From the RTÉ Archives: Nollaig na mBan is Women's Christmas - join RTÉ Radio 1 for a celebration of women in Ireland through readings and music, recorded live at the Abbey Theatre on 5th January 2020. Listen to the event in full above...
Hosted by writer and broadcaster Sinéad Gleeson, this very special event brings together a stellar group of women in Ireland for short readings and performances from Irish women’s literature, plays, poetry, letters, and music.
Thanks @sineadgleeson for curating the perfect antidote to post-Christmas fear with the #NollaignamBan event at the Abbey! Everyone in my row had a cathartic cry and roared with laughter. Can't wait to sit down with a glass of red wine and enjoy it again on @RTERadio1 tomorrow pic.twitter.com/MsMx0zmW1R— Ellen Coyne (@ellenmcoyne) January 5, 2020
The formidable line-up includes Mary McAleese, Marina Carr, Tara Flynn, Eleanor McEvoy, Lisa O’Neill, Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, Sarah Breen, Emer McLysaght, Amy Conroy, Joanne O’Riordan, Aoife Martin, Landless, Elaine Feeney, Alison Spittle, and Derbhle Crotty.
Producer: Zoë Comyns for RTÉ Radio 1