various places around the known world and finding humour and laughter even in the most miserable circumstances.

Do not miss this one-of-a-kind evening of stories told in the unmistakeable style of Paraic Breathnach on Friday, July 14, at 8pm.

Book now by calling (090 ) 6625824 or visit


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