Bringing ‘Christmas Memories’ to the stage

A show called ‘Christmas Memories’, based on rural life in the past – and inspired by rural Leitrim in the 1960s – will be performed in Roscommon Arts Centre on Saturday, December 5 (8 pm).

  The writer and storyteller, Anthony O’Boyle, takes a nostalgic look back at Christmas in the small village of Dromahair, north Leitrim, during his upbringing.

  He attempts to capture a bygone era.

  “The first half of the show is about the lead-up to Christmas years ago – Latin Mass, etc.,” said Anthony, who now lives at Ratoath, Co. Meath.

  Comedy illuminates a collection of stories that are rich in humour and pathos. It’s a unique show with a homely, heart-warming collection of tales and songs which will really get the audience into the festive spirit.

  Vocalists Petrova Mulvey, the director of Athlone School of Singing, and Margaret Mulligan, a prominent member of Athlone Musical Society, both contribute to make this a unique show with some beautiful songs.

  In the production, Anthony O’Boyle himself narrates a heartwarming collection of tales.

  The original production was directed by the late Fr Patsy Young, whom many people will remember fondly for his contribution to amateur drama.

  The production will be performed by Spiders Ankles in Roscommon Arts Centre for one night only. Come along and enjoy a trip down memory lane! Tickets are on sale, priced at €15/€12 and €10.

  For further information, call 090-6625824/www.roscommonartscentre.ie.