Terence MacSwiney “The Woven Dream” Commemoration and Legacy

This year Green Curtain Theatre will be marking the centenary of the death of Terence MacSwiney, the Lord Mayor of Cork in Ireland who died in Brixton prison after a 74 day hunger fast on October 25th 1920.

We had planned to stage a play “Muriel” to mark the centenary of the Lord Mayor’s death  but Covid 19 halted our plans. Instead we filmed a piece of Lockdown Theatre called “The Woven Dream” which you can watch by clicking on the link below.

As many people are not familiar with the story of the Lord Mayor’s death, we thought it would be useful to provide some historical background of that time as well as a short biography of  Terence and Muriel MacSwiney. You can access this information by clicking on the links below.

The Woven Dream – Video

The Writing of the Woven Dream

Terence MacSwiney- Lord Mayor of Cork.
Muriel MacSwiney – Revolutionary and Mother.
The historical context of the Woven Dream
Keeping the story on the front page