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This year is the 150th anniversary of the sailing of the prison  ship the Hougoumount that took John Boyle O’Reilly and sixty four other Fenians to the Penal colony in Fremantle. To mark the event I am doing a tour of Ireland over the next few months of my one man show and double Cd Message Of Peace on the life and times of O’Reilly.

Message Of Peace Reviews.
On Monday night, the august and newly renovated American Irish Historical Society in New York opened its door for a performance by Sean Tyrrell from Galway City, who was touring with his own production of “Message Of Peace”: The Life of John Boyle O’Reilly” on behalf of the Irish American Cultural Institute.

Tyrrell’s performance brought the salient details of his life to us in a well-paced and entertaining mix of poetry song and music that fleshed out the life of John Boyle O’Reilly. Utilizing his traditional folk music sensibilities and familiarity, he was unabashed in drawing parallels between contemporary situations and those that O’Reilly faced that required conscientious reflection like current wars and injustices around the world.

Kudos have to be given to the American Irish Historical Society and the Irish American Cultural Institute for collaborating on this project and giving a talented voice and thoughtful presence like Sean Tyrrell the opportunity for us to learn more about our history and the people who shaped it like John Boyle O’Reilly.
Paul Keating. Irish Voice New York.

His very important story crosses three continents, jail, persecution and escape. It’s a tale woven in song, part spoken word, part history lesson. The experience takes the audience back to an almost theatre in the round experience. You will be led across a dance-floor of words so lovely, so dire and so hopeful that there can only be one feeling when it is over.
The kind of exhaustion that comes from awe.
David Bridson. Yachats Festival Presenter, Oregon.

An epic journey unfolds and flows.
Of wily skill and open daring.
Endurance beyond resolve and strength.
We know it as love and wisdom.
Dennis Mc Sharry. Poet.

Some will see it as history, some as poetry, some as storytelling, some as singing, some as theatre, some will be overwhelmed by mans abuse of man, some will have an epiphany.
Mike Considine. Noteable Arts.

This riveting stage presentation brings this forgotten visionary-poet to life. Weaving a varied tapestry of traditional music, song, words and poetry, through the extraordinary talents of singer-bard Seán Tyrrell, whose passion for O’Reilly’s life, work and poetry inhabits and permeates this stunning theatrical presentation.
A must see!
Dr. PJ Curtis Radio Presenter, Record Producer, Author.
John Boyle OReilly came walking right through the crowd at our concert, before the Irish Fair in St. Paul this August!!!
I will never, ever forget the gift you gave that night at St. Thomas.
You must stay healthy so you can come visit us in St. Paul again. And please record A Dreamer Lives Forever, if economically feasible.  It is stunning.
In awe, but not intimidated,
S. McAninch

There are still dates available in Ireland and also some dates on my US/Canada tours in June and Sept/Oct if you are interested in a night please email me at Hoping to meeting  you all along the way. 

Other great news that I am going to be concentrating on for the next year or so is  revival of The Midnight Court after a lay off of 12 years. Maeliosa Stafford who directed the original Druid production in 1992 at the Galway Arts festival is returning to direct again for me.  All we  need now is a fair bit of financial backing to get it up and running so if any body out there knows somebody with an interest in Irish Culture that has some spare cash to invest please contact me at

March 3rd doors 7.30 pm 8.00 start at Monasterevin Community Centre 0868376469

Contact Jason Jason Doyle 

May 4-7 Féile Joe Éinniú Carna Óstán Charna

To say I am proud that I have been asked  to launch Féile Éinniú 2018 is an understatement. It will be opening it on  May 4th and continuing for the weekend 4-7 in Carna Co Galway would love to meet you there over the week end.

 Short tour of `the USA June

June 14th House Concert Melrose Mass. Contact

June 15th House Concert Burlington VT. Contact Graham Clarke at

June 16th Irish Cultural Centre. Canton Mass.Contact 781 821 8291 Ext. 103

June 17th. Irish American club Canterbury CT Contact Ted Moriarty at

June 19th  O’Connell’s King Street Alexandria 703 739 1124 or contact Contact Fergus at

June 23rd Beal Bocht 445 W 238th streetBronx NY 718 884 7127

Irish Tour .


 Fri. July 5th    John O’Donoghue Symposium Falls Hotel Ennistymon Co. Clare. Opening  by President Of Ireland Michael Higgins  on Thurs . 4th 

 Message Of Peace tour of Ireland in 2018.

I wish to acknowledge the Arts Council of Ireland and Northern Ireland  Council for their touring support of this project and tour.

Thursday August 2nd Village Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co Cork. 8.15pm BOOKING – 025-32227 / 087-6492514

 Sunday August 5th  Culturlann Macadam O Fiach Belfast 028 90 964180

 Thursday August 9th Feakle  Festival Co. Clare

 Thursday August 16th   Dysert O’Dea castle Dysert Corofin Co. Clare 065 – 6837401 Mobile 086 – 3782372 :

 Monday August 20th : The Rostrevor Folk Club at Crawfords. Contact: Seth Linder  07715 455 323 E: 27 Bridge Street Rostrevor  Co Down

 Thursday August 23rd  Market House Arts House arts ctr Monaghan

 Saturday August 25th Áras Eanna  Innis Oirr The Aran islands Co. Galway

Thursday August 30th St. John’s Arts Ctr Listowel Kerry.

8 pm ph.06822566

 Thursday September 6th Town Hall Galway Box Office 091 569777

Friday September 7th Ballina arts Ctr Barrett St, Carrowcushlaun West, Ballina, Co. Mayo 096 73593 or


Friday September 14th St. Michael’s Theatre Centre for the ArtsSouth Street, New Ross, Co. Wexford, Ireland phone 051 421255, INFO@STMICHAELSNEWROSS.COM

 September 15th Riverbank Arts Ctr Main Street, Newbridge, Co.Kildare  045 448319 Website: 

 Thursday September 20 th Conyngham Arms Hotel Slane Co. Meath Contact 087) 222 2144‬

 Saturday September 22nd The Drimoleague Singing  Festival Co. Cork The Methodist church   Call Noreen 087760 0746  or Paul 087 785 7619

 Friday. November 23rd   An Táin Arts Centre Crowe Street Dundalk  Co. Louth 042 9329281

 Moy River Folk Club. Tubbercurry Co. Sligo Date to be confirmed. Bookings on: 087 2512030/ All welcome.

 My last Hurrah of a short tour to US and Canada. in Sept/Oct. 2018 

Dates still to be confirmed some dates still available.

 Sunday Sept 30th Burren Backroom Series

Tuesday October 2nd American Irish Historical Society NY NY