‘Redemption Song’ Comes To Kilcooley Church

"Redemption Song"

On Fri May 6th, a new play entitled ‘Redemption Song‘ comes to Kilcooley Church, near Gortnahoe, here in Co Tipperary.

The play comes courtesy of the Mend and Makedo Theatre Co, written and performed by John MacKenna, and is part of a short tour this May. The play is expected to tour nationwide sometime next Autumn.

The storyline follows one Joseph, a small time builder, whose son has been executed for his leadership of a group of social and political activists. Inspecting a building for renovation work, Joseph tells his side of the story – a story of love; emigration; success; his loss of a son and the hope that he might see him one more time, for there are unconfirmed rumours that the young man may still be living.  As Joseph declares and many of us know from experience: ” If a man has hope, he has something.

Through this play we find theatre at its most intimate, self examining  and definitely challenging – a tale of hope against all odds; a new and inventive take on the Passion, and coming from a company whose most recent play, “Breathless,” played to full houses right across the Ireland last Autumn.

Hosting this event is Slieveardagh Rural Development group, a community charity based group working from the Heritage Center on River Street in Killenaule, its purpose to promotes the culture and heritage potential of the Slieveardagh region of  CountyTipperary.

This fund raising event have been organised in Kilcooley Church near Gortnahoe, to assist in fundraising for community projects which involve this active local community group.

Tickets  are available at the Heritage Centre in Killenaule – Telephone number 052 9156165 and tickets cost just €10 – contact for more details -Doors open 8.30 – Performance 9.00 pm sharp.

Mark your calender folks, this play is one not to be missed.

Date and Venue: – Fri May 6th, Kilcooley Church, Grange, Gortnahoe, Thurles, Admission €10.



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