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CúChulainn Awakes

The spirit CúChulainn, iconic hero of Irish Mythology, reconnects young and old in a positive way with their deepest ancestral core.

Created during the first Covid-19 lockdown in Ireland, this engaging drama inspires a communal spirit of courage and resilience in a time of crisis.

Eamon Carr once more invokes the Ghost of CúChulainn, the powerful central character of his verse play Dusk which was hailed as a success when staged at the GPO and New Theatre in Dublin by Red Iron Productions in 2016 with Garrett Lombard, Caoimhe Mulcahy and Denis Conway.

A drama that inspires a communal spirit of courage and resilience in a time of crisis, CúChulainn Awakes features Garrett Lombard as CúChulainn, Denis Conway as the visionary Seer and Olwen Fouéré as the Chorus, a triumvirate of exciting Irish talent who breathe fresh life into the legendary Irish icon.  

Produced by Andy Cummins with composer Denis Clohessy and filmmaker Killian Ginnity joining the company to complete the team.

These performances were filmed during the lockdown in April, May and June of 2020 obeying all government directives on social distancing and without any of the cast actually meeting in person.

  • Eamon Carr
    DUSK (Play, 2016)
  • Eamon Carr
    DUSK (Play, 2016)
  • Andy Cummins
    DUSK (Play, 2016)
  • Garrett Lombard
    Key Cast
    "The Ghost of CúChulainn"
    Alexander (2004), Stella Days (2011), Quirke (2014)
  • Denis Conway
    Key Cast
    "The Seer "
    Brooklyn (2015), Reign of Fire (2002), Garage (2007), The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)
  • Olwen Fouéré
    Key Cast
    "The Chorus"
    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018), This Must Be the Place (2011), The Survivalist (2015)
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Experimental, short
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2020
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  • St. Patrick’s Festival

    March 15, 2021
  • Harold’s Cross festival
    May 11, 2021
Director Biography - Eamon Carr

Eamon Carr is a writer, musician and art historian.

Author of Deirdre Unforgiven, A Journal of Sorrow, (Doire Press) and The Origami Crow: Journey into Japan, World Cup Summer 2002 (Seven Towers). His verse play Dusk received its premier in the GPO, Dublin.

A founding member of Horslips, he has co-written and recorded numerous albums including collaborations with Henry McCullough, Mike Brookfield and Eamonn Dowd.

A journalist and occasional broadcaster, he is a former recipient of the Sarah Purser Scholarship and Prize in the History of European Painting from Trinity College, Dublin. He has presented Seeking Refuge, a cycle of spoken word poems with his photography documenting life in refugee camps on the Kosovo-Albania border (circa 1999).

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