Friday 4th October | 1.30pm - Running time 1 hour with additional Q&A | Castlecoole  | £5 available at the door/ Free to students 

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For operational reasons this event has had to be POSTPONED. We will let you know once a new date and venue has been agreed.

Hairy Jaysus is based on the events that led to the execution of Francis Sheehy Skeffington in Easter week 1916. Donal O’Kellys poignant drama is performed by Exit Does Theatres’ artistic director Paddy McEneaney.

Francis Sheehy-Skeffington was a pacifist, feminist, socialist and atheist who was murdered after being wrongly identified as one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916.

Along with his wife, Hanna, the pint-sized livewire, dubbed ‘Hairy Jaysus’ by his friend James Joyce, relentlessly challenged the societal paralysis Joyce fled. A campaigner for Votes for Women and against recruitment for The Great War, he was jailed for sedition in 1915 and went on hunger-and-thirst strike until released. He was summarily executed in Portobello Barracks Dublin during the Easter Rising of 1916, having been arrested while trying to stop looting during the rebellion. Frank was often called a crank. He wasn't offended; he said a crank is a small instrument that makes revolutions. In Hairy Jaysus the tragedy of his enforced via dolorosa through Rathmines is ruminated upon by Trod, a homeless guy begging beside an Irish bank ATM in present-day Rathmines.