St. Brigid’s Hospital Heritage Group with Club Damhsa Beal Atha na Sluaigh and Miserearl Productions present Finding Julia…a new play about the woman who loved Liam Mellows in the Town Hall Theatre, Ballinasloe on Wednesday, the 13th, Thursday, the 14th and Friday, the 15th of November, starting at 8 pm.
Julia Mary Morrissey was just 24-years-old when she commanded 50 women during the Galway Rising of 1916. However, in the aftermath of the revolutionary period, these women were written out of the story, their ideals and sacrifices largely forgotten.
Written by Pat Johnston and directed by Declan Kelly, this play reflects on the life of Julia Mary Morrissey against a background of the changes in Irish society from 1916 up to 1974.
Based on the faint traces of her life and with song, poetry and dance, the play is set in East Galway, from Athenry to Ballinasloe. Admission €12 (concession €10).