2 Days in September Play

Declan Kelleher of Cumann Staire is Dúchais Chora Finne invited the play 2 Days In September Play to perform at the delightful Corofin Community Hall & Field on Wednesday night January 18th. On a icey cold evening a brave audience traveled from as far away as North Galway, Kilfenora and Corofin came out to watch our wee play.
‘2 Days in September’ received a wonderful welcome by the Corofin audience showing the need to tell the stories of the War of Independence in Co Clare. The night also highlighted the power (& need) for storytelling in our community.
Thanks so much to Declan Kelleher of Cumann Staire is Dúchais Chora Finne, the cast and crew of ‘2 Days in September’, Clare Arts office, and most of all to the audience who traveled to see our wee play. What started as memory, a conversation between the Director Joan O’Hanrahan and I to the amazing evenings of sharing the story with total strangers is a treasure of the heart.
#storytelling #community #

Lovely photo montage created by the Miltown Malbay Community Centre of the Q & A we had after the performance of ‘2 Days in September’ play on Saturday, November 26th. Great venue and audience.

Q & A we had after the performance of ‘2 Days in September’ play on Saturday, November 26th

The World Tour of Clare with the ‘2 Days In September’ Play continues next year 2023 in Corofin in North Clare.
The play will be performed at the Halla an Phobail Chora Finne , on Wednesday January 18 at 8.00 pm Restricted to 100 places .

Contact Roisin Neylon of Cumann Staire is Dúchais to reserve a place 086 0696534

Last Saturday evening November 26th, we performed 2 Days In September Play at the Miltown Malbay Community Centre (for a second time) to a full house of mostly strangers willing to go on a journey with our theatrical take on the Rineen ambush and the 2 pivotal days following in the War of Independence in West Clare.

Very humbled, very proud and remember Art Matters, our Stories matter, we create our own history. Thank You to the Actors, Crew and audience from Joan O’ Hanrahan the director and I. Photos on the night by Joan.

Performance of 2 Days In September Play at the Miltown Malbay Community Centre
Photo by Joan O’Joan O’ Hanrahan

Tech Rehearsal Photo By Joan O’Hanrahan

Rumours of a revolution with Bart Lever and some random Ginger
Photo by Joan O’ Hanrahan

Great news. After our performance of ‘2 Days in September’ on October 18th was a sell out and was greatly received we have been invited back to the Miltown Malbay Community Centre. Please see the information below.

Limited to 100 tickets, Dermott Petty’s play ”2 Days in September” returns to Miltown Malbay Community Centre on November 26th, at 8pm. Book your tickets now by emailing miltowncommunitycentre@gmail.com and they will be delighted to help.

Our play 2 Days In September Play will be performed at the Miltown Malbay Community Centre on Saturday October 8th.

Preping for performance of the play ‘2 Days in September’ @Miltown Malbay Community Centre on Saterday October 8th at 8pm
Joan O’Hanrahan the director of the play ‘2 Days in September’ plays with the images.

Joan O’ Hanrahan the Director and I here doing a Reki Tech for the play

The World Tour of Co Clare continues with our play ‘2 Days in September’ as it will play at the wonderful Miltown Malbay Community Centre on Saturday, October 8th at 8pm
Support you local Theatre actors, technicians and playwright.
’2 Days in September’ is a new play by Clare writer Dermott Petty who was commissioned by the Clare County Council to write the play. Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic it is not possible to stage the play as it was intended, so instead we are doing a hybrid of Theatre & Film. The play ‘Two Days in September’ will be staged and Directed by Joan O’Hanrahan. The Music & soundscape will be by composer Barry Dillon, along with contributions by actors, friends and technicians of BallyCartoon Players, our theatre group based in Co Clare.  
This play received a Decade of Centenaries Arts Project Awards 2021 as part of the Clare County Council Arts office 2021 Decade ofCentenaries in association with the Community Strand of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Commemorative Programs.
#rineenambush #ballycartoon #irishtheatre #clarearts #clarehistory#writer #culture #miltownmalbay

Playing at the Miltown Malbay Community Centre on Saturday, October 8th at 8pm

‘The 2 Days in September’ play had its West Clare premiere on Friday August 12th at the exquisite Cultúrlann Sweeney Theatre in Kilkee. In the midst of one of the hottest summer days in living memory we performed to a passionate and reflective audience.

More performances to come in late September/early October on our World Tour of Co Clare.

The Director Joan O’Hanrahan prepares the screen for the Multi Media sections of the play ‘2 Days in September’ Photo by Joan O’Hanrahan
Mary Buckley and Dermott Petty at tech rehearsal. Photo by Joan O’Hanrahan

Tom Curry the Cultúrlann Sweeney theatre technician sets up the lights. Photo by Joan O’Hanrahan

Looking good on the radio. Lovely interview with Clare FM’s Alan Morrissey on the show Morning Focus.

https://www.clare.fm/podcasts/world-premiere-new-play-doolin/?fbclid=IwAR3ip2G01BopbNcOLuwJqGigV3rtYICvZdDGWWw6YoPP370w2iJ-76J4alw

Shadow the Cat giving his thoughts & advice to the cast & crew of the ‘2 Days in 2 Days In September Play play.
This amazing Photo is by the Director Joan O’Hanrahan.
The next performance of ‘2 Days in September’ will be at Culturlann Sweeney Kilkee theatre in Kilkee at 8pm on Friday, August 12th.

Shadow the Cat giving his thoughts & advice to the cast & crew of the ‘2 Days in 2 Days In September Play play. Photo by Joan O’Hanrahan

World Premier at the Attic Theatre in Hotel Doolin on Thursday June 30th, at 8pm.

This play received a Decade of Centenaries Arts Project Awards 2021
This is part of the Clare County Council Arts office 2021 Decade of
Centenaries in association with the Community Strand of the Department of
Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Commemorative Programs.

Hotel Doolin Ireland Doolin Arts

Trailer for the ‘2 Days in September’ play been staged by BallyCartoon Players.

This trailer is for the upcoming play ‘2 Days in September’ which will be shown/performed in the early summer of 2022. The new original Play ‘2 days In September’ will be about the story of the Rineen ambush of a British Army convoy by the local unit of the IRA. Which is then followed by the revenge sacking and burning of the villages of Ennistymon, Lahinch and Miltown Malbay by the Black and Tans on September 22nd & 23rd, 1920. I was commissioned by the Clare County Council to write the play. Due to the Covid pandemic it is still not possible yet to stage it as we had intended so instead we are doing a hybrid of Theatre & Film.

Dermott Petty’s play ‘Two Days in September’ will be staged and Directed by Joan O’Hanrahan. Music & soundscape by composer Barry Dillon with contributions by actor friends and technicians of BallyCartoon Players, our theatre group based in Co Clare. The play ‘Two days In September’ is the story of the Rineen ambush of an British Army convoy by the local unit of the IRA. Which is then followed by the revenge sacking and burning of the villages of Ennistymon, Lahinch and Miltown Malbay by the Black and Tans on September 22nd & 23rd, 1920.

Decade of Centenaries Commissions

Funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries Programme, the commissions aim to ensure that events are remembered at community level in a respectful, measured and non-partisan manner.

Clare Arts Office was delighted to support the artists to interpret local historical events by creating artistic work that provides a platform to encourage reflection and the consideration of issues, both past and present, which may be challenging, difficult and sometimes deeply personal.

Listen here to their stories.

https://clarearts.ie/projects/decade-of-centenaries-commissions/

The DOC Arts Project Awards have been granted to 3 artists in Co.Clare.

Dermott Petty
Tim Collins
Marie Connole

Dermott Petty’s play ‘Two Days in September’ will be staged and Directed by Joan O’Hanrahan. Music & soundscape by composer Barry Dillon with contributions by actor friends and technicians of BallyCartoon Players, our theatre group based in Co Clare.
The play ‘Two days In September’ is the story of the Rineen ambush of an British Army convoy by the local unit of the IRA. Which is then followed by the revenge sacking and burning of the villages of Ennistymon, Lahinch and Miltown Malbay by the Black and Tans on September 22nd & 23rd, 1920.

Photo: Joan O Hanrahan, Dermott Petty and Barry Dillon ‘taking no prisoners’

2 Days in September

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 “2 Days in September” a new play will have a segment Online as part of Culture Night 2020 on September 18th.
#Culturenight2020 #culture #Ballycartoon #Doolin #West Clare

“2 Days in September” A play by Dermott Petty Photo by Joan O’Hanrahan

“2 Days in September” drawing byJoan O’Hanrahan

2 Days in September’ is a segment from a new play by Dermott Petty will be performed on Friday, September 18th, in Doolin Cave, Doolin, Co Clare as part of Culture Night 2020.

The story is set during 2 days, (September 22nd & 23rd, 1920) in West Clare during the War of Independence.
2 Days in September is Directed by Joan O’Hanrahan with Music & sound design by Barry Dillon. 

‘2 Days in September’ is a play been written by Dermott Petty which will be performed in the Autumn of 2020 in West Clare. 

The story is set during 2 days, (September 22nd & 23rd, 1920) in West Clare during the War of Independence. 

The play ‘2 Days in September’ will be directed by Joan O’Hanrahan and produced by Ballycartoon players.

The play will create a tense filled tale that will bring to life the events and happenings of the ‘2 days in September’ in North & West Clare in 1920.