Tarry Flynn Tour Dates Announced

With a large-scale cast, Kavanagh’s seminal work, adapted for stage by Conall Morrison, is given dynamic new life under the direction of award-winning Aaron Monaghan, in an ambitious, imaginative and highly-physicalised staging, with actors playing a multitude of characters – and animals –  throughout.

The hilarious and energetic new production of Tarry Flynn promises to be one of the theatrical highlights of the year.

This production continues the close-knit relationship which NOMAD and Livin’ Dred have cultivated over the years, capitalising on a highly successful and fruitful partnership. NOMAD Theatre Network was set up in January 2006 to further the development of the performing arts in the North Midlands region and extend the parameters of regional, national and international performances available to venues and their audiences. The network has produced a host of high quality theatre productions including The Dead School by Pat McCabe directed by Padraic McIntyre/Livin Dred and The Far Off Hills by Lennox Robinson directed by Mikel Murfi. It collaborated with Teac Damsa in 2018 to bring their seminal work Swan Lake: Lock na hEala on tour nationally also.

Over the past seventeen years Livin’ Dred Theatre has established itself as one of the most important and well-known independent theatre companies in Ireland. Tarry Flynn follows up on the companies recent smash-hit successes, which include a highly-acclaimed run of Danti-Dan by Gina Moxley, and a sell-out tour of Trad by Mark Doherty which was seen by over 3600 people nationally.


Aaron Monaghan’s work to date as both an actor and director has garnered him huge respect with audiences throughout the country. Aaron says that Tarry Flynn is the book that he picks up and reads a few chapters of most often. “Maybe it’s because I’m from Cavan and it’s set there, but I feel deeply connected to the book. Kavanagh makes you laugh your face off in one paragraph and punches you in the stomach with the tragedy of the next one. The great un-heroic Irish hero.”

At once heart-breaking & hilarious, don’t miss this joyful, earthy, imaginative, energetic & beautiful production which has been described as “a love-letter to life in rural Ireland”.


Tarry Flynn will tour to the follow venues:

Townhall Theatre, Cavan

Fri 11th & Sat 12th March
Ticket Prices: €20/€18
Phone: (049) 4380494

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge

Tues 15th & Wed 16th March
Ticket Prices: €20/€18
Phone: (045)448327

Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo

Fri 18th & Sat 19th March
Ticket Prices: €20/€18
Phone: (071) 916 1518

Backstage Theatre, Longford

Tues 22nd & Wed 23rd March
Ticket Prices: €20/€18
Phone: (043) 33 47888

Roscommon Arts Centre

Fri 25th & Sat 26th March
Ticket Prices: €20/€18
Phone: (090) 662 5824

Mullingar Arts Centre

Tues 29th & Wed 30th March
Ticket Prices: €20/€18
Phone: (044)9347777

Pavilion Theatre

Fri 1st – Sun 3rd April
Ticket Prices: €27/€25
Phone: (01)2312929

An Grianán, Letterkenny

Wed 6th & Thues 7th April
Ticket Prices: €20/€18
Phone: (074) 912 0777

Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

Sat 9th & Sun 10th April
Ticket Prices: €20/€18
Phone: (041) 9833946


This production has been funded by the Arts Council with support from Cavan County Council.