On 23rd November 1867, three Irishmen were hanged in front of thousands of people in Salford. The three - Allen, Larkin & O'Brien - became known as the "Manchester Martyrs" and their trial & execution became one of the most famous episodes in Irish history.
Please join us on this anniversary as we recall those times and present an event in two parts:
In Part 1 Michael Sheehan will tell the story of these tumultuous events, focussing on the characters involved, with use of archive photos and a remarkable piece of footage.
In Part 2 these events will be brought to life with a series of dramatic readings, interspersed with famous songs from the times....featuring Manchester-Irish actor/musician Kieran Cunningham; playwright & theatre director Eileen Murphy; and local actor Charles Swift (Coronation Street).
Doors open 2.30pm • Entry £5 • Irish Book Stall • Bar • Tea & coffee • Pay on door
Running order (approx):
3pm: Part 1 - The Story
3.45pm: Interval - tea / coffee / bar
4pm: Part 2 - The Speeches & Songs
Presented by IRISH MANCUNIAN FILM & CULTURE in conjunction with Chorlton Irish Club.
*The Irish Club will be serving delicious Pies courtesy of the Great North Pie Company, with Mash, Peas and Gravy from 1pm. Come in for your Lunch in the build up to the event and make a day of it!*
**Following the event will be our traditional Irish Music Session with Grace Kelly and Friends, so you can make a night of it also!!**