- date Monday, 14 November, 2016
- group Coolgreany Drama Group
- author Malachy McKenna
- category Confined
- age suitable for children
The Quiet Land is a tale of two elderly farmers, Eamon and Nashee, who meet on a remote hillside. These men are old friends, old rivals, old neighbours. They are men of heart, of humour, of hardness. Their conversation is a throwback to a gentler time, when silence was as telling as declaration and meaning was more often found between the lines than on them.
‘The Quiet Land’ is a celebration of the humour, resilience and endearing innocence of an exiled generation as it struggles to survive in the isolated rural Ireland of today. It is Malachy McKenna’s heartfelt tribute to a rare breed of forgotten men who live a long way in off the road.