A heartfelt Thank You to each and everyone of you that attended ‘Pléasc‘ on Trá Láir in Inverin on Friday 16th June. This was a special re-enactment produced as part of the weekend programme of events, commemorating 100 years since the explosion in Cois Fharraige in 1917. There was a great crowd in attendance and they throughly enjoyed this community project.
Fíbín theatre company in Inverin, Co. Galway are producing a new play, Pléasc. The play is based on a tragedy that happened 100 years ago when a leftover WW1 mine exploded on a beach in Loughaun Beg, Cois Fharraige, Inverin. Nine local men were killed. Pléasc will be performed outdoors on the beach on Trá Mhór in Inverin, within close proximity to where the tragedy occurred. This is a very special play – the story made international headlines at the time. Pléasc is a community project and members of the Cois Fharraige community will be involved in almost every aspect of the play’s creation. Eoin Mac Diarmada has written the script and the play will be directed by Brendan Murray. Eoin has a direct connection with the story as his great-grandfather Éamonn Mac Diarmada was killed in the explosion.
Date: 16th June 2017
Place: Trá Mhór, Inverin, Co. Galway
Tickets: This is a free event for all but early booking is advised as numbers will be limited. Tickets can be booked on 091 505855 or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately we have to announce that we have allocated all our tickets for Pléasc. We are overwhelmed by the interest that has been shown in our production and unfortunately due to the amount of space we have available we can only accommodate so many people. We have allocated 750 tickets at this stage and our main concern is for public safety and want people to enjoy the show in a comfortable way.
We want to thank everyone for their amazing support and interest in Pléasc and other Fíbín work.
This play is supported by The Arts Council’s Artist in the Community Scheme, managed by Create. This project is also supported by Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Foras na Gaeilge, and Galway County Council.