Admired by many, feared by the British Army and loved by the people he led Tom Barry, the legendary commander of the famous West Cork Flying Column, survived the War of Independence to tell his incredible story.
Barry led a volunteer army in a hide-and-seek campaign of Guerilla warfare matching his wits against an enemy of overwhelming strength and power. In his memoir he gave a gripping account of the attacks.
Indeed, it was so vivid that it subsequently became something of a handbook for guerilla warfare with Che Guevara reportedly carrying a copy.
Guerilla Days in Ireland is Tom Barry’s thrilling first-hand account of the struggle for independence in County Cork, the Rebel County.
Neil Pearson has adapted and directed this play and has remained faithful to the book. For those who haven’t read the book this is a dynamic piece of theatre.
The cast and director have managed to bring a legend alive on stage, along with a whole flying column’s worth of men. Guerilla Days in Ireland is simply a must see play.
Guerilla Days in Ireland - The Tom Barry Story features at the Source Arts Centre on Tuesday, October 9th and Wednesday, October 10th at 8pm (tickets E20 - E18 concession). Schools show at 11am on Wednesday, October 10th.
Why not make a night of it and come early to enjoy a meal or bar bites at The Source Café from 7pm? Call Matt on 0504 58858 for more details. The Source Bar will be open from 7pm. For bookings please see thesourceartscentre.ie or call the box office on 0504 90204.
The Lambert Puppet
Snow White & Bosco
The Lambert Puppet Theatre will be entertaining audiences of all ages at The Source Arts Centre on Sunday, October 7th.
This will be a magnificent family day out with enchanting puppets telling the magical story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The highlight for many will be the nostalgic appearance of the legendary Bosco.
Snow White & Bosco will feature at the Source Arts Centre, Thurles on Sunday, October 7th at 2pm and 4pm - tickets priced at E8. For bookings please see thesourceartscentre.ie or call 0504 90204.