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'I absolutely hated going to school. Every day I went there I was nervous'

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MEET PAKIE, an orphan, storyteller, adventurer, and survivor. He may not be the sharpest tool in the box, but he does know the history of his native town, from vicious Vikings to less-than Christian Brothers.

Mt Temple celebrate 80 years of Corpus Christi Church

Mass goers in Mt Temple and Baylin will be celebrating 80 years of Corpus Christi Church over June.

Reviewing Misterman and Request Programme

Reuniting Enda Walsh and Cillian Murphy for the first time since Disco Pigs, Misterman is one of the flagship productions of this year’s arts festival and it fully lives up to its headline billing.

What hope has a kitten in a town full of dogs?

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There were disturbing echoes of the Imelda Riney murders in a wood near Whitegate, Co Clare, in April 17 years ago, in Enda Walsh’s new play Misterman, which opened this years Arts Festival on Monday. Imelda and her young four-years -old son and a priest were shot by Brendan O’Donnell, who later killed himself in prison. Woods are beautiful in springtime, but since our childhood fairy tales have told us that woods can be sinister places. In a superb piece of stage business Thomas Magill leads his angelic Edel into the woods along a green carpet which rolls out ahead of them, leading to the river where they sit. We don’t hear of Edel’s fate till the last moments of the play, but we have our suspicions.

Request Programme’s ‘wordless sauce’

CORK’S MUCH-feted Corcadorca Theatre Company celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and mark the occasion with a national tour of Franz Xaver Kroetz’s remarkable one-woman play Request Programme, featuring Eileen Walsh, which promises to be one of the must-see events at this year’s Galway Arts Festival.

 

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