Oisín falls head over heels in love with Niamh and follows her to the distant land of Tír na nÓg. We all know the story, but this play doesn’t take place fadó fadó, but in Dublin, present day.
Oisín, Eoghan and Mark have been friends since school and post college, lived life together in the not-so-fast, meandering lane. That was until Oisín fell for Niamh in Coppers and followed after her into the sunset to London.
Now three months later, he’s home and all he wants for Christmas is the familiarity of home but things aren’t quite how he left them…
A new comedy for today that puts a twist on the old story of Tír na nÓg. A play about friendship, love, not knowing where you’re going but knowing you don’t want to be left behind.
Written and directed by Aisling Smith.
About The Artist
We are a group of twenty somethings trying to carve out careers in theatre. We know how hard it is finding out what you want in life, never mind trying to achieve it. Written and directed by Aisling Smith, Tír na nÓg looks at uncertainties we all face when in the gap between being an adult and being grown up – if the grass is greener somewhere else, if we’re as happy as we can be, or should be? Exacerbated in this age of Social Media, we compare where we are in life to where everyone else is and know that everyone else sees where we are too. It is a fun comedy, as we believe things are much easier to listen to when funny. Aisling has a BA from UCD and an MA from RADA. She has extensive experience directing, assistant directing and stage-managing professional theatre productions in Ireland.