About the Show
Tír na nÓg is a new bilingual musical, that is an exciting retelling of the story we all know and love.
The story of Tír na nÓg (The Land of Eternal Youth) is a popular Irish folk tale which tells the story of Oisín, a brave warrior and Niamh Cinn Óir, the princess of Tír na nÓg. In the traditional tale, Niamh is seen as a magical fairy-like woman who appears to Oisín from across a lake on the back of a white horse. She brings him back with her to the land of Tír na nÓg where everyone is always happy and no one ever dies to be her husband.
This musical flips the well known story on its head - after all, history is just the story that prevails. There are two sides to this story and we are going to hear Niamh’s. Why did she travel to Ireland? Why did Oisín come back? The show is told through a mixture of English and Irish to reflect the heritage and culture of the piece as well as utilising traditional and modern musical elements.