Celebrate the Bards of Creggan at Killeavy Castle
Killeavy Castle will be the venue for a celebration of the bards of Creggan. The event, which will take place on Saturday 2 November and Sunday 3 November, will premiere a new Irish play, ‘Hunter’s Moon of Airgialla’, written by local dramatist Rosemary Tumilty.
Incorporating readings presented by the Oriel Dramatic Players, it includes poetry from the 18th century poets of Creggan-- Padraig McAlinden, Peadar O'Doirnin, Art McCumhaigh and Seamus Mac Mhurbhaidh. The work is a dynamic fusion of music, song, classic drama and dance celebrating the myths and legends of Oriel, past and present.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Charlie Casey said, “I am delighted to see such an exceptional performance of music, poetry and drama. This promises to be a fantastic night showcasing local talent as well as highlighting some of our most important bards.”
In addition to celebrating local poets, the event marks the 20th anniversary of the Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library and Archive which includes material relating to the growth and development of the GAA and papers relating to local, regional and national history.
The evening will be accompanied by traditional music presented by Dara Vallely and The Armagh Rhymers and followed by ‘The Living Daylights’.