2 Days in September

The play ‘2 Days in September’ will take place on Thursday, June 30th at the Attic Theatre at Hotel Doolin, Doolin, Co Clare at 8pm.

This is the story of the Rineen Ambush where a British Army convoy was ambushed by the Mid Clare Brigade of the IRA. The aftermath of the Ambush saw the revenge sacking, looting and burning of the villages of Ennistymon, Lahinch and Miltown Malbay by British forces on September 22nd & 23rd, 1920.

’2 Days in September’ is a new play by Clare writer Dermott Petty commissioned by Clare County Council.  The play will be staged and directed by Joan O’Hanrahan. The Music & soundscape is by composer Barry Dillon, with contributions by actors, friends and technicians of BallyCartoon Players, a theatre group based in Co Clare.

This play received a Decade of Centenaries Arts Project Award in 2021 as part of Clare County Council’s Decade of Centenaries programme.  This programme is supported by the Community Strand of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Decade of Centenaries initiative.

Due to Covid considerations, it is not possible to stage the play as it was intended so instead it will be presented as a hybrid of Theatre & Film. A further performance is planned for Kilkee in August. 

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