The Rise & Rise Of The Healy Raes
About The Rise & Rise of the Healy Raes
‘The Rise and Rise of the Healy-Raes’ is the hilarious and sometimes poignant story of batchelor brothers Densey and PJ Doona who appear time-locked in a life of loneliness and celibacy in their small family farm in Kerry. But foreign women, love, elections and politics combine to change their lives, with the well-oiled Healy-Rae machine at the centre of the miraculous transformation. It’s the first time the remarkable story of Healy-Rae politics has been crafted into a dramatic production for stage. Written by Ray O’Sullivan, it’s the Cork native’s first full-length play. O’Sullivan, who also stars the play, is no stranger to the stage and has earned a reputation as an original and talented storyteller, seanchaí and actor. The play is directed by Aidan O’Connor, journalist and writer/director of the hit drama ‘Patrick’ which had a phenomenal run in Kerry last year. “The story of the Healy-Raes is one which has been told in many ways over the years, but this is the first time it’s being played out on stage. In many ways, it was a drama waiting to unfold,” Ray O’Sullivan said. Director Aidan O’Connor said “Ray O’Sullivan has shown tremendous bravery in tackling such a well-known yet gigantic movement as the Healy-Raes. What he has done is pen a very funny and moving piece of work that Kerry audiences will thoroughly enjoy.”
Eat On Site
There is an array of dining options available on site at the INEC. Come early to enjoy the build-up, grab a bite to eat and head straight into the INEC. Hassle free! Here are some choices:
Sleep On Site
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