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3/10 - Celebrating Ireland

This week's show CELEBRATING IRELAND, our third broadcast in three years pays tribute to Irish heritage, Irish traditions, Irish Tour & Travel, Irish cuisine, and the culture and history of this great nation from both sides of the "pond." You'll hear it from those who know it best. And even a yarn or two to keep you piping.

Joining us will be the Irish Tourist Board, the Irish Arts Center, the Irish Repertory Theater, and the Irish-American Historical Society in New York to start us off.

The show will be Podcast 24/7 starting Friday, the 11th and will be made available to the PRX radio network coast-to-coast starting Monday, the 14th.

Listen to Podcast here

About The Irish Repertory Theatre

Founded by Ciarán O’Reilly and Charlotte Moore, The Irish Repertory Theatre opened its doors in September 1988 with Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars and is celebrating its 23rd Season. The Irish Rep is currently the only year-round theatre company in North America devoted to bringing Irish and Irish American works to the stage.

Recognized with the Jujamcyn Theatres Award, a special Drama Desk Award for “Excellence in Presenting Distinguished Irish drama,” and the Lucille Lortel Award for “Outstanding Body of Work,” The Irish Rep has celebrated the very best in Irish theatre for over twenty years, from the masters to the new generation of Irish and Irish American writers who are transforming the stage. Nearly 40,000 audience members annually attend productions at our theatre located in the heart of New York’s Off-Broadway community. Once here, they witness The Irish Rep’s engaging perspective on the Irish and their unique contributions to the world of drama.


Ciarán O'Reilly

Ciarán O'Reilly is currently performing in Molly Sweeney was recently seen in George Bernard Shaw’s Candida and Brian Friel’s Aristocrats at The Irish Repertory Theatre and the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Touch of A Poet with Gabriel Byrne. Previous to that, he appeared at The Westport Country Playhouse in Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness. He recently directed the world premiere of Banished Children of Eve, The Emperor Jones (Callaway Award, O’Neill Credo Award, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Lucille Lortel Nom.), The Yeats Project, The Master Builder, Prisoner of the Crown, Sive, Defender of the Faith, The Hairy Ape (Drama Desk Drama League and Callaway Nom.),The Field, Philadelphia, Here I Come! (Drama Desk Nom.), and The Irish Rep original, The Bells of Christmas. He has appeared at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and made his Broadway debut in The Corn is Green. His many Off-Broadway roles include: O’Casey’s The Shadow of a Gunman; Brendan Behan’s The Hostage; Hugh Leonard’s Da, Summerand The Au Pair Man; Brian Friel’s Philadelphia, Here I Come!; J.M. Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World; Harold Prince’s Grandchild of Kings; Geraldine Aron’s Same Old Moon; Tom Murphy’s A Whistle in the Dark; Dion Boucicault’s The Shaughraun; John Murphy’s The Country Boy; and Frank McCourt’s The Irish...and How They Got That Way. He appeared in The Devil’s Own (starring Harrison Ford), “Law & Order” (NBC), “The Irish...and How They Got That Way” (WNEW), “Third Watch” (NBC) and Bored to Death (HBO). He founded The Irish Repertory Theatre with Charlotte Moore and serves as its Producing Director. He has been honored three times by Irish America Magazinewith the Irish America “Top 100 Irish” Award.