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The Curse of the Fires and of the Shadows

June 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 5:20 pm

In a moment the friars lay about the altar steps, their white habits stained with blood. ‘Set fire to the house!’ cried Sir Frederick Hamilton.

A vengeful Sidhe stalks Hamilton’s men through forest and valley and through river after they massacre the White Friars of Sligo Abbey.

Supported by Creative Ireland and Sligo County Council, The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company, the Yeats Society and students of IT Sligo present WB Yeats short story The Curse of the Fires and of the Shadows (adapted for stage by Treasa Nealon) which is based on the true story of Sir Frederick Hamilton’s burning of Sligo Abbey in 1642.

This event is free, but booking is advised!



June 13, 2019
5:00 pm - 5:20 pm


Sligo Abbey
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