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Year of the Hiker in Kilmoganny

by Jimmy Rhatigan

THE Shrughawadda Players will perform The Year of the Hiker by J.B.Keane in St Eagan’s Centre, Kilmoganny from February 23 to 26 2023 at 8.15pm.

Tickets are on sale in Pete`s Shop, Kilmoganny 051-648637, Alycia Kearney 087-6757490, Jackie Kenneally 087-9953532. 

Tickets online at http://www.gr8events.ie/shrughawaddaplayers23

Written in 1964, The Year of the Hiker has been produced almost continuously over the past 40 years.

Set in 1960s Ireland, it tells the story of the Hiker Lacey who left his family home and abandoned his wife and little children for 20 years.

He went down the road for a box of fags and didn’t return for two decades. The pull of the road took him away from all he loved.

This in one of JB’s most poignant plays. There is good comedy in this play also.

Shrughawadda has been producing plays since 2005. This year the group welcomes two new young players to the group, Muiris Wallace and Olivia Dunne and of course the usual suspects are on board.

Cast: Willie Kearney, Biddy Hawe, Marie Kelly, Bobby Murray, Gerry Carroll, Muiris Wallace, Olivia Dunne.

Director is Alycia Kearney. Backstage and front of house Jackie Kenneally and Caroline Doran.

Stage builders: Willie, Anthony William Kearney. Art and design Stephen Gilmore, Lisa Kearney. Sound Aobha Moore. Lighting Ciaran Moore.

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