Waterford Europe Direct presents “Storytelling, the Abbey Theatre and 1916”

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 14 May 2016
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Waterford Library
Location: Ardkeen Library, Waterford City.

Event Description

Waterford Europe Direct will host “Storytelling, the Abbey Theatre, and 1916” at Ardkeen Library, Waterford City on Saturday 14th May at 3.00pm.
The rich Irish storytelling tradition was an essential part of the Gaelic Revival in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Ray McGrath, who has given storytelling sessions and workshops in Canada and Ireland for over 25 years, is our storyteller for this 90 minute interactive session. The session traces the contribution of Yeats and Lady Gregory to the Gaelic Revival, the Abbey Theatre and eventually to the Easter Rising. The audience will be invited to participate in the reading of the Yeats/Gregory one act play, Cathleen Ni Houlihan.

The theme of the Bealtaine Festival 2016 is Iconic Citizens, which continues the Festival’s three year exploration of nationhood and citizenship and specifically reflects on the first generation of citizens who inhabited the new Irish state. The festival will also consider where we are, culturally, as a maturing nation and people.