The Cailín Bán – a fund raising event commissioned by Glin Development Association. All proceeds from the play go to the proposed Knight of Glin Interpretive and Tourist Centre.
The excitement is building ….the rehearsals have intensified… the nerves are jingling….the time is nearly here for the staging of the Cailín Bán play at Glin Castle.
Two nights of wonderful entertainment are planned for Monday and Tuesday the 9th and 10th of September. Glin will be buzzing, there are complimentary courtesy buses arranged to take guests to and from the event 🚌 They can be availed of from the town square, starting at 6.30pm. If you wish to walk back, then this is also an option. A limited number of cars will be allowed to drive back to the castle, and only in exceptional cases. A one way traffic system will be in place near the castle, co-ordinated by Glin Mens Shed. Seating is not allocated, so be sure to arrive early to get your choice and pick up your complimentary Programme📖 . Entry at the gate is strictly 6.30pm.
The evening will begin with a complimentary cheese and wine reception, the cheese supplied by local cheese maker Jim O Brien from Ballyhahill 🍷🧀.
There will also be a choice of a complimentary non-alcohol cocktail 🍹 supplied by Allo’s Bar & Restaurant, Listowel. If your there in good time, you can avail of a drink from the Castle bar 🥃🍸. The bar will be in a separate marquee and will be open before, at interval, and after the event. It is a ‘cash only’ bar 💶.
The evening kicks off at 8pm sharp with entertainment from the renowned Adare Holy Trinity Abbey Choir. They have arranged a beautiful repertoire of singing to delight the ears 🎼🎹 . After the choirs performance there will be a short interval. Raffle tickets will be on sale 🎟, so don’t forget to purchase as there are some wonderful prizes, including:
• Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare – Bed and Breakfast + dinner.
• No.1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa, Limerick – overnight stay + Spa treatment.
• Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee – Evening meal for two.
• Mustard Seed Hotel, Ballingarry – overnight stay for two.
• Marine Boutique Hotel, Ballybunnion – dinner for two.
• Bella Sola Boutique, Newcastlewest – Voucher.
• Brides Boutique, Glin – Voucher.
• Curraghchase Garden Centre – Voucher.
• JC Tyres, Glin – Voucher.
• Colm Hassett, Health and Fitness, Glin – Voucher.
We will wait with bated breath for the play to start . The play will recount the tragic events, up to and after, the murder of the sweet and innocent Ellen Hanly, the Cailín Bán 🧖♀️. The famous Dominic West plays the part of John Fraunceis Fitzgerald, the 24th Knight of Glin. A poignant and fitting part for him to play, he being married to Catherine, the daughter of the late 29th and last Knight, Desmond Fitzgerald. The Abha Bhán and Glin Players will entertain to a full house and captivate us as they play out their roles with aplomb.
It will be two wonderful nights of entertainment and if you can’t bear to go home right away, Adams of Tralee are providing a complimentary shuttle bus 🚌 which will operate ‘till late ‘, if you would wish to stay and avail of a few drinks at the Castle Bar 🍷🍾🥃.
Glin Development would like to thank everyone who has had a part to play in putting this production together 🎭, it is indeed a team effort, and one that will be remembered and talked about for years to come 🎪. Glin Development would especially like to thank the many sponsors, as mentioned above, and the following:
Deerpark Windows, Athlone.
Envirobead Insulation System Designers.
Paddy Healy Construction, Glin.
Janus Design, Glin.
Paddy Reidy & Sons Contractor, Glin.
Adams Garage, Tralee.
We wish you all a wonderful evenings entertainment and thank you for supporting this event.