Thursday 10th May

Beneath an Irish Sky       Letterkenny Music & Drama Group      Thursday 10th May

Inspired by archive reports and eyewitness testimonies, ‘Beneath An Irish Sky’ is a new play by Kieran Kelly that looks at the events of the ‘decade of change’ from a Donegal perspective. Set in the town of Letterkenny between the years 1914-1924, it tells the fictionalised account of one man’s journey through those turbulent times, questioning what made him pick up a gun to fight for his country. The play depicts how the central character of Brendan McDevitt was affected by the seismic events unfolding around him – from World War 1, through the War of Independence and up to the Civil War – and shows how these events convinced him to move from the peaceful Nationalism of the Ancient Order of Hibernians into the more militant Republicanism of Sinn Féin. This life altering decision will have far reaching implications for both himself and his family.

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