Elphin Community Arts Group is staging this year’s eagerly-awaited production, ‘The Annals of Elphin’, this weekend.
The show depicts a patchwork of historical events pertaining to the Heritage town of Elphin from its foundation by St. Patrick around 435 and its eventual choice as seat of the diocese, to the ill-fated demise of one of its most illustrious sons, General James O Moran of Ross, who met his death on the guillotine in Paris on March 6th 1794, during the French Revolution.
The title of this year’s production, ‘The Annals of Elphin’ is a salute to the eminent scholar and native of the parish, Fearfasa O Maolchonaire, who was one of the authors of the renowned medieval history ‘The Annals of the Four Masters’.
With a large local cast, ranging in ages from seven to seventy plus, this presentation is a must-see, a trip down memory lane to bygone days, full to the brim with drama, song and dance, comedy, recitation, ceol agus craic.
You will be transported from pastoral Ail Finn to the blood-curdling back streets of revolutionary Paris during the reign of Terror. You will encounter a group of easily distracted monks, hell-bent on straying! You will attend a night at the Village Station, enjoy a meal in a less than salubrious French Restaurant and end the night on the ramparts at ‘Les Mis’.
The show will take place on Friday, 23rd of March and Sunday, 25th of March in Elphin Community Centre at 8 pm.
So why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Week in the presence of the good man himself who has promised to return to the hallowed place he once called home!
Tickets are on sale in local shops at €10 each. Last year’s show was a sell-out on both nights so don’t forget to get your tickets as soon as possible. You don’t want to miss it!