Category Archive: Sean O’Casey

Sep 09

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

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“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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Sep 04

Sean O’Casey Festival 2018 : September 11th – September 21st

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Sean O’Casey is recognized as one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights . He lived for 30 years of his life in East Wall and the North Docks , at Hawthorn Terrace and Abercorn Road. It was here that he lived through an exciting period in Irish history , and witnessed momentous events. But more importantly it …

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Aug 16

Sean O’Casey Festival 2018

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May 13

Sean O’Casey Festival – Auditions and workshops

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The Sean O’ Casey Theatre will be the venue for a festival celebrating Sean O’ Casey, his life and works in September 2018. Planning is in place as part of the festival for community productions of Sean O’Casey Plays including one of the ‘classics’ and a selection of Short plays . Do you want to …

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Sep 30

THE FUNERAL OF THOMAS ASHE 1917 : SEAN O’CASEY AND JOHN WHELAN

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“Nothing additional remains to be said. That volley which we have just heard is the only speech which it is proper to make above the grave of a dead Fenian” That was the entire oration delivered by Michael Collins at the graveside of Thomas Ashe on this date, 30th September 1917. Thomas Ashe was a …

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Apr 25

Sean O’Casey and the fighting men of 1916

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These four watercolours by Sean O’Casey illustrate some of the uniforms worn by the fighting men of the 1916 Rising. O’Casey had been a founding member and secretary of the Irish Citizen Army in 1913 until he resigned in 1914. He was not a combatant in the Rising though he was caught up in the …

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Jan 22

The 1916 Rising and the local area – January 2016 newsletter published

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The second edition of the North Dock Peoples History newsletter has been published .  Part of our programme of events and publications to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising , the newsletter is available in local schools , community facilities , some shops and will also be distributed door-to-door in some parts of the …

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Mar 08

“Sean O’Casey lived here – a community remembers” – Video now available

Last year saw the 50th anniversary of the death of playwright Sean O’Casey , an occasion marked by the local community . This 30 minute documentary by Near TV and Eoin McDonnell is a record of the community commemorations . It features performances in the Sean O’Casey Theatre and on the streets he once walked, …

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Mar 04

“Sean O’Casey lived here…” Documentary premiere -March 6th 2015

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Nov 03

MAKE SUICIDE HISTORY – message from 2014 festival

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The East Wall History Festival 2014 was a great success . While everybody agrees it was the best one yet the success was tinged with sadness following the death of our friend and colleague Sarah Lundberg in July. In memory of Sarah we promoted a strong suicide awareness message throughout the past two weeks. At …

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