Smashing Times were delighted to perform at Áras an Uachtaráin for the 2023 Bloomsday Garden Party.
Each year, the President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins host a series of Garden Parties, to celebrate the work of people and organisations who have been active in projects and areas that are central to the Presidency of Michael D. Higgins. The Garden Parties continue a tradition established by past Presidents, and welcome people from all over the island of Ireland to Áras an Uachtaráin, its house and gardens.
Smashing Times were delighted to perform at Áras an Uachtaráin for Bloomsday, with Artistic Director Mary Moynihan presenting on the women characters in the work of playwright Sean O’Casey, as well as on a remembrance of Deirdre O’Connell, founder of the Focus Theatre.
The first garden party of 2023 took place on 18 June, and celebrated Bloomsday, one of the most significant days on Ireland’s literary calendar. See all the images from this years event below