Market Place’s Tales of Brian Boru - for children and adults

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The Market Place Theatre in Armagh is hosting another of its Family Super Saturdays on April 11, this time with ‘The Tale Of Brian Boru’ told via a puppet show.

Brian Boru was the first High King of Ireland and is reported to be buried in Armagh’s Church of Ireland Cathedral.

During the show, you can meet Fiachra the File, Brian Boru’s personal story collector. He will tell you the heroic tales of the first High King of Ireland with help from his friend Brian O’Brien and Ken Kennedy. The ticket price includes one hour of post-show activities including themed crafts, face painting, balloon modelling and a fancy dress competition with prizes for the best dressed boy and girl.

Super Saturdays are recommended for children aged 4 and over. Performances are at 2pm and 3.30pm and tickets cost £6.

For the adults, and following 2014 events across Ireland to mark 1,000 years since the death of Brian Boru, The New Theatre presents a tale of two brothers of conflicting ideals who sail to Ireland to defeat the High King Brian Boru.

Over the course of the journey they part enemies, and meet again on opposite sides of the battlefield. Brian Boru was assassinated at the battle of Clontarf in 1014.

‘The Assassination Of Brian Boru’ will be staged on Friday, April 17 at 8pm. Tickets are priced £14.50 and £12.50 (concession).

Tickets for all events can be booked through the Box Office on [028] 3752 1821, or online at