A night of historical drama depicting the tragic events of the Armagh Train Disaster which resulted in at least 89 deaths and over 400 injuries.
The popular Sunday school excursion to Warrenpoint seaside begins with a band parade, from the Methodist church in Abbey Street, through the town to the Railway Station.
It was a sunny morning on the 12th of June 1889 when some 1200 excited children and adults thronged the station platforms in anticipation of a day by the sea.
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April at Abbey Lane, means music and song from the McGrath brothers of Donaghmore who guest this month's Open Mic Night. This will be the second visit to Abbey Lane of these fine musicians and they say they cant wait to feel the warm welcome our audiences are famous for.
We will also feature one of our favourite performance poets Cathy Carson who has left us open jawed at here previous visits to Abbey Lane. Worth getting here next Friday to see and hear a poet who tackles issues on life others are afraid to touch. Dont Miss!
Remember £5 at door give you an opportunity to entertain/recite/sing/read or play an instrument for 5mins AND gets you free nibbles,wine/soft drinks. Doors Open 8pm and we start 8.30pm BYOB and a friend or come yourself...... for a great night !
Wednesday in Abbey Lane Theatre@ 7.30pm. ATG are breaking new ground with an original play titled 'Impact! (Armagh Rail Disaster). This exciting new project depicts the tragic events of 130 years ago when 89 died and hundreds were injured on the railway line near Killuney.
Armagh Theatre Group have commissioned this two act play with the assistance of local author Byddi Lee. We will be holding its first reading this WEDNESDAY in ABBEY LANE THEATRE @ 7.30pm
If you are interested in taking part in the reading or helping with the production come along. Cast will contain Women 4 ,men 10 + few crowd extras.
Armagh Theatre Group stage
'Shining City' in Abbey Lane Theatre
Armagh Theatre Group’s Spring Production is 'Shining City' by Conor McPherson coming to Abbey Lane Theatre, Armagh on Thursday 4th Friday 5th & Saturday 6th April 2019 at 8pm.
Many will remember ATG’s production of Conor McPherson’s The Weir where ghosts were never far from the rural pub regulars. This production of McPherson’s Shining City is no exception as it reflects with subtlety and compassion on the guilt, anxiety and restlessness of two haunted Dubliners, lonely men seeking emotional and spiritual connections. Ian (Felim Rafferty) a fledgling Therapist and former priest, welcomes his first client, John (Malcolm Dawson), to his far from salubrious consulting rooms where both their inner demons are gradually unleashed. Ian’s confrontation with his girlfriend Neasa (Marie Clare Guy) and his later encounter with the younger Laurence, (Thomas Healy), only add to his internal turmoil.
Producer Margaret Marjoram has, as always, assembled a stellar cast, and has created a compelling drama which has been staged with a delicate balance of humour and melancholy. Definitely not to be missed.
The play contains adult themes and strong language.
Tickets £12 (Including glass of wine) are ONLY available from MUSIC WORLD, ABBEY LANE,ARMAGH. Tel028 3752 7883
A real coop for Abbey Lane's Open Mic fans and set to appear as our guest on what's looked on as an inauspicious date in cross border history. 29th March 2019. But whatever type of border she traverses she'll feel right at home regaling us with her witty stories and poetry. Another DON'T MISS evening.
Trish Bennett hails from County Leitrim. She’s got the breeze of Thur (the mountain, not the God) in her blood. She crossed the border to study over twenty years ago, and was charmed into staying by a Belfast biker. They have settled themselves into a small cabin by the lake in Fermanagh, and try to keep the noise down in their bee loud glade.
Bennett writes about the shenanigans of her family, and other creatures. Sometimes she rants. She has won or been placed in nine poetry competitions in the past few years, is widely published in print and online, and has read on the wireless.
Bennett loves nothing more than to connect with folk through her words. She’s working on her first anthology.
Servant to a menagerie of creatures, some human. Poet. Storyteller. All round eejet. Winner of Leitrim Guardian 2017 & 2018 Literary Award for Poetry.
The Leitrim Guardian 2017 & 2018 Literary Award for Poetry.
Shortlisted North West Words / Donegal Creameries Poetry 2017
Bursary for the John Hewitt International Summer School (2016).
Long listed in the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year award 2013