DEVENISH ISLAND TRIPTYCH

DEVENISH ISLAND TRIPTYCH

Thu 2nd, Fri 3rd & Sat 4th August 2018
BOAT DEPARTURE: THE ROUND O, SHORE ROAD, ENNISKILLEN, Fermanagh
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DEVENISH ISLAND TRIPTYCH

The Tower by W B Yeats – a reading
…but the clouds… by Samuel Beckett – a screening
Beethoven String Trio – a movement

LOCATION:
Devenish Island, Lough Erne
Boat departs from the Round O, Shore Road, Enniskillen

DATES:
Friday 3rd August, 6.30pm (departure time)
Saturday 4th August, 6.30pm (departure time)
Sunday 5th August, 6.30pm (departure time)

TICKETS: £15 (including boat journey)

DURATION: (including boat journey) 90mins

DEVENISH HELD A SPECIAL PLACE in Beckett’s memory, as he and other pupils from Portora rowed out to the island every morning and this three-part event pays tribute by presenting three connected pieces in different locations on the island. The atmospheric boat journey still harks back to the history of the lakes as the ancient highway for early Christian pilgrimage.

Yeats’s famous poem The Tower is performed by an unseen actor reading from inside the beautiful Round Tower. The poem inspired Beckett’s 1977’s television play … but the clouds…, which is screened in the hut on the island, while for the concluding element a string trio performs a movement from Beethoven in the ruins of the Augustine abbey. With sunset imminent each evening this intimate and multi-sensory Devenish Island Triptych promises to be a spiritually uplifting experience in a landscape so associated with Beckett.