Poet and writer CJ Boland is best remembered for his comic poems including ‘The Two Travellers’ and ‘Retrospect’ (immortalised on the Gashouse Bridge), and 2018 marks the centenary of his death. To mark this occasion, in collaboration with his granddaughter, Jane Clare, South Tipperary Arts Centre will produce a theatrical adaptation of Boland’s hilarious short story ‘The Boatmen of Clonmel’, which local actors in 19th century costume will perform, accompanied by other poems from his collections to vividly bring to life the characters and locations of 19th century Clonmel.
The one-act play, ‘Boland’s Clonmel’ will be at 6pm at Clonmel Library, 7pm at Coachman Pub, 8pm at Workmen’s Boat Club. They’ll process (with a boat!) between venues, stopping at 7.30(ish) at Blue Anchor Lane (beside 7 O’Connell St) to read the poem ‘Blue Anchor Lane’ at the invitation of the Tidy Towns Committee who put the plaque there.
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Address: South Tipperary Arts Centre, Nelson Street, Raheen, Clonmel
Phone: 052 6127877