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STORYTELLING AND THE FOUNDATION OF THE ABBEY THEATRE

Ardkeen Library Sat. 14 May 3.00pm

Tramore Library Thurs 19th May 6.30pm

Ray McGrath will talk about the tradition of storytelling in Ireland, from the Bards and Travelling Storytellers of old, to writing down of the stories by Play Writes leading to the foundation of the Abbey Theatre. The session also traces the contribution of Yeats and Lady Gregory to the Gaelic Revival, the Abbey Theatre and the influences on the Easter Rising. There will also be a reading of the Yeats/Gregory one act play, Cathleen Ni Houlihan.

All Welcome. Free event for Bealtaine Festival

Venues: Ardkeen Library, Ardkeen Shopping Centre, Dunmore Rd, Waterford

Tramore Library, Market St, Tramore, Co. Waterford

 

untasitledTo book just contact Tramore Library on 0761 10 2593, or lkinsella@waterfordcouncil.ie

 

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