Culture Night at The Glens Centre!


Stolen Child – the Magic of Glencar

“Come away, O human child!

To the waters and the wild,

With a faery, hand in hand….”

Leitrim’s most celebrated waterfall is the place to be this Culture Night, as the faeries flit down from the hills above Glen-Car to try to lure you away to their haunts beyond the wandering waters, the rushes and the ferns evoked by W B Yeats in his wonderful poem, “The Stolen Child.” Allow the faeries to take you through the unseen veil of magic into another realm where all things are possible and there is no weeping.

The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company – fresh from an award winning show at the Galway Fringe – in collaboration with the Glens Centre will present you with new and thrilling production based on “The Stolen Child”. Expect the unexpected. Anticipate poetry, haunting music, mysterious voices, dazzling lighting effects, and a troupe of real Leitrim faeries who really want to steal you away.

Don’t miss this unforgettable evening at Glencar Waterfall, voted one of Ireland’s most beautiful attractions, time after time. There will be a bus from the Glens Centre at 6.45pm or meet us at Glencar Tea Shed at 7 for refreshments and magic cakes before the adventure. We are delighted that the Tea Shed is collaborating with us for Culture Night. The evening will last around 90 minutes and the bus will return to Manorhamilton.

Faeries aged 6 to 12 years, and their teachers, are invited to join Tori Lee and Rachel Webb at the Glens Centre from 11am to 1pm to 1.45pm to 4pm for fun workshops in movement, dance, drama, sound, costume and mask making. We will provide the materials – just bring your imagination! Come in as a boy or a girl child, leave as a faery all ready for a night of magic down at Glencar! Children will have time to go home for something to eat before gathering as faeries for the bus at 6.45. Please note, we need at least one adult to accompany and supervise up to 3 faeries during the evening events. The waterfall is not a suitable place for unsupervised little people!

Ag a 9in in Ionad na nGleannta táimid ag tabhairt an deis an scannán conspóideach ‘An Phailistín’ a fheiscint in éindí leis an stiúrthóir Sonja Nic Giolla Easpaigh. Tugann an fáisnéiseáin (le fotheidil Béarla) ar déanadh a scanánú 12 bliain ó shin léargas dúinn ar shaol teaghlaigh faoi ghabhalltas in áit a scaoileann t leis na páistí atá ag caitheamh clocha leo. Beidh dreas cainnte leis an stiurthóir ina dhiadh.

At 9pm in the Glens Centre, we offer you a unique opportunity to see the a controversial film “An Phailistín” in the company of its director, Sonja Nic Giolla Easpaigh. The hour long (english subtitled) documentary was filmed over 12 years ago in Palestine and documents a family’s life under occupation when tanks fired at children throwing stones. Sonja will discuss the film with the audience afterwards.

All events are free but places on the bus must be booked in advance at the Glens Centre. 071 9855833.



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