Arena Monday 11 August 2014
coming up on Monday's show....."Kaleidoscope Night", bringing together classical, contemporary and experimental music, Alex Hayley’s “Roots”, back on television for a new generation, “The Children Of Lir”, a musical by Brian O’Reilly and a tale of terrorism, love and religious divides in Nadeem Aslam's novel “The Golden Legend”
The Colleen Bawn Trials
In the autumn of 1819, the remains of Ellen Hanley were found at Kilrush. The victim, now known to story, drama and opera as the Colleen Bawn, was not quite sixteen years of age and only recently married. Her husband subsequently went on trial for her murder.
A new play presents a contemporary exploration of this quintessential Limerick story.
‘The Colleen Bawn Trials – the true story of Ellen Hanley’ is directed by Joan Sheehy, who talks to Sean from the Limerick studio.