Cootehill Arts Festival

Things to do in County Cavan, Ireland - Cootehill Arts Festival - YourDaysOut
Station Rd, Killycramph, Cootehill, Co. Cavan, Ireland
Aug 22, 2017 8:00:00 PM - Aug 28, 2017 12:55:00 AM
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With its unique blend of visual theatre, music and magic, Footsbarn Theatre Company, one of the world’s leading touring companies and renowned for their exciting adaptations of classics such as Shakespeare and Moliere, will be bringing their 400-seater circus big top to the festival this year. On the bill, will be 2 performances of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ on the 23rd and 24th of August and 2 performances of a ‘Molliere Farce’ on the 26th and 27th of August. On Friday 25th August, there will be the Rescue 116 Memorial Concert, held in honour of the 4 crew who lost their lives off the coast of Mayo in March. We felt this would be a fitting tribute to hold as Captain Dara Fitzpatrick’s family hail from Cootehill. A special Memorial Programme is being printed with forewords from Prince William – himself a rescue helicopter pilot – and from President Michael D. Higgins. The concert will be hosted by Ray D’Arcy, and performers will include Triona Marshall of The Chieftains, Martin Tourish, The Clew Bay Pipe Band, Janice Igoe, Declan O’Rourke, The Roscommon Solstice Choir, world champion Irish dancers, and other...

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