Cooley Women Tread the Boards in Kilkee

19 April 2013
20:00 - 23:00


Cooley Women Tread the Boards in Kilkee

Culturlann Sweeney in Kilkee is delighted to show present a magical, mystical theatre performance on Friday, April 19th at 8pm. Taken from the Ulster Cycle of Irish myths and the An Tain legends, Cooley Women consist of two inter-linked one-act plays, each exploring key figures familiar to Irish audiences. The first features two of the Morrigan sisters, Morrigan herself and Macha (famous for her curse on all Ulstermen). The second is an account of Queen Maeve's desire to capture the Brown Bull of Cooley. Both plays offer an insight into Irish mythology and both contain celtic rituals of the time.

Irish Theatre artistic director, John Dunne, has been writing and producing Irish plays for twenty years most notably Famine/Gorta, Belfast and 1916 (all produced in London). He has also adapted Liam O’Flaherty’s The Informer which won a critics choice in London. Recent Ireland tours/shows include On Raglan Road/Kavanagh (tour), Frankie Flynn (Dublin) and Visteon/Ford Occupation (Belfast).

For further information about Cooley Women, Irish Theatre or John Dunne then contact 07981 851 554 (uk) or 089 48 16529 or email or

Tickets euro12 / euro10 concession. For bookings or enquiries contact Culturlann Sweeney at 065 9060769 or email

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