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Posts from — January 2013

Upcoming Shows, Sligo, Manorhamilton & Maynooth

Ailliliú Fionnuala - four shows in three venues in the next five days, Thursday to Monday.

Thurs 31st Jan: 8pm, The Model Sligo, and post-show discussion with John Monaghan, Rossport resident and spokesman for Pobal Cill Comain, chaired by Andy Storey of UCD, chairman of Afri. Launch of Ailliliú Fionnuala booklet.

Fri 1st Feb: 8.30pm, Glens Centre Manorhamilton, and post-show discussion with Mary Corduff and Goldman Environmental prize-winner and member of the Rossport Five Willie Corduff


Sat 2nd Feb: 8.30pm, Glens Centre Manorhamilton. post-show discussion with director Sorcha Fox and Eddie Mitchell of Love Leitrim, linking Shell-Corrib with the fracking industry; also the launch of a new song, The Erris Air, by Cathy Jordan of Dervish and The Unwanted, with musical friends.


Mon 4th Feb: 7.30pm, ClassHall F, Arts Bldg, NUI Maynooth, with post-show discussion with Prof. Laurence Cox and Theresa O’Keefe

January 30, 2013   No Comments

Aililliú Fionnuala

January 28, 2013   No Comments

Ailliliú Fionnuala, live theatre based on the Shell Corrib gas project

Benbo Productions presents Ailliliú Fionnuala,

written and performed by Donal O’Kelly,

directed by Sorcha Fox, designed by Robert Ballagh.

Ambrose Keogh works for Shell. When the Tunnel Boring Machine he named Fionnuala sinks into the bog in Erris Co. Mayo, he is magically confronted by Fionnuala of the Children of Lir. Fionnuala puts a geas on him – he’s bound to tell the truth about Shell’s operations, such as the attack on Willie Corduff in the Shell site at Glengad. During his ordeal, Ambrose meets his primary school classmate, Malachy Downes, an anti-pipeline activist, and echoes from the past resound.

Donal O’Kelly’s award-winning solo plays include Catalpa, Joyced! and Bat The Father Rabbit The Son. Other plays include The Cambria, Jimmy Gralton’s Dancehall, The Adventures Of The Wet Señor, Vive La, Operation Easter, Asylum! Asylum! and The Dogs.

“Cuts a swathe through Shell/State propaganda, allowing audiences to access the truth of what’s happening in North Mayo” Hot Press

“O’Kelly performs superbly” Sunday Independent

“Digs for truth beneath the controversies” Irish Times

“A stirring piece of theatre” Irish Theatre Magazine

“Highly entertaining while packing a punch” Exeunt Magazine

Info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benbo-Productions/150959184937388


January 28, 2013   No Comments

Ailliliú Fionnuala

Ailliliú Fionnuala upcoming shows:

Sat 26th Jan: 8pm, Pilot’s Row Community Centre, Derry, with post-show discussion including human rights lawyer Gareth Pierce.

Thurs 31st Jan: 8pm, The Model Sligo, post-show discussion with John Monaghan, Rossport resident and spokesman for Pobal Cill Comain, chaired by Andy Storey of UCD, chairman of Afri. Launch of Ailliliú Fionnuala booklet.

Fri 1st Feb: 8.30pm, Glens Centre Manorhamilton, post-show discussion with Mary Corduff and Goldman Environmental prize-winner and member of the Rossport Five Willie Corduff


Sat 2nd Feb: 8.30pm, Glens Centre Manorhamilton. post-show discussion with director Sorcha Fox, linking Shell-Corrib with the fracking industry, and the launch of a new song, The Erris Air, by Cathy Jordan of Dervish and The Unwanted, with musical friends.


Mon 4th Feb: 7.30pm, ClassHall F, Arts Bldg, NUI Maynooth, with post-show discussion with Prof. Laurence Cox and Theresa O’Keefe

January 28, 2013   No Comments