Nollaig na mBan 2020 from the Abbey Theatre

RTÉ Radio 1 and New Normal Culture bring you a a celebration of women in Ireland through readings and music from the Abbey Theatre for Nollaig na mBan.

Presented by Sinéad Gleeson.

Nollaig na mBan is Women’s Christmas and all over the country women will hold parties and celebrate with their friends, sisters, mothers, grandmothers, and aunts.

RTÉ Radio 1 lead this celebration with a special recording on 5th January 2020. Hosted by writer and broadcaster Sinéad Gleeson, this event brings together a stellar group of women in Ireland for short readings and performances from Irish women’s literature, plays, poetry, letters, and music.

With Mary McAleese, Marina Carr, Tara Flynn, Eleanor McEvoy, Lisa O’Neill, Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, Sarah Breen, Emer McLysaght, Amy Conroy, Joanne O’Riordan, Aoife Martin, Landless, Elaine Feeney, Alison Spittle, and Derbhle Crotty.

This event was recorded for broadcast RTÉ Radio 1 on Monday 6th January at 7pm.

This production is funded by RTÉ Radio 1 and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound and Vision scheme.

The event itself at the Abbey Theatre was a monumental occasion, with a sold-out theatre and a standing ovation.

Production Manager Regan Hutchins
Producer Zoë Comyns