As part of Donal Courtney’s mission to bring the story of Hugh O’Flaherty to a wide an audience as possible, it has been announced that “God has no country” returns this autumn for national and international dates.
The next performance is a return to St. Johns Arts Centre, Listowel, Co. Kerry on Wednesday 15th August at 8pm. This will be the third time the play has been staged at St Johns, including a sell-out performance at the Writers Week festival in 2014. The play will also run in County Mayo for the first time at the Town Hall Theatre, Westport, Friday 14th/ Sat 15th September at 8pm.
A special performance will take place at Killarney Golf Club, Co. Kerry on Friday 26th October at 8pm. This performance will be staged in celebration of the 125 years of Killarney Golf Club and also as part of the Hugh O’ Flaherty memorial commemoration. The Monsignor had a very close attachment to Killarney Golf Club.
Donal was also very excited to announce international dates He said “This is crucial to spreading the story of this great Killarney man as well as promoting Killarney and Kerry abroad.”
The play will be staged at the Theatre Practice, Singapore on Thursday 28th/Friday 29th/Saturday 30th September with the support of the Irish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.
A further two performances will be staged in Valetta, Malta on Monday 15th and 16th October. The second of these will be a special performance in the Presidential Palace where, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta will be in attendance. These performances have been organised by the Irish Embassy in Malta and follow on from a performance in Rome in 2017 which was also thanks to the Irish embassy there.
In November the play will go to America for a second time with a performance in Columbus, Ohio on November 1st and a second performance at the prestigious College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio on November 2nd.
Donal was delighted to annouce the dates saying “I am delighted with the continued success of “God has no country” which since its premiere in my home town, Killarney in 2013, has been performed almost 100 times and has been seen by nearly 10,000 people.”