Thursday 29 September 2016

Whispers of revolution on the streets of Galway

Published 26/03/2016 | 02:30

The Rising hit the streets of Galway this week, as one troupe of actors has been staging a series of rather clandestine performances to mark the centenary. Pictured is actor Sean Misteal whispering to Cliodhna O Donoghue, 8, from Ballycullen in Dublin in Ti Neachtain's Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes
The Rising hit the streets of Galway this week, as one troupe of actors has been staging a series of rather clandestine performances to mark the centenary. Pictured is actor Sean Misteal whispering to Cliodhna O Donoghue, 8, from Ballycullen in Dublin in Ti Neachtain's Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes

The Rising also hit the streets of Galway this week , as one troupe of actors has been staging a series of rather clandestine performances to mark the centenary.

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'Galway Whispers Revolution' featured live re-enactments aimed at capturing the feel of the secret meetings held by Irish rebels in Galway at the time.

Dressed in era-appropriate costume, actors assumed the roles of Galway Irish Republican Brotherhood and Cumann na mBan members.

It was the brainchild of actor and writer Seamus Hughes, who said he wanted to "do something special to mark 1916" and "capture the sense of danger".

Pictured left are actors Sean Misteal and Cliodhna O'Donoghue (8) as they share details of the revolt.

Photo: Andrew Downes

Irish Independent

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