Tír na nÓg
“There are two sides to every story, even those from days of old”. We all know the classic tale of Oisín in Tír na nÓg, but what about Niamh?
Tír na nÓg is a new bilingual musical by Shauna Carrick with additional music by Aidan Byrne. It flips the well-known story on its head, bringing Niamh Cinn Óir into the spotlight to tell her version of events.
The story of Tír na nÓg is a popular Irish folk tale which tells the story of Oisín, a brave warrior and Niamh Cinn Óir, the princess of Tír na nÓg. In the traditional tale, Niamh is seen as a magical fairy-like woman who appears to Oisín from across a lake on the back of a white horse. She brings him back with her to the land of Tír na nÓg, where everyone is always happy and no one ever dies, to be her husband.
Directed by Katie O’Halloran, with choreography by Douglas Reddan and design by Brian Mitchell, Tír na nÓg will premiere in the dlr Mill Theatre this June.
Running time: 2hrs plus an interval.
Recommended for ages 7+. Children under 3 cannot be admitted. All persons aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult and may not sit on their own within the auditorium.
Tír na nÓg is a production by dlr Mill Theatre, in association with Aon Scéal Theatre. This production has been funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Previous development was supported by Smock Alley Scene + Heard Festival, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, and the Arts Council of Ireland.