Much anticipated sequel for Kilmallock

Set for Friars' Gate in 'Where the Willow Meets The Ash', are Tom Lawlor, Michael James Ford and Malachy McKenna.

This Friday, May 24, Friars’ Gate Theatre are delighted to be hosting Where The Willow Meets The Ash, the much anticipated sequel to Malachy McKenna’s hugely successful and multi award winning drama, The Quiet Land.

When the chaotic and easy going bachelor farmer Bobby Hogan gets a visit from a smooth talking Englishman, all sorts of local rivalries and ancient grudges are stirred up.

Who is this mysterious blow-in? What are his intentions regarding the beautiful barmaid Polish Maria?

And, more importantly, what are his plans for Nayshee’s Acres, site of the old hurling pitch and sacred among generations?

Performed by Tom Lawlor, Michael James Ford, Malachy McKenna, Where The Willow Meets The Ash is a serious comedy about stubborn men from the hilarious pen of an outstanding Irish writer. Tickets €15.

Open Mic Night

On Wednesday, May 29 at 8pm, Friars’ Gate host another of their popular Open Mic nights, giving local writers an opportunity to share their work. Join them for an eclectic mix of writings.

Budding and established writers are invited to share their work in a relaxed atmosphere.

Just want to listen? Sit back and enjoy an evening with a difference.

Pieces should be no longer than 5-7mins. Led by Sheila Quealey. Admission free.

Info from Friars’ Gate Theatre, Kilmallock on 063-98727 or visit