Castle Players bring Sive to An Tain

From 26 to 29 February, the Castle Players will transport their audiences back to North Kerry in 1959, and an era of infamous matchmaking.

A young, illegitimate schoolgirl named Sive, much loved by her grandmother and her sweetheart Liam Scuab, has been ‘matched up’ against her will to Sean Dóta, an elderly farmer with a large fortune, by the local matchmaker, Thomasheen Sean Rua. And all this with the connivance of her scheming Aunt Mena and conflicted Uncle Mike.

Written by John B. Keane, SIVE is a much-loved classic play. It’s a story of youth, love, tragedy, greed and generational conflict, told through Irish humour and poetic dialogue that will appeal to all ages.

The cast includes Rita Roslyn, Eimear Clarke, Niamh Craven, Brian Halpin, Nigel Clinton, Pat Kerley, Gerry Callan, Lynsey O’Neill and Sean Roche. Directed by Pat McKenna, assisted by Siobhan Owens, Debbie McKenna, Marion Kieran, Christine McKee, David McKenna, David M. Kiely and Nessa Toale.

The show will run from 26 to 29 February in An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk. Admission: Wednesday, €10 + €1.50 booking fee. Thursday to Saturday: €15 + €1.50 booking fee. Phone +353 (0)42 9332332 or book online at

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