Monthly Archive: September 2020

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 : “Docklands BY Docklanders”

Join us on Culture Night for a virtual journey through time and space in the Dublin Docklands. Using extracts from previously published literature which span over two centuries, we will sample the rich tapestry of stories and characters that have given this area its unique flavour. The carefully chosen selection of material range in time …

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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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Sep 11

“When Hitchcock met O’Casey” free-to-view

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This critically acclaimed documentary is available to view on Youtube for a limited period . Made in conjunction with the East Wall History Group , it sold out its premiere screening at the Dublin International Film Festival . Available until Monday evening , 14th September . Enjoy

Sep 06

Sean O’Casey Festival 2020 – full programme available

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“All the worlds a stage, and most of us are desperately unrehearsed” So said Sean O’Casey, and there are no more appropriate words to describe this very strange year. But in the grand old theatrical tradition – the show must go on. This year’s annual festival will be very different of course, with COVID-19 restrictions …

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Sep 03

“Waterloo, John Rennie , Black Drop Opium and the Docklands dislocated Doorway “.

John Rennie was an innovative Scottish civil engineer , responsible for key works in Britain, Scotland and Dublin , including within the North Docks. His “Doorway into the Docklands” (1813) was never really meant as the tribute to a future victory over the French as is suggested today. However, that victory which would come in …

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