First Fortnight Film and ‘Brigid Cleary’ at Friars’ Gate

On Wednesday, January 16 at 8pm, Friars’ Gate screens the film 'Two Days, One Night' (15A) in association with First Fortnight. 

First Fortnight is a charity that challenges mental health prejudice through arts and cultural action. This film screening is part of the annual First Fortnight Festival.

Oscar winner Marion Cotillard is impressive as Sandra, a woman who returns to work after suffering from depression to find out that her colleagues have chosen to take a yearly bonus at the expense of her job.

She has just one weekend to convince them to change their minds in order to regain her position.

Tickets €7. 


On Friday, January 25, Eve O’Mahony performs Brigid Cleary, a moving one woman show describing the life and events which led to the death of Brigid Cleary, the last woman to be burned in Ireland.

She is accused of being a changeling and is ultimately burned to death at the hands of her husband in Tipperary in 1895. 

The character of Brigid is the main narrator throughout the performance but her story is also told by a host of other characters. 

She tells the bittersweet story of her life as a successful business woman living in a patriarchal society and the details which lead to her tragic death. 

Starts 8pm, tickets €12.  Running time – 50 minutes. Info – 063-98727 /