The resurrection of Pádraic Ó Conaire

Diarmuid de Faoite to revive acclaimed show on the Galway writer

FOR THE first time in more than a decade, Pádraic Ó Conaire – the Resurrection!, Diarmuid de Faoite's award winning bilingual biography of the Galway short story writer, will be performed on the stage.

The show, winner of the 2002 Stewart Parker Trust/BBC NI award, best actor at An tOireachtas, and best feature documentary Celtic Media Festival, will be in the Town Hall Theatre on Tuesday March 1 at 8pm, starring Diarmuid de Faoite as Ó Conaire, and directed by Paul Brennan.

Described by The Irish Times as a “mesmerising one man show,” and by Foinse as “an energetic, explosive, powerful and imaginative play,” Pádraic Ó Conaire is a one man show where de Faoite (Ros na Rún, Corp+Anam ), features more than 30 characters, such as Mícheál MacLiammóir, Liam Ó Flaherty, Michael Collins, and Éamon deValera, all of whom offer hilarious and sometimes tragic accounts of their escapades with Ó Conaire, a committed socialist and father of the modern Irish short story, who dragged Gaeilge into the 20th century.

An English synopsis of passages in Irish is provided. Tickets are available from the Town Hall on 091 - 569777 or


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