Rehearsals are well underway for the upcoming production of Dion Boucicault's Irish classic, The Colleen Bawn. Directed by geraldine Greene this vibrant & energetic melodrama promises to be a favourite with local audiences.
Based on the true story of the beautiful young Ellen Hanley (Eily), a peasant who secretly married the aristocratic John Scanlan and whose body was subsequently found washed up at Moneypoint. Scanlan & his man servant were found guilty of her murder & hanged. The Colleen Bawn is buried in Burrane cemetary near Kilrush.