The Hollywood Fair

Aug 17 2016 - Aug 21 2016
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Mrs Ann Halpin

Hollywood village steps back to 1916 with re-enactments, an ecumenical service, an exhibition, storytelling, music, traditional songs and dancing.

The Hollywood Fair 'A Village Experience' sees Hollywood village will step back to 1916 to discover the dramatic effect 1916 had on family life within a rural community. The event will remember the constant struggle for freedom and justice, the loss of loved ones and the uniting of our great nation by showing admirable patience and endurance in the face of adversity. Re-imagine what life was like at this time for the families left without a husband, father, brother, son and even a mother.

A 1916 re-enactment will transport the community back to 1916 with a dramatic and realistic story involving conflict and contrast of characters performed by The Barrymore and Wexford Drama groups. An ecumenical service will develop agreement and harmony by reflecting on the past and aim to succeed by understanding and reconciliation. An Exhibition of the Census of Population and surrounding areas, along with a pictorial display of families living in Hollywood, will also be mounted.

Storytelling is part of Ireland's long and rich heritage, cultural and humorous past and this will be reflected in the annual Hollywood Book, co-authored by Johnny Glennon and Peter Corrigan. There will also be music, traditional songs, dancing and sean-nós singing.