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Live Performance of the Mummers play (traditional Fingal version)

Fingal Mummers

Project Organisers: Fingal Mummers

The Fingal Mummers will perform the local traditional Mummers play live in the car park of ‘The Village Inn – O’Connors Pub’ in Ballyboughal on Saturday 15th August @ 3:30pm. The play will be followed by music and song. ‘Mumming’ is a masking or masquerade tradition performed by up to 12 people (sometimes more) playing fixed characters each whom has a rhyme particular to that character.

This lively performance will be recorded and will be available to view here after the 15th August.

This project is one of a series supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht to showcase elements of Ireland’s Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) as part of Heritage Week 2020.

This practice is inscribed on Ireland’s National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage; https://nationalinventoryich.chg.gov.ie/mummers-of-fingal/