Beneath An Irish Sky

Category - Drama
Date - 07/05/2018 8:00 pm

Beneath-An-Irish-Skybook-online1Letterkenny Music & Drama Group present

Beneath An Irish Sky

by Kieran Kelly

directed by Pluincead O Fearraigh

Set in Letterkenny from 1914 to 1924 and 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 has far reaching implications for both himself and his family.

Beneath An Irish Sky was LMDG’s entry on the 2018 Drama Festival Circuit, winning both the Newtownstewart and Castleblayney Drama Festivals. It appears at The Balor in advance of competing in this years All Ireland Finals in Athlone.