May at The Glens!

With music, comedy and drama, there is nowhere else like The Glens this may!

Johnny Duhan – The Voyage

€20/17, 8pm, 3rd May

Following the launch of his autobiography The Voyage, Johnny is set to perform a series of solo shows around Ireland, bases on some of his most intimate songs and stories, dealing with the highs and lows of family history and married life. After seventeen years of working on and off on his life story, between writing songs and studying religion and spirituality, Johnny has come to believe that his greatest achievement in his calling, as in his most popular song “The Voyage”, is the treasure that he and his first mate attained at the shores of the heart.

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Be inspired to write by the landscapes and borders, mythologies and megaliths of Leitrim and the North West with four one day workshops at The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, led by Monica Corish

Bealtaine: Sunday May 26 2019, 10:30 – 16:30

Lunasa: Sunday, August 11 2019, 10:00 – 18:00 Inc Field Trip

Samhain: Sunday, November 3 2019, 10:30 – 16:30

Imbolc: Sunday,February 2 2020 10:30 – 16:30

Places are limited and advance booking required by contacting our Box Office at (071) 9855833.

Cost: €30 per workshop; €100 for 4 workshops

Across the Lines, Youth Project

On this day – cross border collaboration and creativity in action!

The Across the Lines cross border youth project has provided an opportunity for young people to work with their own drama leaders and be a part of a wider drama grouping, to learn under the creative direction of our able team of local drama leaders and Paula McFetridge and Carlo Gébler. Local drama leaders Declan, Sally and Tori have passionately brought to this production a variety of theatrical influences and drama style including physical theatre and creative chorus interpretations which have been cleverly and artistically integrated into one coherent production – about to take to stage.

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Across the Lines, Youth Project

Young people from North Leitrim and Fermanagh bring to to stage a timely and energetic new play written by Fermanagh playwright Carlo Gébler

A timely cross-community and cross-border youth drama production of a new play SL&NCR: an entertainment that goes A-Z but not in that order! written by the Fermanagh-based playwright Carlo Gébler is being performed at The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton and the Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen on March 30thand 31st2019 respectively. The play features a large ensemble cast of thirty-two young people from across the community of Fermanagh and Leitrim and has is the culmination of a ten months creative cross border collaboration process, developed as a part of the Across the Lines, International Fund for Ireland programme running out of The Glens Centre.

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Across the Lines, Capacity Building

Celebrating contributions to the Irish Language

Join us for a Book Launch of An Ghaeilge in Eaglais na hÉireann, the first book to chronicle the role of the Irish language in the history of the Church of Ireland; which is now re-published by Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise for a new generation. This new publication, thirty years on since it was first written by Risteárd Giltrap, is now bi-lingual and beautifully presented, it will be of interest to those seeking an understanding of a strand of Irishness which has long been an influential aspect of Irish identity. The book will be launched by Caroline Nolan, Oifigeach Forbartha Gaeilge  (Irish Language Development Officer). 

“His careful research – not least concerning the at times colourful

history of Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise – deserves as wide an

audience as possible, and if readers are drawn into the narrative as

Béarla they may in due course come to share some of the author’s

passions and concerns as Gaeilge”.

– Bishop Michael Burrows, Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

and Patron of Cumann Gaelach na hEaglaise.

The book launch will be coupled with a talk by author, lifetime activist and publisher Padraig Ó Snodaigh, who will talk about one of his most well-known books Hidden Ulster: Protestants and the Irish Language.  The book launch and talk, will be followed by a screening of the recently made film Mná na nGlinntí(presented by former President Mary McAleese) and an open discussion, chaired by writer and historian Séamas Mac Annaidh with additional panel member Fiona Crudden (FODC) and participants including visitors from Trillick Arts and Cultural Society. 


Finish off February with Honor Heffernan, Jazz Guitarist Mike Nielsen & a hilarious production of ‘Don’t Tell the Wife’!

January may have been a drag (it sure felt like 31 months, not days!) but February is already going by so quick! But don’t worry, we have some fantastic gigs coming up, just for you!

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