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Lennox Robinson's Whiteheaded Boy for Ballineen stages

June 22nd, 2019 11:51 AM

By Southern Star Team

Ronnie McGinn of the Douglas Writers presents the portrait to Oriana Conner of the local heritage group to mark the area's links with Lennox Robinson.

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ONE of the best-loved plays by Cork literary figure Lennox Robinson is being staged in his former home near Ballineen at the end of the month.

The Whiteheaded Boy, a three-act comedy, will be staged in Ballymoney House for two nights before moving to the Ballineen Community Centre on Sunday June 30th.

 Lennox Robinson spent his formative years in the area, moving to Ballineen aged six when his father became a Church of Ireland clergyman. Born in Westgrove House in Douglas, the playwright and Abbey Theatre director was one of Ireland’s leading cultural figures.

 ‘It is fitting that one of his best known plays is being staged in his childhood home,’ said Ronnie McGinn, chairman of the Douglas Writers.  

The group has presented a portrait reproduction to the local heritage group in Ballymoney House to mark Lennox Robinson’s links with both areas.

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