national-museum-of-irelandOn Sunday 14 August 2016  the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Castlebar, Co. Mayo hosted a rare performance by the award winning playwright and actor, Donal O’Kelly, of his one-man 50 minute play, Hairy Jaysus, which examines Francis Sheehy-Skeffington’s legacy as viewed through the eyes of a Dublin street beggar today. The performance was followed by a reading of Dermot Bolger’s poem, The Stolen Future, about those children who lost their lives in 1916. This event formed part of the National Museum of Ireland’s 2016 Decade of Centenaries Public Engagement Programme. Finding a voice: Dermot Bolger writer in residence is a collaborative project between the National Museum of Ireland and Poetry Ireland.

Listen to a performance of Donal O’Kelly’s Hairy Jaysus from RTÉ Drama on One.

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