Brian Ború brought to life by a string of puppet shows

As part of the Killaloe-Ballina 2014 programme of events celebrating the 1,000th anniversary of the death of Brian Ború, Clare Arts Office has commissioned a puppet show on the life of the Last High King of Ireland which will be performed at libraries throughout the County during March.

As part of the Killaloe-Ballina 2014 programme of events celebrating the 1,000th anniversary of the death of Brian Ború, Clare Arts Office has commissioned a puppet show on the life of the Last High King of Ireland which will be performed at libraries throughout the County during March.

The Honest Arts Production Company, founded by show co-writers Tara Doolan and Pius McGrath, were selected to create a short, entertaining play for children that brings the life and times of Brian Ború to life using actors and puppets.

“We are delighted to be working with Honest Arts Production, who through Tara Doolan, their manager, have strong links to Killaloe, the ancestral home of Brian Ború,” explained Siobhán Mulcahy, County Arts Officer.

“Killaloe-Ballina 2014 were anxious to ensure that Brian Ború was more than a figure in the history books.”

The approach by Killaloe Ballina 2014 to the Arts Office was made in the context of the full programme of events being organised by Killaloe Ballina 2014, who are being supported by Clare County Council. As the birthplace of Brian Ború, Ballina-Killaloe takes centre stage for the majority of events taking place during 2014. Dozens of events are expected to take place as part of a local Programme being organised in conjunction with Clare County Council.

The Brian Ború Puppet Show will be launched on Thursday, March 6th at 10am in the Lakeside Hotel, Killaloe.

It will then tour to libraries in Scariff, Kilkee, Kilrush, Ennis and Shannon.

Bookings through Killaloe Library (061 376 062). See: killaloeballina.ie.