2 days In September is the story of the Rineen ambush, where a British Army convoy was ambushed by Mid Clare Brigade off the IRA. The aftermath of the ambush saw the revenge sacking, looting and burning of the villages of Ennistymon, Lahinch and Miltown Malbay by the Black and Tans on September 22nd & 23rd, 1920.
2 Days in September, written by Dermott Petty, was commissioned by Clare County Council. Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic it was not possible to stage the play as it was intended in 2021, so instead the production has developed into a hybrid Theatre & Film piece.
Two Days in September’ will be staged and directed by Joan O’Hanrahan. The music & soundscapes are by composer Barry Dillon, along with contributions by actors, friends and technicians of BallyCartoon Players, a theatre group based in Co Clare.
This play was commissioned by Clare Arts Office through the Decade of Centenaries Arts Commission Awards and was supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative.