Category Archive: Writing/Arts/Poetry/Theatre

Sep 03

“From Ballyfermot to New York and to the Sean O’Casey…” – an interview with playwright Derek Murphy

Playwright Derek Murphy

  The Sean O’Casey Festival 2022 will feature Basement Productions’ “A Very Irish Killing”, the first time the group has performed at the Sean O’Casey Theatre. It is also the first time a play by Derek Murphy has been performed in East Wall, so we were pleased to have a few words with Derek in …

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Sep 03

Sean O’Casey Festival 2022 – Fantastic line up of theatre & music events

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Jun 09

Joe Moran – East Wall artist

Joe Moran

Joe Moran is a well known East Wall resident, but as an artist he is well known nationally and Internationally. In this fascinating series of videos  Dublin City Council Historian in residence James Curry tells the story behind some of Joe’s public artwork which can be found around the City. Each video is a wonderful …

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Mar 29

Roxanna Nic Liam : Three performances (2020 / 2021)

Sep 18

“O’Casey in the estate – Ploughing on” / Culture Night 2020 (Available now)

This collection was created for Culture Night 2020. It can be watched as a playlist (above) , which will carry us through the life of Sean O’Casey from childhood through to his last farewell to Dublin. Each contribution can also be enjoyed separately (below) . Join the cast members of the RTE documentary “O’Casey in …

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Sep 18

“Docklands BY Docklanders” – Culture Night 2020 (Available now)

This collection was created for Culture Night 2020 . It can be watched as a playlist (above) , with the pieces appearing in chronological order , from the 18th century to modern day. Each individual contribution can also be enjoyed separately(see links below).   Enjoy a literary tour of the Dublin Docklands . Drawing on …

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Sep 16

Culture Night 2020: “O’Casey in the estate -Ploughing on ”

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We all watched the two-part documentary “O’Casey in the Estate” on RTE back in July. It followed the plans to stage a production of ‘Plough and the Stars” using a non-professional cast. We all watched the emotional scenes and shared the shock & sadness as the once in a lifetime opportunity to step onto the …

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Jul 18

Sarah Lundberg Summer School 2020 presents …

Jun 17

“DRACULA FEVER” at the Sean O’Casey Theatre

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This Saturday  the East Wall History Group & the Alternative Visions Oral History Group will host the annual Sarah Lundberg Summer School. The event is held in honour of our friend and colleague Sarah Lundberg, an Archivist, Historian and publisher who tragically passed away five years ago. Each year the topic is carefully chosen to …

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Sep 09

“Take away our hearts o’ stone…” – Powerful Sean O’Casey monologues performed in New York

Abbey actress Sara Allgood , the original Juno .

“It’ll have what’s far better- it’ll have two mothers” Sean O’Casey is one of Ireland’s most famous playwrights , with his major works being as compelling today as when they were first performed almost a century ago. His most memorable characters are based on real life Dubliner’s he knew and observed , including many from  …

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