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1st Jan 2024
to 31st Dec 2024

Age Range

Meath Arts Office

Innovation House
Railway Street

John Boyle O’Reilly Artists Response

Following on the success of the Francis Ledwidge and Mary Lavin artists response commission projects, award winning playwright Deirdre Kinahan curates an eclectic group of multi discipline artists to respond to the work and remarkable life of poet, journalist, author and activist John Boyle O'Reilly (28 June 1844 – 10 August 1890). 

Artists include Deirdre Kinahan, Lisa Lambe, Steve Wickham and Wayne Sheehy. Project development, commission & research takes place in 2024 with performance dates to be confirmed.

Irish revolutionary John Boyle O’Reilly (1844 – 1890) was born and reared in Dowth County Meath. He was arrested for treason against the British Crown and deported to the penal colonies of Australia, from which he managed a remarkable escape to the United States and within a few years became one of Boston’s most prominent political and literary figures, one of the best-known Irish immigrants in the United States, and one of the most charismatic individuals of the late nineteenth century. As well as being editor of The Pilot Newspaper, he wrote some of the most popular poetry of the period and the novel, Moondyne (1878). 

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