Ireland, Shed A Tear?
Written to commemorate the first anniversary of the Carrickmines tragedy.
Thu 28 Sep 2017
- Venue Details
Riverbank Arts Centre
Ireland Shed a Tear? is a new play by acclaimed writer and actor, Michael Collins (Pavee Lackeen, Killinaskully, Glenroe, King of the Travellers).
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Using song and poetry, it portrays the life experiences of one Traveller family, while engaging the wider community in a dynamic and lighthearted way.
In the aftermath of the fire that claimed the lives of ten members of the Connors and Gilbert families, including a pregnant mother, Tom sees the introduction of a national fire safety audit of Traveller accommodation as an opportunity for a better life for his family.
Living conditions, safety, and issues with his local council might finally be resolved.
However, he soon discovers that the battle is far from over.