The Big Fellow
A play by Declan Gorman based on Frank O'Connor's biography of Michael Collins. Original Music by Colin Blakey. Developed with support from the Abbey Theatre, Declan Gorman’s new drama is a non-stop, edge-of-your-seat adventure, laced with humour, scenes of daring and
Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
19th May 2016 at 8:00 pm
intrigue. It presents the compelling story of Michael Collins: his rise from unknown volunteer in the GPO to military leader who brought down an empire only to meet his untimely death at the hands of former comrades. Much more than a straightforward dramatisation of the life of a hero, however, this is also the story of his biographer, the literary genius Frank O’Connor, who witnessed traumatic scenes as a timid adolescent soldier fighting against Collins, now seeking to make reparation.
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Castlepalooza is a three day Music & arts festival, held in one of Ireland’s most stunning festival locations; Charleville Castle, Tullamore Co. Offaly. Located in a medieval castle nestled in amongst Ireland’s oldest primordial oak woods, its atmosphere is like no other.
Time: 3rd August to 5th August 2018