This evening, Friday March 15th, there will be a special event as part of the Drama Festival in honour of Catherine Breslin. Catherine was an active and much-loved member of the Ballyshannon Drama Society. A plaque will be unveiled in the Hall of Fame in The Abbey Centre in memory of Catherine and her involvement with the Ballyshannon Drama Society. 7.15pm.

on such as weTonight’s production is ‘On Such As We’ by Billy Roche, presented by D.A.D.S. This is a heart-warming play set in a small town in southern Ireland. The rooms to let above Oweney’s barbershop offer refuge to a host of lonely hearts: a recently laid-off hotel night porter, an angry young artist, an orphan girl, a wounded old widower, a likeable bruiser and the beautiful Maeve. All of them in their various ways fall under Oweney’s loving spell. Curtain at 8.15p.m.

Letterkenny Musical and Drama Society present 'The Chronicles of Long Kesh'
Letterkenny Musical and Drama Society present ‘The Chronicles of Long Kesh’

John Fallon’s fantastic photos of ‘The Chronicles of Long Kesh’ are now in the Gallery.

chronicles“Chronicles of Long Kesh” tells the story of the prison – also known as The Maze – from its opening in August 1971 to its closure in July 2000. The story concentrates not on the big politics of the day or those who became well known as a result of their time in prison, but on the experiences of ordinary prisoners, prison officers and their families. Audiences will be confronted with a rich assortment of republicans, loyalists, prison officers, chancers, escapers, wives, Smokey Robinson-imitators and hypochondriacs! Whilst the play deals with major developments such as the 1974 burning of Long Kesh, the hunger-strikes, the big escape, etc., it also contains its fair share of hilarity, black humour and plenty of Motown songs! Six actors play all the parts. Please Note: Some scenes may not be suitable for children.

Parlour Song Butt (10)Don’t forget to check out the  fantastic photos from each night’s performance on the Gallery page, courtesy of local photographer John Fallon.