May 19

“The Great Gatsby” adapted by Conor Armstrong Sanfey at the Sean O’Casey Theatre

F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

adapted by Conor Armstrong Sanfey.

Join us as we take you back to the swinging 1920s. One of literature’s great love stories set in the jazz era, join us for an evening of drama, love, dancing and fun as we watch the great story unfold.

Tickets now available on eventbrite -

May 19

Sing a Song of Docklands : Sunday 21st May 2023

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On Sunday 21st May 2023,  there is a very special event at the Bord Gáis Energy theatre as we celebrate our city by the sea with Sing a Song of Docklands.

Enjoy performances from four incredible commissioned artists as well as guest appearances from the likes of Jerry Fish, Ciarán Kelly, Robbie Kitt as well as some of the finest choirs in the city.

 Book your tickets here:



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May 18

Eileen Vaughan – East Wall Youth celebration on 26th May

Eileen Vaughan

May 18



May 12

Liam Lynch centenary event : Tuesday 16th May at the Sean O’Casey Theatre (A film screening, art exhibition and history talk)


Liam LynchAward-winning artist and theatre designer Dolores Lyne is marking the centenary of her grand-uncle Liam Lynch, Chief of Staff of the Anti-Treaty IRA, with an exhibition  inspired by a trove of personal letters written by Liam to his brother Tom, the confidante in whom he felt safe, writing unique letters that covered the most dramatic and tragic events of Lynch’s life in the War of Independence and the Civil War.

Dolores followed the letters back to the locations where they were written, visiting the remote and beautiful hill farms, the safe houses that provided sanctuary where Liam was protected and cherished. She met the descendants of those who had sheltered him, and they shared their stories with her; retracing his steps brought her closer to understanding him.

 Works on canvas, the paintings focus on incidents and stories drawn from the brothers’ correspondence. The letters are brought to life, referencing real places and people only hinted at or concealed behind initials, decoding at last the real addresses, the people who opened their homes and their hearts.  There is an emphasis on the landscape and memories, of hill communities and the story of rural resistance.

According to Dolores: ‘There’s the public Liam but these are private letters. They provided me with the spark for a personal, non-political contemplation of his last years, the places where he stayed and the people who looked after him. It’s my creative response, as an artist.’


In her research visits Dolores was greatly assisted by local communities and expert historians across Cork, Waterford and Tipperary who generously gave their time to show her the secret places of the struggle.

 ‘To The Letter’ will be presented in the The Sean O’ Casey Theatre / community Centre in East Wall as part of a Liam Lynch Trilogy of events with Historian Gerard Shannon and film maker John Foley whose film #The Dying Days (of the civil war) will be shown, the first time it has been screened in Dublin. Historian Neil Donovan will show an illustrated timeline on the life of Liam Lynch .

The dying days

Filled with Dolores Lyne’s exciting new works , the Sean O’Casey Community Centre will be a dramatic space to encounter these important paintings, and a powerful exploration of history.

The exhibition is  a commission by Cork County Arts and Heritage Offices, supported by Library and Art Service and Commemorations Committee of Cork County Council.


Gerard Shannon will discuss the life and legacy of Liam Lynch , and will be signing copies of his best selling book.



Tuesday 16th May @7.30pm

Sean O’Casey Theatre

St Marys Road, East Wall.

May 10

East Wall & North Strand Festival 1975 to 1978 (Full brochures).

The community festival which took place each year in the late 1970′s are still fondly remembered. The brochures produced at the time were not just timetables of events but included fantastic local history, literature and art.

These are a treasure trove of memories for our community, and can be viewed in full or downloaded at the individual links below each cover.















Apr 25

Career L.E.A.P PROGRAM, May 2023 :




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The first Career L.E.A.P. program of 2023, is starting May 22nd.

 Application is live now on our website,

Apr 18

“In the Shadows of the Gunmen: Sean O’Casey and the Irish Revolution”


‘In the Shadows of the Gunmen: Sean O’Casey and the Irish Revolution’

Saturday 22nd April @ 2.30pm in Charleville Mall Library:


This month marks the 100th anniversary of the premiere of ‘Shadow of a Gunman’ at the Abbey Theatre. This was the first of the famous Dublin Trilogy of plays by Sean O’Casey, and would launch his career as one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights.


To mark this centenary we present this talk, which examines the life of Sean O’Casey, a resident of the Inner City and Dockland community. It will look at his decline into poverty, his involvement with some of the key movements and famous personalities of the revolutionary period and how he transformed his experiences into classics of the Irish stage.

Guest speaker: Joe Mooney (East Wall History Group / Sean O’Casey Festival).


This talk is the second in an occasional series of history talks to take place in Charleville Mall Library.


Apr 18

New play : “Bullied” April / May 2023


Apr 14

Leaving Cert Grinds 2023: FREE


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