Blackwater Valley Fit Up | 24th Jan - 18th Feb 2024

Written & Performed by: Irene Kelleher
Directed by: Geoff Gould
Sound Design: Cormac O’Connor
Set Design: Davy Dummigan

Age Suitability: 14+

Running Time: 60min –  no interval

Lily is not your typical mourner. She will not let the night that’s in it thwart her plans.

At her mother’s wake Lily suffers her way through the sea of Auntie Rachel’s sandwiches, cousin Aileen’s juicing recipes and Aoibheann’s woodland theme wedding plans, until an old face from her past arrives. Rapidly changing into her x-rated top and revelling in the disapproving whispers from the neighbours, Lily is not your typical mourner. She will not let the night that’s in it thwart her plans.


Irene Kelleher is an actor and published playwright. Her first play, Mary and Me, toured extensively to critical acclaim and is also an RTÉ produced radio play. Gone Full Havisham, Irene’s second play, enjoyed a sell-out run in the Cork Midsummer Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and in Dublin’s Bewleys Theatre. Her third play The Misfit Mythology was most recently produced by the Everyman as part of their Play it by Ear Audio Dramas.

Dates & Venues

*Ferry for Saturday 30th July production of Wake in Rerrin Lecture Theatre on Bere Island will leave Castletownbere pier at 6.30pm and return at 10.00pm

Fri July 22nd 2022 – 8:00 pm
Sherkin Island Community Hall*
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Tue July 26th 2022 – 8:00 pm
Island Cottage Gallery*
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Wed July 27th 2022 – 8:00 pm
Kilcrohane Community Hall
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Thu July 28th 2022 – 8:00 pm
Timoleague Community Hall
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Fri July 29th 2022 – 8:00 pm
Bank House Whiddy Island*
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Sat July 30th 2022 – 8:00 pm
Rerrin Lecture Theatre*
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Fri August 12th 2022 – 8:00 pm
Atkins Hall Dunmanway Arts Festival
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With support from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media