In the spirit of The Gathering, Fáilte Ireland is proud to announce the launch of our annual Beckettsday; a celebration of all that is great about the Irish nation and its most acclaimed playwright. Events include blindness, leaving the country at the earliest possible opportunity, cricket, failure, more blindness, spiralling slowly into the abyss, canal-bothering and spool. Dress will be informal with guests encouraged to bring their own dustbins, bowler hats and belts/noose. Refreshments will include Guinness-flavoured sucking-pebbles (©Diageo) and a seaweed-and-ennui stew, the way mother used to make it. Entertainment for the children ranges from being buried up to their necks in soil to contemplating the fact that humanity is as free as a slave crawling west across the deck of a ship sailing east. Events begin at twilight, beside the tree.
RTÉ ad (featuring the voice of house-husbands’ favourite Ryan Tubridy)