We are getting stuck in designing the set for this piece of promenade theatre. Expect a combination of period and contemporary design styles merged together in the former Dundalk Gaol. Come and see this!

The freedom fighters of the War of Independence are torn apart by the Treaty. As Civil War looms over the country the people of Louth and Meath choose an alternative vision for their future. The most extraordinary moment in this period of history is recaptured in a live dramatic interpretation devised with community performers.

Using historical documentation, personal writings, local and national histories this productions conjures up the diverse histories of the Civil War. An Táin Arts Centre in association with Upstate Theatre Project presents Legacy – Stories from the Civil War (Part III of The Remembrance Trilogy).

Performed in the pivotal site of Dundalk Gaol this production melds song, poetry and oral histories to re-examine the tragic legacy of the civil war and the opportunities spurned at the birth of the nation.

Part of the Louth Decade of Centenaries Programme 2022 funded by the Commemorations unit of the Department of of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, the Arts Council of Ireland, Creative Ireland and Create Louth.

‘Legacy – Stories from the Civil War’ will run from 24th – 27th November at 8pm. The performance will take place off-site at the Oriel Centre, Dundalk Gaol.

Produced by An Táin Arts Centre in association with Upstate Theatre Project and directed by Paul Hayes.