The Quiet Land

Two legends of Irish theatre, Des Keogh and Derry Power, take to the Cork Arts Theatre stage in ‘The Quiet Land’ from Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th April.

The play, by Malachy McKenna, tells the story of two elderly farmers, Eamon and Nashee, who meet at a gate on a remote hillside. They are old rivals, old neighbours. Their conversation is of a gentler time. But there’s nothing gentle about today’s conversation. In facing the bitter reality of their remote defiance, Eamon and Nashee have grown fearful and desperate. Now they are forced to confront each other with some heart-breaking truths that test their friendship to its limit. After today, will they ever again talk on this hillside?

Directed by Bairbre Ní Chaoimh, ‘The Quiet Land’ won the RTE PJ O’Connor Award in 2014 and has been described as “a celebration of the humour, resilience and endearing innocence of an older generation as it struggles to survive in the rural Ireland of today.”

The play is produced by former Everyman Theatre Artistic Director, Patrick Talbot, who has had considerable success of late with his production ‘JACK’.

Patrick said of the play, “The Quiet Land is Malachy McKenna’s heartfelt tribute to a rare breed of forgotten men who live a long way in off the road and I’m delighted to be able to bring this wonderful piece to Cork audiences, especially when it stars two theatre greats such as Des Keogh and Derry Power.”


Tickets are €18 and €16 concessions. Bookings can be made by calling the Cork Arts Theatre box office on 021 450 5624 or online at