Ever wondered why Letterkenny has a Glencar Scotch and a Glencar Irish? Or why there’s a Castle Street but no castle? And we bet you’ll be surprised when you find out just how old ‘Old Town’ really is!
In Echoes of Time An Grianan Theatre offers a bite sized guide to the origins of Letterkenny.
In just 30 minutes Danny the Townie and his ancestors will give you an overview of what effect the Ulster Plantation had on the development of the town and how its influence continues to this day in our accents and place names.
Each performance will be followed by an optional question and answer session.
Written and directed by local historian and actor Kieran Kelly, the play features Daniel Conaghan, Eoghan MacGiolla Bhrighde and Nora Kavanagh.
The play is recommended for family audiences and anyone interested in the history of Letterkenny.
Echoes of Time can be seen at An Grianán Theatre on Sat 4 June as part of a programme of events commemorating the town’s 400th anniversary.
There will be performances at 12.30pm and 2.30pm and admission is free.
Echoes of Time was originally developed as a Living History schools project supported by PEACE III Programme managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council. It was performed in 11 national schools in the Letterkenny district as well as in St Mary’s Primary, Strabane.
For further information on Echoes of Time and other events marking the town’s anniversary check outwww.angrianan.com/inhouse/echoesoftime.Tags: