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Little Hills - Play documenting the life of Catherine O'Hare
Saturday, 07 December 2019  7:30  
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Saturday, 07 December 2019,  7:30 - 10:00

Rathfriland’s own Dr John Shannon’s new play ‘Little Hills’ will bring the market town’s history to life in a special performance this weekend.

The three-man (or two-man, one-woman) play, starring Sinead McAleavey, John Shannon and Caleb Shannon, looks at the life of Catherine O’Hare, who left Rathfriland in 1850, aged 16, to become a housemaid in Boston. 

Little Hills brings the audience on a grand adventure with Catherine, with all its highs and lows, as she goes on to become the first woman to cross the Rockies in the goldrush of the 1858. Not only that, she had three small children with her! And she was pregnant! She gave birth in the wilderness, assisted by First Nations women, and is today a celebrated figure in Canadian history and folklore.

The play was written as part of an ongoing Public Records Office project on focusing on women in the area, which also involved local organisations Rathfriland Regeneration Group and Drumgath Ladies group.

Little Hills is on in Chandler’s House, Rathfriland (former Bank of Ireland building) at 7.30pm on Saturday, December 7. Tickets at the door. Admission £5.

Location Chandler's House
27 Church Square
BT34 5PT
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