My name is Saoirse in The Glens

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

My name is Saoirse in The Glens

My Name is Saoirse performs in The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton this Friday, October 28 at 8.30pm.

Rural Ireland, 1987 - Saoirse lives in a peach coloured bungalow with her Da and big brother Brendan. Her best friend is Siobhán, who has a glorious fountain of ginger hair, a whisper like a foghorn and an arse so big it distracts all the men at mass.

Saoirse prefers running through fields to chasing after boys, but her best friend has other ideas. After a night out drinking with the lads, Saoirse discovers her pregnancy and is forced to set out on journey that will take her miles away from her home and the carefree adolescence she once knew.


My Name is Saoirse is an award-winning one woman show, set in 1980’s rural Ireland, by Traverse 50 writer, Eva O’Connor. The piece is a tender and moving coming of age story that follows Saoirse, an ordinary, extraordinary 15 year old growing up in conservative Catholic Ireland.


There will be a Q&A with Glens director Susan O’Kay and with Eva O’Connor after the performance. Bookings on (071) 985 5833 or theglenscentre.com