The Bittersweet Story Of Brigid Cleary

The Bittersweet Story Of Brigid Cleary

The Bittersweet Story Of Brigid Cleary


4 October 2023    
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Kildare Town Community School
Dunmurry Rd, Crockanure Glebe, Kildare, County Kildare, R51 D288

Event Type

Cill Dara Historical Society

Kildare Town’s Local History Group, Cill Dara Historical Society, in association with Kildare Town Community School

“Are you a Witch or are you a Fairy?”

The Bittersweet Story Of Brigid Cleary – Last Woman to be Burned in Ireland

A One-Woman Play Written & Performed by Eve O’Mahony in: Kildare Town Community School, on: Wed. 4th Oct. 2023 at 8pm sharp
Contact : Mario 086 891 3274 or Joe 086 168 62 36

A one woman show which describes the life and events which led to the death of Brigid Cleary, the woman accused of being a changeling and burned to death by her husband in Tipperary in 1895. This moving play brings forth a whole slew of  issues -issues of inequality, tradition and superstition, progression and ignorance, group mentality and individual steadfastness. Written and performed by Eve O’Mahony, she explores the large chasm between a newly emerging modern Ireland at the turn of the 20th century and an Ireland steeped in folklore and mythology.