Archive for June 29th, 2010

Bailieborough Celebrates Tom MacIntyre

29th June 2010

Bailieborough, Co. Cavan is celebrating its 400th birthday this year, and Bailieborough Development Association (BDA) is running a number of events, one of which is to honour the playwright and poet Tom MacIntyre in his 80th year. Tom was born in Bailieborough and is very proud of his Cavan connections.

The BDA, with the support of Peace3 funding, is running this cross community/cross border initiative. The following programme of events will take place this September:

Friday 24th September: Lecture by Marie Kelly (presently completing a Ph.D. thesis on the work and life of Tom) followed a personal reminiscence by theatre director Patrick Mason.

Saturday 25th September: Public interview of Tom MacIntyre by Micheal Harding.

Sunday 26th September:
Launch of the book, The Theatre of Tom Mac Intyre: ‘Strays from the Ether‘, edited by Marie Kelly and Bernadette Sweeney – with a contribution from the actor Tom Hickey on that Sunday.

An exhibition will run of archive material on Tom’s work in Bailieborough Library from September 14th to 28th, with the help of Mairead Delaney, archivist with the Abbey Theatre.

Pauric McIntyre is curating the whole event. Pauric (no relation to Tom) is also from Bailieborough, and is an actor and director of Living Dread Theatre.