Castlerea Drama Group to perform Walter Macken’s ‘Home is the Hero’

Amanda Soares and Padraic Gorham, who plays ‘The Hero’ Paddo Reilly, pictured during a recent rehearsal for Castlerea Drama Group’s ‘Home is the Hero’ in the Trinity Arts Centre. Pic: Kieran Croghan

Castlerea Drama Group are delighted to present their production of Walter Macken’s ‘Home is the Hero’ in Trinity Arts Centre, Castlerea, at 8 pm on March 7th, 8th, and 9th 2024.

The long-established group has been in rehearsal since last October and is looking forward to entertaining you with this brooding drama.

The group originally performed this play in 1987 to national acclaim, winning All-Ireland awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress and securing second place in the overall competition.

The play sees Paddo Reilly – the ‘hero’ – coming home after serving a five-year prison sentence for manslaughter. How will he adapt to his new freedom? And how will he react to the changes in his family while he was away?

Tickets are available at with limited availability at the door. The cost is €15, with concessions available.