Outreach: Dancing at Lughnasa (2012) by Brian Friel

Barn Owl Players actors (L to R): Mary Cody, Janis Woodgate, Sinead Goggin, Nicola Keating

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Outreach: Dancing at Lughnasa (2012) by Brian Friel


Theatre in Kilkenny; theatre history; Irish theatre; performing arts; theatre training; community theatre;


In 2007 Barnstorm restored its theatre training for adults with the inception of its Adult Theatre Club; a two-year programme to explore and create theatre with a professional theatre company.

Weekly workshops provided specialist training in theatre-making skills: acting and performance skills, Stage Management, Design, and Directing. Members directed each other in monologues or script excerpts and presented a production to the public in The Barn Theatre.

The Adult Theatre Club members went on to join the Barn Owl Players, an innovative amateur theatre company. BOP has a full and varied annual programme of training and productions in The Barn, the Watergate Theatre and other local venues.

Dancing at Lughnasa was the first major play mounted by the BOPs


Barnstorm Theatre Company


Kilkenny County Library, Local Studies Department


Nuala Roche


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