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Foyle Punt

July 12, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Foyle Punt Sligo

Foyle Punt
A boat, a story, a feed.

In 1750, the McDonald Clan rowed from their native Scotland to Inishowen in Donegal, feeing a war in a boat they built themselves. Since then, six generations of McDonald men have stayed on dry land, building wooden boats in Greencastle for more adventurous seafarers. Philip and Brian McDonald are the last in this line. Foyle Punt is an immersive, site-specific experience with songs, that tells the story of boatbuilder Philip McDonald in his own words. Joined by Libyan-Irish singer Farah Elle and composer Little John Nee, Philip will share the unique history, craft, and skill that runs through McDonald’s veins.

The performance, taking place on rural piers throughout Sligo, Derry and Donegal this summer, imagines a new kind of future for small boats in safe harbours.

Foyle Punt is the first site-specific show of The Local Group, a new company making unique performance projects in off-the-grid locations. Co-produced by Earagail Arts Festival. Supported by The Abbey Theatre, Cairde Sligo Arts Festival, Derry City Council and CREATE.

Funded by The Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

Tickets: €12

Please Note: This show takes place outdoors. Please dress appropriately for the weather. The show is accessible to wheelchair users and people who have different mobility requirements – please let us know that you are coming (email roise@thelocalgroup.ie) so we can plan for your comfort.

Food will be served as part of the show, but it won’t replace your dinner. We will provide allergen notices before the performance, but we won’t be able to substitute the food on offer as part of the show.

Sligo Yacht Club, Rosses Point, Sligo
Wednesday 11 July, 8.30pm
Thursday 12 July, 8.30pm

Raghly Pier, Sligo
Friday 13 July, 8.30pm


July 12, 2018
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sligo Yacht Club
Rosses Point
Rosses Point, Ireland