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A local woman, accused of several acts of witchcraft will go on trial on Sunday the 28th of October at 6pm in Carlow Courthouse. Appearing before the judge, jury and local villagers, will she be found guilty or set free?
Step inside the famous 19th century courthouse and experience a real life witch trial. Written by Derek Egan and Irene Donoghue and directed by Anne Gleeson, this short play will help those in attendance relive what was a common occurrence in years gone by, albeit a little more light-hearted!
Accused of several acts of witchcraft, one unfortunate local woman will answer accusations from local villagers before the judge. Watch on as the villagers recall their harrowing experiences and give evidence to support their complaints.
If found guilty the witch faces being sentenced to being burning at the stake. Should that happen it will take place at Carlow Town Hall immediately following the trial.
The witch trial is open to the public at a cost of €5 for adults with children under 12 going free. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Although tickets for inside the courtroom are sold out, members of the public are encouraged to gather on the steps of the courthouse as there will be plenty of activity before, during and after the trial
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