A Clare County Library Decade of Centenaries History Week Event
Drama: ‘Greyhound on a Train’ with Carnation Theatre
Tuesday, 17th September 2019
DeValera Library, Ennis at 1pm and Shannon Library at 6pm
A War of Independence story that no one has told.
This play is a jolt back in time to a turbulent period in Irish history. Meet four women, not ordinary women, but fighters in a struggle to achieve Irish independence. Never mind your Countesses or your Maud Gonnes, it’s time to hear about these women – Elizabeth Bloxham, teacher, pamphleteer, rabble rouser, radicaliser, Peg Flanagan – waitress, gun runner, spy and witness to Bloody Sunday, Josephine Stallard – doctor, dispatcher, whirlwind romancer, Bridget Fitzpatrick – a central figure in the ambushes at Knocklong and Soloheadbeg. A telegram from her that read ‘Greyhound on Train’ was instrumental in securing the escape of Seán Hogan in the famous ambush at Knocklong.
This drama is based on the real testimonies of these four extraordinary women interspersed with songs and drama.
This initiative is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries programme.
Free event. All are welcome.
Contact the library for more information – Ennis at (065) 6846353 and Shannon at (061) 364266.