My life -Patrick Tunney – Play -Cushlough Community Centre, Westport

Cushlough Community Centre Westport

My life a two act play on the life of Patrick Tunney  by his grandson.  Featuring Liam, family and friends through words, poetry and song.  Cushlough Community Centre, Westport.Prolific writer of patriotic ballads, articles and letters.

Patrick Tunney was a prolific writer of patriotic ballads, articles and letters.  He was born in Derrykillew, Westport (less than a mile from Cushlough Community Center) in 1887. He was a poet, songwriter, historian and political activist. In 1951, the Irish Independent described Patrick Tunney as “a prolific writer of patriotic ballads, articles and letters.” He was an ardent nationalist and a prolific contributor to local and national newspapers, having over five hundred songs, ballads and articles published”.

This play brings the audience some of Pat Tunney’s best-known poems, many set in the local area, in his beloved Mayo and some of his most popular ballads.

Admission passes available at Westport Town Hall Theatre.

Genres: Folklore | Archives, Heritage (Tangible | Intangible), Music, Storytelling | Oral History, Theatre | Drama
Age Suitability: All Ages
Facilities: Parking
Features: Family friendly
Address: Carrowkennedy, County Mayo, F28 HY30, Ireland
Locations: Mayo
Event Start Time (pm)
8 pm
Event End Time (pm)
10 pm
No Booking Required