The Glens CentreThe Glens Centre

Welcome to The Glens Centre

The Glens Centre is a gorgeously intimate venue housed in a converted church. The performance space seats up to 140, has excellent natural acoustics and superb technical facilities. The Glens also houses recording facilities and self catering accommodation for visiting performers.
The centre hosts a wide ranging programme including the best of contemporary, world, trad, folk and jazz music as well as a feast of theatre, readings, children’s events and world cinema.

Coming up

Edinburgh Fringe First winner Donal O’Kelly’s latest solo show, based on Frank Sheehy-Skeffington.
Frank the crank he was called. His riposte? A crank is a small instrument that makes revolutions! Dubbed Hairy Jaysus by his friend James Joyce, he was summarily executed during the Easter Rising 1916, not as one of the national martyrs, but as a crank – a marooned believer in a society based on equality. He was arrested while engaged in trying to stop the looting. The tragedy of his subsequent via dolorosa through Dublin is especially significant now that Ireland’s ruling class, a century later, has squandered the independence fought for in 1916.

Hairy Jaysus was broadcast on RTE Radio Drama On One in December 2013.

Donal O’Kelly’s previous solo shows include the Edinburgh award-winning Fionnuala and Catalpa, as well as Jimmy Joyced! and Bat The father Rabbit The Son. His 3-part radio serial Francisco, recorded in the Glens, won the Prix Europa in 2013. He was Theatre Artist-in-Residence in the Glens Centre in 2011.

8.30pm Adm: €15/12

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