Pilgrims In The Park by Jim O’ Hanlon

Pilgrims In The ParkPilgrims In The Park

Fishamble produced Jim O’Hanlon’s first play The Buddhist of Castleknock. Pilgrims in the Park was Jim’s subsequent play for the company. This searingly honest play, was set during the Pope’s visit to Ireland in 1979. As the Pope travels around Ireland in his Popemobile, the Wood Quay debate surrounding building work on the site of a Viking settlement rages and U2 release their first single, Out of Control.

The Ireland of 1979 is a country caught between tradition and progress. The Foley family is at a similar crossroads. Nothing will be the same after this weekend.

The play is set at the end of 2004, to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Pope’s visit.

Writer Jim O’ Hanlon
Director Jim Culleton
Cast Barry Barnes, Steve Blount, Catherine Byrne, Neili Conroy, Enda Oates, Paul Reid
Production Set Design Sabine Dargent, Costume Design Léonore McDonagh, Lighting Design Mark Galione, Sound Design Paul Brennan


17th November, 2004: Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire

Press Quotes

‘a gifted writer…excellent company’ Irish Times

‘very entertaining‘ The View

‘excellent cast…inspired direction…entertaining and provocative…very funny’ The Village

‘don’t miss‘ unison.ie

‘comic script…inventive design…crisp direction‘ Sunday Times

Contact Information

Fishamble: The New Play Company
3 Great Denmark Street
Dublin 1
Phone: +353 (0)1 670 4018

Supported By

Fishamble: The New Play Company is supported by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and Fundraising Fellowship Dublin . Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.